Tuesday, June 8, 2010

It's Bloomin' Tuesday.....

I'm linking up with Ms. Jean for Bloomin' Tuesday today.
A pot of Purslane

My Garden Party Roses are going crazy and they smell so wonderful!
My new bed of (mostly) Knock Out Roses are doing great.  They are growing away. 
My hydrangea bushes are getting HUGE this year.  I planted two small plants toward the end of summer last year and prayed I could keep them alive in the hottest part of the year.  I feel like I can almost see them getting bigger day by day.  Many of the big blooms are underneath the large leaves.  Hopefully, by next year they will be blooming and showing on top of the leaves.
I'm like a proud Mama with all my tomatoes.  These are supposed to be Cherry Tomatoes but seem to be getting bigger than that.
These are Romas planted in a Topsy Turvy planter. 
Oh, and I know she isn't bloomin'....lol.  But, sweet Mama Kitty is just trying to keep cool on the porch.
Hope you are all having a wonderful, bloomin' day!!!!♥


Joanna said...

Love all your flowers!! Mama kitty looks to be keeping cool. : )

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful and so is the cat cooling off. Have a good day. Becca

Amelia said...

Your flowers are so pretty...your thumb is quite green looks like...blooms all over the yard.

Rambling Girl said...

First, Sweet Mama Kitty is so cute! I love me some kitties!

Love all your plants...I want a hydranga...gotta make sure I get one this year.

Paula said...

Your roses are lovely - thanks for sharing them - love the color! Paula from Idaho

Kerin said...

Hi Darlene!
Things sure are a bloomin around your home! Gorgeous white roses and you know I love (and envy) the hydrangeas!!! Bless Mama Kitty! She wishes she could nix the fur coat for the summer :)
Today is a bit cooler(so far) than yesterday... only 84.9 :)
At least the clothesline is getting plenty of use !!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

All your plants look lovely!

I think it's funny you guys are trying to keep cool when we are lucky to hit 70 degrees here!

dana said...

I LOVE your plants.....I have planted the Purslane before and it gets huge!! Bonnie has hydrangeas and has given me the dried heads of some (if you visit my post, you'll see them in a basket!). I wish I had planted tomatoes in pots. I think, however, the side I would put them on gets no afternoon shade and they would roast.

Love sweet Mama Kitty.....I have my son's cat until next Wed. He's not very nice (the cat!), so I keep him away from my Frankie and Twiggy. It's a riot seeing and hearing the cats on each side of the basement door. They hiss and howl at each other!! I visit JD (the mean cat) lots during the day....he and I are slowly becoming "friends"...I'm bribing him with treats! :)

It's storming here.....better get off the computer! L, Dana

Suzanne said...

Yum! Hydrangeas and roses -- life can't get much better than that!

Jean said...

The hydrangea and the white roses are my favorites. Just beautiful! Thanks for joining our garden tour. Remember to come back next Tuesday. Jean

Stacey said...

Everything looks great! That tomato will be wonderful. :)

Judi said...

Hi Darlene
Oh my goodness your garden is doing very well. Your tomatoes are almost ready for pickin' soons they get a bit red..wow! Yum.

Your hydrangea is doing so well also. I want to plant one at the cottage also...I didn't have a chance to do it last week...and this weekend is going to be busy and we're moving along the season now.

You have done a great job with them Darlene. You've had such hot weather...do you have times when you can't water because of heat or dryness?

Enjoy your garden...and your pool too.

Noll said...

Pretty flowers, vegetables and a kitty cat - three of my favorite things :)

Julie Harward said...

I swear you have my cat....no, mine's on the bed! LOL The roses look amazing, I can hardly believe they are new...so pretty! Come say hi :D

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

So pretty! I'm jealous of your tomatoes! Ella wanted to plant some this year but we go away to the camper so often, I was afraid they would be too neglected. Cute kitty pic!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Darlene
All your blooms are looking lovely. I especially like the Knockout Roses. Are you still enjoying sunshine? It's so cold here this week. I had my heating on this morning and it's really dark too:C

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Hey Darlene! Your flowers are really coming along. I've never had luck with hydrangeas here. Most be our soil. That is one "cool" kitty!

Thanks for sharing!

SmilingSally said...

Wow, Darlene, your green thumb is showing. I love the Knock Out Roses, but I especially drool for those tomatoes! Have a great week.

Christina said...

Such pretty blooms. Love the party roses. How lovely.

I also love the lavender hydrangea.

Farm Chick Paula said...

Wow, Darlene- you have a wonderful green thumb! Love those Garden Party roses and the hydrangeas, too- but look at your tomatos!! They are wonderful! I have several coming on (not very big yet) and I'm having to fight the urge to pull them and fry them green!*YUM*

vintage girl at heart said...

You are officially renamed Green Thumb Darlene!!!
All of your plants and flowers are thriving!!!
I could and would eat those 'maters right off of the vine!!!
So...the Topsy Turvy does work..we were wondering about that.
Joe wants to try some now that he is a homesteader again!!
Hope y'all are stayin' cool!

Shelia said...

Hi Darlene! Your flowers all look so healthy and you've got little tomatoes! Little kitty is so cute!!
Enjoy your summer. Is Grandpa still visiting?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Ramona said...

Good Morning Darlene ~

Oh, oh, oh....your flowers are gorgeous! I love the hydrangeas....and those Romas!!! Yum. I love, love summer!

Have a great day.

Smiles ~ Ramona