Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bloomin Tuesday!


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The pretty pink flower down below just appeared one day in my pot of Geraniums! Does anyone know what it is? It seems to open in the day and close up in the afternoon.





The Geraniums are still going strong - gotta do more of these next year!



This is a potato plant blossom - soon there will be potatoes to dig up again (Yukon Golds)



My one Cana that decided to bloom last week. None of the other have bloomed at all this summer. I think we didn't get enough rain for them.



A couple of my roses have one or two blossoms on them again. This is a Cecile Brunner that I have climbing over our barn (well it's a big storage shed that looks like a barn!)



I thought I'd end with my crazy watermelon. This was planted in April and about a month ago I got the beginning of this watermelon. I'm sure the days are too cool now for it to get bigger. I don't know why it took so long!


28 comments:

Tracy said...

Could it be a Morning Glory? They open during the day & close at night.

Grammy said...

Thanks for stopping by,this is my first time on Bloomin Tuesday.I love your pictures. And hope your watermelon comes through. We did not get any this year. The veggie garden did not do well with all the rain.Have a wonderful day.

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Do you overwinter your geraniums? Perhaps it's not even necessary.

Your watermelon story is interesting. I hope that you get to enjoy it.

The Cana answers a question about a flower I took a picture of yesterday. I wondered what it was and now I know!

Becky K. said...

That could be a 4 o'clock. They usually open in the afternoons.

Becky K.

perennialgardener said...

Looks like a Four o' Clock to me Manuela. Beautiful shade of pink & white combination. Your Cecile Brunner Rose is stunning. Great blooms for Bloomin' Tuesday!

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Manuela....that watermelon is awesome! Even if it doesn't get bigger, I bet it will be sweet! Sometimes that happens when you don;t get enough rain. It concentrates the sugars.

:-) Rosie

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Don't you just love natures surprises? I love the pink and white flower that sprouted!
Hugs,
Penny

Mrs. Rabe said...

I agree with the plant being a four o'clock. We had them when I was growing up!

Lady Katherine said...

They are 4 o'clocks, I grown them since childhood. You pick the seed out and plant next spring. But usually they come back each year from their seeds falling to the ground. Its a lovely old plant.

Carla said...

OOOO, you have a var 4 o clock! I love the way the bloom is different on each side!!!!!! All your blooms are pretty today:)

Sweetie said...

Your flowers are beautiful especially the Cecile Brunner rose. I really like the lone Cana also. However, your watermelon is fabulous.
Sweetie

Aiyana said...

Soon, I will be able to get Geraniums at the nursery. Every year, I buy quite a few and fill several pots for winter color. Your Geranium is quite pretty, along with the unidentified plant.
Aiyana

judicreations said...

The flowers do look like a morning glory, hence their name. They are so pretty. I was just writing to another blogger that next year I am definately getting a morning glory...they are so pretty...so happy looking.
Love your plants and flowers they are doing so well...hold on tight!
Have a lovely day.
Judi

Paula said...

Dear Manuela,
I enjoyed seeing all your pretty blooms! Yesterday I was delighted to find a little pumpkin in our garden getting more orange, compliments of our compost pile!
Have a lovely day, Paula

Teri C said...

So that's what a four o'clock looks like! I planted some seeds that never grew. You have such an interesting garden.

Jean said...

Manuela, I love the verigated 4 o'clocks. The rose picture is beautiful, a perfect shot! I sure hope you can eat that watermellon. Great photos and post! Jean

Glenda said...

You never know what nature will do. Just when you think the seasons over it surprises you.

Of course around here in California, I don't think nature know for sure what to do.

It happens a lot to me, when I something is dead and gone it comes back go figure.

Ciao

Deb said...

Beautiful colorful flowers! The four o'clock is definitely striking!

Darla said...

Great assortment of flowers.

Kathleen Grace said...

I dont know what that pretty pink flower is but isn't it fun when God plants little surprises for us? I have heard that watermelons take a long time to grow, it looks like it might still be edible.

glorv1 said...

They are 4 o'clocks, at least they look like the ones I had at one time. Beautiful flowers and rises are my favorites. Have a great week.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Aah...what a breath of fresh air!!! Thanks for posting these lovelys! : )
M.L.

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Manuela,
There you are!! I misplaced your address last spring. Please e-mail me again with it. I have your package for you. I like your new blog and it's great to hear from you again.

Amanda @ Morning Glory Cottage said...

Oh also, that could be a four o'clock but it looks like a Mandevilla vine to me. Just my guess.

Mimi Sue said...

My guess is it might be a nicotania?? My mom's favorite rose was cecile brunner. I'm gonna plant one in her memory. Your garden is lovely. Mimi

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Manuela
Love your surprise flower bloom. And the watermelon, what a late bloomer! Your cana is a pretty color.
Love, Ann

Cinasue Lane said...

Awww... all of our watermelons this year didn't come into maturity until way past the time of their season. Love your site, is very fun.

Deb said...

Hi Manuela, your flowers are lovely! Deb