In the wonderful world of gardening, there are flowers that bloom, and then there are flowers that BLOOM, meaning something about them just gets you excited— either because of the color of the flower, the size of the flower, the infrequency of the blooms or maybe even their fragrance. And dear readers, right now in my container garden, I'd like to share with you four flowers in BLOOM!
First off, the top photo is of some amazing little flowers which belong to a succulent called cotyledon orbiculata, whose plant you can see in the photo below. If this plant intrigues you, do check out my post from last year Amazing Blooming Succulent: Cotyledon Orbiculata, plus the photos are much more stunning shot against a blue sky. Interestlingly enough, this plant really didn't grow much this year despite being brought in from damaging winter weather, ahh but now I remember, it possibly did get much too much rain.
Isn't it interesting how many succulent flowers grow on long stalks?
When canna blooms in my container garden it is always exciting, and the red canna is especially stunning. Sadly the flowers do not last more than a few days but happy plants do grow a number of stalks, this is the second and third bloom, and you can see two more flower stalks are on their way!
Yellow canna is also exciting, and while my camera could not capture the color due to the yellowish stone wall behind the flower, I wanted to show you how lovely your planters can look if you combine both red and yellow canna, as their large leaves look great together.
Anyone know what this sweet flower is? I'll give you a hint, its smell is just divine. Jasmine? No, but it is very likely in the jasmine family......it is called stephanoitis, and is a lovely vine whose fragrant flowers bloom in clusters. I love this plant, though have had two large vines that did not survive the snow. This little vine will be brought indoors for the winter, I have learned my lesson!
Hope you enjoyed my blooms, and hope it encourages you to have some of your own!