I Love This Blooming Place Garden Tour 2021

August 02, 2021

Photo of flower garden
Welcome back to my Cousin Sue's "Blooming Place".  In 2017, I shared a Blooming Place tour HERE, and also in 2012 HERE.

Scroll on down for the closeups and plant identification.

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Photo of a flower garden
I really like Sue's plastic rock edging, and it has held up really well over the years.

Photo of garden plants with labelsI have labeled many of the larger plantings. The closeups will highlight the single plants.

Photo of blooming calendulas
This close up shot is sea of yellow and orange! The plants are annual  Lady Godiva Yellow and Orange Calendulas.

I planted them in my garden this year for the first time.  I highly recommend them.

Photo of blooming perennial Black Eyed Susans
It's the perfect time of the season for Sue's Black Eyed Susan perennials.

Photo of blooming Black Eyed Susans

Photo of a ruffled Echeverias succulent in the garden
When I first looked at this plant, I thought it was an ornamental cabbage of some kind, but it's really a Frilly Echeveria succulent.

A pot of annual baby's breath is in behind the succulent.

Photo of a flower garden
The bunny is surrounded by a golden succulent plant, gazanias, a Johnny jump up, calendulas and a Truffula Pink Globe Amaranth.

Photo of Gazania Big Kiss annuals
I never really grow Gazanias, but maybe I have to start.  This variety, Big Kiss White Flame is gorgeous.

Photo of Gazania's Big Kiss annuals
A new addition to the garden is this Evergreen Mosaic Globe Garden Stake that lights up with solar power.

Photo of a flower garden
Smaller plants and pots along the garden edge.

Photo of a flower garden

Photo of a flower garden with Rondo penstemon
From left, are more Lady Godiva Yellow Calendulas, Diamond Frost Euphorbias, and a Rondo Blue Penstemon.

Photo of a flower garden
A view from above.

Photo of Globe Thistle perennial
One of my favorites, the Globe Thistle in the back row, along with Baby Joe Pye Weed that is just starting to bloom.

Photo of a Cuphea hybrida "Honeybells
This is an underused and under-loved annual for sure.  This Cuphea Honeybells is just loaded with blossoms.

Photo of marigolds in a deck planter
Annual Marigolds in a rectangular deck planter.

Photo of a hanging basket of marigolds
These gorgeous marigolds in the hanging basket are Janie Golds.

Photo of deck planters
A mixture of pink petunias, verbenas and geraniums in one pot with pink diascia and purple salvia in the other.

Photo of deck planters
Close up of the pink annual pot.

Photo of deck planters
Another Cuphea Hybrid Vermillionaire is planted with a pink lantana, and a red petunia.  A great combo.

Photo of deck planters
Red zonal geraniums and white petunias just covered in blossoms!

Photo of deck planters
Yellow Lantana, pink Calibrachoa, and Magenta Nemesia.  

Photo of deck planters
A beautiful pot grouping on the deck.

Photo of a unique birdhouse
Sue's colorful birdhouse, mounted on the fence, was handmade by her friend Grace of Amazing Grace Mosiacs.

Photo of a garden spinner
This Evergreen 75-inch Cheerful Jubilee Kinetic Wind Spinner Garden Stake  is a new addition to Sue's yard and gardens this year. 

I hope you enjoyed the tour! Thanks for visiting!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. thanks for sharing all her beautiful plantings, Carlene. I'm always interested in seeing what plants work well with each other. (I've had a few that just didn't work) I'm pinning this to my gardening board!


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