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Jun 15, 2009

GBBD- June!


Is it the 15th already? It sure seems like time is flying by faster these days!

Last month for Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day I was a little under the weather. This month there is quite a bit blooming and some of them are things I started from seed, so I’m really thrilled! With so much blooming, I thought I might just put everything in a slideshow- much easier!

There is one flower that I can't remember the name of- it is a maroon color and has a ? in the caption. Anyone know what it is?




I hope you are having a great June! And as usual happy gardening. I’m off to go check out your garden blooms- don’t forget to visit Carol at May Dreams Gardens to see what is blooming in all the great blogs listed there!




  • WashingtonGardener

    Hmm, can't ID it either from the photo. Love the slideshow!

  • Jan (Thanks For 2 Day)

    Hi Tessa, this is a wonderful slideshow--I enjoyed it! I can't help with the ID, though--however, it is a sweet flower! Congrat's on so many of those started from seed--they are doing superbly!!

  • Daphne

    That is a pretty slideshow, but sorry I can't help you out. I have no clue what that flower is.

  • Outside In

    Beautiful Tessa! the pink flower is also a scabosa-Pincushion flower, I use to have them.
    Happy GBBD!

  • DirtDigger (Tessa)

    Thanks for stopping by everyone! I'm still going through all the gardens on Carol's blog! Phew! That's a lot of blooms :). Thanks Cathy, I thought they looked awfully similar. The maroon one is so much taller that I didn't quite make the connection!

  • Country Gardener

    Very cool slide. Lovely flowers!

  • Cinj

    Wow Tessa, lots started from seed! I sure wish I hadn't fried my poor seedling under that scorching light. Hopefully I'll have better luck next year. I think my scabiosa might have died. :( Love the slide show!

  • gardenerprogress/Catherine

    Tessa, that maroon one looks like the knautia I have that Sue (A Corner Garden) just helped me identify. We haven't been able to figure out if it's related to scabiosa or not. Anyway it's a great plant and mine has started reseeding around too.
    You do have lots blooming, June is a great month for flowers isn't it?!

  • Karen

    Hi Tessa - Sorry I've been absent lately, I haven't had much time for blog visiting plus gardening plus everything else lately! I love that you have started so much from seed, and the bees must be insanely happy in your garden, then noticing your veggies and making them happy in turn. Good strategy! I love that maroon scabiosa/knautia, whatever it is. Happy Bloom Day!

  • Thom

    Wow! You can't be too bad if you are from Portland...I am just seven miles or so south of you in Oregon City. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I want you to know I appreciate it very much! You have a wonderful and first-class blog. Loved the slide show. My wife and I have a huge, huge yard and we both love plants and flowers. Best to you!

  • Kathleen

    Hi Tessa. I knew you had a ton of seedlings started but my word, what you started from seed this year is AMAZING! They are all doing so well. Must be loving that heat you are getting (and we are not!) I think your mystery plant is Knautia too. It seems a bit too tall for a scabiosa.

  • Curmudgeon

    Enjoyed the slide show. Loved the flax flower!

  • Jan

    I love the nasturtiums Night and Day. We plant them in the fall for early spring blooms. I am going to have to look for these.

    Always Growing

  • Teresa ~ Gardening with Soule

    Beautiful pictures! Enjoyed seeing your garden stars.

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