Thursday, June 4, 2009

Summer Comes

Summer Comes
The Little darling Spring has run away
The sunshine grew too hot for her to stay
She kissed her sister, Summer,and she said
"When I am gone, you must be queen instead"
Now reigns the Lady Summer,
round whose feet
A thousand fairies flock
with blossoms sweet.
by Robert Louis Stevenson



Heavenly Blue Morning Glories lives up to it's name.





Lavender "Provence"




Salvia


Hydrangea


Chamomile



Baby Cactus being born




Marigold and friend




Zinnia



I bought this Blue Agave at a Yard Sale this Spring
(7 for $5.00!!!)




Cosmos





The first of the tomatoes!




My first ever really good Bee pic!




Crepe Myrtle













32 comments:

Sue said...

Lovely post! I knew John Denver's voice right away, and enjoyed listening to him sing as I read and looked at the photos. Tomorrow is my last day of work for the school year, and I am so looking forward to being in the garden more!

I am also finding myself being sad as some flowers are finished blooming for the season already.

I am in the process of pulling the many morning glory seedlings that are not needed to fill our trellises. A few have taken off and are vining. Yours is pretty.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

You got the deal of the century on those agaves! I'm growing them for the first time this year.
Wow, you're cm's are already blooming! Mine don't even have buds yet. We got a really late freeze, I think that kinda stunted them.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thank you so much Sue. I know what you mean about being sad to see blooms fade.

I have been pulling up morning glory seedling from the front flower bed for at least 5 years now, and this year it has been very thin...my diligence has paid off!

Tomorrow is the granddaughters last day of school too. They are looking forward to an endless summer ahead of them.

beckie said...

Heavenly Blue is a favorite of mine after last years's great success with it. Love your bee picture. They are hard to take! Such pretty flowers you have blooming in your 'summer' garden.

Debbie in CA : ) said...

I struggle to grow morning glories! I have the greenest of green thumbs for roses and clematis and all the rest, but the reputed "weed" morning glory gives me fits each year. Maybe, just maybe my vines from last year will reseed.

The gardens pass through so many phases, don't they? I am seeing lilacs on other blogs and missing mine that bloomed way back when in April. My roses have outdone themselves this year and though they will bloom on throughout the year, never do they match their first flush.

You are ahead of me in bloomtimes, so I look and smile and anticipate what comes next. : D

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Nola, It's so funny, I never have cared for succulents until I started reading blogs, and in seeing them thru other peoples eyes, I have grown to appreciate them.

I keep trying to access your blog, the music comes up, but nothing else. Is it me? I want to see what is Blowin In The Wind!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Beckie,

Your blog is one of the reasons I grew Heavenly Blue again. They died out and the Grandpa Ott took over, and I just let nature take it's course...until I fell in love with them all over again thru your blog!

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Debbie,

It's so funny, others find Marigolds so easy to grow, but I have a hard time with them--a lot like your luck with Morning Glories. I guess we can't expect perfect gardens until we get to heaven!

It is so much fun to watch what is growing in gardens in other areas. I can't grow Lilacs, so I have to visit all the blogs so I can enjoy them...if only I could smell them via the net!

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

Tomatoes? Pout pout pout! I mean, how lucky for you. ;-) I adore the chamomile flowers--so friendly-looking. Our spring has actually been quite brisk--though I usually complain we go straight from winter to summer, so I'm not unhappy about it (except that my seedlings prefer heat).

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Monica,

LOL! If it's any consolation, our summer tomato season is quite short. It gets too hot for them to set--I always have better luck in the Fall with my tomatoes than the summer--blossom rot--yada, yada, yada.

I do love the Chamomile too. I think if I had to choose, herbs would be my favorites. I don't show a lot of them because they don't blossom quite as much as other things.

We always say here in Texas that we go from Winter to Summer too. I think by this time last year, we already had some triple digit days. Maybe we will have a mild summer (oh please, oh please, oh!)

Rose said...

Everything is looking lovely, MG! And much farther ahead than those of us still in spring, aka early summer. What a bargain on those agave! And congratulations on your first bee picture--I find that the best ones I get are when I didn't even see a bee on the blossom:)

Roses and Lilacs said...

I can't believe you already have tomatoes. I so envy you. I forgot to plant my morning glories this spring. I hope some will come up from seed.
Marnie

Cheryl said...

Lovely post......Love the poetry....
Beautiful photographs....you have a lot of my favourite plants there...
How can you have tomatoes already...amazing.....

Love the bee photograph (but then I would)....

ShySongbird said...

What a lovely post full of beautiful photos. Just last week I planted Cosmos and Zinnias which my sister-in-law had grown from seed in her greenhouse and last evening I planted Marigolds in my front garden, I just hope the snails don't devour them when the rain comes which we have been promised this weekend!

I'm sure the tomatoes will taste wonderful. I loved the poem too.

Annie in Austin said...

Sure feels like summer this weekend, Morning Glories - supposed to be near 100 degrees.
We've also had a couple of tomatoes but no luck with marigolds.... they sprout and start to grow and the darned pillbugs chomp them.

How do you get the hydrangea to grow here? What's left of mine is pitiful.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Rose,

It is so hot here, everything will slow down soon. The tomatoes will stop producing, until cooler weather this Fall. I was so excited about the Bee--but he was having a good time rummaging around the Sunflower--he wasn't zipping around like most of the Bee's seem to do.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Marnie,

Hope your Morning Glories come up volunteer for you. I usually rely on them to self-seed. I did plant the Heavenly Blue this Spring, and planted them as far away from Grandpa Ott as I could--they don't get along very well. ;-)

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Cheryl,

I thought of you when I got my Bee pic. :-) It is getting too hot now. We are supposed to be set in a summer weather pattern that will bring us triple digit temperatures for the next several weeks! We are so looking forward to our annual trip up north in about a month. We are praying it will still be fairly cool up there.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Shy Songbird,

I loved that poem too. It made the changing of the season almost magical feeling. The Butterflies seem to love the Zinnias. I didn't plant any last year, and missed them so much.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Annie,

I don't have very good luck with Marigolds either--same reason. Charley won't let me squash them (we call them doodle bugs), and follows me around rescuing them. Wish she could find a new home for them all!

Susie said...

These are all nice photos. Great to see you have your first tomatoes. My plants look great but no fruit yet. I have harvested a few cherry ones tho.

Brenda said...

Ah, sweet baby cactus! Never saw one of those before! I sure hope my morning glories do something but die on the literal vine this year. I've only had one year of tremendous blooms.
Brenda

Wendy said...

Summer really has arrived for you! Your flowers are truly singing summer songs! I love that poem at the beginning. And your baby cactus, so cute! But your morning glory is truly the queen of this post!
Hugs

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thank you Susie! I don't know about you, but it is HOT here. The thermometer may say 91, but it feels like 97 or 8. Guess it is just going to be awhile to get used to the heat again. I do hope this year is better for tomatoes. Last year was not so much.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Brenda, I guess I wasn't very clear on the cactus. That is really just a new baby lobe growing on the cactus. I just got excited! :-)

I hope you do have some Morning Glories this year. They are so nice to look out and see them in bloom first thing in the morning.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Dear Wendy,

I love that poem. It really captures the way this time of year feels. I thought of you and Cielo when I found it.

It has been a couple of years since I have had Heavenly Blue Morning Glories. I had forgotten just how big and bold they are. I have fallen in love with them all over again.

Hugs!
jenny

Dreams and Decor said...

Beautiful photos! I love your flowers, esp. the hydrangea (I've never been able to grow hydangea)! Thanks for the sweet comment on my post! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Patti

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Brenda,

Thanks for stopping by. Sadly, the Hydrangeas are no more. We had a storm blow through Thursday night with hail somewhere between pea and golf ball size. Everything was beaten to a pulp! I don't know if my tomatoes will recover.

Annie in Austin said...

Oh, no! We only got the nickel-sized stuff this time so no real damage - I'm so sorry to hear you were in the path of destruction this time, Morning Glories.

Best of luck that you and the plants can eventually recover.

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Thanks Annie! I feel so foolish for not taking any precautions, but I thought the storm was going to go right over us. It was moving so fast, I didn't even put the car in the garage (not a small feat with all of Daughter's household belonging stored there). Needless to say, we were hit hard with lots of damage to plants, trees, and cars.

lazyclick said...

Fabulous snaps of the flower.

Morning Glories in Round Rock said...

Hi Lazyclick! Thanks for the compliment--it really makes me feel good--I think my pics have come a long way in this past year!