I wonder just how many Bloom Days we could use these fabulous tomato blooms. They are so cute up close and I love the way you can see the little hairs on the stem in the photos. By far, the tomato remains my favorite thing in the garden, even beating out all the flowers. I love how they leave that interesting tomato scent on me when I brush by them or harvest them. Before I started gardening, I just liked eating them but they continue to give me more reasons to love them.
As you can see, the Zinnia and the Cleome still look great. I noticed some seeds from the white Cleome that I tried to transplant (RIP white cleome) and when I saw where the seeds came from I realized I have the potential for zillions of Cleome seeds. I hope they pop up again next spring.
Here is the Bright Lights Cosmos that I transplanted along with the now dead Cleome. It's still doing okay but it has fallen over. I still just love this attention getting bright color.
My beloved Pink Hedge Roses are still looking awesome! I did notice that the ones down by the gate have some spots on the leaves and way less blooms.
I wanted to include a picture of this purple fountain grass because I still can't believe I only paid a dollar for it. It's bigger than the Spirea now! I'll look for this again next year but I'll make sure to put it toward the back of the bed and give it plenty of room.
Here is my surprise discovery of the day. It actually made me gasp! It's Morning Glory coming over the fence! I did not plant this stuff so I'm guessing it's in my neighbors garden. God Bless those ladies! Finding this has caused me to start thinking of how other people can accidentally enjoy my garden. While thinking of landscaping the front of my house I've also been faced with what to do with the side of the house that faces the morning glory ladies' house. I've always thought there was no need to plant stuff over there because I NEVER have the occasion to be on that side of the house. There is no entry to the back yard from that side, and the only window on that side of the house is the Mr. W's studio which I never go in. But while investigating the surprise Morning Glory, I realized that the morning glory ladies' kitchen window has a horrible view of the side of my house. And then it occurred to me - THAT IS A REASON TO PLANT BEAUTIFUL STUFF THERE! Even if I can't enjoy it on a regular basis, they can! Imagine how happy that should make them for me, the troglodyte neighbor, to plant a beautiful garden just for them to enjoy while they dine or cook in their kitchen! I know what you're thinking, "Gina Rocks!" HA!