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What’s flowering in my garden

Today I thought I’d share with you what is still flowering in my garden. As we are nearing the end of summer I didn’t expect to have that much to show you until I stepped outside and started clicking away. The usual suspects are still flowering (read: annuals) and a few summer bloomers are showing their last flowers. Some new kids on the block (planted out last weekend) surprised me with their new blooms but the biggest surprise is the tomato plant you gave me! It has two teeny little flowers. (You understand of course that this tomato plant is my very first attempt at growing a vegetable, so finding a flower on it was a huge surprise!).

So here is my gallery of “A Friday of Flowers” …

[one_half]Dietes bicolourDietes bicolor[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Sweet WilliamSweet william[/one_half_last]


[one_half_last]Tulbaghia ViolaceaTulbaghia violacea[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Predictable PetuniasPetunias[/one_half]


[one_half]New kid on the blockNew kid on the block*[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Mandevilla SplenensMandevilla Splenens[/one_half_last]


[one_half_last]Newly planted Begonias[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Scaevola Aussie SaluteScaevola Aussie Salute[/one_half]

[one_half_last]My flowering Tomato!My flowering Tomato![/one_half_last]

[one_half]More Sweet WilliamMore Sweet William[/one_half]

[one_half_last]Potato VinePotato Vine[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Last flowering AgapanthusAgapanthus[/one_half]



[one_half_last]New indigenous ground coverNew ground cover[/one_half_last]

[one_half]Star JasmineStar Jasmine[/one_half]

[one_half_last]I don’t know the name**Unknown[/one_half_last]

My favourite flower at the moment is the Mandevilla Splenens, I love the Scaevola and Hibiscus … but the biggest thrill today was the Tomato!

I hope you like my “Friday Flower Post” – What’s flowering in yours?

Happy Gardening

* Duranta Sapphire Showers™
** Lobelia (thanks Alistair!)

By Christine

Dominated by large trees on a medium sized property, my garden is very shaded. With no “full sun” areas I have to plant shade and partial shade loving plants. I love shrubs and flowers including camellias and azaleas but Roses and Irises are my favourite and getting these to thrive is a challenge …

11 replies on “What’s flowering in my garden”

Hi Christine, you’ve got so much blooming! My front garden is getting ready to be redesigned – I think I’ve mulled over it enough in my mind’s eye to get a move on! I’m considering adding Duranta and your photo I think just cinched the deal!

My garden is snow covered at the moment and so it is a welcome change to see your parade of summer flowers. I don’t have a great deal of expereince growing vegetables and so I would have been thrilled to see the tomato blossom too. Hopefully you will have tomatoes soon.

Such a lovely assortment of flowers in your garden … even if there’s just a few they are all fabulous looking blooms. My favourite is definitely the Scaevola Aussie Salute … and not just because of its’ name either! You have so many plants that are familiar to me and grow here as well.

Hi Christine,

There isn’t much flowering over here in England yet, so I’m a little jealous!

In the garden my snowdrops, tulips and daffodils are growing, but a couple of weeks from flowering. Weather seems to be warming up though.

I’m picking spinach, carrots, leeks, curly kale and Brussell sprouts from the allotment. Still waiting for my purple sprouting brocolli.

Your flowers are stunning. Looking forward to reading more. Particularly like the Azalea.


Oh my gosh! You have an array of stunning blooms! Your garden is really a visual delight!! I am so excited about your Tomato! This is a good sign and soon you will see the small tomoatoes forming. That is when it gets exciting watching them ripen. I’ll have to do a “What’s flowing in my garden” for you too!!

Thanks Barbie – but in reality, the photos make it seem like there is a lot more going on than there really is. The Aggie’s have finished blooming, the petunias are just about over, those are a few of the last Hibiscus blooms … so Summer is coming to an end. But that means its nearly time to prepare the garden for next Spring, right?

New kid on the block looks like a Duranta and chameleons apparently like them. Do u have any? Chameleons that is… I can’t wait till our garden’s mature enough to provide the habitat for some 🙂

Yes, that is Duranta Sapphire Showers (sorry, couldn’t remember the name when I was writing earlier – I bought them this affternoon – aren’t they lovely? I bought 2 of them).

I don’t have chameleons unfortunately (at least I haven’t seen any yet). I wonder … do they just arrive and set up camp or would we have to get some to introduce into our gardens? Do you know? (oh, and can you tell I am a complete novice at this?? 🙂

Hi Christine,looks like your post is particularly for Barbs, but I don’t care I think your end of season flowers look great, the last one with the small pale blue flowers is Lobelia.

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