Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blogger's Bloom Day

Hello from Ten Gables cottage,

You may ask what can possibly be in bloom in this heat in South Florida of around 100 degrees!
I am surprised to see as many blooms as I did on the property this hot day. I walked around taking a few photos and after a few minutes I was absolutely burning up!
This photo shows the heat loving moss roses of the window box.

Pentas love the heat, too, and do very well in summer. I love this vibrant red hue!

Bush zinnias are doing well too and are great little "bloomers".

Just as I snapped this photo, a puff of wind moved it, but there are roses in bloom, too and I wanted you to see this pretty color.

Again, the wind made this one blurry, but the lavender color crape myrtle is stunning. It blooms later than the pink, but is really putting on a good show presently.

Not to be outdone, the pink crape mrytle has huge long spikes of blossoms and is really stunning!

Happy Blogger's Bloom Day! It is always the 15th of each month. Please check out http://www.maydreamsgarden.com/ to see more about it!


  1. Oh I love the pink crape mrytle! Stunning!
    Happy GBBD :)

  2. Thank you Gardening Blog. I like your blog and tried to sign on as a follower...didn't see where to do that. Will check again. Thanks for signing up as a follower. Happy blogging!

  3. I love the pink crape mrytle as well! Don't you hate the wind when trying to take a photo! Sounds so hot there. Happy Bloom Day!

  4. Pretty pink crape mrytle! I have the pink pentas and they just love the sun!
    I guess it's really hot there!

  5. How amazing that though we are in opposite seasons (middle of winter here in New Zealand), I also have a couple of roses blossoming in my cottage garden. Not much else apart from pansies, cyclamen and polyanthus though. Can't wait for the spring time.

  6. Thanks Malar and shoestring cottage! It is extrememly hot here. In fact, the whole U.S. is having very hot weather! Shoestring cottage, you can't wait for Spring and I am already longing for Fall! Thanks both for looking at my blog.