September 14, 2011

September GBBD ~ The Oranges Have It!

While it must not be a necessity to be a fiery, orange flower to survive in Central Texas this summer as this pink zinnia and firecracker fern so delicately demonstrate...






it sure seems to help...


Zinnia


Livin Easy Rose


Firebush


Patrick's Abutilon


Globe Mallow



Check in with Garden Blogger's Bloom Day at May Dreams Gardens to see what's blooming in other gardens around the world this September 15th. 


37 comments:

  1. That first image is so subtle. I grow orange tulips but generally shy away from that color. But I love your post with all one color; really makes a strong visual statement.

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  2. Lovely images of beautiful flowers, I love the Globe Mallow, it looks like an Abutilon, do you know its name? Christina

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  3. Wow i love your photos' composition and color...and that spider looks so different. I envy your lens!

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  4. I like your new format! That abutilon is very similar to 'Tiger Eyes' which I enjoy immensely... Larry

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  5. Orange, that's my alma maters colors. How nice to share that. And it's not burnt orange either. lol. glad you have something to look at. 57 degrees here this morning.

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  6. A lovely comeback after the wings of madness made their visit to your garden earlier this week. There is still beauty amidst terrible devastation.

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  7. You've got some lovely blooms for a garden that's been water-deprived for months!

    I love the spider photo too! Have any more?

    BTW, where are the garlic chives blooms? I know they're flowering for you because I noticed them in a photo from a previous post. The garlic chives are about as reliable as a late-season bloomer can be. :-)

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  8. Wow, Cat your capture of flowers is always so gorgeous. Happy Bloom day.

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  9. Orange is one of my favorite colors and I just can't get enough of it in the garden! Love all your orange blooms! I am so happy that you still have some to celebrate. A true test of resilience!

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  10. Wonderful photos as always. I especially like the zinnia with the spider. I hope you get rain soon.

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  11. I always enjoy your beautiful photos and they are especially nice this month. I really like the Patick's Abutilon...very unique. I'll have to look for that one!

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  12. Ohhh, the Abutilon - so pretty! I planted my first one last weekend :)
    Happy GBBD!

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  13. Orange is my favorite garden color! For some reason, I can't resist any plant with an orange bloom. Yours are gorgeous. Loved the little spider on the zinnia. I have a lot of green lynx spiders this year. Hope that's a good sign! Happy GBBD.

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  14. Oh, just beautiful! I love orange in the garden. Your plants are looking really good despite this danged drought.

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  15. Alan, the garlic chive is blooming in my best friend's garden. Mine were destroyed earlier this spring by squirrels digging for bird seed ;/
    I have a couple sprouts trying to survive but no blooms. They are a favorite of mine - so delicate and pretty. Also, no more pics of the spider - just the one.

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  16. Cat -- if you want more garlic chive seeds I can send you plenty. How many pounds do you want? :-)

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  17. Lovely blooms despite the toll the weather and threats of fire have taken on you and your garden. It is amazing how flowers continue to do what they are meant to do even though there are these events. Happy GBBD!

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  18. Christina, I'm not positive of the variety of the globe mallow but I think it's Desert globe mallow or sometimes called Apricot globe mallow.

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  19. Your photos have a lovely quality about them. Even the oranges hav a subtle feel about them

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  20. You're so right! Hot colors do seem to have a distinct advantage in hot, hot Texas this summer.

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  21. Such beautiful images Cat, I love the textures of that Livin Easy rose - and what a great name. Hope the beauty of your orange flowers helps cope with the devastation elsewhere.

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  22. I love it when tough plants can look so delicate!

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  23. So many wonderful blooms despite the hot hot weather. In the past I haven't like orange too much but lately I'm just loving it. Such an eye popping colour and so warm.

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  24. Oh great, a white firecracker plant. I must find one! My Livin' Easy rose is blooming non-stop. It has no problems with the move, transplanting, torture in a new hot garden. It is one of my new favorites. Lovely photos, Kat!

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  25. Firecracker? Firebush? Hot orange for hot days? I didn't think you would have these many lovely blooms given your weather conditions. Such resilience is very rewarding for gardeners.

    Love the pink zinnia shot. You do great work with textures. I've tried but it seems so preschool-ish compared to your work.

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  26. Wow! Gorgeous photos of gorgeous blooms.

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  27. I've always hated the color orange. You could make me love it. These are simply amazing!

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  28. I'm impressed you have any Abutilon blooms; my Abutilons are barely hanging on to their foliage, much less flowers! Happy GBBD!

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  29. Cathy and Steve, I'm so glad I could work toward changing your mind! Orange is one of my favorite colors. My kitchen is orange! Well, more like pumpkin pie but it's orange.

    RBell, I have a few that are barely hanging on too. The Patrick's must be in the perfect spot because it's the only one growing and flowering.

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  30. Beautiful photos as usual!--You have such a wonderful gift of photography... Love the spider :)

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  31. Considering what you've been through this summer, I'm glad you're still gardening and blogging! The plants in those pix look pretty happy. :o) Love the spider! Orange is such a happy color to have in the garden. It's like a one plant party! :o)

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  32. If there could be a 'favorite' among all your stellar photos, the 'antique' shots (like the 1st one) always stand out to me. "Orange" is my new 'Purple'... as a matter of fact, I'm thinking of planting some together. The color combo just says "Ya, I'm just that good looking!" ;D

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  33. Love that orange colored zinnia shot, Cat...

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  34. Love the first shot with the texture, it is so bright and fresh looking:)

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Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind.
"Pooh!" he whispered.
"Yes, Piglet?"
"Nothing," said Piglet, taking Pooh's paw. "I just wanted to be sure of you."
~A.A. Milne

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