Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Blooms in Kentucky

I have caladiums on my porch for the summer. This variety is called Peppermint; I love how showy it is. 

There are three types in this pot: Peppermint, the solid white with green veins is Candidum Jr., and the ones with red centers are Bombshell Caladium. 

Another plant on the porch is a tuberous begonia with bright red blooms. 

Our porch is showing lots of patriotism with a large wreath of vining geraniums and a patriotic bow. 

The fern is a Kimberly Queen Fern. 

In a small bed about 6 foot in length and 3 feet wide, several perennials and some annuals are planted. The yellow coneflower has done well in this full sun bed. 

Coreopsis returned from last year and with beautiful blooms that attract butterflies and birds. 

The Coreopsis is spilling out of the bed over the stepping stones and rock. 

Some of my Shasta Daises are full of blooming flowers but I have a fungus on some others.  These will be sprayed to try and rid them of the disease. 

A small toad is keeping an eye on the flowers. 

The Blue Salvia is growing nicely in another bed.  Hope it fills out more as summer progresses. This is the second year for these. 

I enjoy having some pink flowers in my beds. I planted these zinnias from seeds and they have just started blooming this week. 

Pink and White Vinca are scattered in my beds for pops of color.

Crystal White tiny Zinnias are planted in pots. They are spreading out in the pot. 

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my summer blooms in Kentucky - Judy.

Linking to: 

Gardens Galore link up party on June 25
Early Summer Garden

Table It Link Party @ Life and Linda
Inspiration Monday @ Our Southern Home
Dishing It and Digging It @ Rustic & Refined on Sundays

Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have A Cup of Mrs. Olson on Wednesday evening
Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style

Share Your Style Link Party @ 21 Rosemary Lane on Wednesday evening

Home and Garden Thursday @ A Delightsome Life on Wednesday evening
Tablescape Thursday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Thankful Thursday @ It's a Small Town Life
Little Things Thursday @ Random-osity

Grace at Home @ The Charm of Home

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage on Thursday evening

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes

Sundays at Home @ My Soulful Home on Saturday

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

Create, Bake, Grow & Gather @ Shabby Art Boutique on Friday

Garden Party on June 29th
Join Our Garden Party-The last Friday of each month.

Saturday Sparkles @ Pieced Pastimes


  1. Pretty summer blooms. My garden is already showing signs of stress. Too hot too soon!

  2. Love all the blooms especially the coreopsis!Beautiful flowers for the garden and pollinators! That's why 2018 has been named the Year of the Coreopsis by the National Garden Bureau

  3. Your Kentucky garden is delightful, Judy, so many beautiful flowers to brighten up your day. The large fern on your porch is fab! Glad to have your company this week for Mosaic Monday.

  4. Judy, your Kentucky garden is so pretty! I love the tuberous begonias. I have vinca planted and it is a great and showy annual. Zinnias are the happiest summer flowers! I also planted from seed, I love their bright colors! Thank you for sharing all of your beautiful blooms with Gardens Galore! P.S. The coreopsis is stunning!

  5. Judy, your porch is so lovely and welcoming for guests. Love! Your gardens are looking beautiful, your Kentucky weather must be easier on plants than my over the top heat here.

  6. Oh, Judy - you have a lovely garden. With the first few shots, I thought this was going to be a story about "Christmas in July" with all the red and green. And then came the rest of the colors of the rainbow. You have a lot to proud of with your flourishing variety of flowers! By the way, I may not be commenting as often for the next few weeks since I will have my in-laws visiting from the UK. We are going to have a great time!

  7. Judy, Love the flowers in your garden/beds. Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Sylvia D.

  8. Your garden is full of lovely flowers, Judy. I planted zinnias from seed and they are no where near getting ready to bloom. I'm hoping they will in August. Have a wonderful rest of the week.

  9. Judy, your gardens are looking amazing! I'm so late to the garden party, but I'm so happy I popped over. Now, I've got some pinning to do. Happy gardening!

  10. You have a good variety of flowers and they all look so healthy. You must have a green thumb! Thanks for linking up today!

  11. Beautiful flowers! The Begonia is outstandingly gorgeous!

  12. ...I love the porch scene.

  13. Hello, your flowers are lovely. I like the porch scene, the fern is beautiful. I have always loved the Shasta Daisies. Happy Friday, enjoy your day and weekend!

  14. I love red begonias and they look so great against your red brick! You've decorated things beautifully! Enjoy your afternoon!

  15. Lovely blooms, a very colorful yard. People who know me from prairie restoration projects are amazed I also grow zinnias and the like. Thanks for stopping in, hope to see you again.

  16. Hi Judy- so glad you could join the Garden Party! All your flowers are looking fantastic. You have some great flowers for cutting to make arrangements! Love the beautiful wreath on your home too!

  17. Judy, everything looks so pretty! Love that variety of caladium that you have! We have Kimberly Queens and caladiums on our porch too. They are doing great. Kimberly Queens are perennial here even in pots...that's such a bonus. I can't wait for my gardens to be as lush as yours.

    Thanks so much for joining two garden parties. :)

  18. Judy, your flowers are all so pretty. I have the Merry Christmas caladium I think it is called. That may not be right. It is white with green vines. They do well in my shady garden.
    Your patriotic wreath is eye-catching on your porch.
    Your red-breasted gosbeak caught my eye in your header. I just saw it featured in Birds and Blooms magazine. I've never seen one. I love birds and noticed all yours on your side bar. I plan to click away after finishing this comment.
    Have a happy "4th".

  19. Your caladiums are gorgeous - really I loved your whole garden!

  20. Love your Caladiums! That is something I have never tried, but always think they are so pretty. Plants spilling over the bed is something I love. It just softens the border and the rock. Always love Zinnias! I only planted small ones this year. Won't bloom for a while. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous Kentucky garden with the Garden Party.

  21. You have a lovely garden with lots of floral delights. Daisies are always my favourite. - Margy

  22. I love looking at the gardens of others. It gives me so many ideas for my own. I don't have any daisies here yet. I grow mostly herbs and perennials this year.

  23. Your garden is so colorful! I an enjoying all the great variety of flowers. It makes me so restless for spring so I can get my garden going!

  24. Wow, Judy. It is all absolutely stunning. Happy Pink Saturday. Thank you for joining us and for making Pink Satudays special.

    This post is being featured on my Pink Saturday post this week as "the one that caught my eye".♥