Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Seeing GIANTS on Bloom Tuesday



Giant Spinner Gerber Daisies to celebrate this Bloom Tuesday on the last day of June.
I have never seen such a bloom.... wonderful! Reminds me a little of the giant Dahlia flower.

This afternoon Hubby and I took a wonderful drive out to Mugg'zs adorable cafe ( thank you KYLEE!) and enjoyed a fabulous bowl of Tomato Basil Soup. I couldn't help but imagine recreating this fabulous soup as soon as Tomato season arrives in my neck of the woods. It won't be long and we will have plenty of tomatos. During the trip I brought my camera along and snapped a few shots of this cute corner garden that has won an award from the Toledo Botanical Gardens! How Awesome is that?!!! Can't wait to brew up a pitcher of some wonderful hibiscus Blueberry Tea I brought home from her large selection.


GIANT yellow lily from my garden on Bloom Tuesday and I had to give this poor GIANT Spinner (photo below) another chance to shine.............................


Happy Bloom Tuesday!

16 comments:

Cedar ... said...

That lily is magnificent!

Odette said...

these are truly lovely pics! i love to flowers in bloom. can i join you for a tea? hahaha!
xoxoxoxo

L. D. Burgus said...

Wonderful photos. I am new to this type of gerbera. I will have to keep my eyes open next year and see if we have them here. Thanks for sharing.

Stephanie said...

Wow! I will be very amazed too... it is an awesome feeling to see gigantic flower. But sometimes it is hard to differentiate between dahlia, daisy and crysanthemum if their names are not known ;-) Happy Wednesday!

Bren said...

Odette - anytime!

Linda Lunda said...

Those flowers are stunning!
Linda

Monica the Garden Faerie said...

I didn't realize they had giant gerbera daisies!

Bren said...

I know I really should have held my hand up to the bloom so you could see this are like 8" in diameter. They were planted in 1 gallon containers! $24.99 / with an additional 40% off! I didn't take one home because I really don't have a spot for these.

Darla said...

Now I'll be on the search for GIANT Gerbera Daisies!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I have never seen Gerbera like those.How pretty. I will have to keep my eyes out for seeds to see if they show up in one of the catalogs. I could easy overlook them as just being a dahlia of some kind.

Chloe said...

I have seen these gerber daisies up close and personal and they are magnificent! Wish I could have them in my garden! NOT enough sun! Boo Hoo!

Love your blog!

Dirt Princess said...

Those gerberas are out of this world! I have NEVER seen them! I have to add them to my list for next year!

flowergirl_deb said...

Bren,those gerber blooms are huge lookin like dahlias,love them

Msrobin said...

Those Gerber daisies are so fabulous, love them! I've never seen them in my nursery hopping. I thought I'd told you I lived in Ohio too! I am in the SE suburbs of Columbus, and we travel past Bowling Green all the time to visit family in Detroit. That's where we're from.

Judy said...

OMG I love tomato basil soup and can hardly wait until tomato season is here too! Beautiful photos.

darsden said...

LOL great title..bet it was purdy when it was blooming..