Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day

Friday, June 15, 2007
When I was I kid, I was taught the name ROY G BIV as a way to remember the order of colors in a rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. My garden is showing the complete spectrum of colors this month, but I would have to say it represents something more like ROYYYYYY G BIV, for all the yellow flowers it contains. Why do so many edible crops have yellow flowers? I wonder.

With so much blooming in the garden right now, I had to give myself a jump start on this month's edition of Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day; I started my photography for this post three days ago. It's a good thing I did, too, because the weather has been a real challenge lately. In each of the past two days, I started taking photos out at the plot and then had to run back to the apartment in advance of severe thunderstorms. Standing in an open space holding a metal tripod is not exactly where I want to be when the lighting starts crackling on the horizon. But I managed, over the course of these past couple days, to steal a few sunny spots. And as the rumbling gray thunderclouds parted, there was my rainbow.

Red Poppies

Calendula

Zucchini

Marigolds

California Poppies

Butternut Squash

Cucumbers

Yarrow

Tomatoes

Watermelon

Bell Peppers

Bachelor's Buttons

Larkspur

Iris

Lamb's Ears

More Larkspur

Onions

Curious about what's blooming in other gardens today? Visit May Dreams Gardens to find out who else is participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.
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Related Posts:
Bloom Day, May, April & March.

17 Comments:

Blogger Carol said...

I wish I had been interrupted by a few thunderstorms here where I am. I just had to contend with the sun. All your flowers look wonderful, especially knowing what they will bring you later to eat.

Thanks for participating in Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day again!

8:15 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Hi there - what beautiful photographs! In England, we remember RICHARD OF YORK GAVE BATTLE IN VAIN to remember the colours of the rainbow - we havent seen the sun for a week, non-stop rain!! so not much gardening going on. Mary

9:49 AM  
Blogger Kate said...

WHat a beautiful selection of blooms - there's something special about yellow flowers at this time of year that makes one's heart sing.

And then there are the blue/purple flowers which complement the yellow blooms to perfection.

11:34 AM  
Anonymous Kenny said...

Great post, I recently commented on the fact that vegetable flowers are often overlooked and not enjoyed for the ornamental qualities that they display. Your photos show just how amazing even the simplest of blossoms can be!

12:25 PM  
Anonymous Layanee said...

I love that pepper picture although all are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Curtis said...

Great post, good flower photo's I really like the Onion flower shot with the background of blue flowers out of focus. What kind of camera do you use to take these nice pics?

11:49 PM  
Blogger Entangled said...

It is interesting that so many vegetables have yellow flowers. I wonder if there is a general preponderence of yellow flowers in nature? Thanks once again for reminding us to appreciate the flowers on our edible plants.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Salix Tree said...

We too have had rain rain rain for many days, and it started with a huge thunderstorm middle of last week. I love California poppies, mine aren't blooming just yet. Maybe still a bit too cool here.

9:16 AM  
Blogger Christa said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Mary, I enjoyed learning about the saying you use in England to remember the rainbow colors. It's much more intersting than our Roy G. Biv!

Curtis, I use a Nikon D50 for all my photos. And a macro lens + tripod for the onion pic.

10:50 AM  
Blogger Gina said...

Hi Christa - I have to tell you that I laughed out loud at ROYYYYYYY G BIV. Your flowers are beautiful. Thanks for visiting my blog.

12:59 PM  
Blogger QT said...

Great blooms - I love the larkspur!

3:11 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hm, which pic is my favorite? That is a tough call. I think it may be the pepper blossom for its sheer, elegant simplicity. Lovely.

6:16 PM  
Blogger Digital Flower Pictures said...

I loved all the pictures. I will have to check out the Blogger's Bloom Day. Thanks for the link.

9:04 PM  
Anonymous Soilman said...

Thanks for posting about this, Christa, and with such lovely pictures. I was really pleased to find out and post some pix of my own garden in bloom.

3:28 PM  
Blogger shirl said...

Hi Christa – what fantastic photos of your blooms, beautifully grown and perfectly captured on film.

Congrats – I wasn’t as well prepared as you and had to delay my post as I couldn’t take my camera outside in the rain and winds of Scotland! My photos are finally up today – you will find them at shirls gardenwatch.

Happy Gardeneing

12:27 PM  
Blogger Christa said...

Great! Glad to see some new people joining in for GBBD. I'll come visit...

4:23 PM  
Anonymous healingmagichands said...

Just lovely! I do love the ornamental aspects of my vegetables. I just don't happen to have any squash blossoms just yet. Thankyou for the tour!

3:15 PM  

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