It is only a week until the next Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - unbelievable how time flies! - but in the meantime I thought I would post a few things that are blooming now.
A yellow-and-red wild form of Canna indica, grown from seed collected in the backyard of a friend's place in New Orleans
A flower of okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Garlic chives (Allium tuberosum) - these were grown from seeds collected in a neighboring yard and now, in their second season, are flowering for the first time
Tuberose (Polianthes tuberosa)
Spanish needles (Bidens alba) - the seeds for this, too, come from a trip to New Orleans; it is probably considered a weed in some of the warmer parts of the country, but I think it is lovely and so far it has been well behaved in the garden
I did not actually notice until I began putting this post together that all these flowers are yellow and/or white. Yay for accidental color schemes!