Sunday's openers

Julia NY(6)July 20, 2014

I didn't go out till 11 this morning to take photos and of course not the best time to take pics. So here are a few new ones and some interesting pics on others.



CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL (with HALF MOON KEY ) it is too crowded where it is planted so I plan to move it this year.


JELLYFISH JEALOUSY - forgot to post it yesterday.



Interesting color changes in some blooms this morning.
OPEN DOOR had such a deep purple

and PREDICTION was so deep in the eye color also

now here is MAUI SUNRISE at 11am. All rolled back and not as deep as when I take early morning pics. But then again, I'm in full sun.

and finally BLUERIDGE BUTTERFLY was huge today but lighter.

Well that's it for a couple of days. Still have several more that haven't opened yet and the heat is coming back so I'm sure that will push them a bit.


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sherrygirl zone5

You are having a great Sunday! Cant pick a favorite.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:55PM
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njmomma(z6 NJ)

Caught Red Handed looks like a winner! I can't wait for a clump shot of it. Again, I must get Kentucky Lucky. MUST! Might have to get Caught Red Handed too.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 8:55PM
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shive(6b TN)

After seeing your Caught Red Handed, I'm wondering why I still have mine stunted and growing in a pot. If you can, show us a clump shot of that one. Your Kentucky Lucky is looking pretty. I'm surprised you already have those lates blooming. Open Door looks great, and more blue purple than mine ever does. Maui Sunset is my favorite one again! So vibrant and pretty!


    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:09PM
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jean_ar(z8 Ar)

wow, CAUGHT RED HANDED is pretty, I like that saturated red.CARNIVAL IN BRAZIL is a pretty one.Mine hasn't grown much. but, wasn't in the best place either.
KENTUCKY LUCKY is my favorite of these.


    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:36PM
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I am also enjoying Caught Red Handed and am surprised at the intensity of color and high bud count.

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 10:56PM
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Lovely Sunday flowers! My favorites are Kentucky Lucky and Maui Sunrise!
My Carnival in Brazil had its second flower today, and also with a petal doing this. I wonder if it's because it's too big no strength to open? :)
Oh and I am envious of your Prediction! It used to be one of my favorites, but mine is having deformed flowers again this year! Half the buds opened on it already and only like 2-3 blooms looked normal. It's like it's trying to double and doesn't open at all at the same time. Is yours always looking good like in the picture?

    Bookmark   July 20, 2014 at 11:36PM
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Maryl zone 7a

Like the colors on Prediction a lot and look at the buds on Caught Red Handed. You'll have many more blooms to enjoy on that one......Maryl

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 1:34AM
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Julia NY(6)

Prediction had no issues until we had high heat and then the cool down. It takes later in the morning before it opens fully on those cool mornings.
I've also noticed those plants with many buds tend to open better once the first few open and are eliminated.

I'm hoping CRH opens many on hotter days as taking pics later in the morning has me competing with the sun for good photos.

We've had an extraordinary amount of rain this year. At least 2 rainy days per week which I think is contributing to the intense colors. Add in the cooler than normal mornings.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 7:44AM
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twixanddud(z5/6 SE Mich)

All lovely! My picks are Kentucky Lucky and Maui Sunrise.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 6:53PM
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Brad KY(6b)

Maui Sunrise is beautiful!

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 9:23PM
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My favorites are Jellyfish Jealousy and Maui Sunset.....the colors on those are outstanding.


    Bookmark   July 22, 2014 at 1:16PM
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I love the color on Caught Red Handed, but Maui Sunrise is a real beauty too. Itza Pink Teddy is a fine clump and has really bloomed well hasn't it, Julia?


    Bookmark   July 23, 2014 at 10:12AM
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