October 11th, 2012: Balloon Flower 'Sentimental Blue' (Platycodon grandiflorus)

(Zone 9b)

The Bloom of the Day for October 11th, 2012 was Balloon Flower 'Sentimental Blue' (Platycodon grandiflorus).

View the bloom of the day here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/botd.php?date=2012-10-11

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

thanks!

South China, ME(Zone 5a)

Nice shot :)

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Perfect shot, Allison.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

Thank you.. hugs!!!

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Hugs back to you and the pups...and Randy!

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

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(Zone 9b)

I love the buds on this one so much. Truly is a balloon flower. Such a pretty shot.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

thank you Kell... they spread so much this year.. I found balloons all over

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

I love them for their loose form and how well they play with other plants like roses, Russian Sage, Echinacea, etc. I really would not want to be without them in the garden.

Thumbnail by pirl
Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Beautiful shot and love that vibrant color...you captured them well, Allison.

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

thank you Kin.. I love the short ones... no staking needed!!!

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

Nice combo, Pirl. Simply gorgeous!

Portland, OR(Zone 8a)

These beautiful pics make me wish I had my garden to work in again... Oh well I'll just have fun viewing all your guys gardens. :)

Denville, NJ(Zone 6b)

until another day

(Arlene) Southold, NY(Zone 7a)

Thanks, GGK.

(Zone 9b)

Lucky you, Allison!

I agree Pirl, you can't go wrong with blue in the mix. Nice photo too!

Hi Mr. Kin. I miss your great garden too!

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