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Friday, June 19, 2009

NEW BLOG!!

You do have to pay for more uploads once you have exceeded the number of 'Free' uploads. At this time I am creating a new blog.. http://morefamilyandflowers-darla.blogspot.com it will take a little while to add all of the extras.. I do hope you will add this address to your list as I want you to continue to visit. Now to start my blog list!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

HELP!!

I have exceeded my number of photo uploads.........what do I do now?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Butterfly Bush Salvia
Salvia
Salvia
Hibiscus
Impatiens, Caladiums and Lantana

Impatiens with Creeping JennyAloe update
Blackeyed Susan Vine with Morning Glory

Saturday I got permission to enlarge this bed.


Two of the girls and myself got this much done yesterday! Whew it was HOT!!

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day..

Orange Zinnia with Sun loving Coleus, Oxblood. Yellow Zinnia
Gerbera

Hibiscus, Painted Lady

Althea, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus Family
Clematis
Last of the CallasDouble Knock Out RosesBrazilian Plume Flower aka Jacobina

Thank you Carol at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com for hosting GBBD!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Abelmoschus manihot

I posted this plant on my This and That Thursday of this week. If you remember I gathered a seed head from a plant at my Dad's this past Summer. (one of the many flowers my mom grew) It finally bloomed yesterday and what a beauty! Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot) A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized yellow flowers with dark eyes.
Unfolding slowly in the morning.....




(it didn't take the bees long to find it)

closing gradually in the evening.

Height - 6ft. to 10 ft.
Spread - 3ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit- Clumps
Fast Grower
Full Sun Only --(mine is in the shade, maybe it will grow bigger in the ground in the sun)
Moisture - medium to wet
Attracts Butterflies and Bees

Friday, June 12, 2009

Texas

Lets keep those Texans in our thoughts and prayers!!! 250,000 without power!!!!

Skywatch and Fertilizer Friday....

It was still in the upper 90's last evening as the Sun was going down. For more Skywatch Friday go to http://skyley.blogspot.com/
Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie's..... http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/

She's waking up.





Thursday, June 11, 2009

This and That Thursday...

Ragin Cajun RuelliaThe critters are coming out in full force.Strawflower
Dahlias--Can you pick a favorite?




I 'believe' this is going to be Abelmoschus manihot (Hibiscus manihot) A large ornamental okra with dinner-plate-sized, sulfur yellow flowers with dark eyes. Flower lasts only a day-unflolding slowly in the morning and closing gradually in the evening-the abundance of flowers open on any one day conceals their short span of life. Plant needs plenty of fertility and water. Inedible seed pods with tiny hairs that catch morning dew.

I took the seed pod from my Dad's yard last summer. Another one of the many flowers my mom grew when she was alive. May get to post a photo of the bloom soon!

More busy critters
Just look at this beautiul stepping stone one of our daughters made for me in her Art Class at school. The colors of Autumn.

This is for Catherine at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com . Torenia Wishbone growing in some soil dumped out of a container on the back deck. How's that for easy growing?This is for Grace at www.gracepete.com My Celosia is almost to the top of the lattice, how is yours doing?
More growing beside the lattice and throughout the Full Sun Garden. If you have not visited these two ladies I highly recommend you do.

I love how the Zinnia looks when it's beginning to unfurl. Some flowers are just beautiful in all of the flowering stages.
The Dragonflies are out in abundance around here. For those of you who are a little shy of these creatures....they are so harmless, the girls catch them by their wings, inspect them and release them.
Don't know what to think about this thing!
Our precious Garden Angel oversees the entire Full Sun Garden.

That's it for This and That Thursday!
I am beginning to collect seeds for whatever seed exchange I can find in the Fall.
I have Cleome and Milkweed already and will be watching for the Hibiscus Manihot. Will let you know as the list 'grows'.