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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Well this was a surprise! Everyone knows since the passing of my Mom some 5 years ago I have been slowing moving her flowers to my gardens. Last summer I caught my Dad mowing down some Gerbera Daisies. I potted up 5 and brought them home, well low and behold they are beginning to bloom! Ms. Doris bought me a Ragin' Cajun Ruella. Grows about 18" is heat and drought tolerant once established.
A wider view of part of my large full sun garden.
Butterfly Bush is beginning to bloom, it needs to hurry because I am starting to see Butterflies and Hummingbirds.
Clematis at the mailbox has a huge bud on it.

This is part of the garden on the curve of our yard by the road.
The red brick castle wall garden under the big Oak and Dogwood Tree.
Between the castle wall and the red potting shed are our fruit trees. We have blooms on the Tangerine, Grapefruit and Peach Trees. Can't wait for all of the millions of seeds that I have planted in my gardens to grow. I have three other flower gardens plus a veggie garden that I did not photo. All of our veggies are up!! I also have flower seeds, peppers and tomato seeds starting on the upper back deck............It's getting busy around here.

To join the fun click on the Boomin' Tuesday Banner to the right of my page!!! Today is my Dad's 74th Birthday, off to make Banana Pudding with GREEN Topping!

39 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Girlie, Happy Birthday to Dad... Is Nanner Puddin' his fav?????

Love your yard. We have some of the same Paving Stones in our yard. Can't wait til more of our Spring flowers bloom. Our dogwoods aren't nearly ready yet.

Happy St. Patty's Day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Roses and Lilacs said...

It's wonderful to have some reminders of your Mom's garden.

You're at least 6 weeks ahead of us as far as blooming plants.
Marnie

tina said...

That red castle rock wall garden is very nice! Looks great Darla. So wonderful to have your mother's plants.

marmee said...

it does look like the work is just beginning. we are going to be warm today. happy bday to your dad/have a happy st. patty's day.

RainGardener said...

Your yard and pictures are beautiful.

bennie and patsy said...

Happy Birthday to your dad. Thank goodness you came just in time to rescue the daisys. Your yard is great.
Patsy

Becca's Dirt said...

What a beautiful yard. It takes a lot of work for it to look so pretty. I love the flower bed by the tree with the brick border. Enjoy the St Patricks Day Nanner Pudding.

Linda said...

Your Gardens are beautiful. I envy beautiful yards and gardens, they are so peaceful, but yet so much work. I struggle with the simple landscaping I have, but dream of more.

Thanks for sharing ......Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It looks so great there. How great that your Mom's Gerberas are blooming. Our butterfly bush barely has a leaf on it, let alone a bud.

Aiyana said...

The Gerbera Daisy is a beautiful color. Can't decide if it's dark pink or fuschia.
You have such a great variety of plants I had to look again as to where you live. I did this before when you mentioned citrus! Although your climate is similar, you can grow far more things there because there's some humidity. Lucky you!
Aiyana

Dani said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad! I hope he has a wonderful day.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla, you have such lovely flowerbeds. I love your castle wall area. Your beds are starting to look so pretty with spring flowers and your wagon full. I am anxious to see all of your flowers this summer.
Lona

Gail said...

Darla, You are big time into spring! Lovely flowers and I like the ruella...Ragin cajun a lot! Happy St pat's Day! gail

Carla said...

how tidy! All ready for the explosion of color to come! Love your early spring bloomers:)

perennialgardener said...

What a nice way to remember you mom by having some of her plants in your own garden. I'm glad you rescued those Gerberas. They are really pretty. :) Thanks for sharing the long views of your garden. It is really coming into itself. :)

Susan said...

You are so lucky to have such a big garden, it looks lovely.

Jean said...

Everythinglooks so beautiful! I've been out working but theonly color so far is brown! Thanks for the longer views. Jean

Dennis said...

I would love to see some veggy garden pics! I will say that your flower gardens look awesome as well as ......peaceful. I think I've been inspired to start growing some flowers with my veggies!

Oh, by the way...I mentioned one of your blog posts on my page...hope you don't mind.


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fishing guy said...

Darla: What a wonderful thing to do to remember Mom. Each time it blooms you will think of her.

Leedra said...

Bet the green topping gets them every year. Not sure what the eyes would do to the taste buds....

The yard is really looking good. I also have peach blooms and apricot blooms. The cold hasn't gotten them yet, and it is just going to be in the 40s tonight. 72 tomorrow. WooHoo!

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Jill said...

That's so sweet of you to replant your mom's flowers.

playsdolls said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad,and what is green topping on Banana Pudding may I ask.

Your gardens are getting so beautiful.Love the dogwood

Tootsie said...

damn I am so jealous!!!!!


damn!

I planted 40 gerber seeds....and got one plant this year!!! at least one is better than none I guess...

damn I am jealous of your spring already being there....damn...I have to go now...sniff sniff

Deb said...

I love Gerber Daisy's I have one plant, it comes back evey year with yellow flowers

Shellmo said...

I love gerberas - so nice that you will have some of your mom's flowers with you. And I'm w/ you on the butterfly bush hurrying up~! (Though I think we have 1 more snowfall coming to Michigan!)

Susie said...

I can't believe how your gardens have come alive! Oh how nice it must be to live in FL!

Angie said...

Hey Darla! I haven't received your mailing address yet for the giveaway you won on my blog. The dish cloth is what you won. Email me your info so I can send your gift. Flowers are looking great by the way! blessings, angie

Valerie said...

Happy birthday to your dad? I love banana pudding too. Your gardens are gorgeous. And you are already seeing hummingbirds. I guess I might need to fix my feeders because surely they will come here soon. I saw where we both won something. Isn't that neat that we won together.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ It looks like you're well on your way to a blousy, beautiful landscape. Your mom's Gebera is to die for. The color is stunning.

Frances said...

Hi Darla, happy birthday to your Dad! I love that ruellia, that is my favorite color, didn't know they came in anything but pinks and purples. I know the pain of your loss will never go away, I have a pain like that also, but the blooming gerbera is a wonderful reminder of a loved one.
Frances

Dawnie said...

you cannt have anything better than flowers that probably should have died, but came back AND from someone you love that originally planted them.

Your yard is absolutely beautiful and how wonderful you can be there to enjoy it and take care of it.

Shelia said...

HI Darla and it's so nice to meet you! Oh, the gerber daisy is just beautiful and glad you got some before you Dad mowed them down! :)
All your flowers are about to burst open! Can't wait to see them all singing to the heavens!
Thanks for stoppiing in for a visit today and I hope you'll come back again.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Jeanne said...

I AM WAY JEALOUS of your weather and your flower beds. I think I just have spring fever. We still have a little snow on the ground and the flower beds are still covered with mulch from the cold weather. Love all your beds what a beautiful spot you have. Thanks for sharing.

Tamara Jansen said...

Glad we could share a virtual pint of green ale last night!

And your garden looks amazing! You are just too lucky to have such good weather:)

Peggy said...

Your red castle wall is looking stunning already.Blooms and buds coming up all over!

Alan said...

Hey Darla,

Your gardens are beautiful! I really like the gerbera daisies.

Kate and Crew said...

Wow - what a beautiful blooming garden!!! I lost my dad a few years ago and I know what it's like to see little reminders around the yard of a parent who has passed away. It's nice, but bittersweet...

I love Gerbera's!! They're so cheerful!

PC said...

Kind of slow this week getting to blooming tuesday - but your garden area's look awesome! Thanks for sharing..Paula

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Just now catching up, love the gerber daisies. I can't wait until you get that bed planted with your new plants, its gonna look beautiful. Hugs, Rosemarie