Clicking on the photos will enlarge them :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Salvia Stock - I have three of these and they bloom but I wouldn't say they are thriving. They have looked like this for an entire year.
Dianthus with Sunflowers growing in the middle of them, Thanks birdies! I have Sunflowers coming up in strange places, I'm just leaving them to see what happens.
Yarrow
I love this type of Dianthus. It smells nice to.
Petunias are starting to wake up, the plants were big and bushy all winter long. I also have a red and white one that I forgot to photo.

I also forgot the deep purple ones.............next time. (or sooner)
This is not a tree. Ms. Doris had a tree fall and Mr. Allen cut the tree up, hauled some of the logs over here for me and I am using them to set containers on. Petunias, Marigold-Tagetes, and Cyclamen behind the log.
Cleome - the little black pots are some Blue Bedder Salvia that I started from seed and need to put in the ground, a Rose of Sharon Tree that I rooted and a pot of Onions. The green foliage to the right are the Purple Coneflowers beginning to come back. I actually have some vines growing under the lattice, and the little snipet of green you see to the left is the Hot Lips Salvia.
Snap Dragons are going to give one last show.
Homestead Verbena
Pink Verbena on another one of Ms. Doris' logs.

Please click on the Bloomin' Tuesday Banner to join and/or view more blooms.

31 comments:

Aiyana said...

Love your salvia! Such a bright color. The only types of petunia I potted this year are the deep purple kind. They look like velvet. Definitely my favorite.
Aiyana

tina said...

What a very good use of that verbena. Looks like summer at your place with all those blooms!

Dani said...

Love that homestead verbena.I don't think I've ever seen it before.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I need to find a log like yours to put a bird bath on.

The red salvia are loved by hummingbirds. I always try to have few.
Marnie

Deb said...

love your stump! your flowers are so pretty, can't wait till we have more bloomin around here

Susie said...

Wonderful blooms Darla. I planted some sunflower seeds in cartons. They are coming up now, I'm so excited! Hope you enjoy your day in the garden.

Rosemarie said...

I love the bright vivid colors! Spring has sprung!

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat photo of the Dianthus. I will have to buy some of them this year, that was a neat photo.

"Blossom" said...

So to get me a log I have lots of trees that need to be cut down behing our home; do I just cut it and then what? Your garden is lookin lovely. I did not think of herbs or pineapple for the humming birds but I have a herb pots on my porch and just planted them and I hope to see the birds there more.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

How pretty. That's what it looks like mid summer here. I can't believe all that is blooming there!

Suzanne said...

Is there a house on your street for sale? I want to move next door to you just so I can enjoy all the blooms. Seriously, that's a lot of blossoms happening. So pretty. It's nice to know that Spring has sprung in other areas -- gives me hope!

Carla said...

You are ahead of us! And I'm loving it:) Thank you for sharing your blooms:)

Paula said...

Love all your bright flowers! In one of your posts can you please tell us how much area you garden, and about your various flower beds?
YOu are doing a great job! Paula

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Just look at all these wonderful blooms. Does it get real hot where you live? Those snapdragons are my favorite, that reminds me to go get some more. I also love that purple petunia. Rosemarie

Sugarplum Cottage said...

Just look at all these wonderful blooms. Does it get real hot where you live? Those snapdragons are my favorite, that reminds me to go get some more. I also love that purple petunia. Rosemarie

nikkicrumpet said...

All those gorgeous flowers just make me ache for spring to come to New England. It's still so blasted cold here there isn't a single sign of anything green! Thanks for entering my silly giveaway....I love having new visitors!

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Darla, I love all your blooms today! I always leave sunflowers where they start to come up too. Its always so much fun! I also like your Verbena in the hanging pot!
Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!
Love, Ann

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Darla. I never had good luck with petunias --but I always grew them in hanging baskets. SO--I gave up and now enjoy Pansies instead.

Your flowers and all of the colors are gorgeous. I cannot wait 'til more of our stuff blooms up here.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

it all looks so lush and healthy!!! I wish I wish I wish for spring!!!
I can't even join the blooms thing for another month at least!

Bren said...

You have quit the show this Bloom Tuesday! Thank you for sharing these fabulous flowers.
Happy Spring from another Bloom Tuesday Blogger!

Jean said...

I like the look of the logs. Great idea! The lacy dianthus is lovely. I've never seen those before. It's so fun to watch everything begin to grow! Jean

Dennis said...

You sure have A LOT of flowers!


http://theconservativegardener.blogspot.com/

Leedra said...

I am so jealous of all the blooms you already have. I absolutely love the new header.

Leedra’s Photos For Fun

Leedra’s Greeting Cards

Photography By Leedra

Darla said...

Leedra: Thanks, I took the header photo at my Dad's this morning, it's Dutch Irises--Ms. Saigon, I believe that my Mom planted years ago!

Shellmo said...

That deep purple petunia grabbed my eye! Love the salvia and snapdragons too! I wish winter was over in Michigan! No flowers for me yet!! :(

bennie and patsy said...

Love your new header, my favorite flower.
Patsy

Valerie said...

We are seeing more and more signs of spring here. Your pictures make me so anxious. We are suppose to have rain the next 4 days. I love rain but my garden is way to wet to plow and I sure need to plow it.

Grace Peterson said...

Darla~~ It looks like mid-July in your garden. :) Love Mrs. Doris's stumps.

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Darla~
So much color and beauty! Lucky you! I love the stock flower, the scent reminds me of childhood.

flowergardengirl said...

I think it's so cool right now to see how far along your plants are compared to mine and then our poor northern friends......poor things. Your blooms look grand and love the idea of elevating some on the tree trunks. Very clever.

Sue said...

Those blooms look so pretty! I was surprised what you said about the stocks. They have more blooms on them than what mine normally get.