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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Not to be outdone by the Ornamental Kale--the flowering Cabbage is getting in on the act.
Daff- Large Cup Ice Follies -- last of the Daffs to bloom!

This Hibiscus is so root bound............in ground or larger container ? That has been my question.

Nasturtium sowed the seeds right in this container there's some Forget-Me-Nots in the center.

I bought this one because I was unsure of the the seeds. I have several different kinds scattered around...........when do they bloom and how large do the plants grow?


Store bought Celosia smaller than the type that reseeds crazily in my garden.

I am enjoying this Cleome, bought two plants and now the seeds I sowed directly in the ground are coming up.



Struggling Impatiens.......they will do fine.


Cyclamen--we have had about 4 inches of rain this past week and now they are predicting 6 -12 inches more in the next 3 days............Let's just hope that "they" are a little off in their prediction!

Yeah, yeah, we all know that this is red Salvia not orange!

Petunias

Petunias


Petunias

and some more Petunias with Marigold and Alyssum seedling coming out the side of the planter.

No, these are not all of my Petunias by any means.

Dianthus

Dianthus

Dianthus............of course I have more of this too!


and just because I am still trying to get better at the bird photography (it's not easy for me) here are two Mourning Doves.

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28 comments:

Dawnie said...

I see snow--you see this! I'm so jealous! today its cold and rainy.

Deb said...

your flowers are so pretty, love the petunias, I have a hibiscus that I'm trying to decide bigger pot or in the ground also, not sure how they react to winter

keewee said...

I also have a hibiscus in a pot, and am trying to decide on leave it, or plant it outdoors.

W. Latane Barton said...

You just have such a green thumb. Wish you'd send me a bit of it.

Dani said...

Looks like spring came to your house Darla. Very pretty.

Darla said...

If it helps anyone struggling to decide about hisbiscus in a container or ground, I do have 7 coming back this year, two in containers and 5 in the ground.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. I have nothing blooming in my yard because I've neglected that part of it. Okay, I've got some roses. :-) These are nice shots.

Paula said...

Your flowers are really doing so well. I bet to see the whold thing with all the colors is amazing! You changed your header and it is beautiful! Always I love your posts! Paula in Idaho

Bren said...

The nasturtium look wonderful! Mine usually bloom about 5 weeks or so ( midsummer). I usually put the seed right in the border of my garden or the trailing kind in window boxes filled with herbs. I have never planted them in a hanging container - cool idea. Did you know you can eat them?
Here is a note about Nasturtium I looked up for you: "Good for beds, training on trellis or fence. All- America Winner. Annual. Trailing type. Ht. 3ft. GARDEN HINTS: Prefers poor dry soil, as rich, moist soils produce all foliage and few blooms. Does not trans- plant well, If raised indoors, sow seed in pots, temperature 65 deg. F, and transplant carefully."

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Sugarplum Cottage said...

So many wonderful blooms. I can tell you've been working hard in your garden. Happy Tuesday, Hugs, Rosemarie

Roses and Lilacs said...

I love cleome. Once you have it it will reseed like crazy. I want to plant a few nasturtiums too. I've never grown them.
Marnie

perennialgardener said...

You have tons of blooms in your garden right now Darla! I love the variegated leaves on your Nasturium, they can get quite large but will look lovely draped over the edge of your containers. Since your area is milder than mine I would suggest planting the Hibiscus in the ground.

Becca's Dirt said...

Darla - those are some great photos of the daffodil and oh just all of it. Looks like you have some wonderful gardens growing there. I might try the hibiscus in the ground.

Dawn said...

Amazing what a month in a garden can bring, thanks for sharing your flowers!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful flowers, Darla. You have many that I have never heard of --but they are pretty. My mother used to have Nasturtiums.

Your Impatiens look great compared to mine. I tried to keep a couple inside during the winter and they just didn't do well. I'll start over in May with some--although the rabbits like them for dinner (the the Liquid Fence doesn't work for them)... Grrrrrr!

You have beautiful Petunias also. I've never had good luck with them.

That cabbage really showed its stuff, didn't it???? ha
Hugs,
Betsy

marmee said...

so many flowers abloom in your yard. i am just getting some to bloom and planted a few yesterday. soon though soon i will have wildflowers and veggies blooming. have a great last day of march. i went over the the wildflower book giveaway, thanks.

Chrissy said...

WOW!!! I am gobsmacked, you have a green thumb like no other!!!

MedaM said...

Beautiful series of various lovely flowers! I love them all. Nasturtimus reminds me of my childhood because my grandmother loved them very much and always had those lovely flowers in her garden. Now, I simply have to buy its seed and try to grow it in my flower pot. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos.

Carla said...

once, we fed the birds in a bird feeder, and the doves would come and clean up the ground underneath. I very much enjoyed them. I'm loving your blooms, diathus are a fav of mine, and petunias must really do well for you-so pretty! I hope my babies re-seed this year for me:)

Jean said...

That's just not fair!! All your plants look wonderful! Do you replant the petunias or do they just keep growing? I love all the beautiful colors, especially compared to my white! Great post! Jean

Darla said...

Jean: the petunias will grow almost all year if they are not in the direct sun at the hottest times of the year. These petunias I actually planted in November. The frost/freeze kills the blooms but not the plant and it gives them time to grow rather large too. Mosty if the petunias get to spent you can prune them back to a couple of inches from the ground and get a second showing.

Jeanne said...

WELL I AM JEALOUS, we still have snow on the ground here!!!!!! i went out and looked around today and the spring bulbs are just starting to pop out, we still have some mulch around stuff too. I am on the hunt for a wrought iron plant STAND, not a hanger but a stand to put on my front porch, so if anyone has any suggestions where to look for one, please let me know.
http://jeanne-justjeanne.blogspot.com/

Thought I would put a litte pitch in here since there are gardeners all around. TIA, Jeanne

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a super show of flowers. Your yard is so bright with flowers. Have a great trip with the hubby.

Leedra said...

Question time. Since your petunias don't die during the winter (like ours do) how long will a petunia last? A year or two, or is the plant life of a petunia longer than that?

George said...

You're showing the last of your daffodils and we're just getting a good start. It looks as if Spring has definitely arrived at your house!

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