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Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Little Of My Gardens..........

Actually after close to 12 inches of rain and then two nights of the return of Old Man Winter things really look pretty good. What's in the wheel barrow? Celosia, Pink and White Wave Petunia, Alyssum, Sage and Variegated Vinca Major. Maybe it will begin to fill in.

Here we have Ivy around the base of the tree, Foxglove, Lupine, Larkspur, Glads, Horsetail in the little white container which is moved several times a day, it's just one of those things that never looks good anywhere but you want to keep it, new container might help. Volunteer Red and White Verbena, Volunteer Petunias, Alyssum dabbled around and a Purple Coneflower.


Larkspur has buds on them.


Here we have Night Shade Salvia, White Salvia, Red Salvia, Delphinum, hanging Geranium, Susans, Dutch Iris in the back to the right, I planted 7 can only fine 4, a couple of Bush Morning Glory, I see an Agapanthus and that row of large Irises.......may never bloom.


This is blurry, does anyone know the name of this white Salvia?

This pink Verbena has gotten so prissy she requested her very own white chair!


Homestead Verbena is a little faded after being beat up so bad, it will recover quickly.


Just because I am in love with this Clematis.

I know you are reading this Ms. Doris, look! the Lacecap Hydrangea you gave me is budding.....
This Wisteria is not the same as you see growing wild. For one the smell is less than pleasing, we keep it pruned so as not to take over, hope we will be able to do the new white one the same way.

Now I am off to the local Nursery, I know I NEED something from there!

24 comments:

Deb said...

I love your wheel barrow full of plants, I would love to find an old one and do that also.

Becca's Dirt said...

Gotta visit the nursery - I know how you feel. You have some beautiful areas. I like the shaded area with the ivy. I also like the chair. Most of us I think have a chair incorporated in our beds.

Idea - maybe we could all post pictures of the chairs we use in our beds. That might be neat to see the variety and the way they are used.

Darla said...

Becca's Dirt: You should do a challenge post like that, sounds like fun!

bennie and patsy said...

All of your flowers are looking good.Happy gardening today.
Patsy

Lois said...

I love the wheel barrow and the white chair! Everything is just so lovely.

Martha said...

Everything is looking good - I've been as bad about my garden this year as I've been about blogging :-(

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the wheelbarrow. I found one to plant this spring too. Didn't know wisteria grew wild. That must be a sight.

That chair makes a wonderful holder for a potted plant.
Marnie

Dennis said...

As I was looking at my squash blooms this morning, I was watching for bees. I didn't see any and I started to think......"I wish I had some flowers around here"!

I'm going to start some today!

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Susan said...

12 inches of rain! Holy moly, your plants should be growing like weeds. I'm sure you needed it as we do a little further south of you. I love your clematis and do wish we could grow them in the center of the state but they don't really fare that well. I love the idea of a wheelbarrow planter. Whenever a cold snap comes you can just wheel it inside the garage. Beautiful flowers!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Holy Cow---you all did get alot of rain... It's no wonder your garden is happy!!!!! (Did you get the pump fixed????)

Love your flowers... That hibiscus bloom is gorgeous --and you know me. I love the Clematis also....Gorgeous!!!!

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Dani said...

I'm going to the nursery too today. Such a great sunny day to be out buying and looking for new plants to bring home.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla your wheelbarrow full of plants is so pretty. It will be running over in no time. I love your verbena. Cannot believe all of the plants you have blooming already. I need to leave in your state:)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It always looks so colorful there! The larkspur here is just little sprouts and you already have buds! I hope you found what you "needed" at the nursery. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

I had to go back and take another look at your blog today. I love the planter on the tree too.

Hey you busted my bubble telling me the rubber grips fell off. Are they good clippers? They look like good ones. Hey they were free and I love free!

tina said...

Have fun at the nursery. Can't imagine what you need but I am sure you'll find something special.

Dirt Princess said...

Darla - I could have sworn I was following you (in blog world), but apparently I wasn't. I got to thinking I hadn't seen any updates from you...and low and behold...its because I wasn't following! Geez! So now I am following!!!

ok....I have to go check on my lacecap to see if it has any buds! So exciting...you never know what they day will hold for you

Susie said...

I'd say they look alot better than just pretty good Darla. They look wonderful!

Leedra said...

It is a good thing you don't collect anything except plants. This hobby/collection is enough for a family of 8. Jimmy is moving daylilies this afternoon.

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Grace Peterson said...

Darla~~ You're too funny. I was "needing" something today too but sadly didn't find that certain gem. Oh well. It will just make the next trip that much sweeter. Love your flowers.

Blossom said...

I know that first photo is a hybiscus. Lovely color.

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat show as your Spring garden comes alive.

Shellmo said...

Can you wheel that wheelbarrow over to my house? LOL! Love it! And yes - I'm sure you need more things from the nursery. I need to continue my education on flowers and you're helping me! :-)

wormandflowers said...

Oh wow! You have so many beautiful things blooming already! Great photos. I love the photo of the toad chilling out.

Jodi said...

Your flower garden is so pretty, I can't wait to get into my flowers, right now we are still "brown".