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Saturday, May 30, 2009

This Morning Around The Garden..

Look how the Muppet has grown. I wish this guy would have lit on a pretty flower instead of the nasty trash can.
This Hibiscus has been in the same container for three years. I have about 5 more of these throughout my gardens started from seed off of this plant. I have been waiting for one of them to finally open.
It makes the biggest flowers!

Mezoo is finally spreading.
Containers from my Tipsy Planter

Cleome is about 3 feet tall.

Joseph's Coat Rose
Ahhh, a Balloon Flower.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

Here are a few things that I will be fertilizing later, I just took brownies out of the oven and now I have a Pineapple Upside Down Cake baking. My in-laws 56th wedding anniversary and my husband's birthday today....Oh and the last day of school!! Gonna be a busy one around here!
Double Daylily
Dahlberg Daisy
Phlox, White Diamond Frost Euporbia and Royal Wave Petunia
Clematis is at it again.

Not only did this Calla bloom yellow, it's going to out do the pink ones in size. Show off!
Tiger Lily with Caladiums

New Guinea Impatiens


I have a ton of Foxglove from seed. Maybe they will bloom next year?
Sunflowers are opening.........what the squirrels haven't gotten. SIGH...
I saw this Monarch on the Milkweed yesterday.

Get on over to and see what else is being fertilized today...I know it's a long way to Canada, well worth the trip though!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

This and That Thursday...

Hubby's old work boot with Impatiens Painted Lady Hibiscus.......I just love this plant!
Jane Cowell Hibiscus
I took this very old green plastic container spray painted it lightly with an off white color, stenciled a few things on the front, smeared some green paint at the top.

Sprayed two coats of polycrylic to seal the paint and then filled it with Neon Star Dianthus, Torenia (wishbone) and some Potato Vine. VIOLA! A gift for the School Bus Driver!! I believe there should be a School Bus Driver Appreciation Day..... Our bus driver has gone above and beyond her call of duty to ensure our youngest gets home safe everyday.

You can't see them but they are in there.......our baby House Wrens!!
The rains have the Glads beat down, so my husband cut two and gave them to me. I keep a glass of water on the front porch for rooting my Potato Vines that I scatter throughout the gardens. I put the Glads in with them for color on the porch.
Guess what? My Poinsettias are putting on new growth........Yes, I still have these from Christmas.
That's it for my This and That Thursday.........!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Monthly Garden Progress

February 25, 2009March 26, 2009April 28, 2009
May 27, 2009
This month's garden photos should be a lot better than this. We are in our second week of rain and the plants are showing it. It certainly has greened up!

The full sun garden continues to fill in though.

I have already pulled Susan's, Cosmos, Marigolds, and Zinnia's out of the paths.

I just pretty much let this paticular garden re-seed year after year. It gets quite congested, I like the look for the most part. I do see where I need to make some changes.

I think next month I will include the progress from another flower bed too.

Here's hoping other garden bloggers will share the monthly progress in their gardens. Looking forward to seeing Marsha's at the first of the month.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Just a few blooms today, tomorrow is when I do my monthly progress of my flower bed. I started in February. Should see some big changes!
Phlox--annual star, mixed colors Red Poppy
Dark Orange Poppy
Dark Pink Cosmos

Pink Cosmos with a dark center
Hanging container of Homestead Verbena with a small container of Ornamental Potato Vine, that's the Blackeyed Susan Vine on the lattice behind the potato vine.

Still watching this Susan
Not only do I have a Yellow Calla up in my 3 year old PINK Calla bed.....
I also have a double Calla????

The prettiest bloom of all today....our baby graduated from elementary school this morning....sigh.. No more elementary children or purchasing Childrens Tylenol....

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