Clicking on the photos will enlarge them :)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Fertilizer and Skywatch Friday..

Drop on by http://tootsietime.blogspot.com and see who's fertilizing on Fridays. These may be two of my favorite containers. Dahlberg Daisy, Intensia Cabernet Phlox hybrid, Diamond Frost Euphorbia
and the other side, Royal Wave Blue Petunia.
JacobinaIt's still raining.

Zinnia with Vinca

Nasturtium Whirlybird mix and Forget Me Nots.
Susans, Peter's Gold Carpet, Cosmos, Clematis on the lattice, Marigold, Zinnia and Hot Lips Salvia. Who planted the big flower in the middle?
I put this container in the middle of a chair. Red Fountain Grass, Mezoo Doreanthus, Luna Alyssum and small gold Celosia. Gerbera Daisy in the container to the left, Sweet Potato Vine in front, Purple Coneflowers and Society Garlic on the left.
(I would like to see how you use chairs in the garden)
A small portion of my full sun garden.
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Skywatch Friday at http://skyley.blogspot.com
See the two planes? Bi-level planes? Thought they were neat. Gray skies all around us this week.

39 comments:

Dorothy said...

Hi Darla,
Your flowers are just gorgeous in spite of the rain! The little girl is darling!
Great skywatch picture!

Deb said...

your flowers are still gorgeous...love the planes in the sky...sometimes gray skies are pretty..

Jamie and Randy said...

Beautiful flowers Darla. How do you keep your grass edged so neatly around your beds? :-)--Randy

Prospero said...

Beautiful flowers, as usual. I noticed that you have a couple of cocopeat hanging pots. How do you keep them watered? Mine dry out so fast. And I also saw your vinca. Mine is about 3 feet tall now (never stops growing, even in winter) Is that Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen flying overhead?

Lois said...

Looks like the weekend will be more of the same! Happy SkyWatch!

Becca's Dirt said...

I like the little flower in the center. She looks so sweet. Love all the color in you gardens. Your sun garden is so full. Happy Memorial Day. Becca

Darla said...

Randy: I answered your question on your blog post.

Prospero: The cocopeat pots have drought tolerant plants in them and of course a good moisture retaining soil helps a lot. The vinca was just planted a month or so ago, I have some coming back from last year that is taller.

Tootsie said...

love it all! I am glad to hear it is not just me! my today's post has everything twice...but when I go in to edit it....there is only one of everything in there! Justine said she can't see comment links..but you found one....WTH???? I switched to firefox and now I can at least get to you and a couple of others that would not open on explorer....
I get to leave my flowers outside on the grass overnight tonight (first time)!!!!! I am so happy...my 38 year old bones are hurting....I plant this weekend!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your gardens are so bright and abundant. I love those containers too, the plants compliment each other.

I really like the chair. It is hard to find just the right chair but I'm looking;)
Marnie

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

It really is raining isn't it! The flowers are very pretty!

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Just beautiful! You really have a green thumb. We finally got some nice rain, too! Have a beautiful day!

RainGardener said...

Darla I bought almost the same 2 waves - a really bright pink and dark purple - to put in a chair and spread all over the broken arms. Can't wait to see your (oops forgot the name) Jacob something when it opens up. Your sun gardens are super!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Girlie, Is it still raining???? You've had alot, haven't you???? That will just make your garden more gorgeous.

Love your flowers... and I especially love the cutest 'girl' flower the most!!!! She's almost as pretty as her Mama!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Shellmo said...

Your petunias look fabulous as do all your flowers. How much time do you spend out there each day tending to all these beauties?!

Blossom said...

Oh so that's what it is called - Vinca. Where I grew up, Vinca is tagged as a graveyard flower.

Outside In said...

Thanks for stopping by! you have a lovely garden! Great sky photos too!

Dirt Princess said...

DARLA!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to see your Jacobean! I have tons of them and NO ONE else calls them that but me, my mom and grandma! I have seen them called Flamingo Plant, Pine Burr Geranium and more commonly Justicia! I am ever MORE excited to see yours blooming because that means mine will be blooming soon! I have white and pink. I am on the look out for a yellow one

"Blossom" said...

Your flowers are absolutely beautiful. My little gardener only charges hugs, kisses and going to the park. LOL thank you.

Peggy said...

I love the chair ,what an original idea! We have all had outside chairs that the seats fall out of or rot away,its the first time I have seen them put to such good use! Top marks.

Cathy said...

Darla,
Thank you so much for your prayers!!! I hope that this little boy will finally know some comfort and peace in his life!!!

Have a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Your blog is lovely!!!

tina said...

Did you plant that big flower? Sure is a sweet one with such a big smile! Have a great weekend.

George said...

How unusual to see two bi-planes -- you got a great capture. Your garden looks wonderful.

NatureFootstep said...

lots and lots of nice flowers. :)

Rhondi said...

Hi Darla
Your flowers are beaituful You are right, my azaleas will grow back but I'm impatient!
Hope you have a greta memorial day weekend.
Rhondi xo

Susie said...

Darla I love the way you used that chair. That is so cute!

Leedra said...

I love the photo of your daughter in your flowerbed.

Leedra’s Photos For FunLeedra’s Greeting CardsPhotography By Leedra

perennialgardener said...

Ooh rain, I want some more of that wet stuff! ;) Your flowers are really soaking up this moisture & fertilizer, they look great. I used to have a wooden seatless chair in my garden that I put a piece of chickenwire lined with spagnum moss for a planter. It rotted after about 5 years in the elements. :( I'm always looking for one on the curb.

Rebecca said...

I actually may have that very chair! It sits in front of my "Christmas cabin" among some fern and other perennials....I'm pretty sure I have a picture of it in my garden blog....I enjoy your choice of flowers/plants & explanations of them.

Rebecca said...

I checked! It is in the May 5th post on sceneinourgarden.blogspot.com
I'm pretty sure it is identical to yours....

Valerie said...

Well, you have done it again! Gorgeous pictures. Wishing you good health.

Jill said...

Hi Darla... Your flowers are beautiful!
I love the pic with her hiding behind the flower pot.. adorable!
Have a great weekend!

Jessica said...

Great mix of flowers....I adore the pot w/the chair. I've been on the look out for one. :)

Have a great weekend!

catmint said...

thank you for sharing your beautiful flowers and garden, and even more, your energy and enthusiasm!

nikkicrumpet said...

UGH...I'm so jealous of your gorgous gardens!!! I love the pink, yellow and purple combo in that one area. Oh heck I love it all!!! I wish my gardens were in full bloom like that....my Rose of Sharon won't bloom until around July!!!

sweet bay said...

Your garden looks beautiful. Love the containers with the petunias -- they look wonderful with the border.

Carla said...

Oooo, la la!! Loving that first combo! Wow! What color:)
So, your growing pretty young girls in your garden too?
{your not in the way of this big 24" rain predicted for parts of Florida today are you? Either way, take care:}

flowergardengirl said...

Have you ever taken a wide angle shot of your home and gardens. I don't remember but would love to see how this looks from across the street. They must all love you! Well, almost all of them. It looks so pretty.

2sweetnsaxy said...

How pretty! I wish I'd spent more time in my yard. All I have blooming is my rose bushes and some pots I just planted of petunias. The girl flower is probably the best in your garden. :-D

fishing guy said...

Darla: Beutiful flowers from any rain you got from the grey skies.