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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Butterfly Bush Salvia
Salvia
Salvia
Hibiscus
Impatiens, Caladiums and Lantana

Impatiens with Creeping JennyAloe update
Blackeyed Susan Vine with Morning Glory

Saturday I got permission to enlarge this bed.


Two of the girls and myself got this much done yesterday! Whew it was HOT!!

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86 comments:

Jamie and Randy said...

Darla, I feel for you on that grass digging. Jamie and I are doing the same thing and that St. Augustine is not coming up easy. On another note, I had no idea there was a white salvia, I've never seen that before. --Randy

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi,
That butterfly photo is amazing, love that hibiscus as well. I am much slower at getting beds started than you. I started the one in my front yard, three months ago. STIlL have yet to add plants. I have labor intensive area, have to put hardware cloth under all my beds because of voles and critters like that. But that is still not my excuse for getting it done. Way to go!
One thing I like about reading other people's gardening blogs, is to watch the projects in progress. I learn so much from that. Thanks for sharing!

Susie said...

Girl I cannot believe you got that grass cleaned up for the extension! That would take me two or three days. Of course, it would be me doing it by myself.

How do you get these beds watered? Do you have a sprinkler system?

Susie said...

Whew girl, dragging the water hose to all those beds!?!?! That's definitely a work out! Of course, I do the same but I don't have as much area to cover as you.

I do collect the seeds from that hibiscus. I grew some seedlings this year and planted them around some beds.

Would you like some seed when it produces?

Lois said...

Looks great Darla! It certainly has been hot and they say it's gonna get hotter this week. I'm headed for the mountains for a few days though and hopefully some cooler weather.

Valerie said...

Wow you did some work! You must be feeling better. You better be careful though. Every Tuesday I think I am going to join this but I don't. Maybe next week.

tina said...

That will be a grand bed once done. I always get SO excited when I enlarge beds or make new ones. Ah the possibilities. Stay cool!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful! If that isn't a perfect example of a butterfly bush, I don't know what is! Love the hibiscus too!

Teri C said...

To get a butterfly to pose with the bush is awesome. All your blooms are beautiful!

HBT!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Everything is looking amazing. Did I not say that yesterday? Wow.

And yes this morning as I checked my blog I realized that it was Tuesday, and I had posted Wednesday. The calender hangs too far away to see the dates clearly.....

So happy ah...Tuesday, or is it Wednesday.

Jen

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

The butterfly picture is so pretty. I love the basket with the impatiens and creeping jenny, very pretty. Oh, my aching back. Makes it hurt just thinking about all of that digging :-) Wonderful, just think of all the new flowers you can plant now. I like the layout of your new bed and will enjoy seeing it all come together.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That butterfly looks huge. Is the salvia 'Black and Blue'? I just planted some and it looks similar.
Your new bed looks like you will have lots of new planting space.

Jake said...

I can't believe you got that close to take a picture of that Butterfly, but it is a cool picture. I really like the Hibiscus, what kind is it? I would also like to say how brave you are for extending that bed out now, I would have waited until November-January. I need to weed tonight before my trip to KY and I am dreading it, ican't imagine pulling up grass.

Jake

Dirt Princess said...

I CANNOT believe you did that much Saturday becuase it was DREADFULLY hot! WOW!!!!!

sweet bay said...

Stellar picture of the butterfly. I love it!

Ana-Maria said...

Nice flowers!Congratulations!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Beautiful Blooms! I've never heard of a Black-Eyed Susan vine, WOW! Have a great day!!

Sherrie
http://mygardeningwoes.blogspot.com/2009/06/bloom-n-tuesday.html

Florida Sue said...

What a beautiful butterfly photo! I don't know how you ever got all that St. Augustine up. I can't wait to see what you are going to do with the new area..

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow Darla. I cannot believe you dug out the bed yesterday. It is and has been so hot and know your weather isn't any different than ours. I hadn't realized there were so many salvia colors. Good photo of the butterfly.

Shellmo said...

PLEASE tell me you are going to send that first photo of your gorgeous butterfly in to Birds & Blooms magazine! Seriously!!

Tootsie said...

I am so excited to see that new big bed all decked out!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Who did you have to get permission from to expand that bed, Darla????? If "HE" mows, I'm sure he'll be thrilled not to have to mow that spot!!!!!

You all got alot done---and I'll bet you were SWEATY. Digging out that grass is not easy work!!!!! BUT--for me, I'll just sit here and watch the garden grow. I'm the lucky one!!!!

That aloe is unbelievable!!!! Mercy Me!!!

And that first photo with the butterfly is a WINNER.

Hugs,
Betsy

Prospero said...

It's amazing to see how you chalk out an area (a big area, I might add) and just go for it. Good for you.

KaysWay said...

All the shots are beautiful. I really love the butterfly.

Kay

Leedra said...

As I spent an hour out deadheading the daylilies (that have not really begun to bloom yet) this morning I thought of you. Wondering how in the world you keep up with the numerous huge flowerbeds you have.

Leedra said...

Oops, forgot....great capture of the Swallowtail on the butterfly bush.

bennie and patsy said...

I have enlarged before and that is work. know you will have more lovely flowers soon.
Patsy

Elena said...

Love the shot with the butterfly! Beautiful! The flower bed enlargement looked like a lot of work:)

Jean said...

Lots of great color going on this week! Love the combo with the caladiums and impatiens! I can't believe you are adding more! You won't have any lawn to mow pretty soon. JeaN

Sue said...

I love ALL the pictures and the beautiful flowers, but my favorite is the gourgous butterfly. Thanks for sharing so many great photos.

Sue

Dorothy said...

Darla, It's going to be so pretty! It's a good thing that you have plenty of space for your flower beds. All your flowers are beautiful. I just wish you would bottle up some of that energy and seed it to me!
Hugs!

My Mother's Garden said...

Wow! That looks like a lot of hard work. Bet you're excited about all that new real estate for planting flowers. Love all of your salvias.

Kara said...

Love the butterfly picture!! And the new bed looks great! You must be exhausted though... :)

Laurie and Chris said...

Everything looks great!!

flowergardengirl said...

I can't believe how fast you got the grass up. Your bloomers are huge;) My garden is coming in slower than a constipated snail. Our weather is cool with tons of rain. I'm glad cause last year it was a drought--but the plants would like some sunshine.

~~Rhonda said...

Your flowers look so lush and beautiful. And what a job enlarging flowerbeds! But you will be so rewarded when it's done! Good job!! ~~Rhonda

Aiyana said...

The butterfly bush has such beautiful magenta flowers and your photo of the butterfly is outstanding.
You say you got permission to enlarge the planting area--is it part of a common area?
Aiyana

Grace Peterson said...

Darla~~ There are a few words that spike my adrenaline: "plant" and "sale" in the same sentence. And "bare dirt"!! I hope you'll keep us updated.

Love your blooming photos. The butterfly on the Buddleia is priceless.

Kammy said...

HI Darla,
Thanks for visiting my blog....your pictures are just beautiful....are they from this year ?? The flowers are so lush and green, I am envious !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Susan said...

Darla- thanks for stopping by my blog...I came here to yours and I dont want to leave! Your gardens and photos are exquisite. Thanks for letting me relax here -Ill be back soon.

Marsha said...

How fun that you are having an addition to the flower beds. It will be spectactular when it is finished, I'm sure. All you touch is magic ;)

Your current blooms are just gorgeous - do you know the name of the tall white salvia? I have never seen one like it.

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a great butterfly to be attracted to your bush.

Catherine Holman said...

That's a lot of hard work! Looks like fun though.
Hugs,
Cathie

Cathy said...

Hi Daria,

From one avid gardener to another, love your garden photos. Beautiful.

Stop by my blog for an lovely "give-away".

xo Cathy

Dana said...

Boy, you've got your work cut out for you!! BTW, does anybody know of a plant that you can put in pot that will repel flies? We're having the worst time with them getting in the house everytime the back door is opened.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Love the work you're doing in your yard. Love that butterfly shot too. I've only seen one like that at the Butterfly Pavillion.

Sunweeds Secret Garden said...

Lovely photo's as usual, I know what it's like once you get permission to extend you need to make it a garden as soon as possible, before they change their mind.
http://sunweeds.blogspot.com

Sue said...

How exciting! I get all excited seeing all that empty dirt! I love how you shaped it.

Sue said...

Lovely blooms, by the way!

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