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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...and Awards..

Calla's are happy. Here's the mystery 'Show Off'
Shrimp Plant is beginning to bloom
White Zinnia
How did this guy sneak in here?Nastrutium

I thought after two weeks of rain I had lost the Strawflowers...They seem to appreciate the sun.

I have a few different types of Zinnias...I just love this color one.

Balloon Flower is open. Jean did you send me these seeds? I have confused myself with my organizational skills as of late!

Forget Me Nots, Cosmos and some Purple Coneflowers.

Lacecap Hydrangea
Begonia - Get on over to http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com for more Bloomin' Tuesday.
I have received two awards in the last couple of days..! Thank you Karrita from http://mymothersgardens.blogspot.com/ for this One Lovely Blog Award.

Thank you Patsy from http://bennie-thesmiths.blogspot.com/ for the Uplifting Blogger Award.

I do appreciate that some of you believe that my blog is worthy of awards and I do appreciate them. This time of the year is pretty busy, so I may not get to pass them along. Not only that, it's getting tough to pick only a few. I believe everyone who takes the time to blog and visit is worthy. Thank you again, Karrita and Patsy!

42 comments:

cherry said...

Miss Darla everything is looking so pretty. I need to go check on my Shrimp plants to see if they are blooming yet hummmmmmm.
happy Tuesday and congrat's on your award.
hugs, Cherry

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Valerie said...

You deserve all the awards. Your flowers are outstanding. One day I am going to join that blooming Tuesday. How do I do that? I have 3 little GC today and we may go to the movies. I would rather be outside but that is what they prefer. So off to the movies we go! I do love the popcorn and its 1.00 day at our movies!

Shellmo said...

Your zinnias are so perfect looking, everything is just lovely! Was that a damsel or dragonfly? It was pretty but intimidating at the same time- lol! HOpe he doesn't bite!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Congratulations on the awards. You DO deserve them!
Is that a dragonfly? Love it. And those straw flowers. Never seen them before.

Teri C said...

Gorgeous blooms!

Tracey said...

Beautiful blooms! Love the Shrimp Plant :)
Congrats on your awards!!

Dorothy said...

You DO have a lovely blog, and you deserve the award. Beautiful colors today!!!

Dave@The Home Garden said...

The lacecap hydrangeas are spectacular. I wish we had more shade to add them to our gardens. Maybe in time. Everything looks great Darla!

Grammy said...

Hi Darla, you have lots of amazing blooms. Have a great week.

fishing guy said...

Darla: Beautiful flower as usual, I really liked the dragonfly. That is a great photo.
BTW: A tough What Is It today, partly up your alley. Try it.

Gail said...

Congrats on the award! Your blog is uplifting...and your flowers always make me smile and so does the dragonfly. Have a good week...gail

Carla said...

As aways a feast for the eyes!!! (GREAT dragonfly closeup:)

Deb said...

Darla...
I'm envious..my Zinnias are just coming up...last year they lasted until October...

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love your new pool picture on the sidebar! Are those all of your kids?
Your flowers are looking great, and the dragonfly picture looks really good enlarged!
Congrats on your awards!

Dirt Princess said...

I thought my shrimp plant was a goner, but it is making a comeback. Mine is yellow. Everything is looking great! As usual. I took tons of dragonfly pics yesterday

Roses and Lilacs said...

What gorgeous photos today. The calla lily is lovely. I always consider zinnias a casual, cottage garden flower but the white is very elegant. It would look outstanding in the most formal of gardens.
Marnie

Sherrie said...

Hi!
All of them are beutiful!! Haven' t seen any Strawflowers around here. I'll have to check and see if i can find some. Have a great day!

Sherrie

Tootsie said...

lookin good!!! I have never seen a shrimp plant before...I think I like it!
found that my grape vines did not make it this year...so I will have to carefully dig them out and put something else in their places....grrr....I just finished planting, AND when I checked them, they had buds...but have since kicked the bucket. We had a long cold winter, and my roses didn't make it either!

Aiyana said...

That's a great photo of the dragonfly! I love the color of the dark pink/coral Zinnia, as well as the first Calla. Everyone has so many flowers--I have cactus flowers, but not much else going on in my garden. It's just too hot already.

Aiyana

Prospero said...

The Lacecap Hydrangea is very attractive. My shrimps are starting to bloom as well. How long will your nasturtiums last? Mine are done for the season.

Jean said...

Darla, I do believe I sent the baloon flower seeds. Mine aren't blooming yet, they usually bloom late summer. I love the color of your zinnia too! The dragon fly pic is awesome! Happy Bloomin' Tuesday! Jean

ChrisC said...

Your flowers look great.I never seem to have luck with zinnias for some reason.
And the sun is back after all that rain.Yea!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful Darla.... I love that white Zinnia. Don't think I've ever seen white ones before.

I have Begonias.. They do well here in Summer/Fall with almost no care, other than water.

Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Elena said...

Your flowers are beautiful! My favorite is the shrimp plant. I have never seen that and it is most unusual!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Congrats on the awards Darla! I love your Calla lilies. They must stay in bloom for quite a while. I may have to get some after looking at yours ove the weeks. See what you started Darla ;-) I have never grown straw flowers either. You have so many different kinds of flowers.I love visiting your garden.

Tootsie said...

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is her link. she is busy busy the last few days, so she hasn't posted

momstheword said...

These are so pretty. I love my Balloon Flowers! You take the best pictures, you got mad photography skilz, girl!

Laurie and Chris said...

All of your flowers look great. Lucky you! I haven't even planted any annael yet.

Titania said...

Hi Darla, It is lovely to see the delightful flower borders in your garden. It is a credit to your diligence and artistic flair with growing plants. The Rose with the lost tag looks to me like "Double Delight" does that ring a bell? I think the little guy owns the garden. Have happy summer days.

perennialgardener said...

As always your blooms are wonderful Darla. I'm glad the Strawflower survived all that rain you got in the past couple of weeks. Some flowers just love the heat of summer like those gorgeous zinnias of yours! ;)

Elizabeth-Plain and Simple said...

Wow. You really have some beautiful flowers. My shrimp plant did not come back this year. I am surprised because it did really well last year. Perhaps it was too cold of a winter for it??? Congratulations on your awards. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous blooms with us.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

Jake said...

Love seeing pictures of your Calla Lillies. Congartulations on your award!

Jake

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Congrats on the awards, you do deserve them.

The garden is looking lovely.

Jen

George said...

Congratulations on your awards and on the beautiful flowers in your garden.

Q said...

So many blooms!Your gardens are lovely I love the dragonfly!
I too enjoy callas.
Sherry

Lara said...

every time I see such a pretty garden, I hope that ours will come soon to a shape too!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Hi Darla, you do have a lovely blog--your garden is so alive, blooming with such color and I'm sure the scent is intoxicating as well! It must be almost overwhelming to the senses to see it all in person...in a good way, of course! You have such variety--it's all beautiful;-) Jan

Aerie-el said...

Oh so lovely! It's so interesting to see what you've got in bloom there! The dragonfly is a sweet addition to the flowers :)

Kathleen said...

oooh, that shrimp plant is beautiful. I've never seen/grown it before. Everything is so pretty Darla. The callas are amazing ~ I bet they overwinter for you there??

~~Rhonda said...

Darla, thank you sharing all those wonderful pictures. Your dragonfly shot is great. I am partial to hydrangeas, so love that bloom in particular. ~~Rhonda

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