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Monday, June 8, 2009

Hi!

I messed around with the computer over the weekend, either I did something right or it just decided to straighten up on it's own. Could have been all of the bad weather we had.....
I went to the nursery over the weekend, big shocker there, right? I purchased this new container from Home Depot. I planted Oxblood Coleus with some Sweet Potato Vine. Should make a nice contrast. The Coleus is sun loving and the color intensifies with heat. Over to the left the dark colored plant is Black Varnish (Pseuderanthemum) foliage plant. Plants purchased at the local nursery.
Just look at this Hibiscus........so many buds!
I just tickle myself when I get something to root. I took a cutting of this Althea, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus family last summer. It's a double ! Thanks Judy...

This is my Single Althea, Rose of Sharon in the garden.
Firebush
It's about 2 feet tall now, should double in size by the end of the season.

I love this color Gerbera Daisy.
We can't decide if this Gerbera is an off white or a very pale yellow.
Glads are blooming. I am so tired of these plants!

I stumbled, literally, on these Sunflowers blooming in the full sun garden. Guess they liked all of the rain.

Now to play catch up with you all!!

33 comments:

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a beautiful show as expected. I do like the colors on your sunflowers.

Tootsie said...

crap! I forgot to plant my sunflowers!!! and I forgot to plant 5 trays of pansy...blonde moment...lol
Have lots of potted pansy's this year and seeds in the fridge in the greenhouse for sunflowers next year! lol
things look fantastic girl...glad you got your computer fixed...was missing you lots!

Tootsie said...

as for the sleep....NO I don't sleep a lot...right now I have horrible insomnia! It does give me time to do those other things lol...I am kind of an owl...do my best decorating late at night when the kids sleep...and when it is too dark to play in the dirt...in the morning...I do my chores...until the dew dries up enough...then I am off to the gardens! never rest for the wicked! lol
we didn't get that snow we were supposed to get...I don't think anything even froze last night...thank goodness for that...I was stressing all night long about that!

Dorothy said...

Your flower garden is getting really exciting! Love the contract of the foliage plants. Gorgeous blooms everywhere! Have a great day!

tina said...

So glad you got the rose of sharon rooted. It's really quite a good way to get more of a plant. Love the firebush.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Glad you're back and have lots of new flowers to show. I love the sunflowers and the hibiscus. I think your new pot looks great too.

Jamie and Randy said...

Just beautiful, Darla! Why are you tired of the glads?

Deb said...

Darla...your flowers are so pretty...love that gerber daisey..

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous, Darla.. Love both the single and double Rose of Sharon.

Looks like the rain has helped this year. Another blogger from FL (Meems) said that many of her flowers that don't usually bloom much-are really blooming well this year, due to the rain.

Isn't it amazing that by what Mother Nature does, every year our flowers are all just a little different.

Hugs,
Betshy

Lois said...

They are all gorgeous as always Darla! I was out of town for a few days and missed the tornado, but heard about it. So glad your husband got through it OK. Tornadoes scare me so much! By the way I don't live too far from where I took my blog pic for today, just off OB Rd but closer to town. I happened to be out there looking at a house my daughter wants to buy and saw those signs and turned around so I could take the picture.

bennie and patsy said...

They are all looking so good like a happy yard with happy family living there.
Patsy

Prospero said...

The Rose of Sharon is quite beautiful. How could you tire of those gladiolas?

Roses and Lilacs said...

Those sunflowers are wonderful. I hope the ones I planted are as colorful when they bloom.

Love the gerbera daisies too. I didn't plant any this year but usually have a few.
Marnie

Jill said...

Darla I am loving the sunflowers! Pretty!

perennialgardener said...

I'm glad you got your computer straightened out, maybe it doesn't like the heat? ;) Looks like your flowers are responding to it however. :) I love your new container & plants.

Florida Sue said...

I love your new container. Everything looks so beautiful as always. I keep telling myself, I'll get there. Just a few more seasons and things are going to fill out!

Kara said...

Love your big red sunflowers!

Dani said...

We have firebush planted in our yard too and we love it!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla how do you do it? I just cannot get anything but hydrangeas to take root. What a pretty little double bloom your new one has. I love the white hibiscus.We always have room for one more pot and one or two or.... plants.

flowergardengirl said...

I love the sunflowers and how nice that they are the special varieties. Tell Tootsie it's not too late to plant sunflowers. I stagger mine planting of them and get a good long bloom time. It's the only thing I do that with. All your blooms are perfect and so lovingly you.

I'm so glad you are OK from the storms. Sorry I did not see that sooner. Too much drama going on in my life. Not good.

Cathy said...

Oh...all of your flowers are so pretty...the colors are amazing!!!

I am glad your computer problems cleard up!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful day!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Susie said...

I like your new container! The plants look great in it.

So I have to ask, why are you tired of the glads? They look so pretty.

The Stylish House said...

Darla,
Thank you for visiting my blog. It is nice to find a kindred garden spirit! Tending to my flowers is one of my favorite activities. Your garden is lovely and a beautiful gem. Cathy

Leedra said...

As usual your flowers are beautiful! Like the dark sunflowers.

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Søvnløshed said...

You garden is certainly alive and produced some beautiful shots. Isn't that spider amazing the way it's constructs its web. only seen and photographed one once and don't know if was more fascinated by the spider or the web.

iPhone Stylus said...

Should make a nice contrast. The Coleus is sun loving and the color intensifies with heat. Over to the left the dark colored plant is Black Varnish (Pseuderanthemum) foliage plant. Plants purchased at the local nursery.