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Friday, March 9, 2012

Fertilizer Friday and Flaunt

It's time for Tootsie's weekly party.

Loropetulams aka Fringe Flower are starting to bloom.

Weeping Youpon is starting to bloom.

I wanted to move this Clematis that grows up the Pink Dogwood Tree before it started setting buds.  I might still try to move it, what do you think?

My Amaryllis are starting to set bud!

Some of the Ranunculas from last year have returned.  I adore them!  They look like double Anemone.
I do not know what to make of this weather.  We are seriously back and forth with the windows open, the heater on and then the air conditioner on some days.  I'm not sure if the rest of you have a spring indicator in your gardens or not.  I do.  For as long as I can remember, once my Crape Myrtles start leafing out that means no more freezes for the season.  The are leafing out, so we shall see if it holds true this year.

Some of the summer bulbs that my husband has been ordering are starting to come in.  I have 200 hundred waiting to be planted right now.  They include:

Liatris spicata purple
Anemone coronaria 'De Caen'
Gladioli nanus mix
Allium moly luteum golden
Sparaxis tricolor mix

Here's hoping for great weekend weather for gardening!!


xinex said...

Your garden is starting to look so pretty, Darla. You have so many beautiful flowers!...Christine

Lona said...

I just love that anemone Darla! I have some Ranunculas growing in a pot indoors. I have my finger crossed that they will bloom. I cannot believe you have clematis buds already. The Fringe Flower is so pretty. I had to join your followers list again after you came back to this blog. I had you deleted. LOL! Have a terrific weekend.

Patsy said...

I am so glad you are back Darla with your flowers,so many to see.

Sandy said...

I so understand what you mean by, "The windows open, shut, heat on and off and the a/c on and off".. we have been flipfloping all winter here too...
Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind words...
Happy Spring

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love that your husband orders plants for you! That is so cool.
Your flowers are so pretty. Clematis seem to be pretty tough, I move mine all the time and haven't killed one yet. Sometimes they don't bloom until the next year though.

NellJean said...

Looking lovely at your place.

My Crape Myrtles are leafing out, too. Tecoma stans and Brugs have little sprouts at the base. There are tiny blueberries on the blueberry bushes, all in bloom.

You can't fool a pecan tree. They stand strong and silent and dark, waiting. Spring is not here yet despite those early blackberry blooms I saw yesterday.

Tootsie said...

hugs sister girl!!! I have missed you a lot lately!!! Your spring garden is looking good!!! I can't wait for the snow to I can start anything outside!
I am just so happy to have the chance to visit here today!! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we all could tour each friday's flaunting gardens together and in person? I would love it!
I wish I had more time to visit all of my favorites everytime you post!
Thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful weekend!
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Hey Darla Girl... I LOVE your Loropetalum. Mine is so puny, barely holding on to life. Chock it up to the climate differences, such a cruel reality. Your pink ranunculus is such a warm, rich color--my favorite.

Boy, moving that Clemmy now is risky business. I would probably wait but that's just me.

We've had pretty funky weather here too. On Monday and Tuesday there was snow and icy roads. Thursday and Friday were sunny and in the low 60s. Go figure.

Have a wonderful weekend dear friend. Hugs.

Larry said...

Like looking into our future... can't wait for our spring to arrive... Larry

sonya said...

looking good girl, miss ya, sonya

imac said...

What you need is a planter,lol
Nice post Darla.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

The weather is weird here too.
That's a lot of bulbs coming in. Happy planting.

Becca's Dirt said...

I wish I was out gardening today but I'm getting ready for an afternoon at moms with the family for her birthday today. I think that spring has arrived. I'm gonna make like it is and am trying to get some things done. I will buying some color for the gardens soon. Will see what Lowe's or Home Depo have. I have liatrus seeds. I don't know anything about them but they are beautiful. I'm gonna direct sow and see what happens.

Val said...

Sounds like you have a lot of planting to do!!! I am ready for spring too!

Val said...

Sounds like you have a lot of planting to do!!! I am ready for spring too!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You are teasing me with all that color, not much happening here yet.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Hi Darla, didn't realize you were blogging back here. I guess I didn't have this one on my feed.
Great signs of spring. I was walking in the backyard this weekend and saw my Amaryllis starting to put up some foliage. Just incredible!

Skeeter said...

Same crazy weather here as well. Now we are keeping the windows closed due to the yellow pollen from the GA Pine Trees. I hope it comes and goes quickly like it did last year. Lingering along is no fun for my white porch swing, rocking chairs and railings. LOL... Raining as I type to hoping it is washing out the yuck for a day or two. No signs of Crepe Myrtles awakening here just yet but wont be long...

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, We just returned from a trip to West VA. Even there, people were talking constantly about the mild winter they have had.. It has been a strange year.

We have lots of evidence of spring here (Bradford Pears blooming, Red Buds budding, Daffodils/Crocus/Hyacinths blooming, Tulips budding, etc.)

I think that Clematis's are hearty... If you move it now, it may or may not bloom much the first year.. BUT--I don't think moving it will hurt it..

Hope you all are doing great.

Anonymous said...

Hey, Darla, I lost you. I finally was able to track you down again. The new blog is gorgeous!

Becky said...

I haven't noticed my crepe myrtle budding. I'll have to check it tomorrow.
I have an amaryllis inside that has never bloomed. Do you think it may if I plant it outside? Or maybe it gets too cold up here. Well except for this year. What do you think?

sweetbay said...

The pink Ranunculas is so lovely. Spring has started here, so I hope we don't get any more freezes.

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