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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Fertilizer/Flaunt Friday

Linking up with Tootsie for Fertilizer/Flaunt Friday......
A rescued Gerbera Daisy from Wal-Mart for $1.50, score!

One of my wheelbarrows.  There is a Diascia on the left and one on the right.  The one on the left is Diascia Coral the regular type.  The one on the right is, drum roll please, Diascia Darla!  How cool is that?  Anyway, the Darla series is more compact and the leaves seem to be a little larger and more jagged.

White Wisteria has a few more blooms than last year.  And it's fragrance is divine.

Love this darker purple Larkspur.  Becky, I hope you can see the foliage on the Larkspur.

I would love to have more of this pink Larkspur.  I'll be saving the seeds for sure!!

Clematis on the lattice, it is always a wonderful performer.

I declare these Clematis blooms are the size of my hand.

I had the cortisone injection in my hip this past Wednesday afternoon.  I took a couple of xanax before the procedure so I was nice and relaxed.  Therefore the procedure went smooth as silk.  Thank you Lord.  I was in the bed the entire day on Thursday, taking pain meds and half a day on Friday.  Friday afternoon I managed to walk around the gardens and take these photos. It can take up to 3 weeks to get full relief.

We are having a nice slow rain today, the soaker kind.  We need it as we are already over 4 inches behind for the year and finished 2011 way below average.

30 comments:

Lona said...

What a great find the Gerbera Daisy was Darla. Your Diascia looks so pretty with it in the wheelbarrow.
I love your white wisteria. I would love to get one but if it took 14 years to bloom like my blue one I would likely not live long enough to see it bloom. LOL! That pink Larkspur is pretty. Mostly all you see is the blue but the pink looks more dainty. Have a wonderful weekend.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Anything with fragrance is a bonus in a garden. And blooms to boot? Wow.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

NellJean said...

You need a postive comment about the injections? My husband had them in his back for leg pain. Sometimes it takes more than one to get the desired effect. I hope you're feeling much better by now.

I'm glad you found a white Loropetalum. I'm grateful for rain all over the Floridan aquifer. We've had close to a half inch so far.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Big fan of Larkspur, need to plant some seeds this fall, what a pretty bloom.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Wisteria? Clematis? I still think you live on some other planet, Darla! Wonderful! What about wisteria? Does it agressively spread as they say?

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You have a flower named for you! :-)
The pink larkspur is sure pretty. I hope you get some seeds. My larkspur self seeds and usually I get some pink in there.
Hope you continue to feel better.

twistedfencepost said...

I hope your hip gets to feeling better soon! I know how much you want to be outside getting your hands dirty.

Val said...

My clematis and wisteria has not bloomed yet. I don't guess it is time yet here. Everything is early bloomers here though. I guess the hot weather. So glad your procedure went well. I hope it helps. I am about to the point of getting something done to my shoulder. You will have to give us updates on how you are feeling.

daisy said...

Gorgeous clematis! Sending you ~healing~ thoughts and prayers.

Becca's Dirt said...

I love those slow rains. We had a nice rain like that off and on yesterday and last night. I see the foliage on it and mine isn't larkspur. I sure was hoping. Why did my seeds have mold on them and they stuck together. I had them in a RX bottle. Love your clematis. The wheel barrow looks so nice - love the plant combination.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Glad your procedure went well--and I pray that this will give you some relief... Take care of yourself.

Great flowers today.. I especially love those Clematis blooms... AWESOME.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

oh hunny...I am so sorry you have been hurting!!! I wish I could help...I know how bad these things can be. My shoulders are killing me this year.
your wheel barrow photo made me smile...I need to plant one myself. I am really missing my old yard...this one is horrible!...for now.
Once again I am just loving the tour of all the gardens that have linked in to my little party! I am so excited to visit each and every post...they are all so inspiring and I am NEVER disappointed! Thank you so much for sharing your garden with my Friday Flaunt this week...I do hope you will link in again soon!
This post is being shared on my Tootsie Time Facebook page too just so you are aware.
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Suffia said...

You have such beautiful blooms in your garden. I especially love wisteria and clematis. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a lovely weekend.

Paula said...

Lovely! Looks so cheery - thanks for sharing, Paula in Idaho

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imac said...

Love em all - but that deep purple is great Darla.

Beth said...

Your clematis are stunning! Love that pink larkspur too. I planted the red breadseed poppies (inside) that you sent me last fall. I'm really looking forward to seeing them in my garden this summer. Hope you get to feeling better. Gardeners need good legs!
Happy Easter!

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GRACE PETERSON said...

Well, I declare this is good news all the way around. Thank you Lord that you didn't suffer with the injection. Thank God for Xanax!! And I'm so glad you're getting rain. I hope it continues on a regular basis to keep your garden and its owner happy! I love Diascia and that wisteria is just so pretty. Love your Clemmies and the Larkspur are also pretty. You're miles ahead of us in the what's-blooming-now department.

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Diann said...

these are all beautiful pictures of some gorgeous blooms! I hope you and your family have a very happy Easter!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Darla,
Did spring come earlier in your area like it did in Nebraska and other places? It sure looks like summer there!

I haven't been keeping up well, so I don't know what was going on with your hip. I have had cortizone injections for pain before, and they did help. The pain came back with time for my tennis elbow and plantar faciitis, though. I hope your hip heals soon.

Have a blessed Easter!

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