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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Weekend Garden Parties! (rain or shine)

It's time for the weekend garden parties... Cottage Garden and Fertilizer Friday drop by and see how gardens in  your own back yard - to - gardens in other parts of the world are growing...isn't blogging wonderful?!
Here in North Florida everything is wet, wet, wet.  I am not complaining at all...
photos were taken this morning.

Love, love the Dolly Madison Lilies!

Perennial Hibiscus with a visitor in the center...

Caladiums, dark Coleus and Begonia

Plumbago

This is part of the strip that was posted in my last post on the edge of our yard by the road.  Marigold, short Celosia (you know if you pinch the blooms out of the Celosia the plant will grow bushier), Toffee Twist, Nasturtiams, Sedum filled wheelbarrow.

Potato vine returned in the wheelbarrow from last summer..

Turk's Cap....wonderful plant...and yes the color is even hotter in person.

Finally the name of this plant is back on file,  Dicliptera superecta.  Google Hummingbird bush, no.  Hummingbird shrub, no.  Hummingbird plant, yes!  

Salvia coccinea is a native.  I adore this color, I also have the scarlet color growing in the middle of the strawberries....yes, they are on the ever growing list of garden chores to be relocated.

I want to give a shout out, Thank You! to all of you for supporting my new online craft business.  Requests can be made via FB or purchased via my Etsy shop.  Both links located on the top right of this page.  Imagine....people like my art!  Feel free to like my FB page... :)

29 comments:

allisamazing said...

Your garden looks lovely with all those beautiful flowers! Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog :)

Katie @ Wildwood Creek said...

Beautiful garden! The hibiscus photo is gorgeous!

Alison said...

I love that pink salvia!

Mary said...

Your garden is gorgeous!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your Dolly's are amazing, simply gorgeous! Love the pink salvia!
*hugs*deb

Dorothy said...

Love those Lilies! Well, I love all your flowers!!!!
You are very talented with that craft work and I know you will do well with your Etsy shop!!

Naomi George said...

Your flowers are SO beautiful :)

♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

Lona said...

Hi Darla. Oh your Dolly Madison lilies are so pretty and that native salvia is gorgeous. Glad you are getting some rain for your gardens.

Jody and Stan said...

What a gorgeous garden! Your photos of the flowers are so pretty!


Jody

Tree Service Queens said...

Your Plumbago is lookin' good! Got any more photos of that and the salvia?

-Oscar Valencia

Donna Heber said...

Hi Darla,

Your gardens are looking fantastic! Don't give up yet on your 'Wine & Roses' Weigela. I enjoyed seeing your pretty blooms. Thank you for stopping to visit me.

GRACE PETERSON said...

Imagine, people like your art. And your gardens! Not hard to imagine at all. Wet here too. I'm not complaining either. Hugs.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Darla, you have some bloomin beauties there. I love Sweet Potato Vine. It is just an annual here, but trails clear to the bottom of my rock wall. I enjoyed your beautiful garden.
Hugs,
Jann

Amanda Blass said...

Here in central Florida everything is wet wet too!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Dolly is a beauty! We'd take a little rain right after wheat harvest is done! Enjoy your flowers.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Congrats, Darla, on your Etsy and FB business.... That is so neat!!! You've come a long way, Baby, in a few years!!!!

We have some lilies that look similar to yours...

I tried to grow Caladium here --but it didn't do well. So --I just stuck with Hosta.

Hugs,
Betsy

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tina said...

Lucky you to get rain! None here and it is bone dry. Congrats on your new Etsy!

Beth said...

Hi Darla, Love your wheelbarrow with sedum and sweet potato vine. The plumbago is pretty too, as is the Turk's cap. Your garden looks great, Darla.

Becca's Dirt said...

Dolly Madison is a stunner. Love the color. Pretty hibuscus. Caladiums and coleus and begonia look nice together. That is what I have growing together in the shade garden. Hope you have a nice weekend.

NCmountainwoman said...

Beautiful garden. We live in a wooded area and unfortunately some of my favorite plants are considered dessert for the deer. Thanks for sharing yours.

My Little Home and Garden said...

The Dolly Madison lilies are such a striking colour. I wouldn't mind that shade in my garden! All of your plants are lovely.
-Karen

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Your garden is quite beautiful, so are your photos. You are lucky you've got rain, I've been watering for the last two day. Oh wow my water bill! Thanks for stopping by!

Becky said...

The color of those lillies is beautiful! I gotta get me some of those.

Bella said...

Hi Darla,
Thanks for the lovely garden tour, how lucky you are to have salvia as a native! I am your newest follower...
Happy gardening :-)
Bella

Zinnia said...

I long for my lilies begin to bloom. My hibiscus is a common houseplant, but it soon begins to flower. Yours is so beautiful in color. I wish you a great week! Zinnia

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Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

What a gorgeous garden you have! And the caladium, dark coleus and begonia combination is just gorgeous. I was just talking to my mom yesterday about caladium, and she said it was grown with black mondo grass and red salvia to line the driveways of big fancy houses in Mobile, Alabama, where she grew up.