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Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...

The medium kids got home at 5:oo a.m. this morning...don't know how the Mime Competition turned out...our Youth Group won the district so they went to Nationals at a Youth Conference in North Carolina...it they wake up today I'll find out the results.



I have began the restructuring of the Full Sun Garden...

A Sedum Rock Garden at the entrance to the path.
It needs some more tweaking....it's a start though.
That's actually Creeping Phlox on both sides of the path.
Geranium
White Vinca
Moss Rose
Green Envy Zinnia....which is not green
Pink Vinca
Purple Vinca
I have Torenia EVERYWHERE~~~~~

Marigold
This area that we enlarged has filled in quickly....Torenia, again.

Just when I think I have pulled up or cut back the Susans......

I do like this combo in the Tipsy Planter..

Althea, Rose of Sharon, Hibiscus Family---I have seen these trees up to 15 feet around this area. It can be pruned as a shrub if you so desire. It does go dormant in the winter. Extremely easy to propagate.
This is the second flush of flowers this season.
Thanks to Jean at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday. Go on over to Jean's place and see what else it bloomin' today.

45 comments:

Jamie and Randy said...

Everything looks great, Darla. I think Jamie and I need a sedum garden somewhere, he really like them so I’m going to talk to him about it.--Randy

Roses and Lilacs said...

I like the rock arrangement. Started a garden of sedum this year too. Just a few varieties so far.
Marnie

Lzyjo said...

Your rock garden look s fabulous! Congrats to your children! Hope they break a leg, not literally of course!

Susie said...

That's the wonderful thing about gardening. It's never finished and I don't think we really want it to be. Lovely blooms Darla.

tina said...

Love that sedum garden. The rocks look great and will be a super foil for the sedums. Your tipsy planter is awesome!

Suzanne said...

Everything is gorgeous. The new rock garden is beautiful ... I love the natural feel of it. I think my favorite this week was the moss rose -- such a pretty photo of it!

PS - I think you're right about the Virginia creeper. Thanks for the info -- I've never heard of it around here, but obviously it grows well!

perennialgardener said...

Wow what a great start to the Sedum garden, love the stonework. :) Your blooms are looking lush & healthy. Wish my yellow Black Eyed Susan vine was as far along as yours. It's a bit delayed in growth this year. :(

PA_Shutterbug said...

What a nice garden show. I particularly liked the rose of sharon photograph (the individual flower).

blushing rose said...

What a lovely garden ... you did a beautiful job, the flowers are very pretty. TTFN ~Marydon

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Darla, Honey you have such beautiful gardens. Oh my gosh they are just gorgeous. I would love for you to take a closer pic of your bird bath that looks like a tree bark. It looks so beautiful and I have never seen one quite like that. Is that coleus growing tall in the middle of the one garden? Amazing, truly amazing. No matter how much love I put into my gardens right now with this heat everything dies. My gardening is pretty much over until Fall. Then I can start again. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful strolling area you have there. Country Hugs, Sherry

Dorothy said...

You have the most beautiful, lush flower gardens I have ever seen!!!
I like that light green potato vine with what looks like a dark red Coleus.

Dawn said...

Your sedum rock garden looks like it's going to be beautiful! I like the way it slants and it will keep everything tame.

George said...

I really would like to see your gardens in person -- the pictures are gorgeous. Your sedum rock garden looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

I've got to come and see your new gardens-THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL! You're so industrious in this heat. I've only been able to water and do a little cleanup in my garden.
Ms. Doris

Tootsie said...

I would love a sedum garden!!! I would also like to come see your gardens in person! It all looks wonderful...I am excited to see that new bed growing next year! Oh...wait..you you have to take a winter break there? or can you just garden year round (like a lucky brat)
lol
sorry I have been out on the lake a lot and not home till late I have slacked off on my posting this summer really bad...I will be up and running again soon...lol
I did post something today..although it it not that great!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla your new sedum bed addition is looking so wonderful. I love the rock layout.
Wow, your new enlarged bed has really taken off. Amazing.

Elena said...

You have such a beautiful garden! So lush and beautiful.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the rock garden, that's looking great! I'm waiting for my 'Envy' Zinnia to bloom, I hope mine will be green. That torenia does love your garden, it's looks really pretty like that!

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I never think to put potato vine in the ground - I always use it containers - but seeing your in the garden is so beautiful I think I'm going to try it next year. The rock garden is looking awesome! -Jackie

Sue said...

I enjoyed your blooms and flower beds. I see you have lots of pinks and yellows, like I do.

I don't remember if I've commented on your header photo. It's a wonderful shot of your butterfly and butterfly flower! It's in the middle, too. I wasn't able to get mine centered with the blog title on it. I did try making it the 660 pixels, as I had seen somewhere before someone on my blog told me about that. I may not have done it in the right place, so I might try it again.

Florida Sue said...

Your sedum garden is going to look fantastic. Your flowers are looking pumped up and beautiful as usual. Thinking of you today, Darla...

XOSue

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Darling. [couldn't resist!]

I love your new rock garden. It must have been a lot of fun turning your vision into reality--one of the best perks of gardening, don't you think?
I hope you'll post progress pictures as your plants proliferate.

Your blooms are beautiful as always. The pink vinca must be a perennial for you. I've got a small clump that is reveling in this heat--a very sweet plant.

It's always nice when the crew makes it home safely. You can heave a sigh of relief.

SmilingSally said...

You have a HUGE green thumb because it's all so beautiful.

Dani said...

It sure looks like summer at your place Darla! Beautiful!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Your Rock Garden will be gorgeous. We love ours. We have semps (chicks and hens) and sedum planted in several places around our yard---where there is a 'spot'... It's amazing how many different varieties of semps there are---and so many colors. I can't wait to see the rock garden as it grows.

Hugs,
Betsy

Heather said...

What can I say that hasn't already been said? Beautiful! Good job on the rock garden. It turned out spectacular!

Gail said...

I like the new design...and the rock garden is especially nice. The sedum choices available to you are going to make planting it a lot of fun! gail

Jake said...

I bet that Sedum area will look great when it fills in. Nice t0 see some stuff we haven't seen already.

Jake

Valerie said...

As usual, your gardens are wonderful. Have u had much rain there?

Prospero said...

Perhaps your Green Envy Zinnia is not green because it is simply envious of verdant foliage. You may well have lots of Torenia, but it's very nice. I like how your full sun bed is shaping up, too. How's that blue sage coming along? Mine is just flowering?

Frances said...

I love your sedum garden, Darla. That phlox will fill in in no time too. Wow, that is a lot of torenia, but it looks so pretty. We have those rose of sharons, they came with the property and are quite weedy, seeding all over. I encouraged them in the beginning but now pull them out or that is all we would have! HA Congrats on the competition successes, whatever they might be.
Frances

A home far away said...

lovely photos!

I´m a Swedish woman living in Singapore and I love taking photos:)

Have a good day!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Thank you for the link. What a nice thing that is to do.

I can testify to the Rose of Sharon getting large. Mine is old but it is also cut down or back several times in thirty years. It is about 15 feet tall and about 10 feet through. I used a cutting from it to make a tree and that is now about 10 feet tall about the top is like a lolipop and filled with blooms.

You have most energy than I do. I love what you are doing and there was a time I would have been digging in the dirt too. Now I just have to take it easy.

I do have a fried squirrel on the banner and more about that tomorrow. I wanted to tell someone who understands more about photography than just pushing the shutter button that your visit will count and help make history. Pick a Peck of Pixels

marmee said...

what great summer blooms...i love the new garden for sedum.

Aiyana said...

Your garden is beautiful. I really think the Rose of Sharon is especially nice.
Aiyana

bennie and patsy said...

Great rock garden. It all looks so good.
Patsy

Leedra said...

Your yard is really pretty this time of year. Show us a current shot of the pretty little shed. Wondering how it is looking this time of year.

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Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

Just beautiful! Everything looks so pretty. I love the black eyed susans. I have the vine on the side of my house and it's getting huge. I just love it.
~Michelle

Martha said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love that yellow and pink combo too! Gorgeous!

Calming Scents said...

your yard and new project is looking great. I think that moss rose is sooo pretty, one of my favorite flowers. I need to get some of my flowers up before fall arrives and they begin to fade away.

Marie said...

I like your rock garden and the flowers are beautiful! Congrats on your children and I hope they had a nice time here in North Carolina

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a beautiful show your flowers are putting on.

Jean said...

Looks like you've taken on a large project. Looking good! My rose of Sharon have just started to bloom. All your pictures are great. Jean

Carla said...

I love your sedum garden rocks! How cool to zig-zag them like that, giving each one its on highlighted space. Good idea:) Have a wonderful day:)

Sue said...

I knew I had left a comment here, but this is the last post I'd read, so now, I'm caught up. I am glad for the reminder I need to get to my neighbor's and dig up some of her several kinds of sedum. She told me about it, and has put up a sign, saying "free plants" because of the curb work that is going to be done. I told her she should save some for replanting, but she said what's left will grow back over.