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Friday, July 31, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

Get on over to http://tootsietime.blogspot.com and flaunt your flowers.

Swallowtail on Marigold
Sun loving Coleus-Oxblood with Amaranthus-
Balloon Flower
I wonder what these Poinsettias will do?
Autumn Joy Sedum with Impatiens
The color intensifies on this Gerbera Daisy with every bloom.
Lisianthus
Cosmos---late sown seeds...

Golden Shrimp Plant
Red Shrimp Plant
Sunflowers from seeds from "The Great Sunflower Project" Department of Biology, San Francisco State University. You watch the Sunflowers everyday for 30 minutes. Record how many open flowers on one plant and collect data on the bees that visit the flowers. Photos are great too. Bees: Responsible for Every Third Bite of Food!!
Can't remember their name....sigh..I think it's Queen something!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

42 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Great butterfly photo. The sunflower project sounds interesting. I wish I had more sunflowers this year it would be fun to participate.
Marnie

Jamie and Randy said...

Darla,
Those are the most colorful flowers photos! Very pretty.

Susie said...

Beautiful blooms Darla. That gerber is especially pretty.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend too!

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the butterfly. You still have so much color. The gerber daisy is so rich looking.

Dorothy said...

Just gorgeous!All are pretty but I love those delicate Cosmos!

tina said...

I love those shrimp plants. One year we went to Universal Studios in Orlando and they were everywhere! We don't see them much here. I would thing the poinsettia is hardy there? Maybe you'll get some colorful bracts this winter.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Beautiful butterfly and great flower shots.

bennie and patsy said...

As always your garden is looking good.
patsy

Jacki said...

That gerbera daisy's colour is just amazing. It'll be interesting to see what happens with your poinsetta. I've kept some given to me at Christmas as house plants. They are supposed to rebloom if you keep them in absolute darkness (not even headlight beams or streetlights or anything) for about 12 hours/day for 6 weeks in November-ish. But, if you don't care about the blooms, I think the plant continue to do fine. Keep us posted on that though1

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely photos of the butterfly and all the blooms. I love that shrimp plant.

Tootsie said...

your garden seems to get prettier every time you share! I love how you always get some critter in the shots too...I seem to be a big clumsy alarm that scares them away before I can get the shot! lol
thanks for flaunting with me friend!!! I always look forward to seeing what you have going on!

siteseer said...

I don't think I've ever seen a shrimp plant. All your flowers are beautiful.

Jake said...

Nice blooms, I too wonder what your Poinsettia will do. I got a very small one last yer, but it died even with protection, it ws to small to go out and be planted. It gace holiday color by the mailbox in December.

My Balloon Flower has stoppe blooming.

Jake

MissyM said...

Love all your blooms. The sunflower project does sound very interesting. I have noticed that once mine opened, they seemed to draw a whole new set of little bees.

Dirt Princess said...

Looks great! Have awonderful weekend

Prospero said...

Beautiful butterfly. Darla, is your Poinsettia new? I have some planted outside, here and there. They need short days to turn deep red.

Florida Sue said...

I hope you have a great weekend too my dear Darla. My poinsettias are at the same stage as yours and that multi colored amaranthus is gorgeous. I love the concept of the Sunflower Project, are you going to post your results?

XOSue

Outside In said...

Great photo of the butterfly and beautiful blooms, Happy FF!


-Cathy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I can't wait to see the Sunflowers here too. I think we'll try counting bees on them, but they are so tall we'll need binoculars. I think it could be 'Lemon Queen'? I saved seeds from mine last year and I'm hoping that some will bloom soon.
That Gerber daisy is beautiful

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Again--I have SO enjoyed your pretty flowers. My Sedum looks just like yours so far. Of course, the deer ate some of mine this year. Grrrrr....

That Coleus certainly bring more color to your yard doesn't it????

My brother used to live in St. Augustine. They had Poinsettia planted on the side of their home--and it bloomed and bloomed at Christmastime every year. I'll bet yours does also.

Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

First time I've seen poinsettias growing outdoors - here they're only a potted plant for Christmas. Love the idea of your sunflower project.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I got some really nice sunflowers again this year. I haven't posted many yet. I hope to soon since I have Our Flower Pot blog up again.

I enjoyed my visit and tried to see how many of the flower you have that I had or have as most are perennials and some are done blooming this years.

It is a cool, 63 degrees here at 6:00 AM in Ohio on this August 1st, 2009. Not bad. I slept under a blanket last night. We set the coldest July ever recorded last month. I hope you will have nice weather this August.

Jessica said...

Beautiful flowers and your butterfly photo is amazing!

marmee said...

wonderful blooms...love the bees for the work they do.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla I love your ox blood coleus next to the Amaranthus, such a pretty pairing. Your poinsettia will probably grow into a tree in your area.

Denise said...

This is a beautiful series of photos. Really enjoyed them.

Jake said...

I now have pictures of my Texas Red Star Hibiscus up on my blog. I think you said you wanted to see it when it bloomed.

Jake

Chris said...

Beautiful!

lynn'sgarden said...

Ooo, Darla, lovely photo of the butterfly! I've been taking tons of pics of them also as the buddleias are at peak. My next favs are the gerbera and lisianthus. Envying your shrimp plant...I overwintered my coral one and it's still leggy and not blooming yet!
Lynn

Carla said...

Beautiful! Love the Sun loving Coleus-Oxblood, I have one doing pretty well, and plan on adding more.

ChrisC said...

Your blooms are gorgeous!As is the photography.

Valerie said...

I love your flowers as usual. It has been raining since we came home from vacation so I haven't got to go outside and check things out here. I am hoping there are some blooms here since all the rain.

Meems said...

Hi Darla,
You sure do have a lot of pretty blooms in North Florida! I just love your cosmos... I wonder if I could still plant more seeds??? The sunflower project sounds so interesting.
Meems @ Hoe and Shovel

Jesikarena said...

That butterfly shot is beautiful!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful flowers with lovely flowers..I Really loved the shots..Thanks for sharing the beauty....Unseen Rajasthan

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lovely blooms! I love the Balloon flower! Shrimp plants are funny, I've never had them. I wish Autumn Joy kept its blooms like that, green.

Sue said...

You always have such lovely blooms! I like the color of your lisianthus. The sunflower project sounds like fun. Do you get to see how it turns out?

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