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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday--Words.

Duranta erecta (verbena family)-Golden Dewdrop. Warning: Attractive fruits are poisonous to humans. DO NOT use in children's play areas.
Sun loving Coleus, (oxblood) color intensifies with heat and potato vine in container.
Impatiens, Caladiums, Hosta and Lantana in the back.
Does anyone know this Begonia? Ms. Doris gave me a piece of it and it's filled this entire container. Blooms light pink. Ms. Doris has had this for a long time and cannot find another like it.
What do you do with bird feeders that really aren't? I stuck Sedum in this one.
Torenia, Sweet Potato Vine, New Guinea Impatiens, Amaranthus, Begonias and Bromeliad (Queen's Tears) in the back left.

Painted Lady on Purple Coneflower.
Catherine over at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com/ these Crocosmia would probably do well in your dry shade...Want one?
Hamelia patens - Firebush can grow to 15ft in ideal conditions.
and Clematis! For more Outdoor Wednesday click http://asoutherndaydreamer.blogspot.com/ or Wednesday Words click http://muddybootdreams.blogspot.com/
While I was in the store Monday, someone hit the back quarter panel on the drivers side of my car...Was there a note or anything left for me to contact them? Well NO!! I would not have been able to sleep that night if I had dented someone's car and just left...what about you?


Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Lovely, beautiful blooms. Wish I knew that Begonia. I'd like some myself. :) Your garden is overflowing for floral abundance.~~Dee

Shellmo said...

I love seeing the variety you have! That sedum bird feeder / plant holder was very nice!
Sorry to hear your car was hit - can't believe that the turkey that hit you didn't at least leave a note!

Jamie and Randy said...

Beautiful Blooms!I"ve never heard of a firebush before. What a cool plant.--Randy

Twisted Fencepost said...

Pretty flowers and butterflies. How can you stand to be around such beauty every day? tee hee
Sorry to hear about your quarter panel. I can't believe they didn't even leave a note.
First, I couldn't sleep at night.
Second, they would find me, I'm sure of it.

Marina Capano said...

just beautiful blooms!


Lois said...

That's terrible about someone hitting your car Darla! That person should be ashamed of themselves for not leaving a note. What goes around comes around I always say.

Lori E said...

Wow you have a fabulous garden. Lots of huge leaves that really put on a show.

tina said...

That's awful about your car. I once nicked the side of a car on a walk in Germany. It scuffed the paint and I waited over an hour for the person to come out. They were so nice they never even made a claim. But! My van was hit in a parking lot. I had a customized Chevy Astro maxed out. The person hit the rear bumper and pulled off several pieces of the custom bumper and took off. Of course they did stop-long enough to pick up the pieces to try to hide their crime. It made me so suspicious and angry for a long time. This was in Germany and the American community was small. I knew it was an American too. I tried to find the car to no avail. I don't know how folks live with themselves and when it happens to them-I say good!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Darla,
Your flowers are so pretty, and you have such a variety, I know you are really enjoying them. Thank you for sharing.

Mama said...

Hello Darla, you have such a beautiful garden and your plants/blooms look so healthy and happy, love the bird feeder and the Begonia, happy OW, Kathy.

Mama said...

Forgot to say, your header is stunning, K.

Lzyjo said...

What an atrocity!! I hate rudeness! whoever did it deserves many sleepless nights!

Everything is so beautiful! My favorite is the coleus and bright green sweet potato vine! Gorgeous contrast!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, I'm so sorry about your car! I hate that for you. But I am happy that you have such lovely flowers in your garden and shared them with us! I wish I had your green thumb and could grow flowers as pretty as yours. It seems I live at the garden center replacing things that die! But yours are as pretty as a picture!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!


Sheila :-)

Carla said...

love your color combos, the sedum in the cool blue bird house is too cool:) I see you made it back safe and sound!!! (a 15 ft firebush? That would be something to see:)

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

Your plants are overflowing they've gotten so big and pretty! I'd love to try the Crocosmia, I had no idea they'd grow in dry shade. Thanks!
I can't believe people just hit cars and leave. It's happened to me several times, once they practically totaled the car. My dad once saw someone hit his car and when he said something they said "no I didn't" and left. Hope the damage wasn't too bad.

Dani said...

No, I would have never done something like that! That's just so rude!

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Beautiful blooms. I love the sweet potato vine. The color is so vibrant.


momstheword said...

Your flowers are so pretty. How lovely a view you have.

No, I wouldn't have done it either. When I was a teen two of our cars and our neighbor's car was parked on the street.

A bunch of guys had been drinking and hit both our cars and our neighbor's car (well, they knocked it into ours).

They just bailed out of their car and left it there, so we didn't need a note, lol!

Jake said...

What a great idea you had for the bird feeder. It remind sme of a hanging strawberry pot like I have my Hen and Chickens in.

I remember my moms car ebing hit by a Rumpke Garbage Truck in KY and they didn't leave a note. A person who saw it happen did and left thier number if we neeeded a witness. She didn't have to go to court over it once she said thier was a witness and a huge white paint mark across the car and in the huge dent. They decided they would just go ahead and pay for it.


Tootsie said...

oh Darla!!! your garden takes my breath away! How much land is your garden on? It seems huge...I wish I could see it in person!!!!!
how's the patio area coming???

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh lovely garden. So lush. I love what you did with the bird feeder. I mean how cute is that? Just wonderful. Your coleus is so happy. I loved the gerbera daisy so vibrant and the hostas. Oh my. Beautiful outdoor wednesday post. Just beautiful. I have signed up to follow your blog. I have to come back. Please stop by and say hi. Would love to have you follow me as well. Country Hugs, Sherry

Amy said...

Your flowers are just lovely. I am so impressed that you know what they all are too. I just know mine as "that pink one," or "that yellow one." LOL.

I am sorry to hear about your car. People really can be amazing sometimes! Amy

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing.

Nancy said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L! I love it all! That potato vine is...divine! I didn't plant any of it this year but I usually do! Everything looks so colorful! nancy

Candy said...

I do love to see all the wonderful flowers. We are in drought times and conserving water, so thanks fro sharing your blooms.
Loved seeing the walk in the woods, my kind of outing for sure.

Oh, the bird feeder is so cute.


Betsy from Tennessee said...

More beauty in Darla's garden. Looks like everything is fine --after your little vacation. Did you have anyone watering and watching things for you? We always struggle leaving our yard when we go on vacation... BUT--I'm determined not to be a slave to my yard, as much as I love it!!!!

Glad you had a nice vacation.

flmom said...

Beautiful photos. I especially enjoyed seeing the butterfly. My garden has been full of black swallowtails laying eggs. We have about 17 caterpillars inside (8 already in the chrysalis) and counted 20 or so outside on the parsley.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Your garden looks gorgeous! All those chartreuses and burgundys and fuschias look so bright & cheery. Sorry about your car, they should have left you a note.

Marsha said...

#1 I wouldn't sleep either if I dented someone's care and didn't leave my contact info. I'm sorry about your car.

#2 - your gardens are so gorgeous and all the blossoms are just so pretty. I wish I had more shade to grow some of those beauties.

Martha said...

Gorgeous as always!
I have a couple of those fire bushes in my yard, they get very wilted every afternoon in the summer. By morning they look great - what is the ideal location for these?
And no, I could never just take off if I hit someones car. I'm sorry about what happened to yours.

bennie and patsy said...

Sorry about the car, people can be so bad. Looks like your garden came back just beautiful after that storm and so much rain.

Crystal said...

Hello Darla,
So glad to meet you. Your gardens are just gorgeous. I had never seen a crinum? before, such a beauty.
Thanks for stopping by, it led me right back to you. I am now a follower.

Leedra said...

Love all your flowers, your yard is gorgeous. Like that Crinum, and the bird feeder with sedum.

Sandra said...

Wow, lovely blooms! Love the potato vine!

Susie said...

That begonia is pretty Darla. Looks like some type of Rex begonia to me. I love the pot you have it in too.

Valerie said...

Love all the pics! I am like you - I just could not live with myself if I did that to someones car. Are you ready to go back to the cabin?? I am. My hubby wants to find that trout stream you talked about.

Mary said...

There is such variety in your garden! Your photos are wonderful. Thank you for sharing them with us.

sweet bay said...

Beautiful flowers -- so much color!!

I feel your pain with regard to your car -- someone hit my truck in a Lowe's parking lot a few years back and managed to do over $3K worth of damage.