Loving and Learning About Flowers in My Zone 8-8b Gardens. (with a family photo from time to time) LIFE BEGAN IN A GARDEN...
Wonderful photos, thanks for sharing. Happy SWF.
Wonderful flowers! I have that same bromeliad and it is blooming too.
You have such a wonderful variety of plants. Love seeing all the different blooms.I did a skywatch this week too. Haven't done one in ages.Marnie
You have such a delightful mixture of veggies, flowers, bushes and trees in your beautiful yard...What a pleasure it is to visit your blog, its like candy for the eyes :D
Beautiful as usual Darla. Does that Lisianthus perform well for you in FL? Here it just looks terrible.
wow Darla...what a great contribution today!!! I have never seen grapefruit on the tree before!!! I know...I know...but it is kinda neat to see something we can buy in a store...that you guys can grow in your backyard!!!thanks for linking in, I always love to see your garden...it is just so pretty...that tipsy pot planter has done very well! I want to make one of those...maybe next year!I am cleaning my house the rest of the way, my MOM and DAD are coming for my son's birthay on Sunday...and tomorrow is his party with the kids...so I don't have much time!!!I also need to mow some grass and get my yard spiffed up...4 days of rain has made some serious weed situations!!I have been meaning to send you some more photos...how's that patio area coming? I have a shot of a finished space...I just can't find it!!
Your garden is so beautiful, even with all the rain we've had. My plants look so sad. I love the photos from your trip and the way you've displayed them. Doris
Ms. Doris: Thank you so much. We really need to get together. I am getting ready to go look for some fabric to attempt making curtain. LOL!
Beautiful blooms! Happy Friday-Cathy
For me, today the star was Lisianthus. I'll have to look it up.
Hey Darla, that's interesting about the lisianthus. We sell it at work and it has been looking horrible. Maybe it's received too much watering?!?!? Thanks for the info.
Happy FF! I loved seeing all your beautiful flowers!!! Have a great weekend!!!
You have a lot of lovely flowers in your garden! I love the way the Lisianthus buds have a visible twist. The eggplants are beautiful too.
Flowers will reflect sky!
You have so much going on in the garden! Wow!I hope our garden gets it's second wind soon.--Randy
What beautiful flowers!! And to have food growing too lol. Don't you just love working in the outdoors?
Darla: Wonderful sky for SWF. Your flowers are looking great even with all the heat.
I like that balloon flower! I've never seen one before. The shrimp plant is pretty too. My shrimp plant is blooming like crazy next to my back door.
Beautiful flowers! I'm jealous of those eggplants :) Mine got as far as flowers last year, and then it was fall.
Oh I want to be able to grow eggplant. Although we keep getting hotter and hotter summers, it doesn't do well with all the rain.They look so good!Jen
Oooohhhh I love that shot of the clematis! Looks like a ballerina about to twirl about
Like Tootsie, I've never seen grapefruit on a tree before either, not even in a picture or on tv. How cool! The eggplants are pretty neat too. But what I like best are the Plumbago - I've never heard of those, but they are such a delicate colour. Everything looks so pretty. Happy Fertilizer Friday to you :-)
What an awesome floral series! I like the clouds tippy-toeing across the sky, too.
Darla, your garden is loaded with flowers! So pretty! My DD loves to pop the buds of the balloon flowers. Do yours meet the same fate? :) ~~Rhonda
Darla as always you have such gorgeous blooms. Your potato vines are growing like crazy.Hope you had a good vacation.
Hi there! Your flowers are all very pretty. You have some of the same things I have.
Darla, you have such a wide variety of blooms!! All of them are beautiful!
Beautiful sky ...but even better flowers! I've never seen a "Queen's Tears" plant... I have an "Angel's Tears" plant! Fun to see the difference. Wonderful weekend to you ~Maria
The eggplant looks wonderful! I can't wait until mine gets that big. I'm just starting to get the fruit now. Wonderful photo of the sky! -Jackie
Beautiful flowers Darla. I don't think Lisianthus grows here, I haven't seen it upstate NY. It's very pretty. I love that picture of the two buds ready to open. THanks for sharing your lovely garden
Glad to see that the recent rains of this week have brought out the best in your garden.Jake
My lillies are doing the same thing. But this is good. I get to enjoy them longer.I love that shrimp plant. I gotta find one of those.My uncle usually brings me some grapefruit up from FL, when he stops in for a visit.
what a great look at what's going on in the darla garden. your eggplant look so beautiful. i love the white lisianthus especially next to the bright marigolds. i remember that shrimp plant from florida. enjoy your summer weekend
Everything looks wonderful Darla! Hope you have a great weekend.
Beautiful blooms, the eggplants look delicious
about that kitten...lol....I think she gave me him to get even with me giving her boys 10 000 pieces of lego last month!!! No worries...he is going to be plenty loved and spoiled here...I don't beleive in getting tired of a pet and sending it on its way...or letting cats roam...they are living things...and if I bring it to my family...it is a part of the family to the bitter end! (poor thing)
Pretty blue skies your way Darla. It's a bit overcast & rainy here today. Now the sun is trying to peek out. Your blooms look great, have you been getting alot of rain this week? Those eggplants are yummy! :)
What wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!!
Hi There, We're home after a wonderful weekend in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains. I'll post in the morning.I saw some yards this weekend that could have been yours. Gorgeous flowers!!!Hope you had a great weekend.Hugs,Betsy
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