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Friday, August 7, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

Can you believe it's not only Friday..again..it's August 7th??? My Oh My, how time flies!
Drop in at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com and flaunt those flowers.
Raspberry Blast Petunia-Proven Winners.......I cut these all the way back last month..
Homestead Verbena with Blackeyed Susan Vine........verbena was also cut back.
Crepe Myrtle still blooming...see the bee?
Mess..
Mess...
Mess...
Late Blooming Day Lily
Hibiscus--Painted Lady
Hibiscus...
Pineapple Sage is beginning to bloom..
Datura is at it again..
Sedum is blooming..again..
I thought this Dahlia was a goner.....it too was cut all the way to the ground.
Phlox was cut all the way back too...White Diamond Frost Euphorbia
Butterfly Bush--White Profusion
Yes the Dianthus were also cut back..
Another mess..
Blackeyed Susan Vine
Canna
Impatiens with Creeping Jenny hanging over the grill by the tin cup.
Blue Bedder Salvia sown from seed directly in the garden with Firebush
A mess in the corner of the lower deck.
A nice visitor..
Gotta make three more Fresh Pear Pies.............yes, the pears are from our tree...Hope you all have a great weekend............

30 comments:

Outside In said...

You have such a beautiful Mess!
Happy FF!

-Cathy

Tootsie said...

Mess???? what mess???? I think it all looks lovely! I like your kind of messes...I think Cathy said it for me!
thanks for linking in girl. I love seeing all that you have done this year. That grill makes me smile!

Jamie and Randy said...

Good gracious at the blooms you have! Wish we had all that going on!--Randy

Pam said...

Your flowers are all so beautiful, Darla. I could wander around your lovely garden for hours enjoying them...
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend :D

Dorothy said...

Darla, even your messes are beautiful!!! Enjoyed the tour of your yard. Love the Hibiscus!

Lois said...

Gorgeous Darla! I can't believe it's August 7th either. My daughter and her family are moving into their new house today. I'm not sure but I think they might be near you.

tina said...

Yours 'messes' all look pretty good with all the textures. I especially like the sweet potato vine mess. Your grill still looks good. We just disposed of one here but before I took it away I took off the top part and plan to do something with it. Maybe a sedum garden or a pond garden. Haven't figured it out but the grills are great pots in the garden. Yours fits right in.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Your crepe myrtle is pretty. Wish I could grow it up here.
Marnie

Shelley said...

Your "messes" look pretty darn nice to me!!! I'll be over in 5 minutes for that pear pie! LOL!!

Becca's Dirt said...

Pear pie - I have never tried. Sounds so good - I love pears. Your messes even look good. Everything is looking good at your place.

Susie said...

I love all your messes Darla. I think they all look great tho. My bed just look like a bunch of weeds thrown in together!

Love the Painted Lady hibiscus.

MissyM said...

Love your mess!!! Those hibiscus are great, esp the Painted Lady.

bennie and patsy said...

I didn't see any aliens running aroung just what I would call lovely flower mass in every direction.
Patsy

RainGardener said...

First, I love all of your messes. I could be so lucky. And your daylily is so frilly - I've never seen one like that. The Hibiscus are beautiful.
Well, now I know just what I have to do - go make more messes!!!

siteseer said...

Your blooms are beautiful and your messes are just as pleasing. The bbq is a great idea. Just what I keep looking for - new ideas.

Crafty Gardener said...

Gorgeous blooms ... sure wish I had that kind of mess!

Leedra said...

I wish my messes looked like your messes! :) I also wish my pear trees had held on to it's pears through one of the many wind storms that took them all off the trees.

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Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's so pretty! I don't see a mess at all. I love the angel on top of the arbor.
You have been busy with all of those pears, you're family must love it!

Ashley said...

Love the Hibiscus!!

Jessica said...

ha ha...love the pictures titled 'mess' I feel that way sometimes, too. Your gardens are always beautiful! Have a great weekend!

J

Chris said...

Looks good! Have a great weekend!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Absolutly beautiful blooms.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I'm catching up on your blog. Your bathroom is looking GREAT. I know it has been a BIG job...

Love the flowers/plants. I thought of you when we drove through your area. We're home from a great vacation.. I'll post in the morning.
Hugs,
Betsy

Linda said...

I don't see mess, I see profusion!

George said...

I'm very impressed with your 'messes' -- I would like to have some messes like those in our yard. I'm also impressed with painting you're doing. The results are great.

Frances said...

HA Darla, your messes are perfectly wonderful! Lush gardens full of vigor. How nice that all the cutting back has resulted in so many new blooms. The Datura looks especially fab! :-)
Frances

flowergardengirl said...

It's a lovely mess and look at your Raspberry Blast! I didn't cut mine back and probably won't but good to know that you can. I need to fertilize mine---it really likes that and will bloom like crazy when given a good dose of MG.

Darla!!! I rooted some sweet potato vine--and it did root in two days---ahhhhh....it's a new cultivar from PW and it's bootfiul. Why I never thought of that before is beyond me. Now I'll have lots like you. I've got black and lime green.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Love your flowers, including the messy ones! White butterfly bush is more appealing to me than a blue one. All in all, very colorful garden, Darla!

Bren said...

Wonderful summer Blooms... thank you for sharing its glory with us!

Gail said...

I love your garden and the beautiful blooms! You would be so at home with my Benign Garden style...we are kindred spirits as Anne of Green Gables would say! I was not the nutty gardener that sent you those seeds...but they sure look like Kopper King hibiscus or a close cousin! ...Thanks for the publicity and link!