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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blooming Tuesday..

It's Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/
Not a lot of different things happening right now. Soon, very soon though. Today my contribution is New Guinea Impatiens... Note to self: Do Not plant with Torenia again.......
Hamelia patens-firebush, scarlet bush or hummingbird bush..
Hummers love it!
Everyone has Mexican Petunia-----invasive you know!
Just when I think the Purple Coneflowers are finished....
The little Sedum Rock Garden is doing okay...
Creeping Phlox
Well my mailbox is ready to be put on it's stand in the garden.
Do I put a plant in it or use it for storage.....gloves, trowels.....? Probably plants knowing me.

It has been very rainy here the last couple of days........my gardens are drenched. More rain today. Thanks for hosting this weekly meme Jean.

28 comments:

Lois said...

The mailbox turned out great Darla! I'm a little tired of all this rain, especially in the mornings trying to get my grandson to school. Yesterday I got soaked.

Dani said...

Looks great Darla!
We've been getting a lot of rain too the last week or so.

Dorothy said...

I don't see how you continue to have beautiful flowers ALL the time! You must work very hard at keepint it all so pretty! Hugs!

tina said...

The mailbox turned out great! Send some rain our way please?

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Darla!
Hi Honey. I so love to come here and gaze at your beautiful gardens. Mine are so burnt and sad, and I always so look forward to Fall when I can have a garden again. It has still be 108 degrees, and the heat index is high so it feels scorching out there. We did get a good rain at our house last night, but that has been a very long time coming. Please stop by and say hi. I so love it when you. Country hugs and love, Sherry

Dirt Princess said...

Looking good girl!

Lzyjo said...

Your mailbox came out great!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I like the idea of your cute mailbox for storing a few garden tools.
That hummingbird bush is really pretty, I've heard of it before, never saw it though.
I see we're supposed to get rain this weekend, but my daughter has a soccer tournament so I hope it will wait a couple more days.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat look around the garden. You could make your mailbox into a bird house.

momstheword said...

Oh very cute mailbox! Wow, I never heard of a Mexican Petunia and it's invasive? Might be a handy groundcover, lol!

Cool that your kids are fasting from those things and I love the rock thing. Great idea.

My kids did a 30 hour food fast a couple of times with the youth group. Then then slept in carboard boxes (in the rain) and made sandwiches (that they couldn't eat) and gave to the homeless. It was a real eye-opening experience for them.

Doing things, like writing the letter to the administer, setting out rocks and things cement the though into their heads I think, because it's an action.

Aiyana said...

Hamelia patens is a plant I'm familiar with, even if I don't have one. They are common in our desert landscapes, as is the Desert Petunia. I just got rid of an overgrown Cassia in my front yard, and thought I'd replace it with a fire cracker bush.
Aiyana

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hey Girlie... I always love seeing your garden. I used to have a New Guinea Impatiens in a hanging basket... SO pretty.

I enclarged your rock garden picture --and think I saw your Semps up there near the frogs... Right????? I hope they do well.. You need lots more semps in that garden.

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Jean said...

Cute mailbox! Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it! Every thing looks so green and pretty. Interesting bush. Jean

bennie and patsy said...

What a great thing for your garden-A mail box. I would come over and put flower seeds in it, to you from me with love.
Patsy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I love it....your pictures are great...Love your blog....
Hope you will stop by and visit my new Christmas blog that I launched this week. The button on my regular blog will take you right to it....
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
Have a great week

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla I love all the little toadstools and frogs in your garden beds. So cute. Your mail box turned out so pretty. You know you won't be able resisting putting a flower in it. One of those huge potato plants you have pouring out of it maybe ;-)

Sue said...

I love all the hummingbirds in my garden as well. This year, I've also had SO many butterflies than normal. And they are all so beautiful. Thanks for sharing the great photos of your garden.

Tootsie said...

I want a mailbox like that one!!! desperately!!! there are none here at all!!!!
grr
I was going to put a post up...but I fed the grass today and it is all wet from the sprinkler!!!

Bren said...

These are some of the prettiest flower photos I have seen. THEY ARE TOTALLY SUMMER!!! LOVE IT.

Happy Bloom Tuesday!

Racquel said...

I love those Mexican Petunias, their everywhere here too. But the color of the foliage & the bloom is still striking. Your mailbox is adorable, it would be great to store your clippers & gloves so their always available. But I would probably put a plant in it too, lol. :)

Susie said...

That mailbox is so cute Darla. I think something trailing out of it would look great!

Nell Jean said...

I need a mailbox just like that! I would put it in the garden, far from the garden shed and stock it with hand pruners for deadheading, a trowel, extra gloves, something for collecting seeds in, maybe even a bud vase or two so I don't have to trudge back for what I need, every time.

Valerie said...

Oh I love the mailbox. You did a great job. I hope we get some rain. We sure need it.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I saw a mailbox with sedums growing over it. I think they must have molded chicken wire and moss over it, then stuck in the sedums.But this is probably a moot point now since you've already painted yours so deftly.... Flowers are much prettier than tools. :)

marmee said...

the mailbox turned out great but i think you had something there with having a little storage in the garden...i love that idea.
your blooms are looking good. and the little rock garden is coming along.
lovely september.

Carla said...

Love your mail box! I look forward to seeing what you do with it:) What pretty NG Impatiens. My neighbors grow fire bush, I hope theirs takes off like yours:).

Twisted Fencepost said...

Love that mailbox!
Can't wait to see what you do with it.
But, you can send it to me if you can't make up your mind. tee hee

Sue said...

I love your blooms and mail box. I wish I had your artistic abilities.

I have some wild petunias, which look to be the same as yours. They reseed here and there, but seem to stay pulled where I take them out.