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Friday, September 11, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

Just a few garden shots for Fertilizer Friday over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/

Morning Glory
Black Eyed Susan Vine
Hot Lips Salvia-----see the lips?
I have been waiting on this Autumn Bloomer. Salvia leucantha Mexican Bush Sage
Isn't it beautiful?
My combo container that my husband bought for me after I shouted, "Bring me a surprise!" is doing quite well.
This is what I will be caring back and forth to the oldest medium kid's room today....waiting on the nurse to phone me back..........

Have a safe and HEALTHY weekend..........
Update!!
Back from the Doctor's Office...they say it's the Swine Flu...here's the strange part...they do not test for it. The Health Dept. does an area survey thingy of what's happening in your area and then you if have the symptoms they label you with that virus....it is very early in our area for the seasonal flu...so, I guess we will call it the "Swine Flu" for lack of a better term. You know 'they' want to be in the news and receive federal funding. I am NOT making light of this by any means. I just don't freak out that easily. It lasts 3 to 5 days and is very contagious. The Doctor and I discussed in length how normal healthy people very rarely have adverse problems with this virus. It is usually people with underlining health issues or comprimised immune systems. Now I am bleaching her bed linens and pajamas, spraying the house with lysol and praying. I will treat this illness as I do all illnesses.......Stay clean! (You can still keep us in your prayers)

33 comments:

Lois said...

I hope it's not the flu Darla! They sent a letter home with my grandson that there was a confirmed case of H1N1 at Canopy Oaks and my daughter said there have been several confirmed cases at Godby. I work around students all day at FSU, so I have been disinfecting my hands several times a day! Take care!

Tootsie said...

Oh girl....I just want to see your garden in person SOOOO bad!
I hope your little sweetie feels better soon...poor thing.
Oh...I have gotten seeds in the mail before...might have to sneak you some!
have a friend at post office...will ask if it's legal!

Dorothy said...

Georgeous flowers! Love the hot lips and the purple flower. Hope the medium kid feels better soon!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love that blackeyed susan vine.

I hope everyone in the family doesn't come down with the flu now. What a mess that would be. Good luck and hope you stay well.
Marnie

blushing rose said...

Oh, Darla, let's hope this is now the 'piggy flu' ... do take care & get well quickly. Cup of tea, a warm snuggly quilt, a good book ... TTFN ~ Marydon

bennie and patsy said...

Will be hopeing for the best to you all.
Hugs Patsy

Lois said...

Thanks for the update Darla! Sounds like you are taking all the right precautions. One of my co-workers has been sick all week and she's at the doctor today. Her husband is sick too. I think I'll go wash my hands again right now!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous flowers, Darla.. I love those little 'lips'.... Cute!!!!

Hope your child and ALL of you are okay and don't get that horrible flu.

Hugs and Prayers,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

Oh Darla!!! that is very disturbing!!! I wish I could help you! will be keeping you in my prayers....keep me posted!

George said...

I certainly hope that your oldest medium kid does not have swine flu, but it's probably a good thing that you are taking alll those precautions. We certainly will keep all of you in our prayers.
Thanks for all the beautiful flowers. I was not aware of a black eyed susan vine.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love the Mexican bush sage, it is really pretty.
Hope your daughter gets over the flu quickly and no one else catches it. It seems like as soon as school is back in session they all get sick. I'm with you on how you feel about the flu. I was a nurse for many years and don't freak out too easily about these things either. If more people washed their hands that alone would cut down on all sorts of things spreading. We're still getting our flu shots though :)
I have poppy or columbine seeds I'd love to share with you. Let me know if you want any.

Blossom said...

My morning glory is not flowering. I wonder why ... Looking at yours, I know I have to try something to make it start blooming ... sigh!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Darla, I just read your UPDATE.... I'm so sorry. Please be careful. You ALL will be in our prayers.
Hugs,
Betsy

Susie said...

I hope she gets to feeling better soon Darla. The regular flu and swine flu is going around here too. I just got back from getting my flu shot. My hubbie teaches school and there are lots of kids sick there.

Prospero said...

I'm sorry to hear about the sickness, Darla. You seem to have the right attitude and things well under control. Hot Lips is appropriately named.

MissyM said...

About the child--I do hope for a quick recovery. I am afraid it is going to be a strange flu year. I do the same things that you do...clean everything!! And wash my hands.
For the flowers--your morning glory is so pretty. My mexican sage has not done a thing this year. If I get one bloom I'll be lucky. Take care!

Teresa said...

Such pretty flowers! Sorry about the flu. Swine or not, the flu is the worse to go through. Hope your patient is feeling better soon!

mamajil said...

girl we have been bit too!!!! Love your pics will be praying for health to your home!!!Hugs!!!jima

Racquel said...

Oh I hope your kid feels better soon. It's not fun being ill especially when school has just started. That Mexican Bush Sage is really pretty, worth the wait. My White Blackeyed Susan vine is doing better than the yellow one.

Gail said...

Darla, I am sorry your child is ill! The flu is uncomfortable. They've been warning us that school kids are at risk for spreading the flu...yikes, I never thought about how to keep it from spreading at home. Your flowers really are lovely...gail

donna said...

Your Hot Lips Salvia are very HOT. Luv them.

Ooohh...how I hate hearing this about your oldest medium kid having swine flu. May I ask how old he/she is? Is it more contagious than "regular" flu? I hope your child recovers quickly and that nobody else in the family gets it.

momstheword said...

Love the Hot Lips Salvia!

Sorry your daughter is sick, poor thing. Hope you all don't get it. My friends two kids got it but the parents didn't, so maybe you won't either.

Her son has asthma (like I do) and other than a trip to the hospital for a treatment he did fine.

Valerie said...

Oh I hope she feels better soon. Tell her to rest, rest and rest. You all are in my prayers.

Twisted Fencepost said...

Oh my! Definitely sending up prayers for you all.
I am hoping that it passes quickly and gently!

Martha said...

Oh boy! Swine flu has been so wide spread here in Florida. My boys were home sick yesterday - so far no fevers so I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I hope you are all ok. Keep us posted!

Martha said...

PS - I was going to email you with more info about the challenge blog I want to get start but realized you don't have your email attached to your blog. Shoot me an email when you have a chance so I can give you more info.

Carla said...

ooooo, you have my prayers, good luck in this situation (and God bless your sicky, any flu is ucky!!)

{that was the color of Morning Glory I was going for and just got pink, but it is beautiful in any color:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What beautiful flowers you have shown. I do hope your daughter gets well soon without passing it around.

Rusty in Miami said...

I hope your kids get well soon. The flowers look great, I like that combo container.

marmee said...

praying for the kids...hope all is well soon.

nipitinthebud said...

Hi Darla, I hope your daughter is making a good recovery. TLC is always the best medicine.
I thought you might like to read the latest Bilbo comment....
http://nipitinthebud.wordpress.com/2009/09/11/where-in-the-world-is-bilbo-gloucester/

My Mother's Garden said...

Love the morning glories and black eyed susan vine! I hope your little one is feeling better soon and that the other children don't catch the flu.
Take care~
Karrita

Tootsie said...

Just checking in to see how our girl is feeling....keep me posted sweetie!