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Friday, October 30, 2009

Fertilizer Friday and !!

It's Fetilizer Friday over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/
Yesterday I received PPPP from Gail over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ I would have posted a photo of the package BUT, Gail said to plant immediately! Gail, here is the PPPP tucked securely in it's new home. Thank you!!
I'm guessing because our weather is just a little left of center this fall, record breaking highs! It's no wonder my plants think it's time to sprout up! Calla Lilies...
Pansy
Pineapple Sage--attracts bees, butterflies and hummers.
Phlox--Nikki
Container of Violas
Sheffield Pink Mums--thanks for the ID Frances at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/

Peppermint Verbena
Forge-Me Nots

Alyssum with white Petunia
Vinca
It is the most soft color of lavender.
Perhaps this Melampodium took it as a challenge when hubby mowed it down.
Container of Ornamental Peppers tucked in the Walking Iris.
African Marigolds
Red Petunia
Purple Coneflowers are
still blooming.
Sedum is filling in the rock area.
When I pinched the Mums-Tabitha back, I stuck the tops in a container and now they are blooming.
Golden Dew Drop

Double Knockout Roses.
A lonely Plumbago bloom
Who knew Kool-Aid could be so scary? The girls wanted to dye their hair last night for school today for Halloween.
For the Kool-Aid to set they slept with their heads wrapped in plastic bags. Not thinking this was too smart, as it is plastic on their heads..........shower caps Darla, shower caps next time.

My hands are a terrible shade of purple and red this morning.........gloves Darla, gloves next time! Have a Fantastic Friday!!

44 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love those ornamental peppers. Hope I can find some locally next year.

Didn't know KoolAid made a good dye;)
Marnie

fairegarden said...

Oh how funny, the plastic bags! Our youngest used to dye his hair with koolaid for his soccer games when young. He graduated to real hair dye in college! Your sheffies look fabulous still, Darla. Thanks for the link love. :-)
Frances

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Wonderful blooms for this time of year. The girls are going to have fun.

Susie said...

Pretty blooms Darla. At least your purple hands fit in with Halloween! lol

tina said...

What a nice gift! Cute costumes too.

Dorothy said...

Beautiful flowers, beautiful girls. I wanted to see the finished product on the hair do.

SmilingSally said...

LOL Oh, teenagers and their hair! My daughter once slept in a swim cap to "make" her curly hair straight!

Prospero said...

Very floriferous, Darla. And those last two are scary.

Gail said...

Darla, That is too funny that you dyed your hands! How long will it take for the dye to wear off your hands and their hair? You are a fun mom! I am so glad PPPP arrived safely and thank your for the linklove!

Happy Halloween. gail

imac said...

Mighty fine flowers in your Garden, is there any Bark there too.lol.

Nice to meet you Darla, are you getting ready for the NEXT Header Post, dressed like that.lol

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your flowers look beautiful! Your walking iris look amazing! I have a couple but they are just existing....what exposure do they get? do you do anything special for them?
Love the kool ade pics! Show us the afters ;~)
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

Teresa said...

Lovin' those blue pansies and forget me nots. You're so lucky to have that gorgeous weather almost year round in Fla. It's grey and yucky here in Ga today.

Have a bootiful weekend!
Teresa

Dani said...

I didn't know you could do that with Kool aid! We should have had your girls do your hair! :) That would have been awesome to see.

Susie said...

Hey Darla, the seeds are on the way!

Q said...

You really have an amazing amount of blooms still in your gardens.
I do remember the kids loving Halloween...I still do but I leave my hair scary witch grey!
Happy Halloween.
Sherry

bennie and patsy said...

I have been thinking about getting a knockout rose . Your garden looks good.
Patsy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It looks like you must be having great weather with so many plants still blooming!
How did your daughters hair turn out? I didn't know kool aid worked to dye hair, better not let my daughter know :)

Icy BC said...

Beautiful photos of flowers!

I remember those dye colors :-)

Lois said...

Cute shots of the kids Darla! I hope they have fun!

tori said...

the flowers are beautiful so jealous!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Now it's my turn to be green with envy. The only thing blooming here are mums.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Okay Girlie---Show us some pictures of the girls with their red and purple hair. I'm sure they looked quite glorious!!!!!!!

Beautiful flowers for Fertilizer Friday.

Happy Halloween.
Hugs,
Betsy

Meems said...

You've reminded me I need to pick up some alyssum... although it would have perished in the heat we've been having had I gotten it before now. So many pretty blooms. So Gail's phlox will grow for you? hmmmm am I too far south for it? That's what I've been thinking anyway. Love those Sheffies!

Evelyn Howard said...

Fantastic photos - I am loving the Sheffield Pink Mums lots. Thanks for sharing

George said...

I didn't realize there were so many creative uses of Kool-Aid! I really like the flowering plants you still have in your garden, although I'm sorry that your weather has some plants (your Calla lilies) confused.

Carletta said...

Lovely blooms! I have a petunia blooming - that's it. So many leaves fell today my oak is almost bare this afternoon.
:) I so remember my daughter and her friends dying their hair with Kool-aid - ah, to be young. :)

Thanks for your visit to my bench post today.

Valerie said...

Now will that koolaid just wash right out?? That is wild. I didn't know you could do that.

Erin said...

Your flowers ARE GORGEOUS! Every single one of them had me saying "oooh" or "ahhh". Right up until I got to the blood/kool-aid shot! Then I though, "Huh?"

P.S. Try rubbing alcohol on your hands...it gets regular hair dye off.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great post...you covered everything...how well are your double knockout roses doing??? I've been interested in them. I spoke to a rose expert who told me that they are no knock-outs...duh...I don't exactly understand this whole thing.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I love all your flowers especially the pineapple sage. My girls were all about false eye lashes and fishnet stockings this year. I always look forward to November 1st. :)

Almost forgot: You asked about a fertilizer/watering regimen. I use compost and leaves for the most part. However I will use a time release or some kind of fertilizer on my roses a few times a year. Clematis are supposed to get a feeding when the blooming stops but I'm hit and miss on this. I've found that watering is what keeps my plants looking good and during high summer and admittedly this can be arduous if not tedious, if not boring. My containers get a water soluable fertilizer once a month or once a year, depending on my mood. :) In other words, my plants are really good sports.

Grace Peterson said...

Oops, Darla, I forgot to answer your question about HOW I water. Usually with the hose. My garden buddy Carol suggested screw-on faucet two-way converter things so I have two hoses for each faucet to use in their assigned locations. I use a watering can on my containers. Sorry I droned on so long. It's my nature. :)

Tom said...

One thing I regret is not getting into gardening Darla, oh! don't get me wronge I love to see the flowers and well kept gardens... what I mean is I do not have green fingers.. nor dose Jane..
Like I said Darla it dose not stop me from uttering a wow now and then when a certain flower catches my eye.
Hope the Halloween Hair went well... I just wish I had hair to Halloween :O)

Wheres your winners Shield?

{ L } said...

Oh my!! That hair photo scared me at first...thought it was blood. :-/

Your flowers are so lush and gorgeous!! I would love to have them in my yard.

teresa said...

Hope that koolaid washes out easily. Your flowers are amazing. There is very little left here in the garden.

Tootsie said...

Girl...you are inspiring me to look for seeds I don't usually order for next spring!!!
as for the hair dye...NOT SHOWING MY GIRLS!!! LOL

sweet bay said...

I didn't know Kool-Aid could be so scary either!

I haven't seen Golden Dewdrop or a lavender vinca, they are lovely. The Sheffield Pink mum is beautiful too! Congrats on your new acquisition, you're going to love PPPP.

Jean said...

Love all your blooms! I have one here and there but that's it.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I love all your flowers but was so thrilled to see some forget-me-nots! They were my favorite flower as a little girl.

So how did the hair turn out? Looks like everyone was having a great time! So cute!

Happy November!

Robin~♥

imac said...

Take a look and look after that gold shield untill wednesday:)lol

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