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Friday, October 9, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

I can hardly believe it's Friday. October is getting on by isn't it? I know some of you are experiencing light frost already, which I find rather sad. Jen over at http://muddybootdreams.blogspot.com/ I do live in Forida, North Florida, we do get some frost advisories from time to time. Heck, it got down to 17 last winter!

Here is my offering for Fertilizer Friday up in Canada, where it has already SNOWED! Tootsie, over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ is an amazingly talented gardener and crafter..drop by and check her out!

Butterfly Bush--White Profusion
Patsy, your grapefruit are starting to turn yellow!! YIPPEE!!
First Snapdragon bloom with top heavy Dahlias.
Oh Grace, I did a terrible job photographing the Sun loving Coleus--Oxblood. They are about 4 feet tall and the color intensifies with the heat. I do let mine flower, looking for seed you know..
Plumbago
Lovely blue.
Hibiscus Painted Lady
Mexican Bush Sage--
Firebush is getting quite large.
Newly planted Petunias will fill in soon.
Mom's Mums..hopefully I will get a positive ID on these Mums this year..they are from my Mom's garden and they are spreading everywhere!
My seedlings are doing very well!


Look at the little frog, does he think he's a bird?

35 comments:

Dani said...

I love the butterfly bush, but I have no luck with them at all. :(

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a beautiful show, your work certainly pays big dividens. Your flying toad is really cool.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

If the frog is for real I wonder how it got up there. I also liked the flowers.

Thanks for the visit to my blog and for the comment you left me there.

tina said...

Your Mexican sage is spectacular!@

Kiki said...

What a wonderful post! Lovely photos, your flwoers are very beautiful! and oh my gosh..what a sweet little frog! You better check to see if he has wings too! That was so awesome!! Great post!

The imPerfect Housewife said...

Your pictures are GORGEOUS!!! I stopped by the other day also but I'm not sure if I left a comment. "Fertilizer Friday"?? That's a new one for me sister! You sure cheered me up today with the pics. Have a great weekend ~ ♥

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love the Mexican sage and that little frog.
Marnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, Your flowers/plants are all so pretty. Now that things are dying out here --it's nice to see so much color!!!!!

We are on our way to Hendersonville today to check on G's parents. Then we have company coming tomorrow. Fun Fun!!!!

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Tootsie said...

okay lady!!! this is just another beautiful show...and I just want to make sure you and April know for sure that there better be LOTS of photos of green grass and flowers for me all winter long....cause otherwise I might scream that its not fair!!!! lol I need to live vicariously through you guys! lol
You do so much in your gardens...and it is obvious with how amazing they look!
do you still have the grill in the garden? that's one of my favorite posts...lol
I also think that the frog is adorable in the bird house!!! what personality some of the critters have!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Darla, you are so funny, but what is 17 in Canadian? With the exchange rate being quite level right now would that make it around minus 2? LOL.

Thanks for the link.

Your flowers like usual create quite a stir.

Jen

Dorothy said...

Wonderful post! Love the white butterfly bush, the grapefruit and that frog is the cutest thing I've seen!!!

Lois said...

They are all beautiful Darla. I love the little frog! I hope this hot and muggy weather goes away soon.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

I'm such a sucker for Plumbago....love it ....and all of your blooms are glorious!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hi Darla,
Everything is so beautiful... Do you know if hummingbirds like the firebush?I have hummingbirds year round down here in Seattle.

That frog in the birdhouse should be made into a card-Too funny!

Hey, thanks for the comment about my daughter, she actually just signed a 3 year contract with a top modeling agency here in Seattle. Not really the route I wanted her to go, but she is an adult now. I'm just happy she tells me everything and wants me to go to her photo shoots with her!!!

Have a great weekend!
Robin~♥

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The frog in the birdhouse is too cute. You have tons in bloom. I can't imagine just planting petunias now, mine were tossed a few weeks ago. I don't think I've seen mums get so big before. I don't have much luck with them overwintering for me.

Becca's Dirt said...

A frog in the bird house? Funny. Your butterfly bush is beautiful. Love all the color still in your gardens. Have a great weekend.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That frogs stolen abode is a little high off of the ground but it knows a good home when it sees one.
You have so many pretties blooming.I want to try the blue plumbago next year up here as an annual. I love the blue flowers on it.

Prospero said...

Hi Darla. I think the little frog needs a psychologist. When do you think those grapefruit will be ready?
I have some and am thinking they'll be ripe by Christmas.

bennie and patsy said...

Do you realy think they will be Christmas grapefruit? That will be special. I got some pansies but it has rained and rained some more so have not got them set out.
Patsy

Dirt Princess said...

Whew...can you believe its is snowing there, and I am sweating here!!! I have got to get a Mexican Sage...I love it! Hope you are having a good day!

Gail said...

Darla, Your garden is still putting out lots of blooms! I am just the teensiest envious of the Mexican Sage. Mine didn't do well this year.
Have a great weekend. gail

Sue said...

Look at all those pretty flowers! Seeing your seedlings makes me want to move to Florida. I am so not ready for winter.

I'm wondering if global warming causing the glaciers to melt causes our winters to be longer. It seems spring weather is coming later and later, and winter weather comes earlier.

Shelley said...

I really need to add mexican sagebush to my landscape! That photo of that frog in the birdhouse is so cute! I think you should name him! :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

How did that frog get in the birdhouse?
Instead of saying "when pigs fly", you can say, "when frogs fly". Let us know if it sprouts wings. tee hee

teresa said...

THat frog is too funny! What a great picture. your flowers are so pretty. It seems so odd that you are anticipating your flowers when ours are prety much finished. I do envy that about those warmer climates. That's a pretty hibiscus.

Valerie said...

Oh I love the frog! That is so cute. Do you have a lot of land? You have so many flowers. 17 degrees in Florida??? That is cold.

marmee said...

some wonderful stuff you've got blooming...love the white butterfly bush.
that little frog peeking out of the birdhouse is so funny...cute.
happy autumn.

Rusty in Miami said...

Darla, I see your seedling are doing great, I am a little late getting my started. Great pictures, I specially like the coleuses.

Jake said...

Great flower's, but I would much rather have frost then having our upper 90's in October. No sight of autumn, : ( .

Cathy said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and entering my giveway and posting it on your sidebar...you are such a doll to do so!!!

I wish you the best of luck with the drawing!!!

Happy Sunday!!!
XOXO
Cathy

lynn'sgarden said...

I like that Firebush..gonna look it up now. Even with snow, your garden still has lots of color, Darla ;)

Jessica said...

Great pictures, love the white butterfly bush and the colius. I just planted some snaps....I hope they live. :)

{ L } said...

Ohh, those blue flowers I JUST love!! Such a gorgeous soft color of blue. It still looks like Summer in your pics! Our grass is already turning, etc. Beautiful pictures you shared.

Frances said...

Oh that sweet little frog! How cute. Your flowers are bringing broad grins and happiness to the whole blogdom, Darla. You will still have fresh summer type blooms when the rest of us have transitioned into fall and winter. Keep it up! :-)
Frances

flowergardengirl said...

Wow! Your Mexican Bush Sage is outrageous. And there is nothing like a blue plumbago is there? You have one of the most beautiful gardens on the internet.