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Friday, October 23, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

Firespike-Odontonema strictum--One of the few red tubular flowers to bloom in autumn. Hummingbirds and all types of butterflies love it. Unfortunately, white-tailed deer love firespike too! (we haven't had this problem here)Blue Bledder Salvia
BES Vine
Balloon Flower-Platycodon gradiflorus

Impatiens in hubby's old work boot.

My Mother's Mum was ID as Sheffield Pink--I cannot find info on this---any info on websites would be much appreciated.

Firebush (again) -Hamelia patens Full sun, root-hardy perinnial in South Texas

I am 5'3'' and was standing eye to bloom when I took this photo.

Struggling Verbena
Hibiscus--Painted Lady
Hibiscus--Jane Cowell
Creeping Jenny-Lysimachia nummularia

You can see the Creeping Jenny almost to the ground.

Fingers crossed that my Poinsettias (that I have managed to keep alive for an entire year!) will have colored bracts.
Sun loving Coleus-Oxblood

Tangerines are turning..
Cumquats--sweet tangy taste.
I did not know how large this Diamond Frost Euphorbia Prove Winners would grow!

To see what other flowers are being flaunted today visit http://tootsietime.blogspot.com

Photos were taken yesterday afternoon.


Susie said...

Darla all your plants look great. I can't believe how long that Creeping Jenny is.

How nice that you have your own citrus growing. I think that is really neat!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Anonymous said...

Everything looks nice. I can't imagine growing your own tangerines.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Your green thumb is truly showing in all your captures of the flowers and fruit. Neat butterfly photos also.

Bonnie said...

Wow, is it fun to see some of my favorite flowers still blooming. Great photos. Love the butterfly.

George said...

Darla, your garden still looks wonderful, and I'm very impressed with the fruit you are growing as well.

Dani said...

Such gorgeous flowers!

Roses and Lilacs said...

It would be great to walk out the back door and pick a tangerine or grapefruit.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

All that fruit makes me jealous! It must smell so good when the trees are blooming. It seems like your flowers attract a lot of visitors.

tina said...

Wonderful flowers and butterflies. I think Frances did a post on 'sheffies' last year that really talked of them. I've been spreading mine around lately. Love the long bloom period and its nice shiny face!

tina said...

P.S. Here is the link to her post: http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/2008/10/16/the-sheffies/

Prospero said...

What a fantastic array of plants, Darla. I wish I had all your butterflies, too.

Anonymous said...

Such pretty flowers and I love the delicate butterflies too. My hubby's parents once lived in FL and would send us the biggest lemons every year - they were like grapefruits! Enjoy your weekend and thanks for visiting today.

marmee said...

wondeful stuff...love all the shots with skippers, butterflies, and the like.
so glad you got those beautiful citrus growing...enjoy.
that was creeping jenny at our farm. it has done so well.
happy autumn.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, look at the fruit. Darla do you have something blooming outdoors all year long?The picture of the butterfly on the petunia is a beaut.
Have a great weekend.

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow, blooms, butterflies and fruit...you've got everything!!! It is beautiful too!!!

Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely photos. THe butterflies are a nice touch too :). Have a nice weekend

The Stylish House said...

What a beautiful setting the flowers and butterflies are lovely. It is rainy and chilly in my neck of the woods so this was a treat to view.

Shelley said...

I feel like I was at a flower party! Everything is so lovely! And that firespark is pretty cool! Also - I'm jealous that you have butterflies. I didn't get many this year.

Tootsie said...

wow girlfriend you have a lot of wonderful things going on in your gardens! I have never seen fruit on the tree in person...crab apples are the closest we get here...you are so lucky!
The butterflies are sticking around to be enjoyed I see...and that is just awesome!
have a great weekend friend. thanks for linking in!

Leedra said...

You call in Lantana, I call it Long Tailed Skipper. You call it Petunia, I call it Silver Spotted Skipper. You call it Blue Bledder Salvia, I call it Gulf Fritillary. All in the point of view.

I started a new style scarf today.

lotusleaf said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I liked your flowers with the butterflies as bonus!

Racquel said...

Oh I envy you all those yummy citrus fruits! I really need to add that Diamond Frost to my garden next spring. Everything looks great Darla. :)

A Brit in Tennessee said...

Your flowers are still showing their spectacular colors. Ours have long faded.
Love the Monarchs, it's always nice to see them return each year.
Thanks for sharing your wonderful photos! Your own tangerines, how precious is that ?

Twisted Fencepost said...

Your place must be beautiful with all those flowers.
I would love to be able to grow all those fruits here on the farm.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

How cool to be growing citrus! I love the coleus. -Jackie

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