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Friday, October 16, 2009

Fertilizer Friday, Seed Swap and Bilbo Update!

Well Guys and Dolls, I'm not fertilizing today. We have had rain the last few days, it's going to get into the 40's this weekend. I did manage to run out this morning and snap a few photos of things that need some attention. Trying not to re-post any flowers from yesterday's GBBD.

Vincas




I bought some pink Petunias for fall/winter color.......mmm, this little lady has white lace on the bottom of her dress..

Firebush behind the Pineapple Sage....been clearing my paths..

I had one lone Melampodium return from last year. Poor thing, my husband ran over it with the lawn mower a few weeks ago...hopefully it will reseed...

Hot Lips Salvia.....Torenia in the background

Gomphrenas
Mexican Bush Sage prefers a little drought. It just lays down when it has too much rain!

Man! These Balloon Flowers have done great all summer.

Ragin Cajun Ruellia---this is one I rooted off of the Mother plant. Zinnias' in the background.

Datura
Run on over to http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and see what gardens are still being fertilized in the middle of Ocotober.
Wanted to give you an update on my birdfeeder that really isn't. Look how the Sedum is just about to cover it up.
SEED SWAP---Dirt Princess is asking for those who would like to join in on a SEED SWAP to come over and leave her a comment http://northmobilegardensociety.blogspot.com/ . We understand some seeds are not ready as of yet. You can still comment and when it's time for Dirt Princess to add Mr. Linky you can tell what seeds you have or will have available. So, what are you waiting for? We all love free seeds!!
BILBO UPDATE---for those of you still wanting a chance for BILBO to visit your gardens (snow or not) get over to Carla's at http://amellowlife.blogspot.com/ and enter. I believe she will be drawing on Sunday and shipping him out on Monday! So, now what are you waiting for....?

20 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

Unusual petunia and I love the Datura. Raining here too--for the last several weeks.
Marnie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I really like the Pineapple sage, I've been seeing it on a lot of blogs recently. I wonder if it grows here? I tried Gomphrenas this year but none came up, they had been given to me. I didn't realize what cute little flowers they were.
The Datura is really pretty!

tina said...

No wonder my Mexican sage is laying down. It can't be happy with all this rain. I signed up for the seed swap already.

Tootsie said...

Darla!!! Your flowers are still looking so good! It finally is sunny and melting here...the grass is green...except for the family of snow men that the kids made...there is no snow left!
I remember one day that the neighbor across the street came and asked if I was taking a photography class...cause I was always taking photos of my plants! does anyone ask you? lol
I love looking in your gardens...I see something new everytime...loving those paths!

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ Very nice flowers. I'm glad you are getting a bit of rain despite Salvia leucantha's protestations. Plants. I swear sometimes they just don't know what's good for them.

Erin said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...you have such an awesome variety. Seeing all your lovely blooms makes me miss mine even more.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Another beautiful set of photos you have to share.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

What a pretty Petunia. I used to have a huge MExican Sage, they are such an awesome plant. I love your Datura! GOrgeous!!
*hugs*deb

Sue said...

Such beautiful flowers!

Dorothy said...

Gorgeous flowers, as usual!! All are very beautiful, but love the purple double Angel Trumpet, and the last picture!!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Girlie----We are in Florida tonight (Jacksonville). My brother's Memorial Service is tomorrow. We left TN this morning when it was 46 degrees. When we got to Jax, it was 82... But--like you said, it's going to be cooler tomorrow.

Love your flowers. My Vinca didn't do very good this year... I think it was because I separated them plants. They usually do GREAT for me. Your Vinca is gorgeous. I also love the Petunia with the white lace on her. Beautiful!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Valerie said...

Darla, It is suppose to be in the 40's for us too this weekend. I am under covers right now trying to stay warm.

Dani said...

Beautiful flowers Darla. Hope everything does ok with the cooler temps.

Martha (Menagerie) said...

So gorgeous! I really love the Datura. Hope all has been well in your part of the state, nice cool weather for our weekend :-)

Twisted Fencepost said...

The flowers are so pretty with the rain drops.

perennialgardener said...

We are having similar weather right now Darla. I love that Datura & Mexican Bush Sage. But then I'm always a fan of purple blooms. ;) It's about 50 degrees here today, brrr... By the way I love your new header, great shot!!!

Meems said...

We finally got some rain yesterday (the first in over two weeks). I think you all got our share this summer. You sure do have lots of blooms going on between this and your GBBD. You are right about that Mexican Bush Sage ... it much prefers hot and dry.

Hey... do you ever go to Just Fruits and Exotics down in Crawfordville or the Purple Martin on Crawfordville road - closer to Wakulla?

Tiffany said...

Hi Darla! Thanks for the comments on my blog! Have loved reading yours as well!

Icy BC said...

That's beautiful! I like all of your petunia flowers..

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