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Thursday, October 15, 2009

GBBD!

Am I the only one that can hardly believe it's the 15th of October already? Drop on by Carol's at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ for more mid month blooms.

BES Vine
Purple Coneflowers
African Marigolds
Lobelia with white Petunias
This area of Mums, (unknown name, known around here as My Mother's Mums) will soon be full of blooms like
this and
this!
Mexican Bush Sage welcomes all flying friends..



Petunias

I'm still amazed at the Proven Winners Raspberry Blast Petunia----cut two back. One came back true to the purchased Petunia--
The other one came back with solid colors.
Pansy
Pass a long Lantana from Ms. Doris Three Doors Down....anyone know it's name?

These are a few of the blooms in my gardens....awaiting a cool down this weekend....HOORAY!

Photos taken yesterday afternoon.

33 comments:

Urban Green said...

What a lovely bloom! The petunias look fantastic...pleasure to watch.

fairegarden said...

Hi Darla, so much beauty! I believe your mums are our beloved Sheffies, aka Sheffield Pink. That tell tale peachy pink and prolific habit are a dead giveaway. :-)
Frances

tina said...

I can't believe it is the 15th either. Where does time go. You have so much blooming it still looks like summer there. Just lovely!

Susie said...

Too many different lantanas to know the name of that one Darla. But it's pretty.

Suppose to get real cool here this weekend. Now if we can just get the sun to shine!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: I so much enjoyed your flower and visitors, I will miss the butterflies.

Dorothy said...

Time IS flying by! But your gardens are always so pretty! Love the Lantana, but don't know it's name.

Dirt Princess said...

Looking good! Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

I'm amazed your purple cone flowers are still blooming! Everthing looks beautiful. :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What a pretty Lantana. Don't know the name but should have Lemons in the title.
Petunias are strange plants. It worked out well because you have three different ones now. Your Mexican Sage is so pretty Darla. I love the velvety or chenille looking blooms.

Lois said...

You definitely are not the only one Darla and I can't wait for the cool down either!

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I can't believe it's mid October either. It's fun seeing what you still have blooming there, Petunias and coneflowers have been done for awhile now.
The Mexican bush sage sure is popular with the butterflies.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I'm back to having zone envy. My garden is done but yours still has lots of life. Love the brown eyed susan vine.
Marnie

Tootsie said...

keep the gorgeous flowers coming girl...I am at this point living vicariously through you!

bennie and patsy said...

My cone flowers have some blooms. No sun today, feel bad for the butterflies.
Patsy

Prospero said...

Well, I for one can't believe it's October 15! I like your rosy colored petunias, Darla.

Alan said...

Hey Darla, your garden looks great! Except for the mums about to bloom your garden looks like spring-time!
You lantana looks like the variety I have called 'Miss Huff'.

Jean said...

I was just as surprised it was GBBD as you Darla! And what timing - looks like you just left a comment on my post as I'm leaving one on yours. Your mums look like they'll be gorgeous soon. And it also looks like you've got the same butterflies on the same plants as I do!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Girlie, Your flowers are just so pretty... Looks like Summer instead of Fall down there.... Gorgeous!!!!

I want to set out some Pansies --IF I am ever home long enough to do it!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy--on my way home (on my laptop)

blushing rose said...

I was sick midday yesterday when I heard we were getting sleet & colder than predicted temps ... so I am running around pulling up my 50+ geraniums to salvage thru the winter. It was colder than blazes but I got it all done & those poor little 'ladies' didn't know what had happened!

We haven't had a frost yet so we have a few pretties left. Love yours.

Have a lovely day. TTFN ~Marydon

treynmel said...

Hi, Darla. The lantana is Ms. Huff. It's been in the same spot in our yard for over 30 years. I never fertilize it or give it extra water. Hope to see you soon. Ms. Doris

Ginger said...

Great insect pics!

Becca's Dirt said...

Pretty petunia. Everything is blooming beautifully. Love the huge mass of mums. Have a great evening Darla.

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

I like your mums. I have a big one covered in buds and it is up against the brick wall in front by the garage door and the buds look just like your buds look. I can't imagine what it will look like in full bloom. I am sure your flowers are beautiful in the sunshine. It has been dull, wet and cloudy here for several days. Sunshine makes a lot of difference.

Sue said...

Hi Darla,
This was the best year ever for Black Eyed Susan vines in my garden, until the early freeze. Now, they are a mushy mess.

I love your assortment of blooms. Happy GBBD!

Icy BC said...

Your beautiful flowers make me miss summer already! All so colorful, and the butterflies are amazing!

Valerie said...

I am so behind on reading blogs so I wanted to come and check in on you first. Thank you so much for the birthday card for Granny. I am giving her a few at a time up until her birthday. She is amazed and cannot quite figure this whole thing out. She is so cute.

Sandra said...

Hello! Thank you for following my blog:) I appreciate it. I just came to say hi and love all your photos. I hope you don't mine me following along. Have a wonderful evening.
Sandra

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

I have family and friends that live in Florida and everyone down there is complaining about the heat too. Up here in New England we are freezing our bottoms off... I think I'd rather be hot right now. Your pics are gorgeous and I really enjoy seeing how things still look so great where you are.

marmee said...

you still have so much blooming lovelies. i planted bes vine this year too and it is finally doing well.
since september time is just flying by...
happy autumn.

ConsciousGardener said...

Beautiful show!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm not a Mum fan, but I actually like your white one. The daisy form is the best to my eyes, and white goes with everything.

Rose said...

Beautiful blooms! I've forgotten what zone you are in, Darla, but you must be farther south than me to have a coneflower still blooming. The "Raspberry Blast" petunias are favorites of mine, and I buy them every year. They are such prolific performers, but I've noticed the same thing as you--some of the blooms revert to solid colors.
Love the butterflies!

Debbie said...

Darla,

The photos of the butterflies on the mexican sage are lovely. It seems like ages since I've seen a butterfly in my garden. It's amazing how quckly they leave once the weather turns cool. Thanks for sharing yours!