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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Random Garden Photos..

It has been just wonderful gardening weather these last few days. Even with waking to two mornings of a dusting of frost the garden is holding it's own. Yesterday I spent the entire day working on my 'Rock' Garden. It is my hope that all of these little areas surrounded by rock will be filled in come late Spring of 2010.
Various types of Sedum have been used. The container at the bottom to the left has been planted with 5 Tulip bulbs. I purchased them and put them in the freezer for 9 weeks. Ah, to have Tulips in Florida!
Firebush, Pineapple Sage and Forget-Me-Nots.
My 'Famous' Grill.
Diamond Frost Euphorbia cascading out of the tipsy planter. The one around the mailbox is much larger than this one. Diamond Frost has been known to survive our winters....we will see.
Petunias, Melampodium and Snapdragons.
The Impatiens dotted throughout the yard are doing quite well. This one is almost as tall as the back of the bench.
Painted Lady Hibiscus....I highly recommend this one. It has been a performer all summer.
4 hanging containers of Petunias and Alyssum.
I also have 4 Cleome blooming and little ones sprouting all over the garden. The blue in the background is the Forget-Me-Nots.

I hope the rest of your weekend is beautiful!!

Photos taken this morning.


tina said...

Your rock garden will be great. I can just see all of the sedums spilling out of it. That Diamond Frost is so awesome!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Everything looks so lush, and full of life. Pinch me, I am not dreaming right?


This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: You better do some work on that grill, you'll never be able to cook on it again.

Cher said...

God bless your green hands, Darla. all the flowers in your garden are a pure delight. i like your famous grill too. ;)

Cher said...

btw, i love that header too!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Okay, now it's my turn to be green with envy.
The only flowers blooming around here are the mums and they are beginning to turn a little brown. *sniff*sniff*
I am SO ready for spring!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I love your rock garden. Do you have semps planted there also??? They LOVE rocks and will grow all around them --and "ON" them!!!! ha

All of your flowers are gorgeous.


Evelyn Howard said...

Lovely photos. The rock garden looks like fun! Especially love the tipsy planter - beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Hi Darla, it is all looking good and will surely be filled in to give you the rock garden of your dreams by next spring. Your flowers are so pleasing to see now, they are still so summery and bright. Loved the big kid guitar star! We had some video gaming by the big kids here too. Hope your holidays were filled with joy.

imac said...

What a beautiful garden Darla, its been raining and cold here all day.

So I've been checking my files for pics for our Header Challenge, and I think I've come up with a few beauties for you.lol.

Valerie said...

You are making me wish for spring already!!!

bennie and patsy said...

I have been cleaning my bed out and putting in the Ornamental grasses that were in pots. Put pansies in pots the rabbits are eating the ones in the beds.Had to put ground red pepper on them.
Your beds will be beautiful come spring. EVERY THING LOOKS GOOD NOW.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Darla, this is the first time I see your grill! Fantastic!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I enjoyed seeing what's going on in your garden. Your grill looks like a face. The knobs look like eyes and a nose. Of course the grass looks like hair, and the mouth looks like it has food and a tongue sticking out. Did you do that on purpose, or did you not even notice that? Well, it's looking good, just like the rest of your plants. I look forward to seeing your rock area when it fills out.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm sure it will be filled in by Spring and looking great. I can't believe you've had two frosts and still have so much blooming! Lucky you :)

Dani said...

I love the grill Darla! Makes me wish I hadn't tossed mine.lol

George said...

Your garden is still beautiful -- I'm jealous. You had a great idea to get tulips in Florida. I hope it works.

Ginger said...

Love your grill!!!

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the garden sectioned off with rocks. Can't wait to see it filled in. By the way I think the grill has 'class'. Have a good day.

Room to Inspire said...

Great photos, love to see all of the wonderful colors. Here in Seattle the only colors are brown and brown. Very pretty.