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Friday, February 12, 2010

Dreaming Of Fertilizer Friday!!

It's Friday and that means that Tootsie over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ is hosting her weekly Fertilize and Flaunt your flowers. I went back in the archives to dream of fertilizing again.
One of my wheelbarrows
Raspberry Blast Petunia-Proven Winners
Part of my full sun garden
Purple Coneflowers with a Painted Lady
Crinum Lily
Some of you may remember all of the Monarch's that we raised this past Summer...we even hatched some from eggs in a plastic container.
The Monarch's were real comfortable with all of us. We are planning to do this again this summer. (Our youngest)

We have a 'chance' of some snow flurries this afternoon. I got up in the middle of the night flipping lights on in the yard to see if I could see any white stuff...nada so far. Fingers are crossed! It is raining and I believe it has already hit the high for the day 40f at 8:48 a.m.

***Backyard Bird Count starts today***

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Today I am Thankful and excited to participate in the Bird Count!

32 comments:

Millie said...

Lovely photos...the pink "petunia"??? with stripes is like one I had last summer...so pretty.

Dar said...

You make me thirst for spring...I have never seen a Crinum Lily...it's absolutely beautiful and unique. I need to see if it is zone 3-friendly. Your butterflies are so cool especially on the kids hands and nose. loveit
God Bless

George said...

You sound as eager to see snow as Betsy is. Betsy will often check at night to see if any of that white stuff is coming down. But I want to thank you for the reminder of warmer and more colorful days to come.

Dorothy said...

Your lovely flowers make us all eager for spring!!! IF it snows down there I hope it doesn't kill back your flowers. It's not snowing here (yet) but it is snowing in south Mississippi.

Lois said...

Glad you reminded me of the bird count! When I left my house this morning, I had a feeding frenzy of goldfinches on my back porch.

troutbirder said...

Thanks for stopping by my little nature blog. I really enjoyed looking at your beautifull flowers. I can't wait to get back to my woodland wildflower gardens. "Patience," he says to himself. :)

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous photos! I can't wait for spring.

jalynn01 said...

Darla,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.. coming here was a real breath of spring..flowers!!!! They are all beautiful.. I wish I could give you some of the white stuff laying around my house..We certainly have had our legal limit this year.
Jalynn

Haddock said...

like that photograph of Grandma stitching.

Noelle said...

I love your wheelbarrow plantings! I think I may need to try that. I bought my daughter a butterfly kit so she could raise butterflies....I can't wait to try - I am inspired by your photos :^)

Prospero said...

I always liked that wheelbarrow of flowers.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Love your wheelbarrow and the that lattice fence around the garden. I need something like that to grow some new vines.
Marnie

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Hope you do get some snow---but certainly hope you don't get any frost to kill your beautiful flowers.

I thought you would raise the Monarch's again.. That is so special. Love the picture of the one on your daughter's nose. CUTE!!!!

Keep us posted about your weather.
Hugs,
Betsy

Noelle said...

Hi Darla,

We can grow milkweed here, but would love some seeds. Would you mind sending me some? I would be happy to reimburse you for postage :^) The kids are getting so excited about the butterflies.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat look at your blooming garden.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That raspberry petunia was a beauty Darla. I hope you saved some seeds from it for this summer. I remember your butterfly project and thought it was an amazing project. I started some of the butterfly weed seeds you sent. I am getting ready for those butterflies this summer. ;-)
Have a terrific weekend with your sweetie.I hope you get a few flakes of snow just for you.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Your photos are amazing!! Such gorgeous flowers! Love your wheelbarrow too!

WOW! 9 species in an hour?? How awesome!!
My usual 4 species and one new one! an Oak Titmouse! Exciting to see somebody new,
*hugs*deb

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I love seeing those sunny flowers. The 'Raspberry Blast' is one I'll be looking for.
I hope you get a little of the snow you're hoping for. I do the same thing when they predict snow, like a kid getting up in the night to look for snow :)

Abe Lincoln said...

Those monarchs are not afraid of you guys. Do you suppose they can recognize you and not strangers?

RainGardener said...

Your flowers look great and I like how you did your wheelbarrow. I just love the Crinum Lilies. They look like the Naked Ladies my neighbor gave me. I'm so excited to see they are coming up and will be in MY garden this summer. Have a great weekend.

Troy said...

Thanks you for visiting my blog, Isn't it fun to look at all the old pictures and imagine the new things we will do this year?

And the butterflies are incredible. What an awesome thing for your kids to experience.

Deb said...

just what I needed to see...pretty flowers and butterflies....tired of looking at this snow....

Susie said...

Nice pics Darla. Hope you get some snow. I just posted some pics on my blog. Come over and enjoy ours.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I LOOOVE that last photo so much!

I can only dream of having a garden as nice as yours. Your photos make me long for summer!

Robin~♥

sweet bay said...

Such wonderful pictures from your archives! I love your flower-filled wheelbarrow and the butterfly pictures.

Blue Creek Home said...

My goodness, what I would give to have flowers like that here! It would only be an all you can eat buffet for the tons of deer that we have!! They're cute but annoying when they chomp things off at the ground!
Rhonda

Tootsie said...

girl...I dream of walking your gorgeous gardens in person one day...you never stop wowing me!

Msrobin said...

I so enjoyed your virtual trip back to the garden. Beautiful indeed. I've been visiting mine regularly, just to stay sane this winter. More snow expected tonight though. Argh!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I am really missing those hot summer nights!!

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