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Friday, April 30, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's been a long month all week. Dad was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. His diagnosis is heart failure, anemia, something else and invasive malignant melanoma stage 2. Thank You everyone for your prayers and concerns. It's FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ drop by and see the beautiful flowers everyone has blooming on this last Friday of April, 2010.

Petunias and Verbena
Cornflowers with Angelina Sedum
Out of two seed packets of Cornflowers this is the first pink bloom I've seen.
First Cosmos of the season.
Dark Angel Dahlia
Shasta Daisies
Dianthus - First Love
I'm not going to ID all of the plants in the last three photos. If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them.


Today I am Thankful NOT to have to visit my Dad in the hospital.


tina said...

Sorry to hear about your father.

Your garden is looking quite lovely.

O.I.M said...

you garden is just bursting with blooms. it looks great. all the best to your father.

Evelyn said...

Hi Darla
Best Wishes to yr Dad. Good to hear that he's home.
Your photos are great - nice garden :). Happy weekend, E

Twisted Fencepost said...

Sounds like he's getting better.I sure hope so!
I'm still praying for him.

Beth said...

Your garden is looking fabulous! Love your header with the foxglove - one of my very favorite flowers. Best wishes to your dad.
Blessings, Beth

Susie said...

I'm glad you don't have to visit your dad in the hospital too Darla.

I'll be continually praying for him.

Love the last three pics of your garden. Looks wonderful!

Deb said...

so glad your Dad is out of the hospital...your gardens look beautiful...get some rest this weekend...

Bonnie said...

I love your flower beds! Your idea of planting pots in that wagon is adorable. I have an old wagon that I need to do something with and I just could not decide what. I really love that tire. My grandmother used to do things like that in her bed. The wheelbarrow against the tree is adorable. Thanks for sharing this. It really helped me think outside the box. Now I am even more excited to work in my beds.

Roses and Lilacs said...

I really like Dianthus First Love. Your garden looks wonderful. Glad to hear your Dad is out of the hospital.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. Glad your Dad was able to come home.
Your garden is looking so terrific. It looks full grown while mine is just starting.Your Dianthus is so pretty and love your little wagon in the beds.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your Dad. I will keep him in my thoughts and prayers.

Your garden is gorgeous!! Your growing so many of my favs. Love the little path that leads off towards the back of the yard.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Your blooms are amazing, so much color from so much love. I hope Dad is feeling better.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Your blooms are amazing, so much color from so much love. I hope Dad is feeling better.

Julie said...

I am so sorry your Dad is sick...hope everything will turn around for him, soon.

I love your last photo...that garden border with the white rocks...looks very frilly and sweet!

Take care!

Lois said...

I'm glad your father is home Darla. I'm sorry about all of his health problems though. I will continue to pray for you all.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'll keep sending T & P's for your Dad.
The flowers you have blooming won't be blooming here for months, and if it doesn't warm up they may never bloom :) I hope you get some time in your garden this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your father is out of the hospital; hope everything goes okay. Your garden looks beautiful. Doris

Helen said...

Flowers have magical powers to bring joy into our lives ... my hope is that your life has joy in any form today. My thoughts are also with your father ........

Eileen said...

Sorry about your father.

Your garden are lovely. It's a comfort during difficult times!

bennie and patsy said...

So glad your Dad is home. Your gardens are just wonderful.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I've had a few pink cornflowers (or as I call them, bachelor buttons). Sometimes there are white ones too. But, mostly, I get blue ones.
Best wishes for your whole family concerning your dad.

sweet bay said...

Darla I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I hope he is feeling more comfortable now that he is home.

Your garden looks so full of life and color.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Glad your Dad is out of the hospital. What is the next step for him??? I'll keep him in my prayers.

Your yard/garden looks fabulous!!!!! Love it ALL.

Alea said...

I am sorry to hear of your father's diagnosis, but am glad that he has been released from the hospital!

Your garden is beautiful and you do a wonderful job capturing the beauty with your photos!

Angel said...

Sorry to read about your Dad, Best wishes for his recovery.

Your garden is really lovely & so full of blooms, everything is so very pretty! I really like the pink cornflower!! Thanks for finding the time to share:) Blessings to All ~

Martha said...

Your flowers are lovely as always Darla. So glad to hear your dad was released from the hospital. Sounds like a long road ahead but he's stubborn - that's a good thing!

My dad suffered with congestive heart failure for many years. Let me know if you have any questions about it and tell your dad to stay far away from sodium!

Wishing you and your family a wonderful weekend. Prayers continue. *hugs*

Leedra said...

The Snapdragons are beautiful.

Still praying for your Dad.

Lola said...

So good to hear that your Father is home. Will continue with prayers for his good health.
Your garden is lovely. All those blooms. Much more than I have. We are just slow here.

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

Wow, you have got it goin' on in your garden! It's so festive and cheery. I'm sorry about your dad's diagnoses. Thankfully he was at least able to go home. Home is always better than the hospital.

noel said...


looks like things are coming up well in your garden and the garden blooms are beautiful, i love your flower bed and border

thanks for sharing.

Paula said...

I love the shots of the whole flower beds you shared - so great to see how it all blends together and the funstuff you have added. Thanks so much for shairng, Paula from Idaho p.s. hope your dad is doing ok

Robin's Nesting Place said...

I am really sorry to hear about your dad's diagnosis. The hospital is a very tiring place and uncomfortable place for family sitting with loved ones.

I hope that you are able to find rest and comfort in your lovely garden.

Gail said...

Dear Darla, ((((you))) from me~~I hope your dad improves and soon. The garden is looking fantastic~Take care...all the stress can have a heavy toll on you. gail

Jeannie B. said...

I am returning a visit I had from you! I saw your Granny Fan button and found a connection with you right away! I love your big pot of Verbena and Petunias. Planting my pots in up next for me. I am sorry to see your father is ill.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow Darla, your garden is just amazing!

So thrilled to hear your dad is out of the hospital!


Laura said...

Hi Darla-
Thank you for coming by my blog, and I am so sorry to hear about your father.
As adult daughters, it can be hard when roles reverse.
Your garden looks lovely-
Thanks for the great advice you gave me on my zinnias,
White Spray Paint

Anonymous said...

All my best to your Dad. Your garden is full of beautiful color right now. :)

Ginger said...

It looks like summer is in full swing there!

Glad to hear your dad is out of the hospital.

Tracy said...

Your flowers and photos are absolutely beautiful!
I am so sorry your Dad is sick, good he is out of the hospital now.
Take care,

Shelley said...

Darla - I'm very sorry to hear about your father, I will be sending prayers and good thoughts your family's way.
I was just showing my husband your photos - love what you did w/ the mulch, rock and flowers - it looks so lovely! If I ever win the lotto, I am going to hire you and fly you up to Michigan to design the landscaping for our cabin!

Meems said...

So many great blooms, Darla. Glad your Dad is out of the hospital and wish you and him the best. Dad's can be stubborn like that!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Look at all that color! Awesome! Do your snapdragons go dormant or stop blooming awhile in your hot season?

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