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Monday, April 19, 2010

Random Garden Photos..

See the pink Petunias? This was purchased last Spring as a striped Raspberry Blast Proven Winners Petunia. I cut it back during the winter, now the Petunia has reverted back to the single colors that were used to make the Raspberry Blast, interesting. The frog looks happy under the Coral Reef Sedum.
Really didn't know that Cornflowers grew so tall. Can they be cut back?
Alyssum has reseeded everywhere.
New this year, Henna Coleus, can be grown in sun or shade. I'm going to have fun with this one.
Here's your PPPP Gail from http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ I love it!

Clematis Vines--this one is almost to the top of the Crape Mrytle Tree.
This one is growing up the pink Dogwood Tree.
Lattice
Mailbox
Ranunculus
I was surprised to find this color Ranunculus.
Baby House Wrens are growing---header photo is of the same birdies last Wednesday.

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Today I am Thankful for all of our family members that made it to the surprise birthday party for my Uncle over the weekend!! It was wonderful to see all of you....

26 comments:

Susie said...

You have some beautiful clematis Darla and I really like the ranunculus. They are so pretty!

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning Darla. Your clematis are so pretty. I've been moving mine around this spring.

I wish alyssum did as well here. I'd love to have it blooming at the feet of my taller plants.
Marnie

mothernaturesgarden said...

Your mailbox is stunning.

Dorothy said...

Looks like your garden is in full bloom!! Love the Clematis and the sun Coleus!! All are gorgeous!!!

Julie said...

Those Ranunculus are just sooo gorgeous! Everything looks devine, Darla!!!

Dani said...

I love the color shades in that henna coleus!

mraloha1 said...

Your garden looks beautiful, and that frog sure is content.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I can't wait to see some Clematis blooming here, yours are so pretty. I can't imagine having a petunia survive a whole year here, they usually just survive the summer.
Sounds like a fun party this weekend.

Dar said...

Darla, your garden is sure putting on a beautiful show. I loved taking a stroll with you. Your frog is cute as ever peeking through the sedum. So many plants these days are hybridized, thus, reverting to their original form. I once had a deep burgundy George Washington rose that reverted back to its original White. Hang on to your Grandparents and parents plantings...before long we will only see hybrids, thanks to our gov. and prices will surely go sky high. oops, didn't mean to put the brakes on.
Have a wonderful time in your wonderful garden....love the climatis

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Darla, how many wonderful blooms you have already! Love them all, plus your adorable froggy!Ranunculus is special.

Lois said...

Lovely as always Darla! Those babies are growing fast.

Becca's Dirt said...

Oh you have got me drooling over here. Gorgeous clematis and oh the ranulula is stunning in color. Beautiful Darla.

Ami said...

I also found some type of flowers change the color and shape when they come back from the self-seeding. Maybe your striped petunia is a hybrid, so the seedling is not exactly same as its parents.

That frog looks very cute. I also have some frogs decoration in my garden. Love the golden color of Ranunculus! Very pretty!

imac said...

Great shots Darla, we have frogs too.

Randy and Jamie said...

Now there's an idea! We could plant Cematis at the base of the crepes! Thanks, Darla!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla> Your clematis vines are so pretty. Petunias have a mind of their own I have learned LOL!
The ranunculus have been so wonderful to see.I think it is great that you alyssum is reseeding. Makes a good filler plant.

Noelle said...

I love visits to your garden, Darla. There is always so much growing. I love it when my alyssum self seeds. Your clematis is just stunning by the way :-)

George said...

I'm very impressed with your clematis. We have one that grew up into the redbud tree last year. Your garden is beautiful as always.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: I love that Clematis with the great colors.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I cannot believe how beautiful your Clematis is (actually all of them)... I have one which is just getting started.

Do you cut back your Candy Tuft each year? Ours is getting tall and leggy ---and I don't like it as well.

The wrens are just precious...

Have a great day/evening.
Hugs,
Betsy

Leedra said...

Beautiful flowers and color. Love the striped clematis. I have a painting with that clematis in it. Been looking at is alot lately with needle felting in my head. Have not attempted it yet.

Gail said...

Darla, I can't get sweet alyssum to grow here and you have it reseeding with abandon! I planted it again and hoping it ;will survive when the heat arrives...I think the key must be to plant in the fall! Thank you for the link and I am so glad the PPPP is doing so well...let it go to seed and it will travel for you! gail

Deb said...

Darla...beautiful...

tina said...

The alyssum is so sweet seeding itself around. I'd love it to so here.

sweet bay said...

The frog does look happy, and I love the Clematis at your mailbox!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That frog look's very happy. Kind of like he was hiding and you found him. Cute.
Love the color of that Henna Coleus!