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Friday, May 14, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's time to Flaunt those flowers over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ .. A few photos from my Dad's place of some of the plants that my Mom grew when she was alive.
This is the way back of the property. Look how large this Golden Lantana was last year? It's going to be bigger this year. See the white dots behind my Dad and to the left of the Lantana?
Hundreds of Volunteer Daisies, I talked him into leaving them alone until they die down.
This is a Banana Shrub...some shrub huh? These shrubs smell wonderfully when in bloom.
A pink climbing Rose, weeds and all.. I scooped up some of this one for myself.
I love this climbing Rose on the side of the deck. I have some of this one too and it's doing fine in a container from last year. It will be going in the ground this weekend though.
Now remember, if God doesn't water my Dad's plants they don't get watered! Well established and thrives on neglect I suppose.


Today I am Thankful for and happy to report, My Dad agreed to have the Melanoma Tumor removed. Thanks for the good thoughts and prayers on this. I'll keep you updated.

Today our 9th grader is taking her AP Exam in Geography, if she passes she will earn a college credit...feel free to send a prayer her way...thanks.


Sandy said...

Great post, I love climbing roses.
Thanks for sharing.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I can see where your love of flowers comes from!
And definitely saying a prayer that she passes!!

Randy and Jamie said...

I've always wanted a banana shrub and I may just go ahead and get one!-- Randy

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Wow, look at that huge clump of lantana! I enjoyed the roses and such, too.

I just said prayers for your dad and daughter.

Oh, is your city really called Flowerville? My eyes landed on that in your profile, after I clicked on your name in your comment on my last post. What a fun name for a town for a gardener! Your flowers are a wonderful asset to the place.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looks like the plants have found a great home surviving on their own and looking so beautiful. I had no idea lantana could get that big. I grew some in a 12 inch pot one summer. Good to hear about your dad and I'll bet your daughter does great on the test.

Susie said...

So, so glad to hear your dad has decided to have the tumor removed.

He has some great plants in his yard. I can't believe the size of that lantana.

Beth said...

The climbing roses are fabulous! I like the daisies in the yard too!

bennie and patsy said...

So glad your Dad has come around .your daughter is very smart and will do fine.It looks like all grow better in Flowerville.

tina said...

What a wonderful red climbing rose-right up close so you can enjoy it.

Lois said...

Beautiful Darla! I'm so glad your Dad is having the surgery too. That's wonderful about the AP class. It's great to start college with a few credits already under your belt!

Roses and Lilacs said...

My Dad had a melanoma removed from just under his eye. They were able to do it in the doctor's office.

Love his roses.

xinex said...

Your mom's plants are beautiful especially the roses, the kind I like that thrives without watering. LOL! Good luck on your
9th grader. I said a prayer...Christine

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What a pretty garden. I can see where your green thumb came from! I love the daisies. They grow in the church's lawn near us and I keep hoping they'll find their way to our yard.
So glad your dad agreed to the surgery and good luck to your daughter!!!

Helen said...

Love, love the way the flowers spill over onto your deck! Wonderful!

Becca's Dirt said...

Glad to hear the news about your dad. Pre congrats to the ninth grader on passing. I'm sure she will. Beautiful roses at your dads and some do seem to thrive on neglect.

imac said...

Prayers for a good result, but Im sure she will get thru having Darla for a Mom,lol.

Also thoughts and prayers for your Dad.
Love the flowers too.

bakingbarb said...

Amazing how plants can thrive without us! I really enjoy the heritage behind the plants.

Angel said...

It is amazing the will to survive, even plants! How nice the daisies, I wish I had daisies growing in the lawn. I have wild Violets & bugle weed , well at least they flower hahaha:) Some huge shrub!!So nice to see roses blooming,so pretty. Have a great weekend1

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

That is good news about your Dad. Prayers that all of it will be taken away.
Wow, that lantana is going to be huge! All those volunteer daisies look so pretty scattered in the yard.
Did you grab some of those Darla? Have a wonderful weekend.

Dorothy said...

great flowers at your Dad's! Prayers for your Dad and your daughter's test. Hope all goes well!!!

Anonymous said...

I wish your Dad well with the removal of his tumor. It's good to know that some plants thrive neglect and all. ;)

Dar said...

Breath-taking beauty wherever you look at your Dad's. He has wonderful roses, I love how they spill onto the deck and I will bet they smell like raspberries. Gorgeous. What lush grounds.
Best of luck to your daughter. God will see her through with flying colors if it's meant to be.

sweet bay said...

That Banana Shrub is huge! I love the red climber.

Noelle said...

I love the roses growing right next to the porch. What a great idea to let the volunteer daisies grow....they are so pretty. I am thankful that your dad is going ahead with the surgery. Please keep us updated.

Julie said...

Your Dad is having his tumor removed...how wonderful!!!

His volunteer daisies are devine! And a big WOW on that dark rose bush climbing up to his deck area...gorgeous!

Good luck to your daughter on her exam!!!

Tom said...

Excellent views of a great looking garden.. by the time that grass get cuts they'd be no time left for watering... apart from partaking in a beer or two.

Hope alls well Darla.. ;o)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Great picture of your Dad. How is he feeling? What is the next step for him--when it comes to his health?

Love the 'family' home... Isn't it great to still see the evidence of your mother there ---and the things in the yard which she loved???? You must have gotten your love of gardening from your Mom.

Mom and Dad Adams' yard still looks nice despite the neglect that it gets these days. All of their beautiful flowers just keep coming back despite it all!!!!!! People mow for them--but that is about all that gets done these days.


Martha said...

All so gorgeous Darla. I'm so glad to hear your dad is going to have the tumor removed and best of luck to your daughter!
Prayers on the way :-)

Paula said...

Your Lantana is amazing ! Here they only get about a foot or so tall then die back int he winter. Thanks for sharing, Paula in Idhao

Tootsie said...

I wish on wishes that I had the ability to keep a rose alive...I have always wanted a climbing rose...I actually had to pull two roses that I planted last year this weekend...and they came back to bite me again and again. I even stepped on one!
this is a fantastic flaunt girl! go see the bbq I planted...in honor of you!