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Friday, May 7, 2010

Skywatch and Fertilizer Friday....

It's Skywatch Friday over at http://skyley.blogspot.com/ drop by and see some fantastic sky photos. It's also FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ drop by Tootsie's to see who is flaunting flowers.
First, I have buds on the Hollyhock that was started from seed in Dec. of '08.
BUT--- I also have buds on the Hollyhocks that were started from seed in Dec. '09..
I'm surprised by this! Happy but surprised...
The freaky Foxglove is opening..started from seed in Dec. '08.

Zinnia--Red Spider started from seed.
Coreopsis was in the original Wildflower seed packet that got this whole Full Sun Garden started about 6 years ago.
Nicotinia started from seed courtesy of Hocking Hills Garden at http://lonadawn.blogspot.com
And another Nasturtium started from seed.

Took my Dad to the Doctor yesterday for his follow up only to be told that his appt. had been rescheduled for Monday...sigh

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Today I am trying to learn to be Thankful in all things.

31 comments:

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Wonderful photo of the hawk, wonderful capture. Your Hollyhocks are really putting on a show. I hope things continue to improve for Dad.

bennie and patsy said...

I like hollyhocks and all of your flowers.
Patsy

Susie said...

Great pics and blooms Darla. Hope you have a great weekend!

Lois said...

That is an amazing picture of the hawk Darla! Thanks for noticing the mulch too. I will pass the compliment on to my son-in-law. Some of my daughter's band students from Godby came over last weekend to help him with that job. He loves his yard!

LC said...

I've had delphiniums develop that wide stalk like your foxglove... it's almost as if two stems grew together... Larry

tina said...

What a great catch on that hawk!

ilovepink said...

It gives you a reminder of the goodness and beauty GOD has created.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Darla. That funky Foxglove is going to look like one big foxglove pompom when all the blooms get out. I like that. Your coreopsis is so bright and pretty. I planted a Mesa Yellow one this spring and cannot wait to see it bloom. Glad to see the flowering tobacco seeds are blooming. They will just get bigger and better.
Sorry your fathers appointment was canceled. Just keeps one on edge. Happy FF and Have a wonderful weekend.

Becca's Dirt said...

Can't wait to see the hollyhocks bloom. Things are a popping Darla. Praying for your Dad.

Roses and Lilacs said...

That foxglove is too odd. It sure does have a lot of flowers tho. The stalk looks like a small tree:)

That was not very nice of the doctor's office to make you come in only to tell you your Dad's appointment had been moved.
Marnie

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Wow! Seeds from 6 weeks ago flowering already. That's great. I dream of hollyhocks!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous blooms...even the freeky one! :)
*hugs*deb

Manang Kim said...

Beautiful blossoms! Great shots too! Happy Mother's day!

SkyWatchFriday

Corner Gardener Sue said...

That hawk is so graceful looking in that lovely blue sky. Great shot!

I've seen flowers get a weird stalk like that before, but don't remember what kind.

It's fun when flowers we started from seed bloom. It will also be fun to see your hollyhocks when the buds open.

I'm sorry about your dad's appointment getting rescheduled. I wonder why they didn't let you know ahead of time.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

That is impressive that you got your Hollyhocks to bud already! It's always amazes me to see how far ahead you are in your garden than we are. My Nicotiana is barely sprouted and you have flowers.
Very cool hawk picture!

Noelle said...

Isn't it so rewarding to see a flower bloom that you planted from seed? I love your blooms and can't wait to see the hollyhocks open :-)

Anonymous said...

Your flowers are beautiful. When are you coming to my garden with your snippers? Doris

Angel said...

Great Blooms! Can't wait to see your Hollyhocks bloom:) and Love that Foxglove! Happy Gardening!

Paula said...

I always get so excited when I see your blog link - love your gardens - your header pix with the bbq grill and umbrella made me wish I was at your house@! Looks yummy! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

sweet bay said...

Beautiful capture of the hawk. I really like that Red Spider Zinnia.

Pam said...

Darla, your flowers are always so gorgeous. I'm jealous of the beauty that surrounds your lovely yard.

Amy said...

It is amazing what a little seed can grow. Very pretty!

Sandy said...

Love the hollyhocks! I have enjoyed going through and seeing all the creativity in your garden, great containers, you really think out of the box.
Sandy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Glad to hear that your Dad is willing to go back to the doctor.... Thanks be to God!!!! Keep us posted.

Happy Mother's Day!!!! We're home from the beach --and I'll post in the morning. Had a wonderful time --but it's nice to be home.

One of my sons is visiting me on my 'special' day today!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Chandramouli S said...

Keep faith, Darla. My prayers are with him.
Lovely shot of the kit (or is it hawk?) Lovely blooms too! Ahh! I love Hollyhocks. I grew hollyhocks two years ago from seed which never bloomed (the seedlings were killed by heavy rains). Your photos remind me of them and reminds me that I should try them again.

Grace Peterson said...

You know what's most amazing to me, Darla Dear, well besides that awesome bird you so aptly photographed? Not a single yellow spot of rust on your hollyhock foliage. Wuz up wit dat? :) My plants are just covered. I'm thinking it's time for some major leaf removal and fungicide. I'll be happy if they look remotely as nice as yours.

I love hearing about your garden's progress. There's never a dull moment!

Twisted Fencepost said...

Well darnit! Don't they know it was hard enough to get him to go the first time?!
I Love starting things from seeds. It just amazes me to see them grow.

Tootsie said...

I am planting a bbq this week!!! you inspiration!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Me again!!!! My son gave me two hanging baskets of flowers for Mother's Day. One is Verbena (which I know you have) and the other is Fuchsia.

Please give me any instructions you may have to one or both of these..

Hugs,
Betsy

imac said...

Hi Darla, nice bird shot, and again colourful flowers.

Shelley said...

I like the looks of that red spider flower (but not the name, lol!) Hope your father is okay!!