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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Several Meme Themes in One Post and Header Challenge

I am combining several meme themes in this post because I will be having reconstructive surgery on my elbow tomorrow so it may be a little while before I can blog.
I missed Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ yesterday, can't remember when I've missed that! Drop by and tell her I said Hi.

I hope that Tootsie will link me up to her FF on Friday morning. Drop by her place and take a look at her beautiful yard in Canada. She is very creative and has an eye for detail http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/
Double Althea
Self Heal-Prunella

Blurry Hosta bloom
Double Daylily with Hibiscus
Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory
Purple Coneflowers, Celosia and Morning Glory on the lattice
Gerbera Daisy

Pink Angelonia
White Angelonia
Tall Celosia will be saving seeds from this too...let me know if you are interested in any of them.
It has been faithful to return and self seed for a number of years now.
Carnations are beginning to open
more to come.
Althea with Dahlias in front. The Dahlias have been blooming for months now.
Agapanthus with white Cosmos
My daughter sent me some Loofa Vine Seeds from one of her clients in Daytona Beach, FL. They need a long growing season and strong support.
I do hope we get some Loofa sponges from it!
These Impatiens came back in this container from last year. I left in out all winter long.
The Impatiens planted this year are filling in quite nicely. The white just glows in the evening.
This is the first time I have participated in Gail's Wild Flower Wedenesday over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ . I have been trying to learn from her and Frances over at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/ about wild and or native plants. This is one that I have left alone this year. Previous years of pulling it may have added to the tendonitis in my elbows.

Any ideas to it's name?
The buttery color of the bloom looks very good with the blue/green foliage.
Don't forget to visit the other Header Challenge Team Members in my sidebar to see what Bug they have featured in their headers.
I must confess that I am Thankful today that the surgery will soon be over even though I am a little nervous.,


Ami said...

Darla: Best wishes to your surgery and a speedy recovery!

You have lots of very beautiful flowers in your garden! That tall Celosia looks very pretty. If you have lots of seeds, I would love to have some to try in my south florida garden:)

tina said...

Your mystery flower looks like primrose. I wish you luck with your shoulder. And on to Nicky, my tag actually said Nicky and when I Googled it I find all sorts of name spellings. It is the same though. Some tag makers just spell things differently.

Deb said...

Home the surgery goes well...will miss you while your recovering...but will be here when you return...

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wishing you all the best and a speedy recovery.

Your white impatiens are my favorite. I've been eyeing them in your garden for some time.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Hope your surgery goes well and you recover quickly!
You sure did get a lot covered in one post! Dahlias and Cosmos are two I look forward to seeing here. I'm really interested to see your Loofah vine as the sponges (flowers?)grow.
I'd love to try some Celosia seeds. I'm planning to save seeds and I'll see which ones you'd like when they are ready.
Take Care!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your flowers are so pretty.
I can understand the nerves,but be assured that I will be praying for you.I am sure many others are as well.I wish you a quick recovery.

Lois said...

I will be praying and sending good thoughts your way Darla! All of the flowers are so beautiful. I especially like the carnation!

Lois said...

I just saw your comment on my blog about the deer. She was probably home, but I bet she didn't see it. I'll call and tell her. When my grandson hears about it, he'll be watching out the window from now on!

Becca's Dirt said...

Prayers for you Darla. I know when you have healed from the surgery that you will feel much better.

Beautiful mystery plant. Love the softness of the yellow. I have never seen an actual loofah plant and its flowers. Can't wait to see yours.

George said...

Once again I'm very impressed with your garden. I hope your surgery goes well. We will keep you in our prayers.

bennie and patsy said...

I will be thinking about you and pray your surgery goes well and you will be home soon as good as new.
Love Patsy

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat looking spider, love the reinforced web.

Anonymous said...

Darla, thank you for the plants and the tour of your garden. Your flowers are beautiful.

Good luck with your surgery. You'll be in my prayers. Doris

Tom said...

All the very best.. I hope you have a quick recovery my dear...

Love the spider... well I love the picture of the spider as I'd run off screaming like a baby if I saw one.... ha!...

Thank you for you comment and do not worry I will still be about dropping a comment or some friendly banter into you commeents now and them..


Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hope the surgery goes well Darla and you have a speedy recovery.
Your garden is beautiful as always and I love all the white impatiens along the beds. It has to be so lovely at night.
Take care and prayers.

NanaK said...

I will add my prayer to the many others mentioned here for your surgery. I had to laugh at how you have so neatly wrapped up all those memes. Your dahlias always look so pretty. My one little pot of them is hanging in there with this heat we're having in west central Florida. Take care and I will be waiting for your return to blogworld as you are able.

Gail's Man said...

That's some spider, and what a strange shaped web.
Hope the surgery goes well. Look after yourself, and come back soon.

Anonymous said...

Yep I was going to say Primrose as soon as I saw this yellow bloom. :) Love your new header, those are very beneficial to have in the garden. And the coloring is beautiful on them. Beautiful blooms today.

RainGardener said...

Your place is just looking so awesome!!! Beautiful.

Susie said...

Girl I have been praying for you. I hope the surgery goes well and you'll be getting back to normal as soon as possible.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Darla, Darla, Darla,,, Your garden is just so beautiful...I'm excited to hear about how the Loofa does, so cool!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, My love and prayers are with you through your surgery and recovery. I hope and pray that the pain meds don't do a 'number' on your stomach like they have done to me... I just cannot take either Percoset or Vicadin.. Good Luck!!!!!

Our two Impatiens hanging baskets made it through the winter here also. I brought them in the house.. They are doing fine now...

Keep us posted when you are able.

Love and Prayers to you,

Sherry said...

I am visiting from Bloomin Tuesday. Your gardens are just lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Dani said...

Good Luck Darla! xoxo

Dirt Princess said...

Goodluck with your surgery. I will be saying a prayer for you. Think of how wonderful you will feel when it is all over with. You will be a new Darla :-)

Jean said...

Darla, I sure glad you remembered to join Bloomin' Tuesday. Your header shot is amazing! Your gardens are certainly in full bloom. I love all the clolr combinations. Perfect! Jean

Montreal flowers said...

Great post........
These are very nice pictures and i like them very much.The good thing about these flowers is that it came in variety of colors and is available easily.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Hey, I thought you were afraid of spidies....or was that snakes?

Quite the shock for me, your header, I am not fond of either.

Wishing you a speedy recovery.


Gail said...

Hi Darla~First off that header is knock your socks off great! Second, glad you are wildflower celebrating and third, I think that is a primrose/oenothera Fourt, I want seeds of celosia, the others got washed away in the floods. Thanks for the wonderful link~Now take very good care of yourself, heal quickly, xoxo gail

imac said...

Congrats on your 2nd Gold in a row Darla, twas a beauty.

imac said...

Congrats on your 2nd Gold in a row Darla, twas a beauty.

Prospero said...

Good luck with the surgery, Darla. I hope all goes well!

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hope all went well with your surgery!
I can't wait to see the loofah things growing. Never seen that before either.

Tootsie said...

oh girl...you did all of this with two sore arms??? I barely keep up with one! I got a tennis elbow band thing and it seems to be helping my arm pain a lot...I can't imagine how hard it is to do with two!
I hope your surgery goes well and that you heal fast girl...prayers to you.
I will link you in now...late of course but still linked! I am sorry...had some issues with allergies this weekend...feels like a miracle I got anything done at all with all the nose blowing!!! hugs to you girl...I will be thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Yes, Darla. It looks like Evening Primrose to me. I wonder if it has a scent. I don't grow this in my garden but a few years ago one popped up so I replanted it in a container and enjoyed watching the blossoms open at dusk.

That spider might be beneficial and beautiful but it is menacingly scary!!!! I'm trying so hard to teach myself to like bugs but just can't seem to get there.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
I love that spider photo! Your blooms are looking great, too. That first celosia with the large leaves looks interesting.

Thanks for the garlic oil tip. I've used Liquid Fence, but it's rained so much, I haven't been able to reapply it. I'll have to look into the garlic oil. I'm thinking we need to put some rabbit fencing around the veggies.

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