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Friday, November 26, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Can you believe we had Monarchs in the garden on Thanksgiving?
It's time to join the FF party over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ ... A few weeks ago or more I (DH) tucked a couple of plants under the shelter of the front porch to keep the frost from landing on them. Needless to say we have had very mild weather since then. The containers are too heavy for me to keep asking my husband to take them on and off the porch, so this is where they will live until Spring.

Painted Lady Hibiscus--she continues to bloom although I have noticed the blooms are a lighter color without some full sun exposure.

Here's the Diamond Frost Euphorbia that I am trying to overwinter as well. It will be brought inside or taken to the basement when freeze warnings are issued. I have always grown this in full sun. It's adjusted well in the shade.

Now let's look at some plants that are still thriving or beginning to thrive in my gardens.

I was very surprised to literally stumble on this Clematis bloom Wednesday.

Some of the Coneflowers are in various stage of bloom, there are even a few buds here and there.

The Dianthus has certainly enjoyed the 'not so hot' weather.

I purchased my first Lavender plant this past Spring. It bloomed very little in the Summer, now it's full of buds. Any growing tips for this are welcome.

Gerbera Daisy--Margarita

I normally buy yellow, purple and white Pansies, for some reason I fell for this reddish/maroon color.

Snapdragons are starting to bloom a little.

I have both white and pink blooms on one of my Guaras.



Rarely do I post my Double Knockout Roses.

My Sweet Violas will soon have this area filled in.

Right around the corner from the Violas the Alyssum is still blooming wonderfully and has the sweetest scent when you walk down the path.


I do hope everyone had a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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Today I am Thankful for the fellowship we had with family on Thanksgiving .....and the chance of rain for today!

29 comments:

Deb said...

beautiful flowers Darla...love the butterfly...

Susie said...

Nice blooms Darla. I've been seeing Monarchs at the nursery. I was surprised to see them too.

tina said...

Those monarchs are most happy in your garden. And I don't blame them with all those flowers too!

Dorothy said...

Such gorgeous flowers! I always enjoy seeing seeing your flowers in the wintertime.

Patsy said...

I will have to get my garden fix from you for the winter days to come , My Zinnia's made it for thanksgiving day but not for much longer it is cold here now.

George said...

I'm very impressed with your clematis blossom. Our clematis gave up the ghost several weeks ago. I really like that Gerbera Daisy.

Prospero said...

What a floriferous stroll through your garden! Happy Thanksgiving, Darla.

Self Sagacity said...

I like the first photo where the subject matched its environment. Although the other photos are beautiful as well. smiles.

Ami said...

That Monarchs butterfly is just so pretty! My diamond frost euphorbia seems declining recently, maybe I should take some cuttings in case I lose it. It is quite easy to propagate through cuttings.

Love both pink and white of Guaras. I got to look for it here.

I have two colors of snapdragon, and they are starting blooming too. Love your white ones!

Missy said...

You have such a beautiful range of flowers - really lovely.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hey there Darla .. I love Diamond Frost euphorbia too! I couldn't get that exact one this past summer and you can really tell a difference between the different types .. but wow with all of your other plants blooming .. we are waiting for the snow shoe to drop here .. cold with a few flurries has been just about the highlight of the day .. poor garden is finally going to sleep !
Joy : )
PS LOVED seeing that Monarch !

Dar said...

Darla, You are soooo fortunate to still have so much blooming color in your garden. We have lots of that cold white stuff on the ground already and below freezing temps. It was 11 degrees this morning so I'm so glad the butterflies are tended by you. They would freeze their little wings off here.
BlessYourHeart

Tootsie said...

oh Darla...I wish I could garden year round the way you do! and your cold is our warm here...I envy you! thanks for sharing today!

Bernie said...

You have so much in bloom in your garden ... lots of lovely flowers to enjoy. My favourite is the Euphorbia ... I have a couple in my garden and they seem to thrive no matter where they're planted - full sun or part shade.

Love white Snapdragons too! Your Gerbera is a real stunner ... great colours!

Julie said...

That Diamond Frost is so pretty!!!

You sure have a lot of loveliness going on there, Darla!

Glad your Thanksgiving day was nice. Ours was so great having the grandkids around us!

xoxo- Julie

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla Dear, Hopefully that butterfly is a sign that you'll be having calm weather throughout the winter. I love that you've got so many flowers in bloom. The Knockout is indeed a knock out! :)

Dani said...

We got rain too! AWESOME!

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

Ruth said...

This was like walking through a beautiful garden.
Very refreshing when outside everything is covered with snow.
Blessings,Ruth

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Wonderful to see all the flowerss in Florida. We have nothing left.

sweetbay said...

Love your Diamond Frost Euphorbia! Just as beautiful as Baby's Breath. You asked about the 7th picture in my last post -- it's the rose Veilchenblau.

Phillip said...

You have a lot blooming right now. I've not noticed any butterflies but I guess I'm too far north.

Gail said...

Butterfly in late November! Can you feel the envy from Tennessee~Not really, just teasing. Your garden blooms are delightful~gail

perennialgardener said...

Wow you still have some fabulous bloomers, would never know it's November. And Monarchs on Thanksgiving??? Hard to believe, so amazing. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Beautiful November blooms. You still have so much going on there. Beautiful. Have a good MOnday.

Missy said...

Your Painted Lady Hibiscus is stunning!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Hi Darla! I thought you have such a mild winter that you don't need to bring plants inside! Obviously, I was wrong... You always show us pretty flowers, I love hibiscus and euphorbis the most!

gina said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! It is fun to meet new gardening friends!

I just fell in love with the Guaras plant! I looked it up: is it hardy for zones 6-9? gorgeous.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I miss the monarchs here, so it's nice to see photos of where they are these days. Your blooms are lovely, too.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I hope you and your family had a very pleasant Thanksgiving.