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Friday, March 11, 2011

FF--Rose Update, Sedum...and.....More

Let's get this party started! Head over to http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and check out early Spring gardens from around the world and also over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/cottage-flora-thursdays-10.html
Rex Begonia
Strawberry
Mostly Poppies and Purple Coneflower
The trellis is about 4 ft. Clematis seems to be happy. All 7 of mine are loaded with buds.
Random Sedum Containers

Forefront, thanks Grace at http://www.gracepete.com/ ...Creeping Phlox was looking great until the two inches of rain we received knocked the blooms down. It will rebound.



Bottom left--
Chocolate Ball Sedum...I love it!
Astilbe
New Rose
From the grocery store for $5.95..
Alicante Hit, Poulpah033
short,busy,compact,upright,vigorous
Height 8" - 16"
Successfully propagates from softwood cuttings...hmmm
Rose Update:
On Feb. 8th I asked for help in rescuing my roses. Thanks for all of the advice and tips. I trimmed and tied my roses according to the advice I received, loosened the soil around the base of each rose, added about a cup of used coffee grounds and watered it in. I have been giving the roses 1 gallon of water per day if there has not been rainfall.

Can you see the long thicker cane to the left? New growth in the last 4 weeks...
Before
After
Before
After
Before
After
Before
After
Not too bad huh?
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Today I am Thankful to all of you that willingly share advice, tips and sometimes a gardening secret.

38 comments:

Deb said...

I always love seeing your gardens...have a great weekend Darla...

FlowerLady said...

How neat to see your roses before and after. I'd say they are doing GREAT. I love seeing your gardens and what all you have growing there.

FlowerLady

Jessica said...

Hi Darla~

Your roses sure are coming along = YAY! I just pruned mine 2 weekends ago and I'm starting to see some new growth. I love all your containers and the wagon..too cute. Hopefully, I will have something to share next weekend.

Have fun~ Jessica

tina said...

Those poppies look fantastic!

Lisa said...

Love the wagon and a radio flyer too! What a great way to put it to use. Flowers are always gorgeous!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I want the begonia. I love it.
I didn't realize you had so many sedum containers. The red teapot is a great contrast, but the little frog tucked in the plant is so cute!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Wow, your Poppies are really growing.I keep looking for little sprouts outdoors but nothing so far. I think that frog looks so cute lying in the Sedums. Your wagon is so cute. I keep looking for one at flea markets etc. Even thought about buying a new one. Do you know how much a wagon costs these days! LOL!
Your roses are responding wonderfully to your care and the new one is a gem.

Masha said...

You have a lot going on in the garden. I love your chocolate ball sedum. Your roses look great, I hope they give you a great spring flush.

heph said...

beautiful flowers

Patsy said...

The garden will soon be all a bloom
Looking good.

Becca's Dirt said...

It is so pleasant to just stare at your offerings. Love all the green. You go girl on those roses. Awesome after photos. Your sedum is always so pretty and today is no exception. Lots of poppies there. Can't wait to see them all a bloom.

Question did you put out new seeds to get that or did they self seed. I have a patch in the garden that had none last year where I must have put out seeds and forgot they were there. I of course left them alone when I cleaned out and placed new soil in. But the garden that had all the beautiful poppies last year that I let go to seed there is no sign of them. What did I do wrong?

Ami said...

Oh, I do see your rex begonia is very similar to my newly purchased one. Do you plant it in the ground? How are they performing year around? Your garden looks beautiful. Living in north part of Florida, seems you can grow something that we can not in the south part. I really love the flower of Clematis, but I think it might not do well here.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for allowing me to wander through your garden.The plants look lovely and the bonus is that I didn't have to pick a single weed. :)

Prospero said...

Your creative use of containers is an inspiration, Darla.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Wow you have an awesome garden, I look forward to seeing it in bloom soon...The growth on the rose bushes is amazing...great job on the rescue.

Thank you for stopping by and becoming a follower...I am your newest one too.

Blessings Kelsie

OH PS: I am in the Gainesville area, give or take a few miles :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Darla, Your roses are looking great.... I'm so glad they have responded to you so well... I'm impressed...

Sedum is neat also, isn't it? My Autumn Joy Sedum is showing signs of growth --even though we had snow last night... Gads!!!

How is your poison ivy??? Hope you are feeling better now... That's NO fun...
Hugs,
Betsy

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

Darla, your garden is looking good. I like all your sedum and especially like your flattened frog. I have frogs in my garden and your frog is a cutie.

imac said...

Beautiful as ever Darla, with 1 frisky frog and 1 squashed froglol.
MIL is now in a nursing home near us and not too bad, at times shes knows, and other times she doesnt.
Thanks for asking my friend.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Lovin' the wagon and the froggy in the sedum! Your roses are looking so much better!! Yay!
*hugs*deb

NanaK said...

Wow, your roses are looking great. Your tender care really paid off. All your containers are cute as always.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Wow you are so far ahead of us in zone 4B. I am envious of your clematis with buds. V

My garden haven said...

Darla, looks like it is perpetually spring where you are gardening. You have so much space to garden. And I love your images of your work in progress.
Rosie@mygardenhaven

Alan said...

Love the sedum containers, but I love sedum in general. Haven't seen the chocolate ball before -- I'll have to look for it, as it's got great color!

With all of those poppies, I guess you don't have any deer visiting your yard, do you?

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your little planted wagon. So cute!

Jenni said...

Hi Darla! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love your chocolate ball sedum..I've never seen that color before..it's so cool! And you have strawberry blooms..so that just gets me all excited for spring. We've a wait for those but I am feeling energized by seeing everyone's garden's growing.

Autumn Belle said...

Your plants are doing great, especially the roses. I love the ornamental containers, they are so cute. Now your rose plant is looking very healthy.

Karen said...

Darla, nothing is growing here but the patches of gooey mud whenever the temps rise above freezing. But it's snowing right now, so, no mud today! I love your sedums, that Chocolate one.....mmmmmmmm....and all the containers. The roses are surely liking your new treatment of them, too. The new Alicante rose, wow, that color is gorgeous and the petal count is amazing!

Val said...

Love your before and after shots. They are great! I am thinking of planting some strawberries this year. I am very excited. I just love springtime.

Bianca said...

what a happy little world of sedum!

George said...

It looks as if your roses are doing just great. But then, everything in your garden looks wonderful. Our yard and garden is starting to come to life now as well.

Grace Peterson said...

Darla Dear, I love the rose--the color is gorgeous. I think I'll have to look in to getting one, especially if they don't stay too little. All your roses look healthy and happy. Love the sedums too! :)

p3chandan said...

Such lovely layout of your garden, a promise of beautiful blooming plants soon. Love your sedum in cute containers and those rose vines are looking great after your ground coffee treatment.

perennialgardener said...

Looking good Darla. I love how quickly climbing roses can start to fill in a trellis or arbor. That Rex Begonia is really pretty. :)

sweetbay said...

I like the happy frog in the green sedum pool. :) Spring is really gearing up in your garden!

Mandy said...

All your sedums are looking so nice, the chocolate ball is new to me and something I'll be on the lookout for!

Mandy said...

All your sedums are looking so nice, the chocolate ball is new to me and something I'll be on the lookout for!

Malar said...

Your roses love the pruning indeed! You have many beautiful creeping plant! I like your Creeping Phlox!

Malar said...

Your roses love the pruning indeed! You have many beautiful creeping plant! I like your Creeping Phlox!