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Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

Joining Cottage Flora Thursday over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com and FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com






Look at the growth on this Silver Sage in three days.




















Sigh...


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Today I am Thankful that my eyes can see color.

59 comments:

Teresa said...

Girlfriend! Your garden is heaven! I'm amazed at how much you have blooming. Beautiful!

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

So bright, colourful and beautiful just like heavan.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So many pretty pictures...Your flowers are so much farther ahead than mine even though I am a couple hours south of you...I guess because mine are mainly new this yr?

You commented on my mum's about cutting back the buds...if I let them flower now will they still flower in fall? I have never had mums before.

Thank you for your comments and bday wishes.

Blessings Kelsie

p3chandan said...

Wow!Your garden is so beautiful with such gorgeous flowers..I love the mix of colours and the placing of each of those flowers and plants!

Susie said...

Girl you need to flaunt it! It's beautiful! Can't believe how big the sage has gotten. Would love to see the bloom.

Patsy said...

Thanks for the walk in your lovely garden this morning. How are your blackberry lilies doing? Mine are up and should bloom when it gets warmer.

La Vie Quotidienne said...

Hello,
How lovely your garden is, so much is blooming! And so much wonderful color. I love your little red wagon, very cute. Thank you for stopping by and paying me a visit. See you again soon. Have a great day in the garden.

Becca's Dirt said...

Excuse me - I'm wiping the drool from my chin. Darla those are some stunning gardens. I am loving all that snapdragons you have and the many colors. I absolutely don't have enough. The poppies look so good with the snaps. Great post girlfriend.

Skeeter said...

Your garden is looking wonderful! Your plants look so lush and vibrant with color! I do not see weeds but pure beauty!!!

Tara Dillard said...

When I moved into my home 25 years ago it was zone 7, now it's zone 8.

Your quotes remind me of another, "God almighty first created a garden." I think it was Alexander Pope?

Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

Masha said...

Beautiful blooms! Spring looks so lovely in your garden.

L. D. Burgus said...

Your garden flowers look wonderful. I can hardly wait for spring to finally reach here.

Grace Peterson said...

Sigh is right. Absolutely fabulous photos of a fabulous garden. I could look at these all day!

Bonnie said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Susan said...

Hey Darla...Your cottage flowers look very pretty. Is the grayish plant in your first photo silver sage? It is stunning

Karen said...

Darla, what a difference a few hundred miles makes....your garden is so beautiful. I grow the silver sage here, too, but it never gets that big. Lovely.

Lona said...

Oh what a pretty Gladiola Darla. I love the fuzzy leaves on your Sage. Your garden is growing so fast.The poppies are still so pretty.

Lucy Adams said...

I wish I could garden like you. You're all green thumbs.

Lucy

imac said...

We need a gardener over here Darla lol, beautiful.
Forgot to say last time - love that Header shot my friend.

Meghan said...

Beautiful gardens and flowers!! Amen I too am glad I can see and in color! Same thing with taste buds...aren't you glad God didn't just make it to where we had to eat food but couldn't taste it? I'm thankful for taste buds for sweet, salty, and bitter!

Martha (MM) said...

So gorgeous Darla! I'm always so amazed by your beautiful gardens! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter weekend :-)

Deb said...

beautiful Darla...

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Simply gorgeous! Everything looks so happy and healthy...wow, the sage is awesome!
Love the lisstle sign "my garden my heaven" so cute
*hugs*deb

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Darla,
It looks like summer your way. I love all of your beautiful blooms, pots, and such! That silver sage is a cool looking plant. I bet the flowers will be open soon, if they aren't already.

Thanks for stopping by my latest post. I have gotten some other ideas for the shape of the bed, but they are quite ambitious, and would need more than one season to accomplish. I should put some tall snapdragons in the area, too.

George said...

Your garden looks more beautiful each week. These are gorgeous blossoms and plants.

Bernie said...

Your garden is pretty as a picture no matter where I looked. Such colour! It really is gorgeous.

tina said...

I love all those grays! That silver sage is incredible!!!

Jessica said...

Oh my word....A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! With a whole lot of ZING~ Darla, your gardens are gorgeous~ WOW.

Just beautiful.

J =)

Jessica said...

p.s. I so adore that wagon...I NEED one.

Rosie said...

Unbelievable! Just beautiful. I do envy you southern belles. Have a wonderful Easter.

Regina said...

hi
your garden looks very pretty.great flowers!!!
have a nice day,
regina

Ann-Marie ~ Brambly said...

Breathtaking! The profusion of color is wonderful.
Ann-Marie

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Darla,
Oh how sublime!!! I am your newest follower and thank you for following my blog. What beauty abounds here! and I love "life began in a garden"--wow!

XO
Cindy

Fishtail Cottage said...

Unbelievable how much you have blooming! We usually don't see some of these blooms till late August - so gald you linked up to Cottage Flora Thursday's so i can see all of your gorgeous blooms! xoxo,tracie

scottweberpdx said...

The garden looks fabulous! I adore those poppies...just stunning!

~~Rhonda said...

I am grateful for the opportunity to see your lovely garden. Thank you for sharing! It looks loved and well cared for. I love the old fashioned larkspur. Such a sweet plant! ~~Rhonda

Mary Ellen said...

Oh how blessed to have such beautiful gardens already! We are still awaiting the full bloom of spring. Just a few but beautiful pots of pansies greet me.

Alison said...

Love those poppies! You have so much flowering there! Thanks for the look at your gardens, they are so beautiful.

perennialgardener said...

Definitely worth that sigh...so beautiful Darla! :)

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Roselle said...

Sigh is right! Love your garden! Thanks for visiting my flora post!
Roselle

Sandy said...

Oh what I would give to have a sunny yard... your garden and it's flowers are just wonderful...I'm in the Tampa Bay area and it's been so hot and I love it... I do have many plants and flowering is hard with the umbrella of hickory trees over my yard... sigh is right!
Sandy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, I wish I lived closer. I'd come and visit your home and garden in a heartbeat... It is gorgeous --and I love it!!!!

Thanks for sharing the beauty.
Happy Easter.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gail said...

Darla, Beautiful, beautiful and even more beautiful! I would be sighing, too. gail

One said...

I'm glad that I can see colors too. I'm glad glasses are available otherwise all will just be a smear...

Love the mixture of plants in your containers.

My garden haven said...

Sigh...(of contentment)Sigh again ( in envy)...Sigh! That's it, I want my garden to be like Darla's.
Rosie@mygardenhaven

sweetbay said...

Gorgeous! I especially love the first and last shots. The combination of poppies, snapdragons and roses are beautiful. And the bi-colored pansies are so sweet! I hadn't seen Silver Sage before. Looks a great foliage plant.

Heather at Dusty Bay said...

Lovely colour!!! It must smell so sweet too!! Thanks for the tour...

Kether said...

Oh my gosh! I'm in love! And inspired! I'm in 8A, mojave desert.. and it can get frustrating... but what you've done in 8B..wow! I'm so gonna bookmark your site!!

NanaK said...

Oh my goodness! So many flowers and so much color in your garden. Thanks for sharing. You must just love looking out over all that beauty.

Me said...

Superb,Bravo.

Jan@Thanks for today. said...

Wow, Darla! Wow. Gorgeous. You are making me drool, seriously!! Love that hot pink yarrow;-) Your cool containers are filled spectacularly!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

So pretty!
With all that garden how do you find time to keep the weeds at bay????

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