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Friday, April 1, 2011

Fertilizer Friday

It's time for FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ . I hope you don't get too many April Fool's jokes pulled on you. Here's a collage of some of our fruit trees. The large tree is the grapefruit, see the white carpet of blooms underneath it? It is still loaded with flowers, we also have tangerine, lemon and peaches here. When you walk out our front door you are hit with a wall of sweet fragrance. After months of viewing forced Amaryllis from garden bloggers up north it's our turn in the south. Finally a bloom on one of my Amaryllis.
Millet Ornamental
Double Knockout
Dwarf Azalea

Diamond Frost Euphorbia with Cordyline...I had just pulled up a rather tattered Cordyline from last year to toss when I spotted new growth emerging from it's sides...first for me. Should I cut the old blades off?
OH MY STARS! White Wisteria is blooming for the first time!!
Virginia Sweetspire
A few of the Ranunculus

A very welcomed visitor.
Weigela Wine and Roses

Here we have the White Butterfly Bush that I rooted last mid summer. When I planted it, it was only about 6 inches tall. It was barely touched by our very early and cold winter....

Don't forget to enter my give-a-way in the previous post.


Today I am Thankful for this time of the year when it seems there is something new and or different in the gardens everyday.


FlowerLady said...

I always enjoy seeing what is going on in your gardens. You have some real beauties. How neat that your wisteria is blooming for the first time for you.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

cherry said...

Sister friend Miss Darla you have a lot of pretties going on this morning. I would love to be sitting on your front stoop sucking all the fruity deliciousness in.. your are going to love that white wisteria ..it only gets better with age..
Happy April fools day and hugs from Savannah, Cherry

p3chandan said...

Lovely flowers are blooming in your lovely garden. I love your blue Iris on your Header up there, so gorgeous!

Becca's Dirt said...

That is so neat that you have so many fruit trees and they are all blooming at the same time. I bet that is a sweet to walk outside. Mellet Ornamental is quite different. First time I've ever seen one. Hope you have a good weekend.

tina said...

I know your excitement with the wisteria! Mine might actually bloom for the first time in 8 years. Have a great weekend!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Wonderful about the wisteria. Your butterfly bush seems to be doing great. Such growth already.

My garden haven said...

You've got lots of lovelies growing in your garden...so so much to be thankful for. Enjoy your spring!

Patsy said...

It is so wonderful to see your flowers in bloom.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I alaays love it when your Ranunculus start to bloom. The blossoms are just so pretty. Good grief! Now I am jealous. Your wisteria has a bloom! I think I will dig my 12 year old up and send it to you. LOL! I threaten every year to chop it down. Your Knockout is just loaded with blooms. It is going to be one beautiful bush when they all open. Have a wonderful weekend.

Ami said...

Darla: Beautiful flowers! I also tried to grow Ranunculus this year, but they are not doing well, only one bloom so far. I think the weather down south here might too hot for it. The ones I grow in full sun melted down, the only bloom I got is under a small bush, got some shade.

How cool you can grow wisteria! I always love the scene of white, or purple wisteria climbing up.

Beth said...

Darla, Travelling through your garden today was an amazing and beautiful journey! A feast for the winter-weary gardener! Love that you have citrus and peach trees. We can grow peach trees here but not citrus. Your header photo is stunning too.

Karen said...

Darla, thanks for sharing your flowers with a snowbound gardener. The ranunculus are just perfection and the only way I'll see a wisteria in bloom here is if I build one out of glass. Happy April!

Amy said...

Hi Darla, I bet it smells wonderful with the lemons, etc!! I'm jealous of your diamond frost that you kept alive in your greenhouse. It looks so pretty and big!!!

Mel Cole said...

Wow, I love your flower pictures. Your garden is so lively! My Fertilizer Friday

Masha said...

Your azalea is lovely. How long do ranunculus last for you?

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

All that new life is exciting.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I'm very jealous of your garden right now! You have so many flowers and it looks just beautiful. I love the butterfly visiting too.

NellJean said...

No joke, they're all stunning.

My non-gardening neighbor planted out the forced amaryllis that I gave her Christmas before last. Hers is blooming. Mine is sullen.

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Found your blog on Tootsies.Your flowers are so beautiful. I will be back to visit because you have so many lovely things growing. I could learn a lot from you.

Meems said...

Love those Rananculus flowers... and the white butterfly bush you rooted yourself.

Clipped Wings said...

Wow! So much blooming there in Florida. Beautiful photos of a beautiful garden.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by from Tootsie Time as participating in Fertiliser Friday and really enjoying meeting everyone else. Glorious photos, thanks for sharing.

Val said...

Love all of your pics! I should have joined up with FF with my last post! I did notice that my 238 bales was the same number of followers!!! I wondered if anyone else would notice.

Kylee said...

What beautiful flowers, Darla! I love those Ranunculus. They always remind me of phyllo pastry, with all their layered petals.

sweetbay said...

Ah, the fragrance of citrus trees... we had a tangerine tree until it got too big to carry in and out. The fragrance of the flowers was divine.

I love your Ranunculus, especially the picture of the peachy/ orange one! and followed by the picture of the butterfly on the blue Clematis. Lovely.

I envy you your white Wisteria! It's beautiful.

Anonymous said...

I envy you those citrus trees and their fragrance, Darla Dear. Not to mention their fruit. It must be wonderful. I rejoice with you on your first wisteria blossom! Looks like a healthy one too! And your gardening talents are obvious by your many other tantalizing blossoms. And look what you did with a tiny buddleia cutting! Amazing. Waiting with anticipation to see that amaryllis blossom! Great post!

Phillip said...

I wish we could grow some of those fruits. You are way ahead of me on the blooms. So beautiful!

NanaK said...

Great tour of your garden's blooms. Love that butterfly pic!

Shelley said...

It's nice to see all your pretty flowers after looking at clouds and rain all day in Michigan. I have a few crocuses - but that's it!

Chandramouli S said...

The knockouts are a hit!!! Nice to see your lovely flowers, bright and open.

Jean said...

Beautiful photos! I'm so envious of everyone that is in the garden already! I've had a wisteria for years and it's never bloomed. I will not give up tho. Jean

Twisted Fencepost said...

Looking good as usual.
Wish my amaryllis would bloom. So far only a long green leaf.**sigh**

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Everything is looking wonderful...Congrates on the white wisteria blooming and that Millet ornamental is just stunning beyond words...I have never seen one before.

Thank you for stopping by to check out our veggies in the front yard and also leaving the sweet comment on my foot print photo...I hope to frame it to put at the end of the hallway.

Your daughters post is very cute too...I love that she wanted a swing of her own...I look forward to seeing her garden fill out and grow.

Blessings Kelsie

siteseer said...

here in MI I thought I'd try a few dwarf fruit trees. Wish me luck. A friend has a lime bush and takes it in every winter and pulls the pot back out each spring.

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