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Friday, April 8, 2011

Fertilizer Friday --

It's FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com ... I declare this time of the year things are happening so fast in the gardens I could do a post everyday...I'll try and restrain myself. Calibrachoa I have several of this Dianthus. She gets bigger and better every year.

Achillea Paprika started from seed the winter of 2009.
Centranthus ruber--Red Valerian
Poppies are forming buds
I started Blue Bedder Salvia from seed a few years ago.
I adore Alyssum and toss seeds here and there. I see some Royal Carpet Alyssum in the midst of the African Daisies--Voltage Yellow.
I have Airplane/Spider plants in these two red buckets. I sprinkled Alyssum in as a filler/spiller.
Again, I have been very impressed with the Weigela--Wine and Roses. I don't know that it's in a good location as fas as color goes, kind of blends in with the mulch. Oh well....
Everyone have a blessed and safe weekend. Hoping your weather cooperates with whatever plans you have.


Today I am Thankful for beautiful spring colors!


Randy Emmitt said...

Your Blue Bedder Salvia grown from seed looks great! They consider it an annual here,though I have several that lived 7 years in the garden. Never had any come up from self seeding.

Meems said...

It is SO true... things are happening so fast! But that means more time outside rather than in front of the computer. Love your alyssum spotted here and there...it probably lasts longer up there in the NORTH... and that salvia is beautiful. I know the butterflies and bees love it.

Martha (MM) said...

All so beautiful! I love your header too! Have a wonderful weekend Darla :-)

tina said...

It's looking fantastic!

Deb said...

love seeing your blooms....

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Looking good! I'm putting in some red valerian this year. I hope it does as well as yours.

Ami said...

ooh, you can grow poppies! I am jealous :)

I also have that Bedder Salvia, love the color, and easy, no decease at all.

Have a nice weekend.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Just stunning...I think gardening gets really exciting after the plants have had a couple of years to fill out...I am loving seeing yours...adore those buckets...been eying some at DG to turn into planters.

Thnx for stopping by for a walk in our garden, I am hoping the potatoes are in a high enough traffic area the snakes will stay in the woods...but just in case, come harvest it might be a hubby job to dismantle hehe...Traffic is one of the reasons for the chickens having not reached Plan-C sooner, their scratching around helps keep snakes away from the house yards...or at least that is what the old timers tell me.

Have a great day
Blessings Kelsie

Anonymous said...

It seems we are kindred gardening spirits. I agree with your post so fully. How dod you keep your valerian from taking over. Mine i quite the runner and I love alyssu sprinkled here and there, too.

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Anonymous said...

Sorry for the triple pot...obviously patience is not my strog suit. btw...I'm your newest follower.

FlowerLady said...

Oh Darla ~ I'm in love with your Weigela--Wine and Roses. You really have a nice selection of bloomers there. Wish I could grow poppies. Love your salvia too. Just a couple of zones away makes a huge difference in what can or cannot grow. Enjoy.

The Firespike and the White datura that you sent are growing just fine. It is so neat to have a bit of you in my gardens.

Happy Gardening ~ FlowerLady

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Darla, I had to laugh, your spring colors are our summer colors here in Seattle! Beautiful! Have a great weekend~!

organicgardendreams said...

Isn't this a great time in the garden? You have so much blooming... I love your Blue Bedder Salvia. I am always on the look out for clear blue flowering plants and this is a particular nice one. Enjoy the spring!

Anonymous said...

Darla Dear, it never ceases to amaze me how we're both in Zone 8 and yet your garden is so far ahead of mine. We had frost last night! Love the colors of your flowers. Everything is looking so beautiful. And you've got such talent for seed-starting.

My Mother's Garden said...

Hi Darla~

Your spring blooms are lookin' good! Absolutely love the poppy picture...I wonder what color the blooms are? Happy day to you! ~Karrita

Patsy said...

I hope my poppies come up this year.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Everything is abloom!! Gorgeous!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

You Weigela is so pretty, Darla. AND I love the Dianthus.

Have a great weekend.

Egretta Wells blog said...

Darla, thanks for sharing your Spring colors! I just love the alyssum trailing from the buckets. A really nice post.

Anonymous said...

Everything is looking really lush and healthy. I love that new Weigela of yours, the color is striking. :)

Sandy said...

Hi Darla.. your blooms are busting out all over and look wonderful... mine too! Put in a few new Rose Bushes yesterday, the weather has been so good.
Happy Spring

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

What pretty Salvia Darla. I love alyssum too girl. It just blooms and blooms and spreads around everything. I like to see it cascading out of pots too. Your poppies are just about ready to bloom and I just got mine sowed again. I keep trying to grow the things.Ugh! I planted your double pink hollyhock seeds this morning and I hope they do well for me.I have some of the Bluebells sprouting too girl and I am so excited about the. Thank you again. Hugs.Have a great weekend of gardening.

Cat said...

Hi Darla, I really like the photo you added in your header - it creates such anticipation! I tried sowing poppy seeds last fall but don't think I'm going to have any luck sadly. Glad to see yours worked out.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your gardens and flowers are gorgeous.I am still waiting for the ground to warm up,soon.

George said...

You have many, many beautiful blossoms in your garden -- I'm impressed every time you share with us. I'm also impressed with the plants you have started from seed.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Looks great as usual there! I'm planning to sprinkle lots of Alyssum around my front garden this year. I just noticed flower buds on one of my Weigelas yesterday.

Tootsie said...

girl...your gardens are so far ahead of mine!!! I still have at least three feet of snow in the front yard and about one foot in the back! Tomorrow we are going to go and rake it a bit to get it to melt faster...the snow mold is the only thing growing!
thanks for linking in...I always love to visit you!!!
p.s. do you really want more of that hand cream that I sent in the little tin? I found where I got it the other day! lol

sweetbay said...

Things are starting to move here here... why restrain yourself, post all you want! :)

Karen said...

Darla, all the flowers growing make me so anxious for spring to finally make up her mind to stick around. Love the poppies in bud, something about flowers in bud makes me so happy. I guess it's the anticipation of beauty to come. Love all your color combinations, I have Wine 'n Roses too, and I think it's a great shrub.

NanaK said...

I am so impressed with how much you grow from seed. I've seen that blue bedder salvia in the garden center, wonder if it reseeds? Beautiful look to your spring garden. I love to sprinkle alyssum seeds around too, but have never put any in pots. What a great idea. I'm copying!

HolleyGarden said...

Beautiful blooms. Your wiegla looks great! I've contemplated getting one, but wasn't sure. Yours makes me think I should!

Donna said...

Everything looks beautiful! I'm amazed how well your seeds do.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...

I am so ready for spring flowers here in Oklahoma... even more ready to get my veggie garden in the ground! It's always in by this time of year! But our winds here are tearing everything to shreds!

I wished I could grow from seed as well as you do!

ANNE said...

What a beautiful selection of plants! In my prior garden, where I could grow year round, I loved having Valerian and Salvia and Alyssum... I bet you would love Salvia Waverly too, its a hummingbird magnet!

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