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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

Linking up with Cottage Flora Thursday at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ and FF at http://tootsietime.blotspot.com/ join the parties!

Calibrachoa and Diamond Frost Euphorbia
One of 4 seeded Larkspur areas


Coleus from seed, reseeded Impatien under the Lacecap Hydrangea


Yellow Petunias with Forget Me Nots


Poppies from seed this year thanks to two Oregon gardeners.










African Daisies rescued mid winter


Verbena bed


Loving the Crazy Daisies started from seed in o9.


Gerbera Daisy

Dahlia from seed


I do hope those of you receiving threats of frost, snow and more rain will soon have rays of sunshine warming your faces and gardens.


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Today I am Thankful for the small cool down in the temps....it was a little early for the 90's.

34 comments:

Cindy said...

Lovely flowers. I especially like those crazy daisies.

Becca's Dirt said...

I don't think I'm gonna do any Gerbera's this year. The die on my every year and they are pricey for a small showing of blooms. Lovin that dahlia from seed. My dahlias are loaded with buds. Yellow petunias and blue forget me nots look so pretty together. Hope you have a good weekend Darla. I'll be seeing you soon.

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So many lovelies...Thank you for the eye candy.

Blessings Kelsie

Donna said...

Your flowers are all so pretty! I love the colors of the yellow Petunias with the Forget Me Nots.

Hugs,
Donna

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your g arden is lovely, Darla. Thanks for visiting my blog :D I just planted some of those lemon zest petunias in a pot. I might post about them next week :D

Lois said...

I am thankful for the cool weather too!

Grace Peterson said...

That last dahlia from seed is a stunner. I love the warm pink color. And my oh my have you got a beautiful spread of larkspur. Just gorgeous!!

Tammy said...

So beautiful!!!! your newest follower.

Masha said...

You have lots of beautiful flowers in your garden. I love Crazy Daisies - I have not seen daisies like that before.

Susan said...

My favorites are the crazy daisies and the poppies, but all of the flowers are so pretty and very cottagey looking.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for once again inviting me to wander through your beautiful flowers.This was most refreshing.

Patsy said...

I have poppies from seed in a container they are not growing very good, last years never came up.
Yours all look lovely.

Lona said...

Oh Darla I love that dark red poppy. Just gorgeous! Your red Calibrachoa is so pretty. I seeded Crazy Daisies last year and planted them out I wonder if they will bloom this year or will it take another year?

NanaK said...

Wow. You sure have a lot of flowers blooming. You've done a great job with all the color combos. The fact that you grow so much from seed is something!

Lola said...

I love those yellow petunias. Still can't seem to get my hands on any.

mississippi artist said...

All of your flowers are beautiful.Those larkspur are fantastic. I only have the pale lilac this year and they are not as showey.Is showey a real word? LOL.

perennialgardener said...

Those Crazy Daisies are so pretty! And the yellow Petunias look great combined with the blue forget-me-nots. :)

tina said...

I just adore those larkspurs!

Bernie said...

All are just fabulous! Those Crazy Daisies are a terrific sight and I love your patch of Osteospurmum.

Dar said...

Yes, that deep pink with purple throated poppy IS the one I have. Tell ya what, I'd absolutely giggle for some of the deep burgundy poppy seed instead and those fabulous Crazy Daisies...What a show they are putting on. I cannot wait to start to save seed for you. You have that awesome greenhouse and you will have waves of color everywhere you haven't already touched. I will save you some of my Sweet Williams, not DH, but the flower. I have several varieties.
We'll talk.
BlessYourColorfulGardenerHeart

Val said...

You know that you are my inspiration!!! lol Everytime I link up with Tootsie I think of you. That is how I found her! I love showing off my flowers and I love seeing everyone elses! I LOVE your dahlia! I have 2 plants but they haven't bloomed. Last year it was very late in the year when they finally showed off for the first time.

Skeeter said...

So so pretty! Such luck from seeds too. I scattered tons this year and hopefully I will have some luck. I dont normally have luck with seed spreading so we will see. You have me excited to see what happens in my scattered seed area...

sweetbay said...

Your poppies have been blooming a long time! They are beautiful. I love larkspur. It makes such a graceful and vibrant statement in the garden.

Zinnia said...

Härligt ögongodis! Det kommer väl till pass när det nu regnar och är grått där jag bor! Jag önskar dig en trevlig helg! Zinnia

Autumn Belle said...

Flowers so lovely and sweet to brighten up my day.

Karen said...

Thank you Darla, for the beautiful flowers and the wishes for better weather for us in Northern exposure states.

Dirt Princess said...

Look at your poppies!!! You lucky girl! They are beautiful!!!! The crazy daisies are awesome. Your larkspur is so full & vibrant! I hope you get to enjoy a fabulous Mother's Day in that beautiful garden of yours

Dani said...

Looking great in your flower beds Darla!

تامر نبيل موسى said...

Good work

I wish you happiness

The Sage Butterfly said...

All your flowers are beautiful. I like Calibrachoa, too. They really do show well for such a small little flower.

Twisted Fencepost said...

All of your flowers are beautiful, but the daisies are still my favorite!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for joining Fishtail Cottage's, Cottage Flora Thursday's! Love the ruffled poppy! xoxo, tracie

Ewa said...

Darla, you have amazing flower combinations here! Love petunias and forget me nots. Also calibrachoa and fuphorbia.

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I love Diamond Frost Euphorbia! I found another kind from the same seller I got the ruellia from. I decided I needed more, so I got a Diamon Frost. Now, I'm thinking I need another.

You grow some really nice flowers from seed!

I love larkspur, but for some reason, can only grow them in the vegetable garden. I think I'll try moving a few to my new planting area for some spring color. Mine should be blooming in a few weeks.

I hope you have some pleasant weather. We had a few days in the 90s, but now, have cooler temps and rain in the forecast.

Have a great day! I better go to work.