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Thursday, May 12, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

It's time for that end of the week link-up. Joining up with http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com for Cottage Flora Thursday and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com for Friday Flaunt.

Finding new blooms, hooray!
Canna Lily
Update: The Cinderblock wall in April..

Today. There has been some growth, I can actually see the white Begonias now.

Guara--as you can see this one has the tiny dark pink flowers and the larger lighter pink to white flowers.

Fading Iris, Petunia, Profusion Zinnia, Diamond Frost Euphorbia with Cordyline and Brugmansia to the right.

Glad

Stachy- Lamb's Ear

Silver Sage in bloom. To the right is one that has just finished blooming. The silver leaves on the bottom are bigger than my hand!



Lilum- Red Dutch



Green Envy Zinnia

Datura last evening..

this morning.



Have a Happy Weekend!


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Today I am Thankful for the increase in our rain chances!

42 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

How gorgeous everything is in your garden. If it ever stops raining here, I may get to see things open and bloom too.

Karen said...

Darla, the cinder block wall is filling out very nicely, I like all the different heights.

I have the same silver sage here and when it finishes blooming I cut off the flower stalk and some of the leaves and it usually comes back again. Is it the same for you? Inquiring minds want to know. The gladiola is amazing, love the color.

Cher' Shots said...

The colors showing up in your yard are beautiful. We are finally seeing green grass vs. snow ~ yes I'm smiling! Now for some color ~~~
'hugs from afar'

Becca's Dirt said...

The weatherman said this morning that it would be around 95 in your area today. Youch! It's too hot so early in the year. I'm hoping for rain too. Love that gladiola - love the color. The red block wall is filling in nicely. Have a nice day Darla.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Everything is really growing. The cinder block wall looks good!

Dani said...

We finally got some much needed rain the other day. Here's hoping you get some too.

Masha said...

Wow, you have so much beauty in your garden! I love your Canna and Asiatic Lilies - wonderful colors.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Beautiful goodies in your garden this week - thanks so much for sharing at Cottage Flora Thursdays! xoox, tracie

Lona said...

So many pretties! I loved the Silver Sage before it bloomed but now with the blooms it is a winner. What a pretty lily Darla. Girl how do you keep your Glads from falling over? The block garden is filling in nicely. Is your daughter thrilled with it?

Dorothy said...

Wonderful pictures of your flowers! Love that Lambs Ear and your cinder block wall. Neat idea!

Susan said...

I didn't realize that lamb's ear blooms...how exciting! I'm going to have to go out and check mine. You've got many beautiful blooms all around your garden. Have an enjoyable weekend!

Cat & Cricket said...

Darla~
You got me hook line and sinker!
I can't believe this is your garden!!!
Stunning!
Thanks for stopping over!
Smiles~
Cat

FlowerLady said...

Darla ~ What beautiful blooms you have happening right now. I love your concrete block wall too.

FlowerLady

bakingbarb said...

The block wall is a great idea! Lovely flowers you have there, your weather must be considerably warmer then mine in the PNW as we have spring blooms only!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Great pictures, Darla. I love seeing the update on the cinderblock wall.... Gorgeous!!!!

I love Glads --and tried them one year, but they didn't do well here --where I put them... So--I haven't tried again.

Thanks for sharing your beauty, Darla. Love that Canna.

Hugs,
Betsy

HolleyGarden said...

Wow - my gaura looks so puny next to yours! My lamb's ears have not started blooming, either, nor my lilies. I hope we both get some of the rain. Love your red block wall! Very creative!

NanaK said...

How quickly things can change in the garden! Looking at the datura before and after shows that to be true. That silver sage is really something. Hoping for rain for both of us.

George said...

The cinder block wall is really looking nice. I also like your lily -- we're still a few weeks away from having any in bloom.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Love the canna, Darla... And the Glad is beautiful.. I've never had much trouble with Glads.

The Cinderblock Wall is looking really good.
Hugs,
Betsy

Seven Gates Farm said...

Your zone is a little ahead of ours; the color is outstanding. I wish I could send some rain your way ~ we have more coming for the next few days. Love the cinderblock idea and just love the quote "life began in a garden". Have a great weekend. Debi

xinex said...

Your blooms in your garden are wonderful. Thanks for letting me know my giveaway link did not work. It does now. Here it is http://christineshomeandtraveladventures.blogspot.com/2011/05/500-posts-and-giveaway.html
...Christine

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

So much pretty...Of course I love that Gladi...Mine are all but finished now...Good thing the "cottage mix" I scattered around them is now taking of that bed lol.

Blessings Kelsie

Teresa said...

SO so gorgeous! I have got to get one of those Datura! Have a beautiful weekend!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Lush!

Loving that cinder block garden, it really rocks. LOL.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Larry said...

wow... red dutch in bloom already! we do have them just peaking out of the soil in this extremely cool and late spring... nice post... L

SiestaSister said...

Do you know where they sell guara seed. I don't even think I have seen the plant for sale. Would love to get one.

KK said...

lets see...the wall--love it, the gaura--magical, the zinnia--my yard wants them to come over (and stay).

imac said...

Very colourful Darla, also the first 2 shots are very arty.

Sandy said...

Hi Darla.. your flowers are just wonderful.. you must have good soil in your yard.. mine is so sandy and it's hard to grow anything without putting in new.. this past week I put 40 bags of soil in a bed that has not done well .. hopefully it will now!
I do hope N.Fl has better weather also.. we have been swampy in the 90's for about a month.. and it's not even summer..lol
Happy Gardening
Sandy

Paula said...

As always your flowers are lovely. I always look forward each week to seeing your garden! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Ginger said...

everything is looking great even though I know it must be hot there!

beautiful lily pics.

Alan said...

Wow, love those Red Dutch lilies!! I planted Guara for the first time this spring - hope it turns out to be as gorgeous as yours!

sweetbay said...

Oh I love that lavender glad. I must get some more Gaura even though it's not permanent in my garden. It's such a bloom machine and a good co-mingler.

Val said...

I love that block garden! You are so smart. I have tried to leave comments but blogger evidently has had some problems.

perennialgardener said...

Your Cinderblock wall is really starting to fill in nicely Darla. That lavender Glad is so pretty! :)

Dirt Princess said...

I love to feel the lambs ear. I wish I could make a blanket out of it

Julie said...

Love that Silver Sage, Darla! So soft and sweet!!!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That silver sage and the lillium are gorgeous. I love those big leaves on the sage.
Because of you I have built a block wall. I'll be posting about it soon. Can you guess what color mine is?

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