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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF--ADDED INFO!

Just heard that Linda Karr aka Rain Gardener--Gardening By Trial and Error has passed away. See http://beccasgardenspot.blogspot.com/ so, so sad.
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Oh my is time flying! It's time for Cottage Flora at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ and FF tomorrow at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ I have been busy painting, shampooing carpet and juggling sprinklers. We are now about 10 inches short of rainfall for the year with no rain in sight. Hope I can keep up.

Here are my offerings for today.
Nicotina
Four O'clocks right in the middle of the path, sigh.

Jacobina


Lobelia


Brugmansia


Lacecap Hydrangea


Calla


The Butterfly Bush I rooted last year, the blooms are at least a foot long and


the bush is about 10 feet tall.


Ragin' Cajun Ruellia


Purple Coneflowers and Blue Beddar Salvia


Mish mash container area.



Please forgive my neglect in visiting....I will be around to see what you have going on in your gardens...in the mean time, thank you so much for continuing to drop by. You all are always welcome here.





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Today I am Thankful to all of you that continue to visit my gardens.

35 comments:

Dani said...

We need to send the kids out and have them do a rain dance.

Ever Green Tree said...

Interesting mix of flowers! We don;t usu get to see them here in India. Lovely shots.

cherry said...

Nicotina is one of my top 10 favorites I'm waiting for mine to start blooming they are late this year because... I didn't get them started when I should have now I'm anxiously waiting their arrive..

I love your Red Ruellia I just bought Ruellia elegans and I think it is going to be a great plant.

I'll do a little rain dance for ya but I must tell ya I can't dance so it might make matters worst ..lol

hugs from Savannah,Cherry

Becca's Dirt said...

I love the Jacobina plant. That flower makes a statement.

Darla I can't wait to visit your gardens in person. I'm hoping soon. Lovelia is so pretty. Love all the blooms. I see foxglove behind the container garden. Foxglove is on my list of plants I have to have next year. Can't believe the size of the butterfly bush. How did you root your plant.

Donna Heber said...

Hi Darla,

Your perennials are stunning! I am so glad I joined Cottage Flora Thursday this week. I have discovered so many wonderful blogs and I also have a passion for gardening. Have a great day!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

A four o'clock in the path. What's it thinking? Ha!
Great on the butterfly bush!
I planted some nicotina seeds this spring. Hope to get flowers like you!

Grace said...

I love your "mish-mash potting area."
Interesting that you've got Callas and hydrangeas simultaneously. That doesn't happen here. Hydrangeas are much later. We're both Zone 8 but so different. Kudos for some great plants.

NanaK said...

Don't ya' love it when those plants pop up where you don't want them? I don't always have luck moving them to a better spot. Love that lace-cap hydrangea. Is it in shade? You always have so many flowers and I love seeing them.

Cindy said...

Your garden is beautiful!

xinex said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! I have some jacobina too but the buds have not opened yet...Christine

Susan said...

Everything looks good despite very little rain. We haven't had much either and it's getting harder and harder to keep things going. Let's hope the rainy season will start soon.

Nanniepannie said...

I enjoyed looking at your pixs, isn't it amazing...some gardens are just waking up with Spring and others already have Four O'Clocks and Cone Flowers blooming.

FlowerLady said...

We also need rain, a really good soaking would be great.

I love your lacecap hydrangea. Your blooms are all lovely and it must be a joy to walk around your gardens.

FlowerLady

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, All of your flowers and all of the colors are just gorgeous... I learn SO much about many different flowers which I have seen but never know the names --from you... You should take a trip to Biltmore and mark the names on all of their flowers!!!! ha

Thanks for the beauty this morning.
Hugs,
Betsy

Paula said...

Love your four o clocks - when I was little my mom grew these on the west side of the house - she would send me under them with a quart jar to gather the seed sfo rhte next year - I had totally forgotten that until I saw your picture - I must find some seeds this year to plant! Thanks for sharing, Paula from Idaho

Rusty in Miami said...

Nice collection of flowers, I specially like the butterfly bush

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Thanks for putting the welcome mat out at your gardens.I enjoy each stroll,savouring the beauty.

imac said...

Darla, you must spend most of the day in your Garden.

HolleyGarden said...

I'm impressed with your butterfly bush! I have a new one but it hasn't grown quite as much as yours! And - funny, but the butterflies never visit it! :/ I laughed at your four o'clocks in the middle of the path. They pop up in the strangest of places!

Val said...

Wow. I didn't realize that it was Friday tomorrow either!!! wow. Time does fly. I will have to get my flowers on too! I love doing this with you all!

George said...

I couldn't tell that you are experiencing such dry weather by looking at your beautiful blossoms. I hope you soon get some rain.

*Honest Abe said...

That plant you said is about ten feet tall has leaves that remind me of the weed people puff on. I am sure it is not that but it reminded me of it.

I am almost 77 years old and my mind and eyes, even with glasses, see things that are not there so I have to imagine them.

My son lives in Boca Raton or Florida. He thinks the place he lives in Florida. Especially since he moved away from Jupiter.

Julie said...

I have never seen Lacecap Hydrangea!!! How lovely is this??? WOWZERS!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Darla, your garden is lovely! They are all so bright and cheerful!
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

perennialgardener said...

You have so many gorgeous colorful blooms in your garden Darla. :)

Jenni@ RainyDayGardener said...

Darla, I believe we've got your missing rain here in the Pacific NW. Heart breaking to hear about Linda, she will be greatly missed. I'm feeling really blue about her loss. Jenni

Bernie said...

Loved all your gorgeous flowers today. Your Buddleia is looking fantastic. I really liked that Lacecap Hydrangea and your Nicotina.

It was so sad hearing about Linda. She will be missed among the gardening blogging community.

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - you've got some gorgeous blooms! xoxo, tracie

Zoey said...

It's so frustrating to have such dry weather. Your flowers look good despite the lack of rain.

I hope you get some soon!

Twisted Fencepost said...

That jacobina is a neat little flower.
My calla lillies are just sprouting. I can't wait to see them bloom. They were a Mother's day gift last year.

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