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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...and Random Stuff

There really isn't much new happening in the gardens right now. Hot~~~.... I have learned if I want to keep Petunias growing through the hot summers I must provide them with shade. I am so loving the Pink Fountain Grass


Celosia is back!



Zinnias take the heat as a challenge.


Linking up with http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/


Painting continues..


"All that glitters isn't gold"


Took the three younger girls to visit with our oldest daughter and her husband in Daytona Beach over the weekend. They get to stay a week!


My Grandturtle....he's a Red Footed Tortoise....


A month ago we celebrated my FIL's birthday. Here is the birthday boy with 4 of his grandchildren, isn't he cute in his birthday hat?


For those of you non bloggers, if you click on the photos they will enlarge, click again and they will enlarge a little more....


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Today I am Thankful for Family and Flowers ~~~

51 comments:

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

The only petunia's I have left are those hanging on my front porch...the others got fried.

I love you Grand-Turtle...he/she is very cute....As is your FIL in his hat lol.

Blessings Kelsie

Carolyn ♥ said...

Love your profusion zinnias Darla. First year in many I haven't planted them and I'm so missing them.

tina said...

You just can't beat those zinnia. Happy belated birthday to your FIL!

Dar said...

Happy BDay to your FIL..cute hat and Grandloves.
Love your zinnias looking like a bridal bouquet...so perfect, and the Fleurs Planter..
Your daughter and hubby are a cute couple. Little get-aways are crucial!
Needing one myself!
BlessYourHeart

Young Adventures... said...

I love the pink grass! My petunia's have not done well in the shade, maybe they don't like the baskets they are in?

Debbie J said...

I agree on the Petunias. They love full sun, but they didn't sign up for h***. LOL. Mine are all about dead. Cutting them back and moving them to a cooler part shade place have helped. They were doing beautifully until the heat came into full force around here (NC)

Yes, your FIL is rather cute with the hat!

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Darla girl you are making me zinnia jealous ! haha .. Your flowers and family look great : )
Remember I was the one who said Sam had to be the son of Tucker! haha ..You should see Diane attack Phyllis when Phyllis and Nick are going at it on the office desk .. too funny ! and as Sharon steps into the "pen" and is about to ball her eyes out .. who comes in behind her ? the mustache !! to the rescue ? .. I am not totally sure of Adam's plan but I think Diane is really killed and Phyllis will also be a suspect ! or the whole plot unravels and Victor catches Adam in his own trap ? Enjoy the show today .. cat fight !! meow meow ! haha
Joy : )

Zoey said...

I do love that purple fountain grass. I use it in containers when I can find it.

That is the cutest grandturtle I have ever seen. You must be proud.

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

I had celosia in my garden in Virginia.....for years and years. Only planted it once! Even a flood from Hurricane Isabel of brackish water didn't stop the reseeding the following year.
Great turtle!
Am enjoying your projects.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful amount flowering in your garden. Half way thru the season I prune back petunias to bring on fresh growth, seems to help.
Love the old window revamped ,very creative... Best wishes to all.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh what gorgeous pictures, Darla!! And I hope everyone had fun at the birthday party!!!
XO
Cindy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a great picture of your daughter and hubby. They look like a wonderful couple.. Glad you got to visit and that the 3 younger gals got to stay for a week..

Your painting is awesome and I love your flowers...The Celosia is so pretty...
Hugs,
Betsy

perennialgardener said...

Those Zinnias look so much better than mine do. I forgot to water them for a few days...oops. :)

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Priceless family pictures, Darla!
Pink Fountain Grass - love it!

Dani said...

Slow here too. *sigh*

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the birthday hat and happy birthday. I bet your kids are having a blast with big sis. Love the artwork. The zinnias look happy.

imac said...

Garden delights from you Darla, and of course the Birthday Boy.

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

I hear you on the heat.
Sounds like you getting some good family time.

Carol said...

Sweet blooms!!!!

Lola said...

My petunias are history. Seems they can't take this heat.
Love that Pink Fountain Grass. Most all my grasses bit the dust during the winter. Karley Rose seems to be ok here.
Glad you had a nice visit.

Jean said...

Your blooms are so colorful. I love the fountain grass but we need to treat it as an annual here and it's quite pricy for that. Jean

George said...

You obviously provide your petunias with great shade. The heat is starting to take a toll in our yard.

Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Plants are looking great and so is the family! I hope your son is doing alright.

Masha said...

Sounds like you and your daughters are having fun. Your garden looks great, you have a lot of blooms despite the heat!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hey, Darla! We're having a hard time out here with the heat as well. You're plants looks amazing, as always! I know your girls are going to have a great time staying with their big sis! Great memories!

Grace said...

Ah, "All that glitters..." Love that! Your photos look great despite your incessant heat. You know I never did get any Celosia this year. I thought it was volunteering but it turns out that the seedlings were really Kiss-Me-Over-The-Garden-Gate. Oops. Next spring I'd love more seed. Pretty please. Yours looks fabulous. Your "Grandturtle" is a cutie. And your family looks great.

Twisted Fencepost said...

What will you do with yourself for a whole weeK???
I'm guessing there won't be a weed to be found in your garden and you will paint everything that gets in your way. LOL
Cute pic of your FIL in the birthday hat!

Heaven's Walk said...

Hey Darla! Just wanted to thank you for leaving your sweet comment on my blog! Thanks for visiting! :) And I must say that your header photo is amaaaazing!

xoxo laurie

Val said...

Grand turtle??? Love it!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

What a great looking couple! Your daughter and I have something in common. We both like to use magnets to put things on our refrigerators. ;o)

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