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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

My goodness time is flying. It seems as if the girls just got out of school for summer break and here it is a month away from them starting another school season.
Please take a look over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ today and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ tomorrow for photos of beautiful blooms, plants, gardens and great ideas.
Brugmansia--Angel Trumpet has been strutting her stuff and walking by her in the early morning she has a delightful fresh fragrance.


I do not know what happened here. Clearly marked Blackberry Lily the seed was planted two years ago. Regardless, she's a keeper. Thanks Ms. Frances over at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/ for the seed. I have another area where Blackberry Lilies are growing from seed from another garden blogger. I'll post on those at a later date.


Double Knockout Roses--These are very low maintenance plants, although with regular pruning you do not have that long period in between blooms.


Please disregard the date stamp on some of the photos, someone has been playing with my camera....sigh


Althea--Rose of Sharon


Two new to me plants, thanks DH for bringing me a surprise when you visit Lowe's.


Dwarf Canna


I'm really excited about this one!


Do you know this one? Any suggestions?


First two steps on my newest project....


Hmmm...





I do hope and pray everyone has a safe and blessed weekend. (the finished window is in my newer post)


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Today I am Thankful for the interest that has been shown in purchasing some of my signs.

35 comments:

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Loving the knock-out...I can't wait until my is that big and loaded...The lilies are lovely no matter what they are called lol.

Blessings Kelsie

Meems said...

I try to prune my knock-out to keep it blooming, too. It really does make a difference. Your trumpets are making some beautiful music!
Meems

Sunray Gardens said...

Beautiful blooms Darla. I moved my Knockouts this year just so I could let them go wild with growth. You decorate like I do also. Love the pane window. I have one my brother gave me that he replaced on a house over 100 years old and I painted one of my Yorkies on it. Of course that I have in my bedroom. :) I left mine totally natural. There's so many great things you can do with them.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Donna said...

I believe your plant in question is an "obedient plant".
Your knock-out rose is so pretty, mine must need pruning!
Love the color of your new project, can't wait to see what it is!

Hugs,
Donna

~Kristina said...

oh my! i'd only ever seen white angel's trumpets until you capture here with the pink. Stunning!

Becca's Dirt said...

Love the window and can't wait to see what you do with it. And I love the vignette in the first photo. Looks like your front porch. Very welcoming. Lots of roses on your bush and the rose of sharon is so full. Lots of pretties today.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, it's all so beautiful and I adore that window!!!
XO
Cindy

Dorothy said...

Interesting post, Darla! That Angel Trumpet is showing out!!!!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Loving the Brugmansia, it's so loaded with blooms!Your garden looks so happy. Evertyhing here has been put on the back burner...I'm babysitting my son's puppy while they are on theri honeymoon. Needless to say, it's been a while since mine were pups and created as much havoc as this one has! LOL Dhe loves my compost pile and has it strewn all over the back yard! What a mess! LOL So you'll know what I'll be doing next week.

Yes, my images are for sharing. I get them from Dover. I'm on their mailing list ans they send out samples to share, so I pass along what I find interesting and hope others do to.
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gorgeous Darla.... I always love your gardens and your signs...The Dwarf Canna is neat.. Don't think I've seen a small one before.

Love the Rose of Sharon and the Trumpet Lilies... Beautiful.
Hugs,
Betsy

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Hey there Darla!
You sure have been busy busy busy! I'm loving all your creations! The window pane is so cute that color. Enjoying all your beautiful plants!
Love,
Me

Lona said...

Darla your Angel Trumpets are so pretty.The Rose of Sharon bush is so full of blooms. What a nice DH you have. Anther project in the works. Now I am very curious and I like the color already.Have a wonderful week.

Grace said...

That window is to die for. I love your color. I can't wait to see what you do with it. I have this Veronica/Speedwell. It's a keeper for sure. Full sun, regular water. Easy! Your Double Knock Out looks fabulous. I really like mine too. Looks more like a trumpet lily than a Blackberry lily. Gorgeous! Your Brugmansia is awesome.

Lola said...

Very lovely Darla. Your Angel Trumpet is gorgeous. Mine hasn't done anything. I have one in a pot & one in the ground. They aren't growing at all.
Love the window & the color. Do let us see what you do with it.

George said...

As usual, your gardens are beautiful. I really like your Angel Trumpet and the lily, even if it wasn't what you expected. I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with that window.

imac said...

Have you a window-less shed? looks like new now Darla.
Wonderful blooms again too.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Your flowers are lovely as usual.Taking a walk through your garden would be like walking through a garden center,you have so many varieties and each one growing well.

rosesandgargoyles said...

Oh the brug is beautiful! Mine died this year from various ailments...I think the kicker though was getting bleach water on it when I cleaned the shed. Got the perfect place for another one though.
Jeanni

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Your Brug is just gorgeous! haha I have Blackberry lilies....they don't look like that! ;-) curious what you are going to do with the painted window.......

Lavender Cottage said...

Beautiful flowers in your garden. I think the pink one is obedient plant, comes in white too.
Love the colour of the window, seems to be a favourite of a few bloggers.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I just LOVE that angel trumpet!
I can't wait to see what you're making with that window frame.

Tootsie said...

oh how I wish I could have a knock out here!!! they just do not do well here...and are an annual...which is never good enough for me! Your new project is very cool girl...I have a pile of them in my back shed...I love the old windows!
thanks for linking in this week. I am always in awe of all the different flowers everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I always enjoy stopping by here! I hope you will link in again soon!
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Rosie said...

Your knockout rose bush looks stunning. I love the trumpets, too. Stay cool.

Lydia said...

Good plants and a handsome family, You are indeed blessed.

Anna said...

You have such an array of lovely flowers blooming in your garden!!! My favorite is the Angel Trumpet - how showy!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So glad you linked this post to Fishtail Cottages garden party! Those trumpet flowers are just so gorgeous!!! xoxo, tracie

Paula said...

WOW _ your flowers are so unique - I always love visiting and seeing what you have going on in Florida - your flowers are so different than here and t hey are fun to see. Thanks again for sharing, Paula in Idaho

Bonita Jane said...

I believe the plant is Speedwell/Veronica. It looks dainty and lovely, but they can grow like mad and are really very hardy. I have them all over here in Alaska. I just love them!

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