Friday, July 16, 2010

Fertilizer Friday - TGIF

Good Friday morning and a fine one it is. I'm so glad today is Friday. I have lots to do this weekend such as cut my grass. My mower has been out of commission for 4 weeks and my grass hasn't been cut since then. Yea! It is fixed. I need desperately to tend to my gardens - stuff needs to be cut back and new plants put in place of ones that have died off. It would be more fun if the temps weren't so cool. Finally we are getting some rain and that is keeping the temps to the low 90's.

I hope you all are doing well today. Today is Fertilizer Friday - the day we gather over at Tootsie's to flaunt our pretties. Ya'll go check out Tootsie Time at http://www/tootsietime.com/ and see who else is flaunting their blooms today.

These zinnias just don't quit. They are die hards. I am collecting seeds from all of my zinnias. I will share and get addresses of those wanting seeds.

I think this is bee balm. Correct me if I'm wrong. I tend to forget names of flowers (and people - I'm just terrible with names). This one I put in the ground from a clearance sale at Walmart and finally it is beginning to bloom. I have butterfly's all over the place but can't seem to catch one in action.

I just love this zinnia.

Forget me knots still blooming.

Dianthus are coming back for another round of blooms.

It's short and sweet today. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thanks for stopping buy.

Don't forget to leave a comment for the giveaway on the previous post.

16 comments:

Darla said...

Nice Becca. That is Butterfly Bush and it will make a pretty big bush. Google it...

Jeff Branch said...

Cool bee balm or whatever it is - the bloom sort of has the shape of a Snowflake hydrangea.

Good luck cutting your yard. I did my front yard yesterday evening, edged it and got the blower out. I am still recovering from the heat and awful humidity.

Alea said...

I think it looks like a butterfly bush as weel. I am in the process of writing a post about them; hopehully I will have it up by Monday.

Your zinnias are very pretty. I love energizer plants that just defy the odds and keep flowering and flowering!

Beth said...

Hi Becca, Thanks for stopping by. You asked if I painted my rock. I did not. My aunt painted it originally and after it weathered (despite a few coats of clear-cote), we had a friend freshen it up. Like your zinnias - I started mine from seed and they have yet to bloom. I think I need to start with plants next spring to get my blooms earlier (I'm in Iowa). Your dianthus and butterfly bush are pretty too! Have a great wknd!
Beth

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Great photos, your garden just keeps flowing and the zinnias are amazing. Diane

Jean said...

The butterfly bush is a lovely color. I finally bought some zinneas but they were marked way down so they don't look too goo yet. Nice blooms! Jean

Jeannie B. said...

Love those Zinnias. I can't even imagine the grass in Louisiana not being cut for 4 weeks. You would need a scythe to cut it!! Love your flowers.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Becca. It is a Butterfly bush and it is going to be such a pretty pink color.I am going to have to bum some of those white zinnia seeds. I just love yours!
Have a great weekend and try to stay cool.

Debbie said...

You really do have some pretty zinnas. I was going to plant some in my greenhouse this year and forgot. Your butterfly bush (that seems to be the concensus of the above gardeners) sure is pretty, I love that pink color.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I bet the butterflies are loving all of those flowers. I hope you have a really nice weekend. Mowing is on the to do list here too.

AaronVFT said...

I love the zinnias and dianthus. The 'bee balm' reminds me of lantana!

Far Side of Fifty said...

It is a butterfly bush..and you should have lots of visitors that love it..it is beautiful. Your Zinnias look lovely Becca! :)

LDH said...

Oh, wow... such pretty flowers! Forget-me-nots are one of my favorites but mine are not flowering any longer.

So nice stopping by to visit with you!
Kindly, ldh

Bonnie said...

It is so much fun when the dianthus bloom for the second time.

Angel said...

Hello Becca, So Sorry I'm Late :(
Hubby was home last week so it was a bit busy around here ~
You are so lucky to have so many blooms and looking so well :) Things around here are Heat weary and panting :(
Things have been so early around here this season that we are onto things that normally bloom in Aug.
I'm going to be out of flowers soon :(
It's Great you still have such Great Blooms :)
Have a Great week ~ Angel

Diann said...

Such beautiful colors! I love a variety of flowers.

I hope you are having a wonderful week!