Friday, July 2, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Hey everybody! Ya'll know what day it is - TGIF. I am ready for the weekend. But before we start our weekend let's get together over at Tootsies and flaunt our bloomers and hopefully some of us are fertilizing. Whatever - let's get the party going here. http://www.tootsietime.com/


Blogger is now loading different and all of my photos were loaded in reverse order. Oh well - the changes will take some getting used to.

I got around to weeding this bed and it really is showing too much dirt - so what's a gardener to do. Think I'll go buy me some more color. The okra hibuscus is laying on the ground here. It'll break if I try to tie it up but it is still giving me some blooms.


I like the way this area looks. The colors really pop against the dusty miller. Zinnias yellow and pink and pink begonia with white vincas. Yet to bloom are my shasta daisy's. I am not expecting my lupine to do anything.

A closer look at the zinnias. I like how that so many are blooming in this one spot.

I am collecting seeds now from my zinnias. I will be looking for folks who would like some of these beauties. They grow around 4+ feet and will topple over in the wind. These are kinda on the ground but are still blooming beautifully. They grow best in 6+ hours of sun and are tolerant of dry conditions. Zinnias are a no fuss plant except for being so big.


Darn it some places on my post my curser wants to be in the center and then it finds itself over to the left. And then I can't get between some photos.

Anyway the dahlias are still beautiful.


Hope you all have a wonderful and safe Independence Day. 1776-2010 Happy Birthday America

19 comments:

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I really like that second picture and all the color you have there. Your plants a far ahead of ours here. It would help if it would get above the 60's I guess...
I've noticed that blogger is loading really slowly too and I'm still figuring out how to load pictures. I've just been adding one picture at a time so I can write between pictures. I really like how your blog looks though.

Chicken Boys said...

Lovely flowers. My zinnias by the back porch are blooming well. If they still are when I get back I'll get a pic or two. My morining glories should start soon. I have on little flower this morning.

Mike's not going. He's got plans of his own. I'll be in Rodanthe on the Outer Banks. He'll be boating on the Pamlico River with friends.
~Randy

Darla said...

looks good becca!

AaronVFT said...

Gorgeous zinnias!

LC said...

Lovely dahlias!! I can relate to the problems posting... yesterday I ended up starting all over as there were major problems with blogger... still ended up with major holes in the post... it can certainly be frustrating! Larry

noel said...

aloha,

every flower looks fantastic, love the dahlias, they are my favorite

Turling said...

The zinnia's look spectacular.

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

I am so glad that I am not the only one having problems with placing pictures in their blog!!! Lovely flowers and photos.
Diane

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Becca. I do not even think I am going to attempt the new blogger designer. So many are trying to get use to it. I am like the old dog that can not learn new tricks so I will pass LOL!
Your white zinnias have always caught my eye so please save me some seeds girl. Your beds are filling in so pretty and look at those begonias go.
I am just catching up on everyone after being away from the computer for a couple of days, so about the seeds. You can sow them now but some of them may not bloom until next year, such as the yarrow.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, the dahlias are beautiful, but I do like zinnias too. I juat moved a dahlia out of a pot, got too big. I hope I do not lose it, it's very pretty.

Eileen

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful...beautiful!!!! I love that white zinnia!!! Happy 4th!!!fla

Angel said...

Hi Becca, Love your Beautiful Dahlias :)
As a Gardener I'm sure you know your work is never done ....hahaha always something to do :)
Don't worry you'll have all Winter to rest..lol Then we'll all be wishing for Spring & Summer again.
Hey,that's a thought. Maybe that explains why it got so warm so early this year..... the power of the all the gardeners blogging & wish it were Spring all Winter long ...LOL You know what they say, " be careful what you wish for"......
Anyway, you enjoy the 4th ~

bennie and patsy said...

Happy 4th of July! Becca
Patsy

sewingseeds4U said...

Those zinnias are beauties...if you have any seeds left over you can send em my way! I am struggling with this new blogger, too. My pictures are all loading at the top of my post and I have to keep dragging them down. ARGHH!

Daisy said...

They all look great, Becca. I love zinnias. They are so pretty and brightly colored. Happy 4th of July weekend to you. :)

Marydon said...

Becca, your flowers are ALL gorgeous! I envy you yours. Our are starting to SUFFER from this terrible heat wave we aren't used to getting, with another to start up tomorrow ... so I will continue to enjoy yours.

Have a safe & lovely 4th, sweet lady.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Ginger said...

Gorgeous flowers, especially the dahlias (which I've never had any luck with)! Happy 4th!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I like the zinnias, and love the dahlia. I only have some smaller ones here this year. Maybe next year, I'll plant some larger ones again. Your beds look great!

Thanks for your nice comment on my blog. I think we don't tend to notice the things others are unsatisfied with in their beds. I know I have some bare spots that drive me nuts. I'm thinking it would help to put some mulch down, if I ever get around to it.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

Becca, your garden is still so beautiful even deep into the summer. If it were not for zinnias, coneflowers and geraniums, my garden would be non existent.