Thursday, March 24, 2011

In My Gardens This Week

Today I am linking up with Fishtail Cottage for Cottage Flora Thursdays and with Tootsie at Tootsie Time. You can go to their links here http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2011/03/cottage-flora-thursdays-12.html

Things are popping here on the Gulf Coast as spring has arrived. The bridal wreath (spirea) is still putting on a show. I love their delicate blooms.


This is my twice a year blooming azalea. Soon they will be open all over the area.

Daffodils are slow to bloom and only giving a bloom at a time. Don't know why they aren't busting out like last year. But I'm loving the double bloom on this one. As you can see it is small.
 Nemesia.

Snaps are in their prime right now but they will be blooming all summer long and into the fall. They love it here.


Dianthus are putting on blooms but they are leggy. I didn't do the fertilizer yet so it is my fault. I'm lazy sometime - what can I say. But the Miracle Gro is on my counter in the kitchen.

Azaleas are so hard to photograph.

Purchased a few new additions to the gardens this past weekend. Loving this fire red here. So hard to photograph.

I fotgot the names of some of the plants I bought since I stupidly removed the ID tags. Shame on me.

This is a new dianthus. It will be different than the other I have. I'm looking forward to what these will look like.

This a very different verbena. Loving the soft colors. 

My Sarah Bernhardt peony is coming back and looking good. I'm so hoping for a bloom this year. I planted this two years ago and it hasn't bloomed yet. 

These shasta plants stayed green all winter long. I planted these last year from seeds I had done early in the year. They didn't bloom last year so I'm hoping for some blooms. If it doesn't do this year I'm pulling them out. 

My one and only hosta. Didn't do much last year so this year should be better. I would so love to have a hosta garden. Maybe soon.

Bought another Butterfly Bush. I'm looking forward to lots of butterflies this year and these awesome blooms.

I've got a lot to do today so I'm gonna keep this short.

Hoping you all have a wonderful day and a great weekend.


33 comments:

Joani said...

The flowers R beautiful. Things R blooming here in Arizona as well. We had a nice rain earlier in the week and now the weather is turning warmer. Have a great day.

Darla said...

Some years Daffs bloom better than others. Have never seen a double yellow, nice. Love the pink and white snap. Pretty red verbena. Your plants w/o the ID tag look similar to Blue Bedder Salvia? I wonder if your new dianthus will be huge like mine. It's in the bottom right of my small corner photo on my post today. Don't you dare give up on that Shasta! I've been waiting for a while on mine started from seed too. Will reply to your email in a bit.

April said...

Lots of pretties at your house, Mom. Luci's flowers are growing good too :) She loves going out to look at her flowers.

Patsy said...

I have tryed to grow bridal wreath ever where we have lived, with no luck.
All of your flowers are doing so good.
Happy Spring

Thisisme. said...

I have a lovely bridal wreath in my garden, but it doesn't usually come out until May here in England. I love all those flowers and plants in the photos, but one of my favourites is Nemesia. I can't wait to really get out working in my garden again!

Olive Cooper said...

I love that variety of spirea. Maybe you need to divide those daffs and they will bloom better next year. I love butterfly bushes and I have one growing really big after I pruned it. Visiting from Flora Thursdays.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wow Becca, You have so many interesting flowers. Can't wait to see butterflies at the Butterfly Bush...

I have several Hostas. The first year or two, they didn't do to well--but after that, they are coming back strong each year.

What is that pretty red flower with the white dots??? NEAT!!

Hope you have a good day. It's cold up here today.. Darn!!
Hugs,
Betsy

Bonnie said...

I love this post! SPRING!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love my spirea and wish they'd stay blooming longer. I am going to get a butterfly bush myself. I just love them and they love the hot summers we get. I really would love a peony but I am impatient waiting for them to bloom!

Kelsie From Our Country Home said...

Hey Becca,
It is looking great so far...My butterfly bushes have gone crazy with regrowth this year so hoping for lots of blooms...I transplanted one today so have my fingers crossed I did not kill it, but it was getting so big it was blocking the light to the 2 behind it.

You asked my how I root my rosemary...well last yr I discovered by accident that just putting them in a mason jar of water in the sun will get them to root...this yr I have the in jars of water and some have started to sprout roots just 2 days later...if I get time I will dip the tips in rooting powder when I go to put them into pots...if they are to far rooted then I will just plant them with no rooting powder into the pots...going to try making my own newspaper pots like the ones on this blog here http://lindycottagehill.blogspot.com/2011/03/recycled-newspaper-pots_19.html

ok that was a very long comment...oops.

Have a great and blessed day Kelsie

imac said...

Nice asst colours here Becca.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Becca, I am loving seeing all of those blooms as it will be a while before we have much here.

Eileen

Shirley said...

Beautiful..every thing looks so healthy and growing strong..we are still under snow and some things peeking out from under the harsh frozen soil..
~Shirley

Star said...

You've got lots of colour in your garden already Becca and it all looks wonderful. Here in Tennessee it has gone cold again. I have shasta daisies and they do very well each year but the lavender struggles with the heat and humidity I think. Can you grow lavender where you are?

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Beautiful flowers and I love your blog border....love it

Daisy said...

Wonderful photos, Becca. Your flowers are all so beautiful. I enjoyed seeing them. :)

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Everything is looking beautiful. The Bridal Wreath is stunning. I cannot get over how white it is. I can imagine that it must show up well at night. My goodness. Your weather must be just about perfect if you can have Snaps all summer. The first heat here in Northern California and they are gone.

Jeannie B. said...

Its' fun to see your garden come back to life!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

You have a nice assortment of blooms there, and your young green plants look full of promise. I love the color of the second snapdragons.

We got a second estimate for the tree cutting, and it was $500 less than the first one. I am supposed to have more people coming out to give estimates. I hope they make it so we can get a decision made this weekend.

Daydream Living said...

Hi Becca,
I love your header photo, it's beautiful! Have a good weekend,
Maureen x

Rosemary said...

Becca so jealous, more snow and freezing rain here..groan

Autumn Belle said...

Your garden is alive with beautiful blooms of bright colours.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Hi Becca~ what a beautiful sprirea. We had one many years ago but it wasn't this pretty!
Happy Spring & thanks for stopping by:)
paula

Karen said...

Oh flowers abound in your garden! I love snapdragons, but can never seem to keep them happy and blooming...you certainly can, though. Everything is so lush, thank you for sharing.

AaronVFT said...

Gorgeous blooms, Becca! I especially love the bridal wreath. Looks so fluffy!! The azaleas and snapdragons are gorgeous too.

My garden haven said...

Becca, you've got lovely spring blooms already. How wonderful to have spring come a-calling with bouquets for you.
Rosie

Junebug said...

Love seeing all your pretty flowers! I'm still wallowing in mud! I know Spring rains bring beautiful flowers but here in Oregon it is ridiculous!! So please keep posting pretties!

Ginger said...

give us some wide shots of your gardens so we can see how all these pretty things come together!

Jess said...

I forget exactly how I got here, (sidebar surfing), but I'm glad I did. I live in zone 8B too (peninsular Charleston), but have a 9a microclimate for downtown, and its interesting comparing the things growing down there and here. I can't believe your snapdragons stay all summer! Ours are from December til about a month from now and then all gone.

I'll be waiting to see if that peony blooms. The fact that you're keeping it alive is amazing enough!

Jean said...

Lovin' all the bloomin' that's goin' on! Super header pic! Jean

Fishtail Cottage said...

I'm having Garden Envy over so much of what is going on in your garden! Thanks for linking up & sharing your garden post at Cottage Flora Thursday's - so looking forward at what you have to share next week! Love this! xoxo, Tracie

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Lots of flowers that are way ahead of us here. Makes me excited to see them blooming in my own garden after seeing how pretty they look in yours.

Tootsie said...

girl...your photos for this post and the one that is just after this...Mar 29...are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love visiting all the special and ever so talented people in the garden world...I am so happy that you linked in this week...hope to see you again soon!