Friday, March 16, 2012

TGIF and Fertilizer Friday

It's Fertilizer Friday over at Glenda's - Tootsie Time. Go visit and check out the other beautiful blooms.


I'm so happy it's Friday. It has been a long week. I am certainly enjoying the time change only in that I have extra time to work in the gardens after work. The dark mornings not so much but the trade off is good.

I went shopping this weekend at Lowe's and look what I came home with. This gorgeous Hibuscus. I'm gonna enjoy this beauty.



Gosh the name escapes me on this one. I'm looking forward to lots of blooms on this pretty thing. The color is so hard to photograph.

Also picked up another Plum - Santa Rosa Plum. Wonderful pollinator to the Bruce Plum.

I was surprised yesterday to see a few whites I hadn't spotted before. They are bursting out now with the sunshine and warm temps. Love the bridal wreath - spirea.

I so love snapdragons in any form or fashion. The blooms are so delicate looking.

And dianthus is a great performer in my gardens.

I am hoping for another shopping trip this weekend in search of some flowers with blooms on them for some color till some of the seeds do what they want to do. Direct sowing these seeds will be a test and either they make it or not. Seeds aren't expensive. I'm looking forward to a little garden time this afternoon on this beautiful day along the Gulf Coast.

Hope you all have a great weekend and get a chance to get down and dirty.

13 comments:

Daisy said...

Your blooms are all lovely, Becca. I especially like that hibiscus. I've been enjoying the time change too. Hope you have a nice weekend!

NellJean said...

All the white -- spirea, snaps and pinks -- is a beautiful start to an all-white garden room. I always mean to have such a space and then some really brilliant color sneaks in.

Darla said...

Nice Becca. Your Hibiscus is Jane Cowell. I keep mine in a container and bring it in in the winter. I lost one a few years back to a freeze. Your deep pink reddish bloom looks like a mandevilla..I am going to be direct sowing a lot of my seeds this year too. It has gotten so hot so fast they will scorch in the greenbouse.

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

The second photo down looks like a creeper we had in S Africa which was a show for months, can't remember the name either!!! The bridal wreath looks like what we call the Snowball Viburnum Bush. It is magnificent and the wildlife seem to love it. Your garden is way ahead of ours. Keep well Diane

Lona said...

I always love seeing your Bridal Wreath Spirea bloom each spring. You brought home some beauties Becca. The hibiscus is gorgeous! Have a wonderful weekend.

Loretta said...

Lovely mix of colors Becca! Love love them all. It is certainly Spring in your area. Thanks for the share. Hugs
Loretta

Far Side of Fifty said...

pretty blooms already..that second one is a Mandevilla..excellent plant!! It should bloom it's heart out for you! Have a fun weekend! :)

Patsy said...

Looking good!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

An apricot coloured hibiscus, lovely.

The Bama Gardener said...

We just planted dianthus in our garden this year and I have to say, I am already very impressed!

Tootsie said...

I adore spring..especially after a long winter!!! Your garden is looking wonderful so far! great flaunt today! I am looking forward to digging in and giving this awful new yard a little garden love...Thanks so much for linking in this week...I always look forward to seeing what each of you guys post...I am sharing your post today on the Tootsie Time Facebook page as well.
hugs from Alberta Canada!
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Susan said...

Wow, those flowers are amazing! It's still a little cold here, that's spring in the desert here. Warm then a cold spring storm comes in and cools things down alot! Soooo, we don't have any blooms here yet except for daffodils. Your garden is beautiful!

Paula said...

Love your blooms! Your flowers are bloolming already - I am totally inpsired by this! So nice to see you on Ferlizer Friday - thanks for sharing! Paula in Idaho USA