Thursday, May 3, 2012

Cottage Garden Party and Fertilizer Friday

Joining Fishtail Cottage for

A Cottage Garden Party.

http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/

And Tootsie Time for

Fertilizer Friday

http://www.tootsietime.com/

Cottage Garden Party - button (3)

We had a ton of rain yesterday and more expected today. Set some records in areas with near 7" of rain. Though I received plenty of rain I live in an elevated area.  

First Cosmos of the season - 'Cosmos Happy Ring' and it does look kinda happy, however the write up from Park Seed states where I purchased the seeds boasts of 5" flowers. Appears as though it is shy by about 4". Pretty blooms though. They are a petite variety only about 15-18" tall.






My friend sanded down and painted the footboard from the iron bed I have saved to place in a garden.
This garden is definately a work in progress.

Zinnia - Green Envy.

Hope you all have a nice day.

 

18 comments:

Joani said...

Can I borrow the friend who sanded the headboard....I have one that needs the same? The flowers look awesome. So sorry about the trouble you are having with blogger. I posted a new blog this a.m. & didn't have any problems. Thanks for sharing. Have a great day.

Lona said...

Love the butterfly bush blooms Becca. Oh, that headboard is looking so lovely in your garden. I love it!

Fishtail Cottage said...

Yay for Garden Season!!!!! i'm really enjoying my morning peeking at all the links to the posts that were shared! Thank you so much for linking up to the Cottage Garden Party over here at Fishtail Cottage. I love the treasures you have in your garden...i think it gives a whimsy appeal in the landscape! xoxo, tracie

Fishtail Cottage said...

ps - any chance you know the name of that butterfly bush - i love the color!

Darla said...

Looks good. The cosmos might keep getting taller if they don't get too much water...and send me some rain...not record breaking rain though....love the headboard!!!

chateau chic said...

Your flowers are so pretty. Love the iron bed in the garden! Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comments. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

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

I love cosmos but I have never seen these happy ring ones before, they are gorgeous. Diane

Loretta said...

Hi Becca, stopping by to visit and to say hello. I know I've missed a great deal of your garden, but I'll go back to catch up! Hubby is doing well and this gives me the opp to blog a little. How's mom? Wishing you a lovely evening! Send us some of that rain... Hugs Loretta

Daisy said...

I like Cosmos not only for the pretty flowers but also for the feathery foliage. Pretty blooms, Becca. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, Gorgeous flowers. I also love Zinnias...

We had our first 2 lilies to bloom today... AND --we also have TONS of roses blooming now.
Hugs,
Betsy

Gatsbys Gardens said...

The bed frame looks great in the garden. I haven't grown cosmos in a few years but they are a favorite.

Eileen

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love the bed frame!! My Cosmos used to reseed themselves. Then one year they stopped :( Lazy buggers!! LOL Need to plant some more
*hugs*deb

Sandy said...

I just love the headboard out there in
your garden spot.. wonderful idea! I'm on the look out for one!
thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments... following you now!
Sandy

Bernie H said...

The iron bed footboard looks great in your garden. Love your Cosmos! The Green Envy Zinnia is a new one for me. Interesting colour.

Lavender Cottage said...

Hmm, zone 8, you must garden all year long. Personally I like the winter break we have with everything snoozing under a blanket of snow.
I can't imagine my gardens without butterfly bush and I have several; the scent is heavenly.
'Green Envy' is very pretty.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Pretty little Cosmos and your Zinnia is going too be very unusual! :)

Rosemary said...

Garden is looking fresh and pretty.

Susan said...

Everything is looking beautiful! Your hard work is paying off!