Friday, May 11, 2012

Fertilizer Friday

Happy Mothers Day

Joining Glenda at Tootsie Time for Fertilizer Friday


I love this verbena salvia -oops. It just keeps on performing and maintains the flowers for a long time. It spreads and grows taller and fuller every year. I will have to thin it out soon. I may come home with more flowers today since I am making a trip to Home Depot for lovely flowers for my mom.

Shasta Daisy

Dainthus

Begonia

More Begonia's. Thought the caladiums were history when I redid this garden bed.

Mandevilla

This was an unhappy hydrangea for the past 2 years so I moved it to a new bed and it is thriving now.

Endless Summer Hydrangea

Zinnia Green Envy

This one is a darker shade of green

Snapdragon

Strawberry dianthus

Butterfly Bush Budleia

Hibuscus

I want to collect some seeds this year. I have never tried collecting seeds till 2 years ago. I am learning.
I am wanting to collect seeds from this beautiful hibuscus but the entire bloom falls from the tiny shrub with every bloom as soon as the bloom is done. The blooms only last about a day. You can see in the photo below where the one from yesterday fell.

In this photo you can see the elbow I find on all of the blooms and this is where it breaks from. Any ideas how I can collect seeds from this plant. Is this normal?


Hope you all have a great weekend.

Happy Mothers Day

14 comments:

FlowerLady said...

You have some lovely bloomers Becca.

Your Mandevilla looks like mine. Do you have a name for yours? I didn't get a name with mine.

Glad your caladiums came back for you. They always surprise me and are a treat.

I don't know about collecting seeds from hibiscus. Like you say, the flowers only last a day and fall off. You might want to try your hand at cuttings to get more from this plant. It sure is a lovely color.

Have a GREAT weekend ~ FlowerLady

Darla said...

Everything looks great. That is a Salvia not a Verbena Becky..when the flowers fade, cut them off and more will bloom. Looks like my blue beddar salvia...all hibiscus do not make seeds, I don't believe your jane cowell one will.

Daisy said...

They all look so pretty, Becca. I especially like your hydrangea and your hibiscus. I hope you have a nice weekend! :-)

Loretta said...

What a beautiful garden you have...so many pretty flowers...I am loving your hibiscus, beautiful color! Wishing you a beautiful weekend! All the best, Hugs

Lesa said...

Beautiful plant photography. Your garden must be fabulous. In Florida, we air layer our hibiscus. Ever tried that? It's pretty easy and you get a duplicate of your plant. There are a couple of delightful posts on youtube for air layering, plus Google. Might want to give it a try. Have a lovely Mother's Day!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I am envious of the zinnia green envy!!! Gorgeous!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I always love your begonias, so full and healthy. You have so many more plants blooming, zinnias are not anywhere near blooming for me.

Eileen

Lynn said...

Your blooms are lovely. The first image does indeed look like a salvia. They do really well in my area.

Olive Cooper said...

I love the green flower. Envy it was, cool name too.

Lona said...

Becca your Salvia is so pretty. I love that hibiscus and drool every time I see it. LOL! You might want to try cuttings.
Happy Mothers day to you.

imac said...

A bevy of Beauty

Far Side of Fifty said...

That Salvia is a great addition to any flower bed. 'Victoria Blue' I believe..they have a white one too.
Try to roots some cuttings from that Hibiscus..I am not sure that they form seeds..and even if they do it would probably take forever for them to germinate. Air Layering might be a great option too like that one gal suggested.
Your flowers are looking good!:)

Rosemary said...

Love your hibiscus and oh that veronica....... everything is looking so happy and healthy

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