Friday, May 10, 2013

Loving My Gardens And Blogging Plus Fertlizer Friday

February 5, 2009 I began my blog. Today blogger says this is my 400th post. I love blogging and being able to look back at previous years to see what was doing well and so on and so forth and what have you(love that line from the Middle). I've loved gardening most of my life but never as I do now. It is my passion so I love to share what I have done. I've met so many wonderful people through blogging. We have gone through some things together with our personal lives and have grown to really care about people through blogging cyber space - people we've never actually met. I've taken a few hiatus's and I'm sure I will again. Sometimes we just feel like it for whatever reason.
I'm joining the flaunt at Tootsie Time today.
Now on with some blooms I found this week.
Still in love with foxglove. 

Siberian Iris. 

Dahlias. Someone is munching here.

This scabiosa came from Harvest Garden Supply. I've never grown scabiosa before so I am hopeful that it will get bigger and the blooms larger. The plant is hardly noticeable.

I have lots of dianthus around. It is a good filler and does pretty well in my gardens. It doesn't frown during a lack of water or too much. A trooper it is.

There was no way I wanted to leave the garden center without this gorgeous white hydrangea. It didn't have a name on it and I haven't looked it up but it is gorgeous and has a lot of blooms and buds. The petals are so frilly.

The pink lady hibiscus is a great performer so far. I expect to have blooms for most of the summer from this one.

Mmmm how did this picture do this. Loaded from the same group. This is Jethro Tull Coreopsis from Garden Harvest Supply. I expect to have blooms from this one most of the summer as well.

Love the many colors that Dahlia Figaro throws from one plant. The plants are small and make a great filler. This one is a return from last year. I put out more new seeds this year but so far no blooms. Uh Lucky wouldn't move when I told him too so...

The photo doesn't do this justice. This is a beautiful Hybrid Tea Golden Glow (yellow). Lots of buds on this little pretty.

The veggie garden is coming along so nice. The garden was planted at the end of March. Tomato plants have grown to the top of the baskets. All plants have produce on them. 
Won't be long for some squash now. This is my favorite veggie from the garden. Nothing better than produce that you grew yourself.

This was a surprise I found yesterday. I believe this is columbine so correct me if I'm wrong. I planted columbine last year but never say it come up and just figured the neighbors cat had got to it since he tore up this entire garden last year. After that I didn't re-do it. Maybe I'll get back to it this summer. It is around my best pecan tree and the tree would benefit greatly but lots of large roots to dig around.

Love the colors on this one. They have such pretty blooms
Well that's it for today. So happy it's Fridaaaay!!!
Hope you have a nice day and weekend. Happy blogging...
(PS I weighed yesterday and I haven't been this size/weight since 1974.)
Joining Tootsie Time today for Fertilizer Friday.


FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Wonderful bloomers and veggies, all giving you delight in your gardens.

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

Carol said...

The older I get the more I love Gardening also. I haven't always gardened, but have always loved blooms. Now, I think I get the most enjoyment from my gardens than any other hobby I have. Your blooms look great. It has been a very pleasant spring here in Texas. Have a great weekend! Carol

Olive said...

Beautiful Becca and I am still in love with YOUR foxglove too:}

Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

How blue is that Siberian Iris? Wow.
Looking good at your place.
It is really nice to have a record of the garden on the blog and garden bloggers seem to be the nicest bunch of folks online!
Was your '74 weight a goal? Sounds like you're charting some progress.

Anonymous said...

I loved seeing your dogs legs in that picture. Animals have such character and make everything more special. Your flowers look great too!

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

It is strange how we know people in the blogging world...yet don't ....pretty flowers

Daisy said...

Lovely post, Becca. Your flowers all look so pretty. I love your foxglove too--wow! Wishing you a good weekend and a happy Mother's Day!

imac said...

A magical Garden my friend

Lynn said...

Pincushion is a wonderful plant if you can get it established. Butterflies and bees love it and it sways nicely in the breeze. Blooms it's little heart out too.

Cindy Mcgough said...

I agree with imac- a magical garden, my friend!

Kim and Victoria said...

Nice pics Becca! LOVE that foxglove! Gosh they are pretty. Not sure we'll have any this year. Dianthus really are easy to forget but they are tough and their blooms are so bright and pretty. And that hydrangea! I don't think I could pass that one up either.

Beth Cawein said...

I have Jethro Tull coreopsis, too. Got it last summer and am so happy it has started blooming this year and is covered with buds. (in Memphis, TN). I ejoyed seeing all your flowers!

Hampton Road Farms said...

Beautiful blossoms! I am enjoying your garden as it grows and congrats on your blogging milestone!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Becca,
Congratulations on your 400th post! Yes, I consider you and some others friends, even though we don't "speak" often, and have never met.

You have some very lovey blooms there! I think the Foxglove is my favorite.

Thanks for your comment on my last post. I am tickled the beds are filling in, but can't believe I'm saying that I wish it would stop raining for a week or so. The soil is too soggy to plant the new plants I got from Prairie Moon Nursery today.