Friday, August 14, 2009

Fertilize Friday



It's Friday so that means it's time to fertilize your plants and head on over to our gracious hostess to check out all the beautiful blooms. My gardens aren't too different this week, but what they attract was spectacular. My MM had a lot of patience and put his photography skills to work. I was really surprised when I was downloading some other pictures and found these of a hummingbird. So enjoy my offering and head on over to Tootsie Time to check out the other participating gardeners.




Trumpet flowers are infamous for attracting humming birds.




Is that a second smaller set of wings? How interesting.




The thing I don't like about Trumpets is that they also attract a lot of ants.



I've also learned that MM is a better photographer than I am. I used his camera last week and his shot of this rose is much better than mine. I'll have to ask for a few pointers.

The Rose of Sharon is loaded this week.


And I'm definitely putting more coreopsis on my list. This plant has bloomed for weeks.


I noticed a couple of pumpkins. This is the first time I've tried one in years.

And surprise of all surprises - I had a blooming hibiscus this morning. It is beautiful!



Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

Darla said...

Great captures of the Hummer. Your Althea--Rose of Sharon is stunning! Is that moonbeam coreopsis? I must find one! Yes mam that Hibiscus is beautiful...What a great post today!!!!

Tootsie said...

I'm with Darla on this one!!! WOW. I so wish I could get shots of a hummer like that! Your Rose of Sharon is gorgeous. I don't know if those would survive the winter in zone 3...but may have to look into that...Hibiscus won't for sure...thanks for flaunting with me friend!!!

Becki said...

Wow! I didn't know he took such good pictures either ;) That first hummingbird shot is awesome, and so is the rose :)

B Boys Mom said...

Wow MM did a great job I just love the hummingbird pictures. Your Rose of Sharron bush it beautiful.

allotments4you.com said...

some fantastic pics..thanks for sharing your garden!!

Crafty Gardener said...

love the hummer photos
grogeous blooms

Becca's Dirt said...

Wow - those photos of the hummingbird are awesome. The rose of sharon is beautiful and so full. Great post.

Outside In said...

Oh the hummingbird photos are great!
beautiful flowers, Happy FF!

-Cathy

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

Your husband is a great photographer, and your gardens are beautiful! Thanks for dropping by my blog!

Jenny
Words On Wendhurst

Colleen Wms said...

Beautiful flowers & great that you attract so many hummingbirds. I look forward to checking out your garden through your blog!

Jessica said...

Amazing pictures of the humming bird! Everything is just gorgeous!

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...
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The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

Gorgeous!! And the pictures of the hummingbird are really cool!