Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fertilize Friday 6/25/10

I've been checking in on our hostess for this meme, Tootsie Time, a lot lately, and she is doing amazing things over at her place. Be sure to check it out and see all the other, much more talented, gardeners.

My view as I leave for work every morning.... I love the array of color and flowers. This picture really doesn't do it justice.

The front porch pots are doing well. They get little sun til late in the afternoon then it's really hot.

The bee balm and cone flowers are tall and stately.

I've had this day lily for as long as we've lived in this house (close to 30 years) and never knew it had this beautiful color flower. They were growing in the front (very shady) yard around the well head and provide a great cover, but never bloomed. MM took a few shovels full and planted them out back to fill up our hillside and surprise, surprise. Love the color.

Never get tired of looking at this sink :) I'm learning that different flowers need to be photographed at different times of the day. If I try to snap this picture in the early hours it's just not open enough. On the other hand the pumpkin and zucchini are best in the early morning hours.

A couple of daisies lost in the buttercup (weed!), I didn't know really.

My soil and growing conditions are perfect for coreopsis and I'm growing lots of them now.

As single blooms the coneflower is beautiful.

We planted this bee balm in late 2007 or early 2008 and this is the first year I've been around to see the blossom. Very dainty.

The marigolds that I have as a filler this year are doing pretty good. A few have what my brother called 'blight', but I just haven't had the time to go out and treat them. (actually I didn't fertilize this week either shhh)

And finally we have a family of robins nesting in our trumpet vine wall. This is the second nest of them. The first nest got destroyed by something. Anyway, I think I can see three little beaks, but there could be more. It's hard to get a picture and they were really squawking when MM took this picture.

So, what's growing in your garden? This meme is a great way to document the progress and then check back on to see what was blooming, when, last year. Lots of fun seeing a lot of great ideas from other gardeners too.

UPDATE: Okay, so I felt guilty about not fertilizing and got out there real early this morning. And of course, being early I could photograph the pumpkin and zucchini.



Okay, I'm really done now :) Just trying to keep it real.


Vixen said...

You are doing amazing stuff there. Wish I had at least one half a green thumb. I'd settle for the flowers on your porch!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Everything looks wonderful.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hello Judi!
Your garden looks beautiful, and so "settled" and lovely. LOVE the coneflower and the bee balm --- I have tried to grow both with no success, so I am envying yours.

Lovely squash blossoms, too.

Alea said...

I love my daylillies. The first one just bloomed yesterday. I'm glad you moved it to a place where it is happy and you can enjoy the blooms. I haven't been able to peek into any our nests this year, so I enjoyed being able to peek into yours!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just love monarda. Your color is very pretty. Thanks for sharing your lovely garden.

Tootsie said...

I love the color of that coneflower!!! your gardens are wonderful...and I know exactly what you mean about how photos do not do the gardens justice...there are so many things I want to share that I don't cuz the photo stinks!!!
thanks for linking in friend...I am so glad you did!

Greenearth said...

Love your flowers. What a joy to have such a beautiful garden.

Becki said...

Maggie will be so excited about the bird's nest!

B Boys Mom said...

Your plants look really amazing. Your yard is beautiful!!!!!

Shannon said...

Everything looks so pretty! I can't wait to get more spots planted around my yard and for a few years to pass for the spots already planted!