Friday, August 27, 2010

Fertilize Friday 8/27/10



Our wonderful host Tootsie always has lots of fun new projects she's working on. Be sure to check them out as well as all the other gardeners.

We were away last week and the flowers really took a beating. Between the heat and not being watered properly, some were worse than others. But, we had a great week in the UP - otherwise known as the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This shot is of us off the shores at Marquette on Lake Superior. I love the water.


This poor coleus was laying sideways on the deck and very droopy. Good thing it bounces back so well.


The tomato plant doesn't look so well, but it is still producing lots of tomatoes.


Then we get out to the hollyhocks :)


I'm amazed that the following two flowers appear to have come off the same plant. Is that even possible? :)



Another hollyhock from a different plant so I can see why it would be different.


The russian sage is in full color... just need to learn how to train it so it stands up more.


Funny how the neon sedum on the left is in color but the one on the right is yet to bloom. The wave petunia just keeps on blooming.


Neon sedum


Begonia getting pretty full for the late start that it had.


I'm thinking I should rename my hosta bed to the marigold bed.


The sweet potatoe vine was all droopy when we got home, but it bounced back pretty good. I can really tell that the asparagus plant has suffered too. It's usually much bigger by this time of year. Guess I'm just glad it bounces back :)


So that's about it for here this week. Missed the last couple of week and I really did miss participating. See you next week, and be sure to check out the other gardens.

1 comment:

B Boys Mom said...

I think things are still looking really good in your gardens. You have a beautiful yard.