Friday, May 21, 2010

Fertilizer Friday 21 May 10

It's Friday and time to check out Tootsie and her pals at Fertilizer Friday. There's not many new blooms in my garden but there's so much growth! It's amazing what a little aeration, compost, sun and a couple of days of good rain can accomplish. Mother Nature has been good to us here in Nova Scotia.

This is a long weekend here in Canada, and the sun is supposed to shine the whole time! I see the prospect of a perfect weekend ahead of me: gardening, family & friends, relaxation and good food & wine.
I moved a few plants last weekend. So now, these beautiful tulips enjoy their last performance in front of this new addition from last fall - Jupiter's Beard (Centranthus ruber). I was quite smitten with this one and am really pleased that it's made a reappearance -- and will bloom soon! It's supposed to be a prolific bloomer. Anyone else out there have experience with Jupiter's Beard?.
My primrose is still showing off beautifully.
And the Sweet Woodruff is hitting it's prime. Such a pretty old-fashioned plant.
Here's one of my Mountain Bluet (or Bachelor Button) buds getting ready to open soon. (Excuse the blur but I was taking these pictures just before running off to work.)
I'm impressed with the intense color of the Aguga (Bugleweed); I think it's a very jolly little groundcover! (That's the only word that really describes my feeling about this plant.).
This is, I believe, a Monkshood (Aconitum) plant. I bought this one from a plant sale & am unsure of the genus and color. So, being the reckless "Devil-may-Care" kind of gal that I am, I'm going to assume it's the common blue Monkshood. (How daring of me!!) It's always exciting to have some mystery in your plantings, don't you agree! It's adds an extra air of excitement to one's life!! (One's obviously really boring & uneventful life!)
And here's the first open bud on what I call Wild Geranium. (They grow anywhere, in anything and smell divine!) .
I'm still able to enjoy the Forget-Me-Not's last hurrah. .
While I was looking for the marker for the Jupiter's Beard, I found one for a plant called Gallardia. I can vaguely remember seeing this one at the local Farmer's Market plant lady's stand -- but ya know, I don't remember if I bought one!! I hope so! I looked it up online and it looks very, very pretty.
See how exciting and mysterious my life is! I bet you're all jealous 'cause even at my age, I'm still so totally WILD!!
(Or is that forgetful & disorganized? Hmmm? But at least my definition of excitement and mystery is, so far, inexpensive and safe! No bungie jumping for me!)
Happy weekend, bloggies!


Millie said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos. I have many of the same perennials in my garden here in Winnipeg. Enjoy the long weekend!

Linda said...

Wild thing, you make my heart sing! Yep great garden and I love a little bit of the wild in mine also! :)

reasonably chubby said...

You've left me breathless at the shock of your daring ways. And, your garden looks marvelous! Hope you have a great weekend-don't drink too much wine. Or, do. :)

Becca's Dirt said...

Your primrose is so pretty. You have some beautiful blooms. I love this time of year.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

We've found that the birds often leave us new plants in our gardens. Every year we have something new that we didn't plant. Mostly sunflowers but you just never know. We found rhubarb this spring and never have we had that growing. Had to pull it out as it was over powering what was supposed to be there. Enjoy your weekend!

Maureen said...

Nope - no experience with Jupiter's Beard but no worries - your green thumb will take care of that.

Everything is coming along nicely.

noel said...


you have beautiful spring blooms coming out today, i love the colors

thanks for sharing it today

Nezzy said...

Thanks for the garden tour you little 'wild thing' you! Your plants are just beautiful. I've been housebound for almost two weeks....the yard...not a pretty sight right now. {{{SIGH}}}

Ya'll have a fantastically blessed Friday!!!

Paula said...

Love your pix! WE must be in the same zone - your flowers look about the same bloom and size as mine, Thanks for sharing, Paula in IDaho

Angel said...

Love your wild Geranium! I wish things that pretty would just mysteriously appear in my garden! Everything looks great. So much to look forward to.
Well Funny Lady, Happy Gardening to you!:)

wendy said...

BE-UTIFUL!!! Instead of a green thumb, I think you have a green hand. Your garden loves you, I can tell.

Barb said...

You have many of the same blooms I have - though mine are still buried under snow. Isn't it surprising and wonderful when you realize they'll actually grow and bloom again after a long cold winter?

A human kind of human said...

Therapy for my soul... as usual! I don't visit nearly often enough.

Tootsie said...

I can't wait till my blooms are as great as yours!!! thanks for linking in today...I enjoyed my visit!!! happy long weekend!

Eva Gallant said...

Love your bloomers. (flowers, that is!) lol