Here she is; my very first poppy! Ain't she purdy! When I lived in the country, my elderly neighbor had a wonderful garden and a huge patch of purple Iris' with these poppies in the front. Gorgeous! I have 2 poppies and in 3 years, this is the first bloom. I'm a proud Mama!
It's Friday! And before we get started on the weekend, we'll join Tootsie and friends for Fertilizer Friday.
First of all, I'll ask you to excuse my pictures. I must be shaking with excitement over all my plants growing because most of my pictures are blurry. Also, Blogger is turning my photos sideways! But as a wise, talented man once said: "A rose by any other position, will look as sweet" (or something similar to that).
Speaking of roses, this is one of my 3 - 99 cents rose bushes -- full of buds bursting with excitement as well in anticipation of blooming..
The Mountain Bluettes are still (excitedly) blooming this week..
Herman's Pride' (Lamiastrum galeobdolon) is also full of little blooms..
These little pinks (I believe they're from the Dianthus family?) are popping up all over the place. The pale pink bloom against the dusty sage green foliage is so pretty..
And the Sweet Williams (which is from the Dianthus family) is very striking. The color of my Sweet William is always beautiful; but my plants are very "leggy". Anyone have any ideas on what I should do?
Here's 1 of 2 new yellow Iris' that I bought last weekend at a roadside stand. The proof of her gardening prowess was there for me to see, so I didn't mind paying the $4 each for them. They'll get planted this afternoon..
At the end of the driveway, these pansies are looking very pretty. (I hope they reseed themselves!)
And here are a couple of clumps of Day Lilies from my Mum Brown trip that I ran out of room and energy to plant anywhere. I shoved them in pots with some new soil -- and look at them go! Much to my delight, they'll be blooming soon..
Plants really do just want to grow, don't they!
The weather sounds nice today, and the rain will begin again tomorrow! So, you'll find me in the garden this afternoon -- in the swing reading the rest of my wonderful paperback (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo).