Friday, June 22, 2012

Fertilizer Friday - June 22.12

Friday means joining Tootsie and the other proud gardeners for Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie Time.  Remember to drop by Tootsie's blog because there are so many wonderful plants to see.  She's an avid gardener with much more energy than I have (and her gardens prove it!).

My gardens are doing very well.  The yellow day lillies are waning; but look at that beautiful Spiderwort!  It's one of my favorites because of the profusion of blooms.  The Asiatic lillies are getting ready to bloom; and thanks to my diligence in hand picking and destroying every beetle I found, the plants are looking lovely.  

The back and side beds are also filling in.  My new bed way at the back looks healthy and contains some of the prettiest pansies.  Out of my 4 tea rose bushes, only one bloomed; I think the move upset the plants, but they'll revive for another year.  The dianthus is blooming -- don't you love that dusty green foliage against the pale pink.  My new Canterbury Bells plant has lots of pretty blooms.  The the miniature Carnations that I planted 4 years ago return faithfully for me year after year.  

Now I need some help identifying a plant that was given to me.  It's very pretty; I just wish I knew what to call it!  

Can you help me please?

I have another busy week ahead of me.  My Japanese and Korean students leave over the next few days; both will return in late August, thank goodness!  I do love them!  And my eldest daughter who lives in TO will be arrive on Monday until mid July.  She's a wonderful cook!  Kudos!

Have a wonderful weekend, y'all!  Me?  I'll be armed with the vacuum and Murphy's cleaner during the day, remote and a glass of merlot in the evening.  


Darla said...

Looks good...I like that little edged area. The yellow flower, pick the leaf/stem and see if it smells like garlic or onion, reminds me of the yellow society garlic stuff...have fun with your daughter, the good cook!

My Little Home and Garden said...

The garden looks great and your weekend plans are ones I should emulate!

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

Your flowers are wonderful. Lots growing in your garden. I am not familiar with the yellow flower though so no help there. Glad your daughter is getting to come home for a visit. Don't work too hard. Hope your Friday is a fantastic one!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

What a beautiful garden you have! You could try talking to the Master Gardeners in your area, at the Cooperative Extension Service, and they might be able to help you identify your plant. Good luck, and have a great weekend!

Marguerite said...

I would guess your new plant is an ornamental onion (allium). Very pretty bright flowers on it. Lots of great flowers and colours in your garden.

Kay G. said...

Did you know that the spiderwort is what my husband calls...oh dear, I forgot what he calls it and he is at work now and I can't ask him... but it blooms at Arabia Mountain as a wildflower and it has had several bloomings this spring!
If my husband were home, he might be able to identify the yellow flower for, I would just call it the pretty yellow flower!

Diana said...

Your weekend sounds great! And your flowers are gorgeous. I don't recognize that one flower, sorry.
I've been watering like crazy. My garden would be dead by now if I didn't. All of the grass is brown except where we water by the plants. It's been so, so dry. On a good note, there has been way less weeding!
My spiderwort isn't doing so well this year. It had all sorts of buds on it and then they turned brown. I watered it but I think the dryness just got the better of it. Have a nice Sunday. We are going to our grandsons birthday party!
Love Di ♥


You have nursed your lovely flowers into ravishing beauties. They are lovely.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Both your gardens and deck look great!!

Thanks so much for visiting!


Tootsie said...

I am just so happy to see that you have linked in this week...and to have the chance to visit here today!! I thank you so much for linking in and sharing your post with my party today!
I have shared your post this week with the Tootsie Time Facebook page.
Have a wonderful week...what is left of it! lol
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