Friday, July 17, 2009

Blooms for Friday


Thanks everyone for telling me that I have
been sent the wrong flowers. I thought that silly
fake phlox looked more like a Sweet William or a
Dianthus.Since returning it to the company is out of
the question I guess it will have to stay. Maybe it was
just an honest mistake on the nurseries part.
It is definitely not what I ordered but it is a flower ;-)
She will have to be moved this fall though because she
does not belong in that part of the garden.




Now it is on to " Fertilizer Friday" and thanks
to Tootsie at Tootsie Time for sponsoring a
fantastic way to flaunt those flowers.
Come join in over at Tootsie's and Flaunt your Flowers!



This is the first time that I have grown Morning Glory
Bushes convoivulus from seed and I am loving them.
I saw the little charmer one one of these great garden
blogs on Botanical and just had to try it.

The Morning Glory vines take over a large area and
sometimes seed into places I do not want them. These
bushes can be grown in containers easily. You get all
the beauty of morning glories but in a compact plant.
I got the mixed seeds and have blue, pink and white
blooms with bright yellow centers. Of course the blue
ones are my favorite.They are a true blue though my
pictures may not always show them off as such.
The different light angles make them appear
purple sometimes. If you do put them into containers
be sure to add other flowers to the mix because they
close their blooms in the afternoon.











Oh, by the way, the Japanese Beetles love them too
as you can see from all of the holes in the leaves.
The little pests.









































Happy Gardening Everyone and Flaunt Those Flowers!




19 comments:

Outside In said...

Beautiful blooms Lona! your garden is looking great, Happy FF!


-Cathy

Darla said...

Okay, I am not so sure your Dianthus is not really Phlox--here's why. I started some Phlox from seed and it looks the same way..Phlox annual star, mixed colors i what the seed packet says, by Ferry~Morse. All of your photos are great!!

Dirt Princess said...

everything looks great! I especially love the morning glories

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Lona, I just love coming here to view your flowers! I love the roses against the blue of the shed.

Crafty Gardener said...

Beautiful blooms for FF.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your flowers are lovely! I have some kind of wild vine that looks like morning glory and it has taken over..it's impossible to get rid of. Morning glories are beautiful but you don't want to let them loose in a garden! Warm wishes for a great weekend, Esther

siteseer said...

your flowers are stunning and your photography leaves me wishing I could use a camera better. Maybe I'll take over my hubby's camera.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

How pretty it is there! I love the Morning Glory, I've been afraid to try the vine, but maybe I'll try the bush instead.
That rose is huge!
You asked about saving Nicotiana seeds, and I've never tried it before. I bet you can because I've read they will reseed in some areas.

Phoenix C. said...

More lovely flowers!

Is that a mural on your wooden building?

keewee said...

Lona, your flowers are lovely. I see you have some stock growing, I really like the fragrance of this flower.

Lynn said...

Flirty Fancy Friday Flowers!!! Fanks For Fharing!!! LOL
Have a Great Weekend!!!

Tootsie said...

girl...you certainly have a lot to flaunt this week!!! Your photos are beautiful!!! Thanks for joining in and have a wonderful weekend!

Sunita said...

Lona... what an absolute wealth of flowers!The morning glories really do look glorious, dont they? But oh, those beetles! Get out the neem oil fast.
I love those roses. They dont grow very well for me here so I've more or less resigned myself to enjoying them on other blogs. So thanks for those photos :)

CiNdEe said...

I love all your blooms today(-: Have a great weekend!

Kelly said...

Beautiful flowers...the butterflies and birds must love your garden!! I was just in Hocking Hills and did a lot of birding at the Clear Creek Metro Park. Your part of the state is gorgeous. The trees, the hills...the flowers. You are lucky!!

Abe Lincoln said...

I like your flower photos. They are all striking. I like the daisy as I am partial to those.

Pick a Peck of Pixels is my photo blog with a difference -- I am hoping you are the difference. For this blog to be famous and me written about in the Wall Street Journal like I was in the seventies, will require more than a couple of dozen hits a day. If 10,000 visitors leave comments then it is instantly famous and your comments are part of history. Lets Make History.

Bernideen said...

Your garden and blog are wonderful!

Rosey Pollen said...

Hi Lona,
I found your blog on blotanical. I love it!
Rosey

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Cathy thanks lady have a good weekend!

Darla: It could very well be. I give up on the thing and it is getting moved this fall.

Princess: Thanks Girl!

Adrienne:Thanks girl, I love your pictures they are much better.I am trying o learn. It is the teaching an old dog new tricks thing with me though.Can see it happening.

Phoenix:That poor old metal shed is in bad shape it needs a paint job or torn down. A big limb hit it in the front and banged her up.Of course it didn't help thatI took a hammer to it to pound it back out;-)

Crafty: He glad you stopped by.

Esther: The vines tend to seed everywhere. Like the poison ivy I have coming up everywhere this summer and in places no where near the woods.Right in my beds!Glad you dropped by.

Catherine: I was out snapping some seed pods, I hope that is what they are, today. I am going to experiment.

Siteseer: Hey latch right onto his camera ;-) So glad you dropped by.

Keewee: I just had a few that survived my seeding atempt this spring. This is my first attempt at them so I did not know what to expect. I really like them so will try them again.

Lynn: LOL! Fhanks Fery Fuch.

Tootsie: I love flaunting ;-) and looking at everyone flaunting their flowers too.

Sunita: Those little varmints are eating holes in everything. I stomp the poor little things but I feel like a murderer;-)

Cindee: Thanks girl, you have a great weekend!

Kelly: I love it here. I hope you got some great shots to share.

Abe: Hey, I am there. EVERYONE GO TO ABE'S BLOG. His picture are just gorgeous!
http://pickapeckofpixels.blogspot.com/

Bernideen: I am so glad you found your way here. Thanks for dropping by.

Rosey: Hi there! Glad you came by and hope to see you around.