It is Friday already and time to "Flaunt Your Flowers"
with Tootsie, over at Tootsie Time. So go on over and
join us on ' Fertilizer Friday' in flaunting your
flowers while they are still blooming.
This morning is another cool morning wit a crisp
breeze and the humidity is gone. Feels like a Fall
morning as it has all this week.
The squirrels are running around in the woods around
the house and in the big Oak tree in the yard eating
their fill of acorns and hickory nuts. I watched one for
quite a while yesterday as it carried a walnut, almost as big
as its head, gliding and jumping from tree to tree to a nest.
We use to have flying squirrels in the woods but have not
saw one now for a few years.
The katydids, praying mantis, walking sticks and crickets
are seen now all around the flower beds, and they are
making quite a racket. There is a constant drone of sound
now through out the yard and in the woods.
On to what is blooming.
The poor Moonbeam Coreopsis is on her final blooms....
but the Gerbera Daisies are still looking pretty.
The containers of Nicotiana and Petunia's are still
blooming but are getting fewer now.
I cannot decide whether I like the red Nicotinia or the
dark pink the best so I have them both.
The on going saga of the mixed up Orchid Mist double
blooming petunia goes on with this one putting out single
The Nora Leigh variegated phlox has put on a few more
blooms since she was dead headed.
The poor Knockout Rose ' Rosa Radrazz ' that has been
move around so much, is putting on a few blooms. Don't
tell her that she will be moved this fall once again.
The purple 'Stock ' blooms are getting fewer and her
stems are full of, what I hope are seed pods, since she is
new to me.
Gardeners, do I break off the pods and dry them to get more
seeds or do I wait until they turn brown on the plant?
And what would I do without my geraniums?
Gardeners Choice Geranium
Sedum 'Neon' blooms are starting to turn neon pink.
Stachy is new and did not bloom this year but its woolly
leaves are so pretty and it growing fast now.
The Amethyst ' Browalia' finally showed up, better late
than never this summer. She really took her time.
The birds are dining on the Elderberries down along the
and the Poke berries are starting to ripen.
This Great Spangled Fritillary was getting a drink from
the Purple Heart that was just watered.
Happy FF Day and Happy Gardening Everyone!