Thank all of you for the wonderful Birthday
wishes. Since I am antique now I must be worth
more. That is what I am sticking to anyway.
All in all it was a day of errands and taking
Mom to the doctor. We just do not celebrate birthdays
in my family like in most. It is just another day around
Tomorrow will be another day of errands and a trip
into town so I am Flaunting my Fertilizer Friday Blooms
now. Everyone join our hostess Tootsie over at
and join in with all of those spring blooms
I have saw around on the blogs.
The Bleeding Hearts are still blooming and looking
wonderful for their first year in the shade garden.
I have enjoyed them so much this Spring.
The same goes for the Diana Clare Plumonaria.
Just look at all of the buds that are still forming on her.
and Jack Frost Brunnera. I recommend it highly for your
shade gardens. It performs much better than the Looking
Glass Brunnera which dies out in the heat of summer.
Its leaves are getting bigger now and filling out.
If anyone wants seeds from my Jack Frost let me know
and I will save some.
I spotted some little Blue-ets near the woodland bed
the other day while walking around.
Don’t they have the cutest little blue flowers.
They look right at home in the moss.
Of course Capistrano Rhododendron still has its
few big yellow blooms yet.
The Dogwoods in the field across from the house are
in bloom now and the leaves are coming out more everyday.
The tulips are almost all gone now but the
Japanese and Wood Ferns are growing in to hide
the tulip foliage.
My little Golden Lights azalea bush did not bloom for me
but I love the yellow green leaves that it is sporting.
The variegated vinca has some some big blue blooms.
It dies back in the winter but comes back out from the roots in spring. I use it to fill some containers.
It roots where the vines touch the ground so you only have
to plant or buy it once and because it does die back it keeps it
from being invasive while its evergreen brother is so invasive.
The few hostas that I do have are growing nicely now.
This silly picture of it is just blurry enough that it
makes me dizzy.LOL! I do not need much in that area anyway.
I will say it first because you all are thinking it anyway.
The Stachy, Lambs Ears are growing so well.
I hope this will be their first year to bloom also.
So many firsts this spring and summer in blooms.
Don’t you love the fuzzy leaves?
The Purple Palace Heuchera and the Spring Symphony
Tirella, Foam Flower is looking so pretty. Won’t they make
a pretty pair after a few years of leaping in growth.
Spring Symphony Tirella – Foam Flower
The Oak leaves are coming out now and the stringy
blooms are starting to float to the ground.
I love this old fashioned looking burgundy Pansy from
last falls plantings. There will have to be seeds saved
from it for certain.
The Bublebees are enjoying the blooming weeds
around in the yard.
“My what big eyes you have.”
And the Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies have moved on from
the lilacs to the creeping Phlox.
Happy Fertilizer Friday and Happy Gardening
Until Next Time, Lona