Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Flaunts


We are still getting some rain but it looks like the
warmer temperatures are coming in and going to
stay around now. Time to get some of the seeded
annuals potted up and some veggies planted.

Today is Fertilizer Friday sponsored by our
seed sowing, flower growing, Queen of creativity
Tootsie at  ‘Tootsie Time’.

Fertilizer_Friday So join us in Flaunting Your Flowers!


I have a few to flaunt today that I was able to get pictures
of in between the rain showers this week.


The Blue Hill Salvia is starting to get some blooms"



The Campanula Blue Waterfall is getting some of its
tiny blooms. It is starting to spread out onto the walkway
stones now.



It has blue-purple star shaped blooms.



The Columbine Blue Alpina is starting to shed its blooms.
It did well for its first year of blooming. Maybe it will self
seed for me so I will have more or seeds can be saved to
start some more plants.



The Crimson Bouquet Floribunda rose is
starting to bloom. This is the first season I
can remember that the roses are blooming
before my peonies.



Red Blaze Climbing roses.



Lasting Love Rose



Lavender Simplicity Rose.



The climbing red roses on the garage side are in
sad shape this spring. With all of the rain it is getting
mildew on its leaves and I have only been able to spray
it with a fungicide once in between the rains which just
got rained off. Maybe this weekend it will dry up long
enough for me to spray them.
I have so many red roses here in this garden bed that
I had to plant some new ones this spring. Pink Knockouts,
white Iceberg and Yellow Sunny Knockouts have been
planted along with a coral orange Easy Does It Floribunda.


Rainbow Knockout Rose



The Foxgloves are starting to open their blooms.
I forget the name of this one  that has self sowed
over the years.



Dianthus_Vintage Rose

Dianthus Antique Rose started from seed is looking
wonderful. I love the two toned pink blooms with the
blue-silver foliage.


Peach Leaf White Campanula Bellflower




Rose Queen Slavia is not looking her best this
spring but has a few blooms. I think she needs
some compost around her roots to energize her.

That is it for this Fertilizer Friday.

Happy Gardening Everyone!!

Until Next Time,


Antique ART Garden said...

Looks great, I am jealous of your hollyhocks as mine have decided to not come back this year ! Gina

Darla said...

Your flowers look beautiful no matter if you agree or not! I love the roses on the shed.

siteseer said...

your blossoms are beautiful. you have to be in a warmer climate with being as far along as you are. Love the color.

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Lovely blooms, Lona! Campanula is such a good spreader, isn't it? Foxglove is pretty! Its ability to self-seed is one of the features which I love in this plant. I like how you put your climbing roses to work. They decorate that white wall very well!

Gatsbys Gardens said...

We have had a great deal of rain also. I spray and it washes off! My Rainbow Knockout is just starting to bloom, no campanulas yet. Your garden looks great.


Nancy's Notes said...

Lona, I love your flowers, they are brilliant! I especially love the delicate looking Campanula Bellflower.


Beth said...

Lona, What beautiful flowers you have! Your rose header is just breathtaking!

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Gorgeous blooms Lona! So nice to see your peach-leaf bellflowers, I planted some last year but have never seen the blooms in person. Hopefully soon....

Bren said...

This has got to be one of the most beautiful Friday Flaunts I have seen. YOUR roses are too die for!

Wonderful share - love following my favorite Ohio Blogger!

madcobug said...

You have a lot of beautiful things blooming. We had thunderstorms last night and this afternoon. We needed some rain though. Have a great weekend. Helen

Bernie said...

Lovely blooms, Lona. My favourite has to be that stunning white Campanula ... how gorgeous! I'm also a big fan of Salvias ... the Blue Hill if such a lovely colour. I'm also a big fan of Foxgloves ... wish I could grow them here, but alas, I will just have to enjoy photos like yours. The roses are fabulous ... they are obviously loving the conditions this year!

Balisha said...

Hi Lona, Your roses are so beautiful. I love the way they are trained on the garage. You wouldn't know that you were having a that picture. Have a great weekend.Thanks for your comments this week, by the way.

Aerie-el said...

Beautiful! Interesting that the peony bloomed before your roses, which are gorgeous. Your macro shots are really nice.

Jim Groble said...

The climbing roses are very cool. if you let them, will they cover the whole wall? jim

Amy said...

Very pretty post, Lona! I love that white bellflower and all your roses are beautiful! A lot of pretty blooms at your house.

pogonip said...

It's the perfect time of year with a pleasant surprise in the garden each time you go out. I love your flowers, Lona!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What beautiful did a great job of photographing them.
I so love roses and red is my favorite I gasped at your header! :)
I am in a search for a rose called America...and so far no luck in finding it. It is a climber...I have covered an arbor with them and it was stunning. This was in my last home and I am looking to recreat far no luck.

Stephanie said...

Oh your foxglove is so sweet! Love the sight of those blooms. And as always your rose is most admirable. They look really good against the white wall.

Enjoy the blooms and have wonderful weekend to you and family!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lona~~ My fingers are crossed that the friendly spring weather returns in full.

I love the stained glass butterfly next to your blue Columbine. Great photo. The red Blaze looks similar to my new [last year] Carefree Spirit rose. Although not a climber it's got that same lighter center that I love, love love!!!

The Knock Out roses are just outstanding, aren't they? I think they're the only rose in my garden free of any blackspot. What a year for foliar diseases!

Oh well. We must roll with the punches. Have a great weekend.

Carol said...

Hi Lona, I love your Campanula ... your photo shows it's five pointed star perfectly. Your garage side with all your climbing roses is great! I love that shot!! And your foxglove and Dianthus with the little fellow in the background. Lovely blooms! ;>)

Tootsie said...

oh Lona!! what a beautiful flaunt this week! even in sad shape the climbing roses on the garage are gorgeous...I wish I could grow those!!! thanks for linking in today...can't wait to see more!

bennie and patsy said...


Bonnie said...

Those roses are amazing!

Anonymous said...

That little campanula looks like a wild violet to me. And while your blue columbine is charming, what I really want is that stained glass butterfly behind it. Darling! I need to make room for a Rainbow Knockout rose, but where? Hmmm. I keep admiring them. My foxglove didn't come back, so of course I had to buy a new one! Yes, we went to Silver Springs last year, but they closed Cypress Gardens before I could visit! (6 stock plants were put into the ground this week) LOL

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Sorry it's taken so long for me to come to visit! We've had quite the week around here.
Your roses are going crazy! I love those big red ones. Are they the ones that used to be yellow? It's just all so pretty there. Your garden has gone flying past mine! :)
PS Did any of the Dahlias ever sprout? Mine are very slow and I'm hoping that at least one of yours have sprouted.

Adrienne in Ohio said...

I love your close-up shots of the campanula and foxgloves. Your garden is so inviting.