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’.
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
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 Antique Rose started from seed is looking
wonderful. I love the two toned pink blooms with the
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,