Friday, August 6, 2010

Fertilizer Friday Blooms & Showers


This has been a week of thunderstorms here in the
hills but we are thankful for the rain and giving us
a chance to get rid of the high humidity for a couple
of days before it all comes back with a vengeance.
The garden has slowed down from all of the heat but
maybe with the showers it will revive some of them to
bring on some more blooms.
In between the showers here are just a few things that
are still in bloom.



Sweet Peas



 Red Ice Geranium


Iceberg Rose
Aphid Alert!!!


 Lord Baltimore Hibiscus


Bella’Roma Roses


Magnus Coneflower


Becky  Shasta Daisy


Purple Wave Petunia


Miss Ellie Phlox



Join with Tootsie today in Fertilizer Friday and
” Flaunt Your Flowers” !


Happy Gardening,


Dragonfly Treasure said...

Gorgeous photos!!! Beautuful flowers! :)

Debbie said...

What beautiful flowers and photography you have. I love your header. I did a post on the color blue in the garden. I don't get a lot of comments on my blog but that one brought out some sound advice from gardners. Thanks for sharing and happy gardening.

Darla said...

Gorgeous and I love the rain droplets on the petals.

Floridagirl said...

Beautiful images, Lona! That Tiger swallowtail is gorgeous, and I love the sweet peas.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

You've still got Sweet Peas! What a pretty picture. I love the drop of rain dripping off the Coneflower. The aphids have returned here too, but luckily so have the Ladybugs.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

I'm loving the washtub planter! Beautiful blooms too!

Priscilla said...

Your garden blooms are even more beautiful in the rain! The rain skipped us here in the mountains and we needed it! Lovely Rose, Hibiscus, Geraniums, and Phlox. I love Sweet Peas. Your flowers also look beautiful with raindrops!

Christine B. said...

If that's between rains, I think your plants are more tolerant than mine. We've been having rain for the past couple of weeks and the petunias have become a sodden mass. My sweet peas haven't even bloomed yet, so I'm extra jealous of the beauties you have blooming!

Christine in Alaska

Liz said...

Hi Lona,

Wonderful photos, I'm glad your heat has gone, nothing worse than extended periods of high temperatures and little water.

Carol said...

Beautiful poetic sweet pea photo... I love your dripping blooms... I would be so happy to have more here. Your coneflower is simply lovely in that way. ;>) Have a great weekend.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I know Lona, it has been some season! However, you have shown us some gorgeous flowers that have survived.


Amy said...

Those are beautiful!!

Bernie said...

All so gorgeous ... but I simply love your Red Ice Geranium!! I've had no luck with my Sweet Peas this year ... they're covered in what appears to be a white mouldy layer and it's hard to get rid of. Guess I'll just have to appreciate yours instead.

Beth said...

Great butterfly shot! Love the coneflower with a little droplet of water coming off of it too. Raindrops or dewdrops always make the photograph look so pretty. Your sweet peas are really lovely too.

Jan AKA Wammy said...

Love your shots especailly all the water droplets.

Erin said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous and your photos really share that so beautifully with us.

Stephanie said...

Hello Lona! glad that your blooms are still 'intact' and all so pretty! When it rains heavily here, most of my flowers (their petals) will fall to the ground. So, after each rain I will look forward for sunny days for my plants to grow back their flowers. Btw, hope all your bulbs are alright. I can still remember their blooms and would love to see them again ;-)

bennie and patsy said...

Love the Sweet Pea!

Barbara said...

Your blog is beautiful to look at. Love the coneflower photo.

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Thank you so much for the kind thoughts, and prayers. They mean a lot to me.

The flowers on your post, sooooo beautiful. I really enjoyed them today.


Balisha said...

I always thought that sweet peas were an early season flower. Your header is so pretty with all the blues. Have a nice evening...Balisha

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

Beautiful pictures, the water droplet on the coneflower is exquisite!

Autumn Belle said...

Everything is so beautiful here. Oh, how I love the Bella Roma's roses.

leavesnbloom said...

Hi Lona

Sorry with being so late to comment here - I had problems at the weekend getting the page to open for me but today thankfully I was able to read your post.

Those blooms are lovely but I especially like that charming little rose with the water droplets.

RainGardener said...

Lona your flowers look gorgeous in spite of all your rain and extreme hot weather. And you always capture them so beautifully in your photos.

Lynn said...

Things are looking beauiful, I love the rain drop on the coneflower...