Friday, August 28, 2009

Fertilizer Friday

I've been remiss lately with the Fertilizer Friday postings. But, got my act together this week so here I am, joining in the fun with host Tootsie and the rest of the gang.

I showed blooms of the Chaste Tree two posts ago, but here it is in scale. I actually thought of cutting it down a few years ago when a rough winter caused a very delayed return...so glad I didn't! So thrilled these phlox are still doing great. What do most gardens have in common this late in the season? Black-Eyed Susies, of course. In my case, it's actually too much of a good thing (even though I know they are your favorite, Randy ;) Geraniums looked somewhat stressed a few weeks ago but regular feedings of Miracle Gro has done wonders. Still enjoying some late-blooming daylilies...like this 'Maroon Branch'And cheerful yellow...okay, just totally blanked on the name....! 'Apple Crisp'Mums planted last fall are starting to show color This candy lily (Pardancanda) was labeled with the purple bloom so I was surprised when the buds opened also in orange/yellow. But I like the 'Sangria' bloom most.

This crepe myrtle was labeled a dwarf variety! It's especially beautiful at night when the blooms practically glow. Below are Autumn Joy sedum...which have never looked so robust! The vegetable garden has not been up to par this year. Very minimal produce but I confess it lacked my attention, too. What looks good now are these peppers. And cherry tomatoes. Pretty as any blooms, don't you think? I planted three different varieties in one grouping and was ecstatic when I came across this view of all three in one frame. Sweet Million (red), Sun Gold, and Chocolate! Taste wise, Sweet Million gets my vote! Anyone growing these fun varieties?

Have a great weekend, y'all!

28 comments:

  1. Lovely little stroll!

    I'm thinking salsa needs to be made
    and a pitcher of margies...

    Peace - Rene

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  2. Funny you should say, Rene! I make the best damn salsa and frozen margies too!! Is it too early for happy hour..lol. Hey! why aren't you chasing around snot-nosed munchkins???

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  3. Your garden looks such a paradise of blooms and colour! I love the tomatoes too, they look like jewelled necklaces!

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  4. Love your blooms! The daylilies are wonderful. We have had a dry spell and my flowers are suffering some. I finally watered this week.

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  5. Hi Lynn
    I love the Sweet Million cherries, delish.
    Your mums are simply gorgeous!
    Rosey

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  6. You have a beautiful display of color at your place. I love your gardens. I am looking forward to fall. I love the fall colors.

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  7. I'm telling you the more pictures you show the more I want to move into your garden!

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  8. Simply beautifully captured shots...lovely!

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  9. Love the white fence in the background. Wonderful flowers!

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  10. Such a beautiful garden, and you photograph them so well, Happy FF!

    -Cathy

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  11. I know you are glad you didn't cut that tree down! Gorgeous, everything. My Susans are long gone as are the Day lilies..thanks for sharing yours.

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  12. Hi Lynn, your garden looks amazing! Lush and robust, what a find with the three types of tomatoes together too, well done! I love the chaste tree and am also glad you didn't cut it down, what a shame to miss such a sight as your show today. Your daylilies continuing are wonderful. Those are some pretty peppers too. :-)
    Frances

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  13. Everything looks so lovely! You still have so many blooms going on. Love the colours in the apple crisp daylily. I grow sweet millions too - they're actually about the only cherry tomatoes I've ever grown. I get my seedlings at the nursery but I've never even heard of chocolate ones. Must keep my eyes open next spring. Thanks for sharing!

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  14. Lynn your Crape Myrtle is just gorgeous. Mine hasn't started budding yet, but it dies back every winter up here. Aren't you so glad you did not cut down the Chaste tree. It is beautiful. So many of your plants are still going strong. I have ordered a bunch of lilies for fall planting but it will probably take years for them to get looking like your. If I kill all the deers too ;-) Wonder if I could train the stray cats to chase the deer's off.

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  15. Can I join you in the salsa and margaritas? :)
    Your garden looks beautiful. You have tons blooming now. I love the Chaste tree. I love the mums, I hardly ever get them to last til the next year. I think I get lazy over the winter and forget about them in their containers. I also love the candy lilies!

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  16. Everthing is beautiful in your garden. Just looking at your pictures gives me a fresh good start to my day. Have a lovely weekend, Lynn.

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  17. Your late summer garden is really pretty! I like the maroon branch daylily. I also have the pardancanda sangria - which also opened the same peachy color. I've noticed the color this year was slightly different from last year. Wonder if it will change over time! I left you a Meme award! :) see my blog...

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  18. Lovely, Lynn! I especially love the color combination on the first picture.

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  19. So much color and so many blooms. Everything looks great! I really love the Chaste Tree. Looks like you have a similar haul as I do, tomatoes and peppers. Yum! Margaritas would be good with those!

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  20. Thanks y'all for stopping by! I enjoyed visiting your gardens as well! With Fall around the corner, we have a whole new season to look forward to! Pansies, Asters, Mums...oh my!

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  21. I am so glad you didn't cut that gorgeous tree out...it is such a great part of this beautiful garden! I am also glad you linked in...it is slow in FF this week...lots of us are away. But those who have joined in sure do have a lot to offer!!

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  22. What a harvest !!
    Lilies to kill for and lots of good veggies !
    Never heard of the 'Chaste Tree', it's beautiful.
    Your flowers and pictures are over the top !

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  23. I love your blooms and tomatoes. That is a cool photo of the 3 kinds. I took a photo today of the last daylily of the season. Some of mine are rebloomers, but it doesn't look like they have any plans to bloom again this year.

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  24. I love your Chase Tree, glad you didn't cut it down too. It really makes a nice backdrop in the garden. :) Your veggies look great, love all the colors.

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  25. Ha ha... that's dwarf crepe myrtle?... if this happens to my garden, I would have to give it away! My little garden just could not afford to have a big shrub. But it does look wonderful in your garden. I like the way you created your garden... so many colours and forms. I really love your flower selection. Oh, your chillies and tomatoes are looking great and healthy. Have you gotten a recipe to cook them once they ripen? Have a wonderful day!

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  26. You have a wonderful variety of plants in your garden. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog.

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  27. There are so many pretty things in your garden right now, I don't think I can pick a favorite. What? You say I have to? Okay, I like the chaste tree best since I've never seen one before!

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