It's Fertilizer Friday which is hosted at Tootsie Time every Friday.
It's been cool, cloudy and windy here for the last few days and some of my poor plants are looking a little bedraggled. I'm surprised at how much needs watering even after the rain we had a few days ago.
Not much new is blooming, but I thought I'd find a few flowers that were looking good.
Here you can see just how many flowers are blooming on Clematis 'Jackmanii'. I can't seem to get the real purple color they are to show up in a picture.
Water lily 'Sioux' has a permanent supply of fish fertilizer in the pond.
Peach-leafed bellflower (campanula persicifolia) a reseeder that shows up in lots of interesting places, they do surprisingly well in dry shade.
Here is the littlest gardener standing at what she calls her garden. She helped me plant these Nicotiana that we started from seed. I know it's way over planted, but that's what you get when a 2 year old is helping. She waters them and is very proud of them.
This is what she was trying to see. She was almost shocked to see that flowers had opened in her garden. These are a very pale shade of pink.
Bachelor Buttons 'Blue Boy' another one started from seed. I think they are so pretty, I just love the color.
Breadseed poppy started from seed. These are almost finished blooming. I have them growing in our "driveway garden" and our neighbor loved them so much she asked if we could plant more in her side of the yard. Of course I said yes!
Another Peony poppy. They don't seem to last too long in bloom, just a few days. Luckily there have been quite a few.
I'm sure by the beginning of next week I'll have some new blooms open. My daughters and I went to the nursery where they were having a 2 for 1 on almost all of their plants. Of course we couldn't pass up a deal like that! Let's just say the butterfly garden is filling up quickly. I'll be sure to share them as they bloom.
I'll be pretty busy this weekend with Sweet Pea's first soccer tournament of the summer, but I'll be by to visit soon!