This is the first Fertilizer Friday I've participated in. I'm not very good about fertilizing. I try to remember to fertilize, but it's usually something I remember once I've come in from watering. This year I used Miracle-Gro potting soil in my containers and it seems to be helping already.
I also put a couple of inches of compost around all of my plants in early spring. I do this every year and I know that has really helped quite a bit with the plants in the beds.
Rose 'Honey Perfume' is a floribunda that stays about 2 1/2 feet to 3 1/2 feet tall. Once it's blooms fully opened I noticed how fragrant it is and it's color changes to more of an apricot.
Coral Bells (unknown) is a great one to attract the hummingbirds.
Peony 'Festiva Maxima' is the best it's ever been. I think adding the compost really has made a huge difference. I can smell it from across the yard while I'm out watering.
Nemesia 'Sunsatia Raspberry' in a container that I just plopped down in front of this fern by the pond. I think the green is the perfect backdrop for the bright pink flowers.
Salvia is blooming all over the yard. I couldn't help but catch a bee in the photo since they were all over the flowers.
Clematis 'Ville de Lyon' is looking great. It's got really big flowers this year. I guess it likes all the new soil that got spread around it this spring.
One of the window boxes is just starting to fill in. They always look so sparse when first planted. Most of my containers are still just getting started, hopefully they'll start to fill in more soon.
The first Breadseed Poppy. I've only tried these once before many years ago so I'm happy to see them blooming!
Visit Tootsie at Tootsie Time to find more gardeners flaunting their flowers or to add your own. I'm going out to fertilize the fuchsia.