I missed last week's Fertilizer Friday, but I wanted to try to join in this week. Tootsie at Tootsie Time hosts this each Friday. A lot of flowers seem to be winding down now, producing fewer flowers, but I'm happy with how many different plants are still in bloom.
Yesterday while I was taking pictures we had the most wonderful breeze, it would usually kick up just as I was about to take a picture. So I would stand there ready with the camera and as soon as the wind stopped I would quickly take my pictures.
Verbena bonariensis is coming up everywhere and I love it!
"Lazy Gardener" dahlias, some have these yellow centers, others don't.
Hardy Fuchsia 'Queen Eshter' has done well it's first summer here. Except for some insect damage it came with it's been healthy with lots of flowers.
This container is finally beginning to show some growth, maybe it'll fill in before the first frost? It was planted in May, the same time as the rest of the containers.
Lobelia (I think siphilitica, it came with no tag) is the only lavender one I've seen. The red one growing in the pond is so much bigger and has a lot more flowers. I just might move this one into the pond too. The red Lobelia cardinalis is very similar, only with red flowers.
Rose of Sharon 'Minerva' loaded with buds is much happier after the rain we had last week.
The littlest gardener likes to follow me around with her Diego camera and help take pictures. She helped me plant the Sunflowers beside her. Cosmos 'Bright Lights' are blooming next to her.
Sunflower 'Mammoth', this is the one to the right of the littlest gardener in the previous picture.
Rose 'Abraham Darby'
The unknown pink rose by the driveway. Since I fertilized it a few weeks ago it has noticeably improved with the amounts of flowers it's producing.
Pink Flower Carpet rose is just beginning to rebloom, these are tough roses, never any sign of disease on them.
It's raining this morning which means I don't have to water, Yeah!