Thursday, July 23, 2009

Fertilizer Friday ~ Flaunt your Flowers

It's Friday! Time to grab our fertilizer and give our plants inside and out a good feeding. Once you're done, post pictures of what's growing at your place. Don't forget to visit Tootsie Time to link up with her fun Fertilizer Friday meme!

My saskatoon berries are coming along. Lots to eat straight off the bushes, and my beagle Gabe heads straight for the bushes every time I let him outside, so that he can forage below the bushes to pick up the berries the birds drop.

These next flowers, I'm hoping someone can identify for me. My mom planted them. She chose them because they are very heat resistant and they grow bountifully against the garage, which gets full south and west sun. I suspect some people would classify these as weeds as they are mildly invasive.

I need help identifying these purple flowers too, please; also planted by my mom. They grow in the north-facing perennial bed and can tolerate a lot of shade. The petals are a deeper purple than the pictures show.

Barrel of geraniums, impatiens, and spikes by my backdoor.

And a closeup of a geranium ....

Friends of mine bought me this rosebush as a memorial to my mom. I'm not sure which variety it is.

A couple photos of my tomato plants, which are growing like gangbusters. Obviously the weekly fertilizing is doing the trick.

They are packed so tightly in the bed, you can't really tell one plant from the other. I had the same number of tomato plants in that bed last year, and they were nowhere near as bountiful.

And, that's what's going on at the School of Yard Knocks this Fertilizer Friday. Don't forget to check out Tootise Time, where you can link yourself up in this meme, or find links to other gardens that are participating.


Tootsie said...

oh yea!!! now that is a garden to flaunt! I can't believe how great your tomatoes are doing!!! I don't have a clue what those two flowers are...but they are sure pretty...such delicate blooms! It all looks so healthy!
thanks for linking in! I love touring friends gardens!

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Outside In said...

I never seen those unknown flowers before but they are very pretty. Your tomatoes looks very healthy.
Happy FF!


Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

The white flowers are really pretty, no idea what they are though. The purple ones look like a type of campanula glomerata? Not sure though.
I love the barrel of geraniums!

Mary at My New 30 said...

Everything looks simply gorgeous!!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I love your barrel of geranium flowers too. The common name for your flower is Purple Clustered Bellflowers, campanula.I have them here in one of my beds and they are great spreaders.

Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely blooms to flaunt today.

Tracy said...

Your flowers are lovely...the white flowers might be white plumbago? I have the blue plumbago and it looks a lot like that.
Have a good day,

CiNdEe said...

Lovely blooms. I think the white one is a phlox. I have some blooming in my garden too(-: They do take a ton of abuse and keep on blooming!

Jacki said...

Thanks everyone for visiting - it's lovely to read all your comments.

Thanks for the ideas re: the two flowers I am not sure about. It does look like clustered bellflowers for the purple ones (thanks Catherine and Hocking Hills!). I am following up the suggestions on the white ones.

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