Friday, July 17, 2009

Look out! I'm flaunting my flowers! ~Fertilizer Friday~

It's Friday, and you know what that means! Tootsie Time is hosting her Fabulous Fertilizer Friday meme, so mosey on over to her blog to link up or to check out everyone's blooms.

I feel like I've been running around all week, but what I accomplished, who knows? I appreciate the fertilizing theme of this meme because my plants are all doing very well thanks to the weekly dose of MiracleGro; but even more so, I like taking pictures once a week. It's a nice way to track the progress of my garden and to see things that I might otherwise overlook in my rush to get things done.

So, without further ado, from the School of Yard Knocks:

I've never planted Royal Burgundy bush beans before and I am enchanted by their delicate purple and lavender blossoms.

A row of mini sunflowers and marigolds. The morning glories and sweet peas seem to be very slow this year as they should be going up the trellis. I know once they get started, they go like crazy, but when are they going to get started?

A mini sunflower unfurling.

This was labelled as Greek oregano when I bought it, but given the pink flowers, it is more likely wild marjoram. I should be trimming this back more vigorously so that it doesn't flower at all, but ... how much oregano does one girl need? ;-)

Begonias by my front gate.

Begonias in the back yard.

Pretty pink yarrow.

In other news, I posted a book review on my Gabe n Arch blog. The book's author found the review and posted an excerpt on his own site. The author is Patrick McDonnell, the well-known creator of the Mutts comic strip and animal rights activist. I admire his advocacy for homeless pets and enjoy his comics and books, so I was honoured that he posted my review on his site :-)

And that's what's going on at the School of Yard Knocks. How about at your place?


siteseer said...

your yarrow and begonia are beautiful. I'll have to try my hand at those another year.

Donna@designson47thstreet said...

HI! I really, really have enjoyed looking at your oh so pretty flowers! And royal burgandy bush beans?? Never heard of them, but I think I must convince my husband to plant them next time just for the blossoms! Do they taste the saem?

No, I have not eaten the nasturiums, but should really use them to decorate food dishes, shouldn't I? Do you eat yours?

Thank you very much for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment today. Nice to meet you. Do come back.

Outside In said...

Beautiful blooms, that pink flower herb sure looks like the one I have called Chintz Thyme. Happy FF!


Crafty Gardener said...

Lovely blooms for FF

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the pots on the ladder, very cute. Very pretty flowers on the bush beans.

Teresa said...

Colorful blooms! Everything looks great. The color the yarrow is so pretty.

Tootsie said...

it is all just too pretty!!! I love the bush bean! and that sunflower is so cheerful!
have a wonderful weekend friend...and thanks for flaunting with me!

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Jacki,
begonias are pretty, long lasting and EASY, aren't they! I love the variety with the red leaves. Also, that pink yarrow is one of my favorites! Great show of blooms for FF ;)

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