Friday, August 21, 2009

Fertilizer Friday

It's Fertilizer Friday, folks - time to fertilizer our plants indoors and out, and post pictures of what's growing in our little corner of the world today. This meme is hosted by Tootsie Time - make sure you stop by to link in, or to find links to other participants.

I missed the last two Fertilizer Fridays :-( My niece got married on August 8th and I took a trip to Temple Gardens in Moose Jaw the following week. Altho' I got home in time to take pictures, the weather was not cooperating. We had major rainstorms here last weekend. I am behind in most things gardening. I did, however, make about 4 gallons of bortsch last weekend, which I froze in small containers for the winter. My beets and other veggies came in handy for that!

But I snapped some pictures on my lunch break today and this Fertilizer Friday, I am ready to flaunt:

Stargazer lilies, purchased at an end-of-season perennial sale

Finally, some ripe tomatoes (sweet millions)! I was watching and watching this one little tomato - I actually blogged it weeks ago because it was the first one to form. It was turning ever so slowly. I got home from Moose Jaw and it was gone! I'm pretty sure it was my petsitter, hahahahahaha (love you anyway Miss Michelle!).

An angel tucked in behind some raspberries and my new Therese Bugnet rugosa.

Begonias are still going strong.

One of the hanging baskets on my deck.

Scarlet runner beans in my herb bed.

Kentucky wonder pole beans climbed all the way up my handstrung trellis and then some. The bush beans in front are the royal burgundy ones.

Other side of the pole bean trellis.

Marigolds are still going strong too.

My sunflowers are a bit of a surprise - much much taller than expected but very pretty. Not too many blooms open yet.

A supermacro shot of a borage flower. The bees love these!

Himalayan impatiens in front of two barrels with wave petunias.

And a different view of the barrels/Himalayan impatiens:

What's happening with your plants today?


Tootsie said...

wow!!! two fabulous posts in one week!!!! YOUR GARDENS ROCK!!!! thanks for sharing such a pretty post with us!
I need to try those pole beans!!! yours look so lush!!! and that borage flower???? I need me some of that! If you can grow it there...I should be at least able to find it to try here!!!
thanks again for sharing!

Outside In said...

Beautiful flowers! love the borage flower.
Happy FF!


Donna@designson47thstreet said...

You have such different flowers! I wrote down the names of some. Just gorgeous!!! Truly! Is the scarlet runner bean a fast grower? Do you enjoy it? Does it attract birds? I love my cardinal climber but I don't get flowers til nearly August. Thinking of trying something else next year. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Teresa said...

Your garden looks so great! Thanks for showing all your blooms. I am glad you visited my blog because it brought me back here to you.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Well, your beans sure look happy and healthy! Don't you just love those little tomatoes fresh off the vine, so sweet! Beautiful Stargazer, I just love the smell of them!