Friday, June 26, 2009

Fertilizer Friday

Happy Last Fertilizer Friday of the Month!!!! Can you believe the month is coming to an end already? Time to pour on the fertilizer so you can see those blooms excel to great bounds! Mine are doing super this year. Although the heat has arrived here and things will be slowing down somewhat. Of course the annuals will still do great as long as I water them extra well! Enjoy todays photos and have a great Fertilizer Friday!!!

Growing right along...
I had to add these pictures later because I had to prune the hedge this morning and fertilize of course(-: I love the hedge freshly pruned. Its a lot of work but I love the end result!(-:
Don't mind the newly planted annuals. I gave up on my seedlings and got some pony packs. Hopefully in a few weeks they will fill in the empty space(-:

Ornamental Strawberry

Light Pink Crepe Myrtle

Yellow and orange Canna Lily

Spider Wort

Zinnas I just planted two weeks ago are doing great!

Marigolds I planted two weeks ago too. They are doing great as well!



White Heirloom Phlox (Perennial)

Orange Nasturtiums

Orange Canna.

The Tulip Magnolia is in bloom for the second time this year!

A fern planted in an old funnel.

Russian Sage

Purple Crepe Myrtle. I have a lot of crepe myrtles so there will be a lot of pictures when they are blooming!(-: Some people have problems with them but I give them the systemic rose food and that keeps the problems off(-:

White Butterfly bush


Be sure to stop by and say hi to Tootsie and check out all the wonderful flowers today!!!!

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GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee girl ... hubby and I were still laughing at what luck you had with the free dirt !! : ) That was too cute girl. I have to make sure to fertilize myself today .. I mean my plants .. maybe it might help me though ? LOL
I'm going plant hunting today .. I worked in the garden yesterday .. one third still needs attention but I hope to get to it today .. it is HOT and HUMID here and I so appreciate our AC !! phew : )
Good luck with the garden today girl : )

lynn'sgarden said...

I was hoping to get out this morning and clean up my veggie garden but it's DARK and starting to rain..drats!!! Your blooms are great, Cindee..I especially love that your magnolia is blooming again..even in the heat.

Millie said...

your flowers are doing so that butterfly bush...and those tulip magnolias!

tina said...

Awesome on the tulip magnolia. It is so pretty!

CiNdEe said...

Hi Joy,
I wish I was going plant hunting with you(-: Make sure you sing the song..."A Hunting We Shall Go" as you are out It is going to pass the 100 mark today. Tomorrow will be 106. That will be a hard one to handle especially for the plants. )-: Poor things need the a/c on them. Can you say scorched? Have a great day today!!!

Hi Lynn,
Oh rain is good! I wish it was raining here instead of baking like an oven! Going to be a bummer to see the plants all burn up)-:
My magnolia tree blooms twice a year. Its strange but nice to see!
It must have a slight bit of the the Magnolia Grandiflora in it! It is fun to see though(-:

Hi Millie,
Thanks for stopping by! The butterfly bush is just getting started. It is fun to have!(-: I also have a yellow one that is not blooming yet!

Hi Tina,
Thanks! I have another tulip magnolia that only blooms on the bare branches in the Spring. This tree likes to show off...(-:

Jamie and Randy said...

I wish our garden was that lovely! The heat has really taken it's toll.--Randy

Darla said...

You have some beautiful blooms around your gardens.

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Have you ever posted on your fertilizer recipe or brand? I'm interested in hearing about what others use and how it works. Good idea to have Fertilizer Friday, maybe I can remember that!

Tootsie said...

wow girl...your garden is gorgeous!!! that fern in the funnel is fabulous....I love the magnolia. Sure wish I could have one here!!!
thanks for I need to go find me an old funnel!!lol

Jesikarena said...

Love the daylilies! They look great!

Outside In said...

Beautiful Blooms! Happy FF!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

I did not know Magnolia bloomed more than once. How wonderful for you.The red rose is gorgeous. And two color of crape myrtle. Mine dies back to the ground every winter so they are still growing back. I love your light pink one. very pretty. You have a lot blooming now.

CiNdEe said...

Hi Randy,
Thanks! The heat here is heating up! 106 tomorrow! Probably will be a scorched mess after that!

Hi Darla,
Thank You!(-: Happy FF to you!

Hi Nola,
I did post about the fertilizer I used a while back but I have changed to KGro now. It works the same and is half the price! You can buy it at KMart!

Hi Tootsie,
Thanks! The funnel planter is a lot of fun(-:

Hi Jesikarena,
Thanks. I love daylilies. I wish they bloomed longer though!!!

Hi Outside In,
Thank You.! Happy FF to you too!!!

Hi Sandy,
Thank for stopping by!! Happy FF!!!!

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
Well not sure the Magnolia is suppose to do that! It does though every year!!! Sometimes it blooms all summer that way(-:
You must be in a cold area where the crepe myrtle freeze?

Jacki said...

I love the funnel - I might have to steal that idea. Beautiful flowers. I've never seen a tulip magnolia before; and I love the butterfly bush too.

siteseer said...

Love your beautiful gardens!! I don't think I've ever seen daylilies in the coral/yellow stripe color. We just planted a Magnolia tree this year and it had one bloom. I'm hoping for lots of blooms next year. Actually, I'll just be thrilled if the tree survives over the winter lol.

Kathleen said...

Whoa ~ that tulip magnolia is incredible! I wish my 'Jane' would bloom again. Does it usually do that or is this a rare occurence?? Your garden is looking great. I planted zinnias a couple weeks ago and they are just sitting there. Must not be doing the fertilizer thing!!!

CiNdEe said...

Hi Jacki,
Copy away(-: I love to share ideas with my fellow gardeners(-:

Hi Siteseer,
Thanks for stopping by! I have seen such beautiful daylilies on other blogs. I wish I had more! There are so many beautiful ones out there! Not sure where you are but the magnolia seeems to be pretty hardy. We get down in the 20's here at times in the winter and it survives just fine.

Hi Kathleen,
Yes the magnolia seems to keep blooming all summer. Not as full as the first bloom but it has blooms on it! I am not sure if it is suppose to do that or not...(-:

raxx a day in the life said...

Hi Cindee

What an impressive array of blooms! You have all my favorites that I dream of growing but may not do well in the Caribbean!

Zinnas and marigolds do well here though, did you plant them from seeds? and they took just two weeks? Amazing!

Again I love all your blooms, and thanks so much for visiting and your encouraging words to this newbie gardner!

CiNdEe said...

Hi, Raxx a day in the life,
Thank You!
I planted marigolds but they never grew so I bought a few pony packs of them to plant this year! Not sure what happened to the seeds but they were not marigolds when they came up! They were bishops weed! Or goat weed some folks call it! Oh well its pretty too so I will just enjoy it as it is(-: Thanks for stopping by!!!!!

Teresa said...

That funnel idea is very cute. Your plants look wonderful.

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Cindee I always love to visit your garden very beautiful! Best wishes for a wonderful weekend, Esther

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Wow, great shots of beautiful have a wonderful blog here...

creekside rummager said...

I love the fern in the funnel. Great idea to hang the funnel. I use funnels for planting frequently, but haven't hung one before. I will try it.

Sue said...

Things are coming along nicely there! I love your blooms. I think the daylilies and the tulip magnolias are my favorites.