Its FRIDAY!!! Which means its...Fertilizer Friday. You can click on the link above to go to Tootsie's page...she is our gracious host each week! I haven't been Fertilizer, I will admit. It has rained here almost 3 weeks straight...so my plants are getting fertilized from Mother Nature.
This Zinnia bush is so weird, none of the blooms have EVER had petals....so strange?
Butterfly Ginger, I want to rub the petals all over me so I can smell so good! Maybe I should take some and crush them to get the oils out. To me that is such a heavenly scent
When I came back from Nashville on Sunday I had a hideous flag thumb tacked to my house! C'mon now....THUMB TACKS! Ugh... ! It's my house too....but that doesn't matter. So I photo shopped the flag. My neighbor who is a die-hard fan of the team on the flag thumb tacked on my house, called me to ask me if I was alive. He said when he saw that flag on my house he knew I must be dead to have it stuck up there. I told The Hunter that he could have at least bought a flag that said "A House Divided" with both teams on it....but he says our house is not divided. Oh yes....we are. I will save the Auburn/Alabama arguments for closer to college football season....trust me....it ain't pretty!
The ground is saturated with water...to the point that the grass is starting to die...Its either dying from heat or dying from too much water...there is no good medium!
The rain has made the weeds grow like crazy. I hope I can get outside tomorrow and work in the yard. Maybe it won't rain for a while.
Another bloom from the same bush
OK...help me out here...what is this??????? I have no idea. I know someone gave it to me...but I don't know what it is...
Here's a close up. Any ideas? Phlox
Ok #2....I can tell you with 100% accuracy that these are watermelons blooms....
#2...I have a black eyed susan vine that mysteriously appeared
Zinnia & Bee Balm
Here is a shot of the BES taking over what was once my blueberry bush. I am going to move the BES in the fall....away from my bush and anything else
Butterfly Ginger & Mexican Petunia (in the back)
Zinnia from seed, and yes I know....this bed looks really, really crappy right now...I am almost ashamed to show it to ya'll!
My Morning Glory tree has FINALLY started growing. Every since February it has been 6" tall, and now it is shooting on up!
Gerbera Daisy...my fave!
Pink Mexican Petunia
This has been the most gorgeous zinnia bush. I love it.
ok...looking at this picture really just infuriates me! Ya'll know why! Look at those crazy cosmos!!!!!!!! AHHH! Clearly the bungee cord did not work on holding them up. They are out of control. Tomorrow I am pulling them ALL up! The nightmare is...they RE-SEED! Are you kidding me! I do NOT want these overgrown, gargantuan, Steroid popping cosmos back on my property. There is no one to blame for them but myself. I grew them so proudly from seed....and this is how they repay me.....
Gazania, with a broke down Cosmos in the back....nice bungee cord huh!
I mean really? Pathetic excuse for a plant!
The grass needs to be cut, I know. But who is looking at the grass with all the overgrown, out of control cosmos? I know people are riding by my house saying "well, would ya look at those big 'ol weeds, you think she'd pull them up", yes....I am going to pull them up! It's almost as embarrassing as "that" flag on my house! Ok...the flag is worse!
As I was outside this morning taking these pictures, I was sporting this shirt......I am sure the people driving by were laughing, an Alabama Flag thumb tacked on the house, and me in an Auburn shirt......HA!