Friday, September 3, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Fertilizer Friday is hosted by Tootsie Time
There was no much going on in the garden this week, although I did have a few interesting visitors.

Above, a Pandora Sphinx Moth, looking ready for deployment.

Above, a very sleek looking Praying Mantis guarding the zinnia's.

Above, 'Grandpa Ott' morning glory.

Above, a dark blue splashed selection from 'Stripes and Splashes Mixed' morning glory.

Above, 'Sunrise Serenade' morning glory.

Above, a pink selection from 'Stripes and Splashes Mixed' morning glory.
I hope I'm not being redundant with all the morning glory photo's, they are the most interesting things in bloom. 'Stripes and Splashes Mixed' were grown from a pack of Northrup King seed purchased back in 2003. Even though they weren't planted until early July, they are starting to make quite a show and are endlessly interesting each morning.
Hope everyone has a great holiday weekend!


  1. Love the moth...morning glories are fun to photo when they are closed as well, nice!

  2. The morning glories all look fabulous. Great photos. Enjoy the weekend.

  3. Hello Ed, nice to meet you through Fertilizer Friday, love your morning glory flowers! I wish I had planted some this year, but they take so long to bloom here in Wisconsin. You have a gorgeous assortment of them.

    I have never seen a Praying Mantis or the Sphinx Moth before, they are amazing, too.

  4. Oh the sphinx moth is so interesting. I like morning glories too.

  5. Oh how pretty! I love the mixed shades in the flowers :)

  6. I never knew morning glory came in such a range of colours. Wow, Grandpa Ott is stunning.