Friday, September 10, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Fertilizer Friday is hosted by Tootsie Time
The extreme heat seems to finally be over! There are still a few things in bloom.
A cactus dahlia grown from seed.
Another cactus dahlia grown from seed.

An orange selection from 'Sunset Giants Mixed' marigolds, this one strongly resembles the old 'Guinea Gold'. I prefer this looser form to the fully double forms.

A yellow selection from 'Sunset Giants Mixed'.
This one resembles the old variety 'Yellow Supreme'.

'Broken Colors' four o'clocks still look great.

The first blooms on 'Powwow Wildberry Rose' echinacea. This was a 2010 All America Selection, next year I'll be able to judge this one's true worth.

The fall lettuce is seeded and has started to germinate. Spinach and arugula will be sown this weekend. The summer vegetables are done except for a few tomatoes and the beans. Now that it is cooler, bush and pole beans are starting to produce like mad!


  1. aloha,

    you have so many colorful blooms going on this week, its very nice

    thanks for sharing them with us. today i'm sharing an unusual orchid blooming from a friends yard.

  2. I am totally impressed that you grew those flowers from seeds - I am trying to do that more and more and sometimes struggle with it. Thanks for sharing, Paula from idaho

  3. Beautiful blooms! Isn't it so rewarding to get a bloom after starting something from seed? Keep us updated on the fall sowing!

  4. Thanks for the post. I am interested to see your results with your new echinacea. It is quite a pretty little flower.

  5. I have been growing Dahlias from seed since I got my first greenhouse. I hate having to try to winter the roots...ugh..and I never have much luck with that...
    Your Dahlias are beautiful...there are so many different types , colors and heights...that an entire garden could be Dahlias and never be boring!
    thanks for sharing with us today and for linking in to FF.
    I have been browsing back in your blog a little ways...and the posts I managed to miss are just gorgeous too!!!
    I am hoping to see much more of your gardens...
    I have been trying to click to follow your blog, but it seems that the followers button is not working right now. it keeps saying that I need to come back i guess that's what I'll have to do!
    have a great week friend