Friday, July 10, 2009

Fertilizer Friday



It's Fertilizer Friday! Please join me and our host Tootsie over at Tootsie Time to see what's blooming on a mid-summer's day.


In my garden the foxgloves this time of year are standing tall and proud, but I love to get up close and look at all the bright dots inside.


A cluster of delphinium blooms bursts with color, but the white center of a single one reminds me of a ruffle on a dress.


The spikes of a Russian Sage are always an invitation to butterflies and bees.


Yellow primrose is all over my garden. I let it naturalize because I enjoy the sunny show.


Here it is up against the moss of an oak tree in the shade garden...


Peeking out between the hostas...


A nice contrast against the feathery red of an astilble...


Happy Friday everyone!

20 comments:

Tootsie said...

that is a great photo of the foxglove!!! your garden is looking very lush and beautiful!!! great photos this week!!! thanks for linking in and sharing with us!

Jacki said...

Oh, the yellow primrose is so pretty! I would let it naturalize too!

Grace Peterson said...

When I saw your closeup photo of the foxglove I immediately thought of bumble bees which caused me to squint to see if one was in there. Nice photos.

Mildred said...

Really beautiful blooms and combinations. I love the yellow primrose. Have a nice weekend.

Darla said...

Your gardens are feast for the eyes.

Outside In said...

Beautiful Blooms Jackie, love the foxglove!

Happy Friday!!

sweet bay said...

You have posted several of my favorite flowers! It's such a treat to see foxglove months after ours are finished.

sweet bay said...

PS Although I can only envy your Delphiniums (they usually melt down here in NC), I have Russian Sage too. It's the ultimate cottage garden plant!

CiNdEe said...

Happy FF to you!!! I loved seeing your beautiful blooms! Have a great day!!!!

siteseer said...

Your Foxglove are beautiful, I didn't have any success with them when I tried. Is there anything special to do with the Russian Sage? Mine are doing okay, haven't bloomed yet. I'm wondering if they need more sun than I'm supplying? Yours are beautiful. Thanks for sharing

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

I love the foxglove picture, I wish ours were still blooming here. Everything is looking great!

RainGardener said...

I love Delphiniums and only wish I had better luck with them. And your Yellow primrose is amazing in all of your pictures. How cute peeking up through the Hostas and by the Oak tree. You turned them into the star of the show! LOL

Dirt Princess said...

I am SMITTEN with the foxglove!

The Garden Ms. S said...

The white ruffle in the Delphiniums is simply precious.

Happy Friday!

~~Rhonda said...

Jackie, your yellow primrose look lovely dotted around the garden. I like to let things naturalize, too. We have honesty (money plant), evening primrose (pink), purple cone flowers, and garden phlox that has spread around the garden. I love the relaxed and easy feel it gives a garden. ~~Rhonda

MissyM said...

I love your primrose. Beautiful. Also love your foxglove. I had one that did so good this year.

Sylvana said...

I love the moss on the oak! I dream for that in my garden.

Heather said...

If I join Fertilizer Friday, will my blooms look that nice? Very pretty~

June said...

Oh, I love that foxglove. They will not grow for me here. Or at least they won't seed around and STAY. Thanks for sharing your beautiful garden...

Bug said...

Pictures are lovely - I adore flowers!