Here's my Fertilizer Friday post with pictures I took this morning. It'll have to do. Yesterday was too busy to take pix. Go over to Tootsie Time's blog to see what it's all about!
Comparable in my garden only to the Abraham Darby Rose (struggling through a second flush of blooms),one of the plumeria (buds but no blooms yet) and gardenia (which is done blooming so no pix today).
Back by the pool, my newer purple clematis has a lone flower,
The scabiosa / pincushion flower is reblooming I believe I owe thanks to all the tedious deadheading with a small pair of scissors I did a few weeks back on it.
Yes, the climbing white dawn rose is still in its pot. I realized I could not decide on a permanent home so I am keeping it close to me in the pool so I can carefully tend to it, removing black spot, spraying for thrips and spent blossoms as soon as they appear. It is blooming beautifully and has a wonderful fragrance. It is certainly more subtle than the Abraham Darby but a beauty nonetheless. This is a volunteer cleome / spider flower that I moved from its original pool garden spot up to the dogwood / test garden when it was still small. The test has proven that this is the best place so far for them to grow on my yard. It is thriving while the others I have by the pool seem weak by comparison.
Nasturtium in one of the raised beds of the vegetable garden planted by my daughter next to her goblin egg gourds.
One of my Rose of Sharon shrubs is in bloom. The other is almost there. They are not terribly happy in this spot but they are okay. When we created this garden, I was quick to plant before improving the soil.
And then to the front garden bed where last Fall's ornamental cabbage is already filling back in surrounded by the newer coreopsis variety I have.And the ever present morning glories that self seed year after year. I don't mind them.