April 30, 2010

Out & About – Week 4 – Fertilizer Friday

It’s Tootsie’s weekly Fertilizer Friday and I’m a little late on getting this posted this week because most of the week was drizzly and yucky.  Not a great picture taking venue.  But I caught up today cuz it was back to sunshine and 70+ degrees.  Yahoo!

I found some Datura seeds that I forgot I had taken from my daughter last summer so they went into peat pellets.
From this……
Datura - Seed Pod
Datura - Seed Pod
Datura - Seed Pod

Datura - Seed Pod


To this…..

Datura peat pots
To, hopefully, this….Datura - WhiteDatura - Purple

So here’s a peek at what is growing in my yard right now.

Yellow Loosestrife

Stella D'Oro Daylily
The Cyclamen is in a pot and is being taken out in the morning, and in at night.  Night temperatures are still a little unpredictable.

When I hopped in my car to go to the bird supply store today, I grabbed my camera. Just in case.  I’m so glad I did!  Look what I saw for the first time ever!

Great Blue Heron
How cool is that!  I’ll post a few more pictures in my next post because I saw something even more awesome that I would like to share.

If you want to see what’s going on in other gardens around this great earth, pop over to Tootsie’s Fertilizer Friday.

P.S.  Guess what?  It’s May!


Corner Gardener Sue said...

My mother-in-law grew moonflowers, and I had to hunt to find some, but once mine bloomed and went to seed, I no longer needed to find more to plant. Your seed pods look like the white ones to me. The purple ones I grew one year had differently shaped ones.

Your blooms are pretty. Nice photos! How cool that you got to see the blue heron! It's beautiful!

noel said...


i love datura also, hope yours come out and sprout...nice color in your garden today, looks like you are going to get a bumper crop of lillies soon!

Alea said...

I don't think I have ever seen datura before. It is beautiful, as are the rest of your flowers! i like how you watermark the names on the photos.

Lori E said...

Datura is so pretty but I also think that every part of it is highly toxic so be careful.

Angel said...

The Datura is beautiful, I really like the purple one.Weather has been crazy here too. Wet , cold , windy next up .... hot! It's everything into the greenhouse then everything out of the greenhouse, whew!, i'm pooped!! lol:) Have a great weekend!

Jeannie B. said...

I have never seen a white Daffodil like that . I love the names on the photos.

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Anxious to see the Datura sprout! I had a peach one but lost it a few years ago.
Your plants look so happy. Lovely.
Happy May Day!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Love the Datura plant. I've never heard it called that. I bought this same plant at the flea market a couple of years ago. They called it a moon plant, but it didn't make it. :(

WOW! Your plantings are just beautiful!

CountryBlessings@Lakewood said...

Everything is looking good. I've been inside all weekend. It's been raining like crazy...waiting for sunshine!
Country Blessings,

Chatty Crone said...

Well, I have azaleas - and some other things in my yard. I bet when everything gets going you'll have some beautiful pictures of your yard!

Welcome and nice to meet you.


Lisa said...

Hi Maureen!
I love this blog of yours...my husband built two koi ponds just outside our driveway and I went to get into my car and a blue heron just about scared me to death standing at the edge of the pond! Aren't they beautiful though?! Can you send me your email? I'd like to ask you a question. moltodimoda@bellsouth.net. Thanks!