Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Still Hanging In There

A few surprises hanging in here in the middle of August.
The first is this Verbena. Usually by this time of year all my Verbenas are in the trash heap. Loaded with powdery mildew and totally wilted. But... looking good

How about this Lantana. Still full and healthy...



How about these window boxes. Still going like gangbusters..


And last... how about the view from my favorite sitting place....


Oh, and one more thing
Yes, I'm still hanging in there too.:))

27 comments:

Roses and Lilacs said...

That last photo is beautiful. I'll come and sit with you;) My geraniums and tomatoes were the only annuals that didn't do well this year. Everything else loves this cool, wet weather. Your potted plants are thriving.
Marnie

Mildred said...

I have been worried about you Flydragon! It thrilled me to see your new post come up. What pretty flowers you have. Those window boxes are so full and colorful. We are having a lot of hummingbird activity right how - how about you? I think about you often - drop me a line sometime.

Becca's Dirt said...

I would love to stroll through your colorful gardens. Yours are still blooming beautifully.

Dog_geek said...

Whee - good to hear from you! I'm glad to hear that you are hanging in there, too! What gorgeous flower beds!

Di said...

Yea! For your beautiful flowers, but mostly for your return to us.
You sure did a good job. Mine were only so/so this year. The Japanese Beetles were fierce this year. My geraniums are slowly making a comback now that they're gone. Hope you are feeling better. I heard that Hersheys Kisses are great rejuvenaters. :D

TC said...

Gorgeous planters FD! You must keep up with watering much better than I.

Susie said...

So glad to see you back online flydragon. Your flowers look wonderful. That really is a beautiful view.

Far Side of Fifty said...

HI!! HI!! HI!! Great to hear from you!! Your flowers look just fantastic! I was able to pick out your Illumination Begonias in the photo too..what are the tall red things..a salvia?? They are very pretty. That window box is stunning! I have missed you..glad you are still hanging in there too:)

Anonymous said...

Hope all these flowers are still looking this great when I get there!
FD#3

beckie said...

We've missed you! Glad to see you are still here. This has been a great year for annuals-mine are still doing well too. I love the peach verbena. I had some but the million bells I had planted with it crowded it out. If I can find peach again next year, it will get it's own container. Your favorite spott has a wonderful view. You did good. :)

Brenda said...

I can see why you wouldn't want to be in front of a computer when you have these beauties to look at. Enjoy!!!

Herrad said...

Hi Flydragon,
Gorgeous photos thanks.
Came by to say hello and wish you well.
Hope you are having a good day.
Love,
Herrad

Life is good! said...

i want to come over and just sit and take all of that beauty in. so peaceful. i would find it hard to get anything done around my house if my yard looked like that!
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troutbirder said...

Welcome back to our little bloggers world. Glad to hear you hanging in there along with all those beautiful flowers.

Rositta said...

You have the most amazing garden and visiting birds. Our garden is a bit on the neglected side this year...ciao

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! You're right about the verbena--it really has remained gorgeous--as well as all the other ones. Is that your beautiful coral-colored hydrangia (sp?) in the last shot?

Great that you're back online--obviously everyone else feels the same:-)
SisterNan

flydragon said...

Marnie,
You're welcome to come sit with me, but you'd better hurry. I don't think these blooms will be here much longer:)


Hi Mildred,
Don't worry about me! I'm more worried about you and Nalley! Hummers haven't shown up here much until Wed. They're very late this year for me. Hopefully since they're late, they'll stay longer:)


Becca,
Yep, they're still hanging in there. The last few days have been very hot though, so I hope they can hold out till it cools off a bit.


Hi DG,
Good to be heard:))



Di,
I've heard that about Hersheys,too. Let's hope that rumour is a true one:)))



TC,
You forget, that I have Betty Boop:)


Susie,
It is a great place to sit out and relax, after all the watering is done:)



Hi Connie,
Those red thingys are Cardinal flowers. Haven't been doing their job much though because Hummers are supposed to love them and haven't been drawing very many of them yet. Works for the bees though, darn:) I'm glad to be hanging in there too:)


FD3,
Better hurry then so you can start caring for them.


Beckie,
I just love that verbena. Sorry you lost yours:(


Brenda,
They did work out good this year. Must have been great weather for annuals.


Herrad,
Hello back to you and I certainly hope you're having a good day too!!


Life,
Ha, I have a very hard time getting anything done inside. Any excuse works:))


Trout,
Thanks. Glad to be back. Even tho I haven't commented on others, I still read and enjoy them.


Rositta,
Ha, I just showed pictures of the parts that weren't neglected:)


Nan,
Yep, that's the hydra. Every year it's a slightly different shade. Always looks good though.

Skye said...

Welcome back Miss Dragon! You've got some lovely pictures there, especially that of your favorite spot to sit!

Rose said...

Wow, your annuals are looking great! Many of mine have suddenly given up the last two weeks. So glad to have you back, Flydragon; hope you're doing well and getting some time to sit outside and enjoy the lovely view of your garden.

Bren said...

Lantana is my favorite. I never thought of putting it in a basket to hang. WONDERFUL!
Happy SEptember gardening Friend!

Betty said...

What beautiful flowers and gorgeous colors! Thanks for sharing them. Glad you're 'hanging in there'!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Just stopping by to say HI! Miss you! Hope you are enjoying these last few days of warm weather..almost summer in September! :)

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I would love to stroll through your colorful gardens. Yours are still blooming beautifully.
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Mildred said...

Hi Flydragon, I miss your posts and hearing from you terribly. I have a new blog address should you want to visit ever; http://mildredsmenagerie.blogspot.com.
Mostly I want to say that I hope you are ok and that I think of you often. Harriet misses you too!

kanishk said...

What pretty flowers you have. Those window boxes are so full and colorful.

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CONEFLOWER said...

Hi FlyDragon. Glad to see a new post. I'm kinda gathering you've been under the weather. Sorry to hear that, but your yard is glorious! Thank you for sharing with us and glad you're back to posting again. BTW, after reading all these comments, it's plain to see you have quite a following. That's wonderful.

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