Friday, June 26, 2009

~ Tootsie's Flaunt Your Flowers ~

Welcome to Fertilizer Friday....Flaunt Your Flowers...hosted by the one and only

Queen of Gardening~ TOOTSIE!

This week we are going to the back yard....again.

I was so happy last Sunday morning ( Father's Day ) I walked the fence line flowerbeds like I do every morning and I saw this sunflower almost ready to open. It literally brought tears to my eyes. I planted the sunflower seeds in honor of my Poppaw who just loved them. I planted about 7 seed packets and so far I have 2 sunflowers that popped up.

Here it is in all it's glory~

This picture was taken early Thursday morning just as the sun started filtering in the garden.
I love the morning sun~

Lookie here~ more little flowers coming up from seeds. I have no idea what they are I planted about 20 seed packets around the base of our 3 year old red maple tree. This is my first year to plant seeds so I am super excited. :)

I planted some flowers around the tree last weekend~ My Pop always said it was a good idea to have flowers around trees because when the flowers get droopy you would know your tree needs water, too. We are officially in a drought here and the temperature has reached 104 degrees the last 2 days. I'm really having to sweet talk & water the plants alot.

Now, I must introduce our very own home grown topsy turvy tomato's. The one on the left is just about ready to eat. We're excited. We haven't ever grown a vegetable either. :)
I do believe this is cartwheel

Well~ that's all I have this week. I can't wait to go by Tootsie's at to see what's blooming in your gardens! Thanks Tootsie for hosting this event & thank you so much for coming by.

~Happy Gardening~

Big hugs~ J


Darla said...

Isn't it so rewarding to see the seeds actually grow!!!! I would say those maters are cartwheel worthy!!

Shelia said...

Morning, Dear One! Oh, that sunflower is beautiful! Your Paw paw would be so honored! Your yard is just gorgeous! Tomatoes! Woo Hoo! We love those things! Glad to hear the topsy turvy tomato thingy works! I've seen lots of them hanging off porches! Yum, I'll bet they'll be delicious!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Tootsie said...

girl you are a better gardener than I...I don't do the foods!! I did try...but that didn't work so well...the "people" were sneaking a few bites...and a few more and then there were none!! lol
Everything is looking so pretty ...I agree about the tree....BUT I was told to be careful as we should never add soil too can get to high and smother the roots....not sure I believe that ...I tend NOT to follow any gardening rules...instead I make my own....but I heard it and you reminded me!!!
SO??? hows the kid???? I hope she is having a good summer...Mine finish school today...and I am sad that the genius isn't here to watch them and go junkin with me...and visit....and surprise me by saying she sneaked her mom in a suitcase to visit too!!! lol you all bunches....have a great weekend and thanks for joining!

sue said...

Love the sunflower J! I wish I had a place for them in my yard, maybe next year! Those seedlings look like zinnias, Mine are up about 10 inches now, they're my favorites! You did good with the tomatos, I need to show those topsie thingys to Butch, we do ours the old fashioned way and so far they are growing well! I can see your heat in those pictures, YUK, stay cool sweetie and have a great weekend! xo

Outside In said...

Beautiful! love the little Bike by the tree it's very charming. Happy FF!

raxx a day in the life said...

Jess that sunflower is stunning and esp great that you planted it from seed!! Well done and a sweet tribute to your poppaw.

I love looking at your gardens, very beautiful, have a great weekend!

Dirt Princess said...

I think your little seedlings are zinnias

Jacki said...

Sunflowers and tomatoes already! I'm so jealous. I have both in my garden too, but up here in zone 2/3, my sunflowers are just a couple inches high, and I am *thrilled* to have a blossom on one tomato plant, hahaha ... it'll come together in August for me. Meanwhile, I can just be envious of you.

siteseer said...

Tomatoes already?! Actually I planted a plant in the topsy turvy just about 2 weeks ago. Hope mine look as good as yours. We're having trouble keeping it from wilting. And sunflowers from seed... you definitely have a green thumb!

CiNdEe said...

I love sunflowers and hope mine will bloom someday!(-: I planted seeds and they are just a week out of the ground now(-: They have a while to go yet(-:
Happy FF to you!!!

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Your garden looks great! I have planted a upside down cherry tomato plant hope it turns out as good as yours. Have a wonderful weekend, Esther

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Congrats on that beautiful sunflower and those tomatoes...we don't have either one yet...beautiful garden photos...

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Jessica, your flowers look great. My yard is screaming for some much needed TLC... just not enough hours or desire in the day.. I mow and trim.. sitll haven't gone to the greenhouse for any flowers...have a super w/k,.
hugs ~lynne~

Nancy said...

Hi ~J~

I love the flowers!!! And, I am getting me one of those topsy 'mater year!!! Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Lindsay-ann said...

I love your sunflower. It's gorgeous. The tomoatoes look great too.
I always enjoy seeing your garden.

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Jessica!
The sunflowers are so pretty...I know they are extra special to you too. Everything looks so pretty in your yard. I know what you mean about it being hot...we have been triple digits too and need rain desperately. I am praying for rain that's for sure.
It's been so fun catching up with you...Happy Birtday "belated" to your baby girl! Happy Father's day to your sweetie too.
Hope you have a great night!
Big Hug,