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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fertilizer Friday -- Dahlias and Other Stuff Grown From Seed

It's time once again for Fertilizer Friday! I have some new flowers to flaunt, starting with a couple of Dahlias that I grew from seed. The first is Dahlia 'Harlequin,' grown from seed saved from one I grew last year in a pot. The flower is slightly different from the parent plant, a different shade of red, and with a different "collar" -- those extra little petals around the center.

This one came from commercial seed, it's called 'Black Beauty.'

I'm surprised they flowered, given the strange spring and summer we had. I have plenty of others in the garden that have no sign of flowers yet.

This is another daylily, called 'Daring Deception', that I bought at Lowe's for $4.50, past its prime. It rebloomed for me.

A couple of Lupines grown from seed, growing together in a clump. One has a blue flower, the other pink.

In February I bought a bunch of bare-root native shrubs from the Pierce County Conservation District. I don't actually know when they are supposed to flower, I have a feeling that they are a bit thrown off by having been uprooted and then replanted. This Snowberry (Symphorocarpus), has both white berries and delicate pink flowers right now.

One of my Lonicera involucrata is also flowering.


 Well, that's about it for this week. Thanks so much for visiting! Please make sure you go to Tootsie Time to see all the other bloggers who have joined in to flaunt their flowers!