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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Fertilizer Friday -- Peony, Hardy Geranium, Dianthus and Others

I have some flowers to flaunt that I haven't already shown on my blog. Just a few.

OK, more than a few.

Pink Peony (I've lost the tag, unfortunately)

Dianthus barbatus 'Sooty' with Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Allium cernuum/Nodding Onion

Dichelostemma congestum

Veronica 'Pink Goblin' with two different Salvias  -- Blue Queen and Merleau Blue

'Pink Goblin'

Geranium 'Rozanne'

Dianthus 'Arctic Fire'

Verbascum 'Southern Charm'

Clarkia concinna

Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' (not looking very blue this year, more like lavender)

Centaurea dealbata with Nepeta 'Walker's Low'

Fertilizer Friday is a blogger's meme hosted every Friday by Glenda at Tootsie Time. Check it out to see what else is blooming all around the world.


  1. You have successfully turned me green with envy! These are absolutely beautiful, Alison! I'm off to go and chew on worms in the bottom of my garden, now...

  2. Quite the display! Everything looks great. Happy FF.

  3. Beautiful blooms. I especially like the peony.

  4. You have some beautiful blooms you are sporting today Alison. I just love that Sooty Dianthus. Just gorgeous. I am going to have to find some seeds for that one. LOL! Have a wonderful weekend.

  5. Beautiful! I love the dianthus varieties ...

  6. great pics this week!!! My peony suffered at the hand of a huge storm last night...the blooms are in pieces all over the sidewalk this morning!!! Yours is gorgeous...I am planning a heist of sorts to steal a bit of the root of the deep burgundy one over at my neighbors house...(he hates it and wants it to die...but I keep fertilizing it and making it lovely! lol...)
    Thanks for linking in and sharing your flaunt today!!! I always love seeing all the pretties everyone shares! Have a great weekend friend

  7. My, you have a lot of perennials blooming now! I really like the dianthus "Sooty". My peonies are almost finished and today's storm will likely be the end of what remains. Oh well, that's why we take photos and blog about the garden, right?

    Have a terrific weekend!

  8. I think I have almost all the same flowers blooming as you! I got seeds from Linda (Gardening by trial and Error) last year and they are just blooming now. Love the pink peony.

  9. Jennifer@threedogsinagarden
    So many pretty flowers and such nice portraits of them. Scabiosa 'Butterfly Blue' and the Dianthus 'Arctic Fire' were among my favourites.

  10. You and I grow a lot of the same flowers. The Dicholstemmon is a native, isn't it? I'm pretty sure I've seen it in the wild. I think I'd like to try it someday. Beautiful photos!

  11. Great photos Alison, your summer garden is looking beautiful!

  12. Beautiful flowers. Your 'Sooty' is just stunning and 'Arctic Fire' is so sweet.

  13. I love love love 'Sooty' and Verbascum 'Southern Charm'. Truly beautiful shots of Rozanne.

  14. Wonderful blooms!
    I MUST find myself some of that Nepeta!

  15. Alison, your flaunting of flowers this week is as always, gorgeous! I love 'Sooty', what a color. I've never seen the verbascum before, love that color, too.

    Leave it to you to refresh my memory on the veronica, it's 'Giles Van Hees'...quite a name, no wonder I couldn't remember it, but heck, I couldn't even recall it was a veronica, lol.

    The picture of the scabiosa is so perfect, what a beautiful plant, I don't know why, but I can't keep that one growing here. Love the nodding onion, too. I wish we didn't live so far apart, I would love to stroll through your gardens, Alison!

  16. You must be way north to have peonies blooming now. I'm jealous! Ours are a month done. I love the shades of blue and pink you have in your garden. So pretty! ~~Rhonda

  17. Beautiful blooms! My peonies are also blooming at the moment. I love artic fire, but seem to have to replant it every year, not sure why, my other creeping dianthus seem quite happy. Your garden looks wonderful. :)

  18. Excellent color combinations. Especially the dark purple and light purple!

  19. Verbascum!!! Love it! I am waiting for my first and only V. to bloom.


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