Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Garden Update- Wild flowers & red tomatoes

It's always fun when you throw wild flower seeds down to see what comes up. To me when it's bloom time it's like opening present after present.

My wild flowers are just starting to bloom.
I find this orange one to be very pretty. I'm intrigued by the tiny looking flowers on the inside.

This pink one is just opening up, interesting.

This blue one looks like a little firework (fitting for the approaching 4th of July).

These very tiny white ones look like little butterflies.

And this one looks like a little orchid.
I challenge you to look closer at your wild flowers and really examine them. There is so much beauty in those little buds.
The vegetable garden is coming right along, it is nice to finally see some red tomatoes. 
My pear shaped cherry tomatoes are coming right along as well.
I had to remind myself what they were after they started forming.
I recently planted three .60 azaleas. Yes, you saw that right. I bought three 2.5 gallon azaleas at Lowe's for .60 each. I have no idea what color they will be, but in the very back corner of our property they will be perfect no matter the color. And I noticed while I was out there that we need to weedeat around the border of this bed. I also bought another plant for .60 but I have no idea what it is. It just says 'accent plant' on the tag and it has the most amazing peach flowers (only problem is they last for exactly 1 day and then fall off), and today there were not any completely open blooms to show you a picture off.
I planted some additional flowers in my hubbies new front flower bed. I figured it could use some more color until it starts filling in some more. The shrub next to his stone is a weigela and will eventually be 5 feet x 5 feet.

I'm linking to An Oregon Cottage's Tuesday Garden Party, and Shabby Nest


Sarah said...

Exciting... red tomatoes! I'm also in KS and the couple tomatoes there are seem to be taking forever to turn red.
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debiclegg said...

All your wildflowers are pretty but I think I like the flowers in the picture just above the tomatoes the best!!

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Sandi said...

Love your wildflowers! I am partial to pink and purple, but I love them all! Have a wonderful day!

Jenny said...

Your flowers are beautiful. I should have red tomatoes this week. Can't wait!

Tosha said...

MMM, red tomatoes! I only have tiny green ones(just a few more weeks!). I have never seen pear shaped cherry tomatoes.

Christy said...

Your wild flower pictures are gorgeous!!! I love wild flowers, and weeds.

Jami@ An Oregon Cottage said...

Welcome to the Tuesday Garden Party! Your wildflowers are inspiring me to try again- I've never had much luck with just throwing out the seeds. :-) But I love the zinnias and the bachelor buttons. Thanks for sharing!

Michella said...

Hi Amy ~
First of all congratulations on your recent wedding!! I pray that God will bless you and your family!! :)) I have been married to my sweet husband almost 19 years and I am so thankful for each and every day with him!! He truly is my bestfriend :) It's just amazing to me how when you find the right person how happy you can actually be!! God is so good!!
I looove all of your flowers!! They are such little wonders, aren't they?? So intricate and detailed and just beautiful!!
I look forward to seeing them flourish!!
Thank you so much for visiting and following my blog :)) I'm pretty new at this and it just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside when I see and sweet comment and a new follower :)) And I can't EVEN tell you how THRILLED I was to visit your blog and see mine on your sidebar :)) That was a first for me!! I had to call my husband over to show him, LOL!! Silly, huh!?!?
Well, I look forward to many more of your posts and feel free to drop by anytime :))
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xoxo ~ ~

Katsui Jewelry said...

You are just a little worker bee this summer! I love your garden. You are doing such an incredible job...and .60 azealas! I am amazed!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

What pretty flowers! I'm jealous you have ripe tomatoes already, I just have a lot of green ones. I'm getting very anxious to eat some BLT's!

Julie @ The Family CEO said...

As a fellow Kansan (and Jayhawk) I was happy to find your blog. I look forward to following you. Rock chalk!