Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gardening, Gardening, and Yet More Gardening

In keeping with the Gardening Theme, I am posting in green ink. I'll start off by showing off my finish on a small Niky's Creations stitch:

Design - "Gardening"
Designer - Niky's Creations
Fabric - 30 count Natural linen
Fibers - DMC
Started - 16 May 2011
Completed - 16 May 2011

As it is The Tuesday Garden Party I can report on my recent adventures on that front.

The weather has been better than forecast...

So I've been able to set out all my ferns and hostas.

I am so pleased with this tender New Zealand fuchsia.
I over-wintered it, most successfully in my small lean-to greenhouse.

The plant not only survived, it thrived, and is already blooming.

This past weekend I was able to find time to pot up my coleus...

You can't have too many coleus in my book!

Back to hostas - I love these minis - I bought them from Sebright Nursery at one of our local plant sales. Sebright has an amazing selection of hostas - of all sizes and colors and leaf type.

Yesterday was all about fuchsias - I potted up over 20 them.  They are already beginning to bloom and will do so until the first hardy frost in late October.  The hummingbirds love them and so do I.


Linda said...

Oh you potted up so many pretties! I love fuchsias, but sadly, it is too hot and dry here in the summer for them, so I can only drool at the photos. I do love hostas too and all of mine are coming back up from their winter's sleep...we don't have too many varieties here though. Coleus is a favorite too...I need to plant some more of those, but rain is in the forecast much of this week. Happy Gardening!!

Mouse said...

wow you have been busy :) need to pot up my hosta too and also repot my orchid ... that hopefully is tomorrow's job :) love the chart you've finished too :) love mouse xxxx

Ann at Beadlework. said...

My husband likes fuchsias, I didn't know that hummingbirds like them too.

Becca's Dirt said...

You've been busy. That's a lot of potted plants. Fuchsias are so pretty.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness - all those plants. You have been busy and I'll bet your yard is the prettiest by far.

carol fun said...

I love all your plants -- so many varieties. And those coloful pots just pop - I love hostas too! I need to take some pictures of my garden if it ever stops raining. I have one hosta that is gigantic and the texture of teh leaves is so cool -- hopefully we'll get some sun by the weekend. Stay dry!

zentmrs said...

Fuchsias have always been some of my favorites too. I bet your hummingbirds are happy!