Sunday, May 24, 2009

I may not be there yet, but I'm closer than I was yesterday. ~Author Unknown

Once again I was unable to move the photos .... still driving me crazy, but here are my photos in a very random order. Sorry : (

This is the daisy tree from direct gardening. I think I'm suppose to prune it in to a tree.

Here are my tipsy pots you can tell that they have been really busy growing.

LOL. Random HUH? This is our veggie garden. Well,, veggies and some others.
we have tomato's, cucumbers, veggie squash, (you can use the inside like pasta) birdhouse gourds (YAY!) I can't wait to paint them suckers! cantaloupes, corn, ornamental corn (for Fall of course) with Sunflowers and Nasturtiums threw in for good measure.

This is the brick pathway with the very little hydrangeas (Annabelle and raspberry parfait (tech. harlequin)

This is the clematis blooming! YAY! Clematis Viticella "Royal Velvet" from Michigan Bulb.

I LOVE this Lantana.

Columbine "Swan blue and white"

Endless summer Hydrangea. I am going gray waiting for this thing to bloom!! What is going on??!!

Another random shot. Starting seeds. Once again. A test in patience. I am ready to plant them!

LOL! Another shot of the daisy tree! That is going to need some serious pruning for it to be a tree!


aidensmom said...

Did I see Dart cups? lol Nice work. ;)

Dirt Princess said...

Hey...I got your comment. I don't know that the deal is!! It has been messed up for days!!! I am trying to catch back up. I LOVE the clematis. Everything looks great!!! Is that an African Daisy (the tree one)? If so I have 2 of them. Ok, well I will be back soon. I am cooking dinner now :)

Jesikarena said...

aidens mom- LOL! No dart cups just simple dollar tree cups! : )

DP- Thank you! I'm not really sure. I have NO IDEA what kind of daisy it is. Im trying to find out out how to prune it so it at least looks like a tree? idk. I guess will so how it grows.

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Jessica, your roses are all so beautiful...I find myself now writing down (in Word Document) names of plants I purchase just in case anyone asks since I've always just thrown them out and not really caring about the correct botanical name...well, except daylilies! You will just have to take the plunge and train your daisy into a tree while it's young. For this you need to pinch all lower shoots (yes, it's hard!) and just leave the main leader. Hopefully it's a good straight one. Then insert a stake and loosely tie the leader to help it remain straight. Pinch all growth on the leader but leaving at least second set of branches and the top cluster of growth. As the stems grow out, pinch them back to create ball shape. These do grow fast but you have to train it now while the stems are not woody yet. I do this for coleus and lantanas..the trick is to find plants with fairly straight leader stem. Okay, sorry for the long message..have a wonderful day! :)

Jesikarena said...

Lynn- THANK YOU!!! I had not really been able to find anything about training it. And yes now I am going to be dreading cutting off those pretty little shoots : (

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Love your tipsy pots! I like them so much I have two of them. You have so many great veggies growing in your garden. We have to just have pictures when you start painting your gourds.

Jesikarena said...

HHG- Thank you! and I can't wait to paint them and hang them all over the yard! : ) I will have a post dedicated to my brightly painted gourds!

Tootsie said...

your garden is looking great! I still want to try a tipsy pot...I love hydrangea too...wish I could keep one alive! not my plant! I kill them all....every time...any tips?

Jo said...

Lovely Lantana! Thanks for stopping by (my bog) & the warm welcome!