Saturday, August 1, 2009

Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death. ~Author Unknown

I want to start this post by thanking everyone who commented about my last post. I really appreciate your comments. Thank you : )


If you have been following me this year or if you have looked at past posts then you will know that I started this garden from scratch this year and it has taken off! But as you can see from the bottom right corner that is where the down spout is, so the mulch has washed away. My honey is in the process of creating a french drain so we will not have that problem again.

This is the cockscomb I started from seed this year. I really need to divide them... Plus this is the only flower that honey has liked. ( the red one)



This is the limelight hydrangea before I cut the blooms off to use as cut flowers again. I can't believe they have bloomed again this soon!


This is one of the three Lisianthus's I bought on clearance at Wal-mart. This is the only survivor. : (


This is more cockscomb that needs dividing. I really love the fluffy blooms!



This is the frosty cherry hydrangea I planted last fall
I just love this watering can/planter. It has orange Ice geraniums planted in it.




LOOK! My $1 hibiscus tree bloomed! I LOVE IT!


Remember those really tacky* decorations from home interiors that EVERYONE owned?? Well, I found some at Salvation Army and just knew that they would be great as garden decor. Well, after I painted them of course.



*- tacky is a matter of opinion please do not be offended if you have some hanging in your house.

11 comments:

aidensmom said...

LOL love your "tacky" butterflies. I used to have blue ones in my room when I was little. You are right though, EVERYONE had them.
Your garden looks beautiful. Keep up the good work. ;)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your hard work has paid off, it looks great! Don't you love finding good deals? I can't believe the hibiscus was just $1, it's beautiful.

Cindy Garber Iverson said...

The green hydrangea is gorgeous! LOVE it! It must look lovely when dried too.

Cindy

Susie said...

$1 Hibiscus? Wow, that's a fantastic deal!

Dirt Princess said...

What a transformation! It looks great!

Tootsie said...

you have done an amazing job friend!!! Starting a garden from scratch makes it all yours and no one Else's-you should be super proud!

momstheword said...

You have done such a beautiful job! When I went wild over outdoor flowers I told my hubby it was only a matter of time before I brought plants indoors.

Eventually I had 40 indoor plants grouped in little clusters!

Now I only have a few indoor plants and am thinking of giving up my garden.

I have allergies like your hubby and I am just tired of trying to keep up with all those flowers anyway. But I love enjoying gardens like yours.

momstheword said...

You have done such a beautiful job! When I went wild over outdoor flowers I told my hubby it was only a matter of time before I brought plants indoors.

Eventually I had 40 indoor plants grouped in little clusters!

Now I only have a few indoor plants and am thinking of giving up my garden.

I have allergies like your hubby and I am just tired of trying to keep up with all those flowers anyway. But I love enjoying gardens like yours.

flyingstars said...

Some very beautifully captured shots!

lynn'sgarden said...

Jessica, very creative use of those butterflies! Lucky that your husband is so helpful, too!

Tootsie said...

you should link in to Fertilizer Friday!!! your garden is beautiful!