Saturday, May 2, 2009

Where flowers bloom so does hope- Lady Bird Johnson

Last year I bought two bi color butterfly bushes from Michigan Bulb. I planted them in the Fall and waited. A couple of weeks ago one started leafing out and growing and the other.. did nothing. I had already read that they sometimes were the last to leaf out so I just gave it some time. Yesterday I finally got fed up and I tugged on it to see if it had roots. Well, it came right out of the ground and snapped.

The thriving butterfly bush.

RIP. butterfly bush.

This area started out as just the bench. I didn't really plan anything I just wanted to add something. Well, as simple as it is. It has turned out to be the most peaceful area of the whole yard. The trees provide the perfect cover to escape from the whole world and sit in front of the trellis that is (soon to be) covered with fragrant sweet peas. This is also the area where I have the 6 Rose of Sharon's and a row of peonies I just planted.

My aunt and her boyfriend are in the moving and remodeling houses business and they had all this extra brick that we were able to get! Did I mention it was PAVERS?! It was HARD work moving it, but it was worth it. We are now going to be able to make the large patio that we planned plus have some left over!

This is my husband and our son on his first lawn mower ride. You should have heard him talking (jabbering) as they rode around the yard.

My first collage made with Picasa 3! YAY!

Friday, May 1, 2009

"A garden is never so good as it will be next year."-- Thomas Cooper

This is the Snowball bush from Gurneys that I planted like 2 months ago. And its BLOOMING!
Its scientific name is Viburnum "opulus roseum" sterile (no berries)
This is the tip of my snowball bush and the neighbors tree.

Miniature rose bud!

My first rose bloom!!! They are really small!

Strawberry plants!

My pink tipsy pots! Its not full yet but it will be overloaded with.... Wave Petunias!

Just a pink feathery bloom from my celosia

Our brick pathway leading from the back porch. When we went and got our HUGE batch of brick we went ahead a picked up the broken ones. And of course we just had to use them (waste not want not LOL) so honey chipped up some more brick and Wah-lah! We added some stepping stones of, course. I mean who wants to walk on brick chips. OUCH!

Peony's are about to bloom! I can't wait!

I love this pot! Its perfect for another strawberry plant!

Now if I can only find some more of these planters : (

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Gardening requires lots of water -- most of it in the form of perspiration.- Lou Erickson

Walking in the Garden!

This one of the six rose of Sharon's that I planted a couple of weeks ago. I had been scared that maybe they were dead and wah-lah! I was so HAPPY!

This is one the many unkillable Iris's and now its finally blooming! YAY!

My pink hydrangea that is coming back really slowly.

Yellow lantana that I bought at Lowe's!

I really love this lantana though! From Wal-mart!

My pink wave petunias that are growing like crazy!

Hardening off frizzle-sizzle Pansy's (gurneys) and Dolcissima Flambe Petunias from park seed.

This is the view from my bathroom window. The right side of my circular rose garden. (ignore the stumps LOL)

The left side of the same rose garden.

Just a picture of our Moocher. ( really that's her name LOL)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

And the award goes to.....

I recieved an award yesterday from my friend dirt princess at and I must pass it on to eight bloggers.

"These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggranizement. Our hope is that when ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

So here are my 8

Susie from digging in the dirt.

Lona from Hocking Hill's Garden

Becca at

Debra at

Lynn at

Brenn at

And Dirt Princess Because the feeling is mutual.

Ps. this would have been posted yesterday, but my computer has been acting CRAZY!