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.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Aerodynamically the bumblebee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumblebee doesn't know that so it goes on flying anyway. ~Mary Kay Ash

I haven't posted in awhile so I have a lot of pictures I want to share with, but I don't want to bore you with all of them in one post. So stay tuned : )

This is from the "Limelight" Hydrangea that my honey bought me for Mother's Day! I love using these blooms for cut flowers!

This is a cloche I got at Salvation Army for $1.99 and I couldn't resist after seeing everyone Else's vignettes with cloches. (sorry if I didn't spell that right) So here is mine that I filled with cherry Magellan zinnias.

This is a crappy picture, but these are the Zinnias near the driveway. They are great cut flowers!

This is the wall of morning Glory's.

I really didn't think it would ever get this full!

Here is the cherry Magellan zinnia.

I had to put the cherry zinnias with the marigolds since the all the seeds for the zinnias didn't germinate!! I think it looks happy : )

This has turned out to be my very favorite part of the yard. When I walk out the smell is intoxicating along with the butterfly's and bees that are constant visitors. Which was the entire point of the garden.

My husband thinks we should line the driveway with the balsam next year. What do you think?
The balsam is on the left side of the steps.

I trimmed down the Snapdragons that were in the front of the zinnias and they are currently sitting in the garage so I can steal the seeds : ) YAY! Hopefully they will re bloom in the fall!

I hope you have a great day and Happy Gardening!