Sunday, July 30, 2006
Tuesday, July 25, 2006
I went to the Farmers Market downtown. I bought some tomatoes that were supposed to be from Iowa, if they were picked in Iowa it was a few weeks ago when they were still green. They had no taste and no juice inside. I also got a strawberry rhubarb pie that turned out to be a blueberry rhubarb pie. That's ok though, because HB really likes blueberries. Those were the only things edible I bought, the rest were plants:) Not too many, I left most of my money locked up in the car. I knew there would be plants and that I would spend every penny in my pocket on them.
The first thing I found was a variegated cinnamon rose Scented Geranium/Pelargonium. It was 3 dollars cheaper than at the nursery so I snatched it right up.
Down the street a bit what did my wandering eyes find? A little miniature Iris called Bumble Bee Delight. I'm thinking of putting it in one of the beds in the front yard. Of course where there is one Iris there are usually more and I was hooked.
I couldn't resist the colors of this Honeyglazed Iris. I have tons of purple ones so I've been trying to add other colors this year.
Babbling Brook caught my eye because the petals look so delicate and wavy. The picture looks a little purple but it's really supposed to be light blue.
And Laced Cotton got picked because it's white and I like the ragged edges. They had healthy rhizomes and were 4 bucks each. I found cheaper Iris on e-bay last night but I need to stop for now. I already have over a hundred Iris to plant and replant this year.
Sunday, July 23, 2006
|You Are a Blue Flower|
A blue flower tends to represent peace, openness, and balance.
At times, you are very delicate like a cornflower.
And at other times, you are wise like an iris.
And more than you wish, you're a little cold, like a blue hydrangea.
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Sunday, July 09, 2006
The Moon Garden is really starting to shape up. I put black mulch down and it seems to make the whites even brighter.
The Rose Moss is finally growing, they must be slow starters. So far only one plant has croaked. It was a Jacobs Ladder and apparently it didn't like wet feet. I'll have to watch watering the perennials unless they are very dry.
The White Liatris is getting ready to bloom. They always seem to be a week or so behind the purple ones. I haven't decided if I like where it is planted, so it might get moved this Fall.
My newest plant is an Artemisia 'Silver Mound'('Nana'). I moved a daisy that was just too big for that spot. I was looking for Silver King but this one was 2.00 at the Farmers market so I got it instead.
The Lambs Ears seem to be enjoying their spot in the garden. This winter I will look for more plants that have silver foliage.
I've never grown Hosta before, but I'm thinking they might eventually outgrow this spot. I guess I'll cross that bridge when I get there;)
This variegated Sage fits right in. The tag said it was a tender perennial so I'll have to protect it this winter. Anyone have any ideas?
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
I hope everyone had a happy and safe holiday weekend. Our weekend was beautiful here. The weather was perfect for being outside so I spent most of the weekend planting and transplanting and buying plants that were on sale.
I was looking for a hanging planter at wal-mart and they wanted $5.00 so I went on over to look for plants for a $1.00. I found 6 healthy big pink petunias for a dollar so I got them. On my way out I saw some hanging plants for $2.50 and I picked out this red white and blue one for the fourth. I just trimmed all the dead stuff off and watered it. In a few days it should be looking good.
The rest of our weekend was filled with cookouts, babies, birthday cakes and fireworks. Sunday was HB's birthday so we had a party. We grilled kabobs and played horseshoes in the backyard. It was a great time with our family and friends.
I have some Lemon Verbena on the deck and everyone was enjoying it's scent. This year I have Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena and Lemon Basil. Can you tell I like lemons:) I also have a Strawberry Scented Geranium and some Pineapple Sage. People spend some time smelling things when they come to visit me:)