Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

It's Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and I didn't miss it:) Starting from the front and working my way to the very back of the yard. I have the following blooms.

Cheap Lily from Walmart, Delphinium, Coreopsis, Perennial Verbena,

Balloon Flower, Blackeyed Susan, Phlox, Calendula,

Dianthus, 1 lonely Daisy, 2 Butterfly Bushes, Rose of Sharon,

Augastache, Impatiens, Perennial Sweet Pea,

Dahlias, lots of Begonias, Stella De Oro Lily.

The Hibiscus doesn't have any blooms today,it's been blooming like crazy for 3 weeks now. But today it must be shy.

Well that's it except for some mystery flowers and a few petunias, I hope I have a bigger list next year.

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

I don't know what kind of flower they are,but they sure are pretty:)

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Thursday, August 09, 2007

A Morning Stroll Through The Garden

A little bit muggy this morning, not as bad as Tuesday. I walked around the yard this morning making a mental to-do list. And taking pictures for this months. Garden Bloggers Bloom Day

I found a few flowers in between corralling Michael and Austin. Hey they only tried to make a break for the street once. Michael enjoyed some Lantana and Austin contemplated splashing in puddles.

I have been trying to keep up with the garden and the blog, but 4 babies are taking up quite a lot of my time. Since they won't be babies forever I guess I'll not fret about it and just sit back,relax and enjoy.

Finally got all the mulch I need, just waiting for free time to get it done.We got rid of a huge Flowering Quince and I have some plans in the future for this spot.

We dug out the yellow rose bush from the Moon Garden and now I have to figure out what will grow there. It has to like getting a bit wet at times and it's mostly shady there. Maybe I should paint something really cool on the side of the neighbors shed. Something with a moon and a white picket fence.

The Secret Garden is full of weeds as usual, but there is actually a plan now. There are some perennials back there amongst the weeds. Some Phlox, Russian Sage, Butterfly Weed, Daisies, Columbine, a few Stella De Oro Lilies and some struggling Iris.

The old gazebo is at the East end of the garden waiting for something to climb it. Once I'm done laying out the mulch I will begin to make my paths.

The one that will lead to the playground area will be a hopscotch path. I'm thinking of having some kind of tunnel too;)

I have been trying to catch up on all the garden blogs. I have so many favorites now that it takes a long time. I missed Garden Bloggers Muse Day at Sweet Home And Gardens Chicago, Garden Bloggers Book Club at May Dreams Gardens, and quite a few Green Thumb Sundays..

Dear Blog, I'm sorry I have been ignoring you. I promise to do better:)