Monday, July 28, 2008


Daisies of many varieties, or at the very least, similar to them.

Blackeyed Susan



Blanket Flower

African Daisy

Shasta Daisy

False sunflower

Chocolate Flower and Mexican Hat

hmm not sure on this annual

Rose Parade

How cunningly nature hides every wrinkle of her inconceivable antiquity under roses and violets and morning dew! ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

This year has been a great year for my roses! I know, I know I've posted several times about the roses but I can't help it I just LOVE "EM.
This is the third and fourth bloom period and below are some pictures of these new blooms. They are really growing well and filling out with several blooms, 'Mountain Music' and 'Crocus Rose' they have been continuous throughtout the season.

Grandma's 40 year old rose

Mountain Music

Abraham Darby

Crocus Rose

Ebb Tide

Thursday, July 24, 2008

In the Garden July 2008

Don't wear perfume in the garden - unless you want to be pollinated by bees. ~Anne Raver

This time of year it is such a joy to sit back and watch and smell the garden. I walk outside and can smell something everytime. Sometimes it's the milkweed, roses, chocolate flower, lavender, lilies, or even the cornfields near by after it rains, but mostly a combination of them all. Too bad we can't post the smells in our blogs.

Rose of Sharon

Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm'
Black Eyed Susan

Echinacea purpurea
Purple Coneflower

Salvia sylvestris 'Blue Hill'
Blue Hill Sage

Berlandiera lyrata
Chocolate Flower

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

UPDATE NEW PICS - Happy Birthday

Jocilyn Ann Nickal
6lbs -8oz
Happy Birthday to my sweet grandaughter!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Vegetables 2008

Weather means more when you have a garden. There's nothing like listening to a shower and thinking how it is soaking in around your green beans. ~Marcelene Cox
We had our first batch of green beans (Bush Kentucky Wonder) from our garden on Sunday. And it was delicious!

The veggie garden is a little behind in producing, due to flooding, but is coming along nicely now. I counted 40 possible corn husks, and I say possible as I just counted the corn silks sticking out. This is my second year with sweet corn, my first year growing some unfortunately didn't turn out a single ear of corn.

Some of the zucchini rotted but we do have some survivors.
First Zucchini Squash-mmm yum!

Tomatoes are a little slow this year compared to last. (planted Big Boy and Early Girl)

Just a few tomatoes
Is that a bit of orange/red on the bottom of that tomato? I hope so! I've been craving a BLT for weeks now!

Friday, July 18, 2008

Late (Again) - GBBD July 2008

I am late again for Garden Blogger's Bloom Day. Ah well I guess better late than never. Carol at May Dream's is hostess for this event. Here are a few blooms and what is happening at my place.
L. speciosum rubrum, RUBRUM LILY - planted last fall from Old House Gardens
White Henryi - planted last fall from Old House Gardens
Ratibida columnifera 'Mexican Hat' - planted this spring from HCG
Heliopsis helianthoides False Sunflower - Planted this spring from local nursery Cox's
Hollyhock's as tall as the house
coreopsis 'autumn blush' - 2nd year
Impatiens Hosta bud getting ready to bloom
Shasta Daisy

Lily - unknown
L D Braithwaite - Planted this spring from David Austin Roses
Clematis - unknown
Coneflower 'Twilight'
Clematis 'Terniflora' - Planted last fall from Brushwood Nursery

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday - July 16, 2008

"My Grandmother's 40 year old rose"
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Monday, July 14, 2008


My southside flower bed from March to July 2008.