Friday, May 27, 2011

Garden Art

Art in Our Garden

new concrete birds for the big
rose pot in the center of the garden
we found 2 of these on clearance at TJ Maxx

bluebird back in his cage for the summer
in the planter by the patio

birdbath planter with lavender/white flowers
this year - million bells, african daisy & geraniums

close up of lavender million bells
my favorite annual this year

birdhouse by driveway
now you can see it since we cut back the crape myrtle

gathering the watering cans in one place

front hosta garden

one of the swings in garden

cherub with spiderwort
the best it has ever bloomed

cicadas have arrived
thank goodness we don't seem to have very many

I will be on vacation until June 6.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pots for Monday

New Pots for the Garden

I picked up a chicken feeder the last time
I was at Tractor Supply for my hens and chicks

old tub with the bottom rusting out
full of multi colored zinnas

old wash tub filled with mini hostas
blue mouse ears, cameo and little treasure
and mini iris in the back

love my new/old wash tub
found it sitting outside an antique store Friday
perfect timing as the mini hostas arrived Friday also

huge old light fixture in concrete planter
the cactus made it through another winter

smaller light fixtures for patio planters
found the base 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby

more light fixtures waiting for a new life
Mom is using the huge ones for her strawberry planter
good for keeping the moles out

The best thing about these light fixtures is they came out of the dumpster.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

More Is Always Better Isn't It

More Gorgeous Peonies

huge white with yellow center

3 sword dance in front corner garden

up close sword dance

masses of white

masses of dark pink

This time of year is the greatest with plenty of peonies to pick from for bouquets throughout the house.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Gorgeous Peony Tuesday

After a very rainy, gloomy weekend the sun is finally
shining again and the peonies are blooming better than ever!

Grandma Belcher's White

Grandma Belcher's Pink

New Dark Pink


New Pink

The peonies along with everything else in the garden has sure enjoyed this cool wet spring we've been having.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cross Stitch

A Cross Stitch Finish

For Shruthi (LDI)
Caterpillar Baby by Ellen Maurer-Stroh
14 ct White Aida, DMC Floss

Mom's pink roses - just gorgeous

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Day Off

I started on Saturday morning and got all of the marigolds planted at Jennifer's house, 8 large pots for mosquito repellent. I sure hope it works as well this year as last year. Races were rained out so we went shopping for the afternoon.

Sunday I managed to get most of my flowers planted until I ran out of dirt. I only have 1 pot of marigolds left so will get those done this week. It was in the high 80s so I didn't really mind running out of dirt. haha

Yesterday I had the day off so I needed a project to make the day count. It was 86 again and muggy to boot. Put the fan on the porch and made my start.

but first

my #1 helper gave out and went indoors for the AC

white Louisiana iris blooming in
the kitchen rose garden

light blue Louisiana iris blooming
in the kitchen rose garden

this is what I started with
originally built for a fire pit we never used
at end of our back patio

new mini water garden
got my galvanized tub at TSC
& the duck 1/2 price at Hobby Lobby
gotta love their sales
just need a goldfish now

Mom's new bench from Steven R & family
for Mothers Day
perfect place to sit and enjoy the sound
of water

my #2 helper
he managed to lay close enough to swat
at me as I walked back and forth

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Some of Our Iris'

light pink with dark yellow on the ground

light blue and white

peach from our neighbor Mrs. Harris

blue and white

more light pink with purple in the background

my variegated purple and white

new white

gorgeous purple and white

Saturday was a gorgeous day and we got a lot done around the garden and at Jennifer's flower garden. Most of the mulching is done at her house and now on to finishing mulching at our's if only the rain would stop. The rains started again late Saturday night and rained off and on all day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning and the temps also sank down to the 50s. It moved out yesterday afternoon and thank goodness they were right and the sun briefly came out. We need some serious dry time and warmer temps to even be able to work in the garden much less plant the new bulbs we have. Today is cool but the sun is shining and the rest of the week should be even better!