Thursday, May 27, 2010

Cross Stitch Quilt Block & Flowers

We used to have 3 of these beautiful rhododendrons across the front of our house. We have lost 2 so far and only have this one remaining in all it's glory.

A Finish

Precious Moments Fireman
For Matthew - LDI

more pictures of our yellow climbing rose Peace

opening up

to this beauty

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Girls in the Garden

Girls In Our Garden

Mom's angel among the peonies
out the back door

little girl among the roses
in the flower garden

bird girl among the roses
out the kitchen window

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Garden & Car Woes

This past weekend was beautiful, sunny and hot. We were in the high 80s and no rain at all. What a nice change. We managed to get the yards mowed, some plantings done and created enough sweat to water some flowers. On Sunday the wind did not stir at all, made for a very hot and humid day, just like the middle of summer. Supposed to stay this way all week.

new hosta
pineapple upside down cake plantain lily
light pink impatients

Mom's newest trick to get rid of moles and deer
might help if the wind would blow

strawberry patch
the deer and moles are loving it

Mom's and Alan's garden
tomatoes and beans looking good
deer haven't jump the fence yet

blueberry bushes are loaded
I see blueberry pancakes in our future

grapevines are loaded also
yum - fresh grape jelly this summer

car woes -- this mean ole big ole truck

whammed into my once pretty car

It would really help if Dooley would look in his rear view mirror before throwing his truck in reverse and stomping on the gas. Now to the repair shop we go this afternoon. I should have it back and beautiful once again by the end of the week.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New Life

Our old shed has been given new life. This is our biggest and we store everything but mowers in it and would be in dire straights without it. The guys came, measured, ordered and had it finished in 2 1/2 days. We are so happy, now we are ready for the next 30 years or so.

I also have some pictures of our Louisiana iris from our garden and Jennifer's garden.

big old white beauty

beauty from Jennifer's house

given to us by Ms. Nancy
so bright and sunny in the corner of our garden

another gorgeous beauty from Jennifer's house

We are supposed to have more rain move in tonight and all day tomorrow then a clear and sunny weekend. I sure hope the weather people are right. We could sure use a full weekend to work in the garden. The weeds are growing faster than we can keep up with them.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Cross Stitch


Whispers - Chickadee Charm
Dimensions Kit - 14 Count Printed Aida
DMC Floss

Friday, May 14, 2010

More Peonies for Friday

I thought I might as well finish out the week with more peonies. These are 2nd year bushes and they are all blooming great. We only had 5 new ones left that haven't bloomed and hopefully they will next year.

beautiful coral color

coral and light pink

fluffy light pink

med pink

single light pink

single med pink

single dark pink

Peonies are one of our favorite flowers and we have plenty of them around the house and in the flower garden. The house and gardens are spectacular this time of year. We even have a few late bloomers that are just now starting to show their buds.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

White Peony Wednesday

I thought for this White Wednesday I would post pictures of some our our white peonies. I wish I could also post their fragrance as it is so wonderful. Nothing like a bouquet of peonies to freshen up your house or office.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day Peonies

On Friday I ran by our local Kroger grocery store to check out their newest plant additions and found this glorious peony "Sword Dance". I couldn't get to the check out fast enough with one of them. I called Mom to tell her about it so she checked out the other Kroger on her way home from Randy's house. Needless to say they didn't have any so she called me to go back and get 2 more as 3 would make a much bigger impact in our garden.

Sword Dance

just opening

lots of blooms on each plant

planted in the garden on Mother's Day

We planted all 3 together in front of my reading corner fence by the driveway. Now everyone driving by our house can enjoy these beautiful blooms as much as we do.

Sword Dance - with true red petals and a cluster of yellow and red streaked stamens is how this peony is described. I would not call these blooms red by any means but a dark pink and the stamens are gorgeous. They look like there were dipped in a bucket of yellow paint. Just beautiful.