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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Bloomin' Tuesday...Wind & Rain!

Cleome Butterfly Bush
The Morning Glory on the left of the lattice has had enough rain. The Hyacinth Bean Vine to the right seems to be loving it.

The Clematis has made it to the top of the lattice on the right, Blackeyed Susan Vine on the left.

Four O'Clocks

Gerbera Daisy
Candy Cane Zinnia
Catherine over at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com/ here are a few of the Torenia that I planted over 3 years ago. (remember I only planted a cell pack of nine) This isn't the only area in this garden where they have reseeded. I have also moved over 100 of them to other gardens this year.
For more Bloomin' Tuesday http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ !

I reported yesterday that we received over 2 inches of rain Sunday Night. Yesterday not only did we receive over an inch of rain we had 60+ MPH wind. A large Oak Tree fell across one of our busy streets and landed on a car with a young teenager and her father in it. Sadly I report the girl did not make it and the father is in critical condition. We also had another tree fall on a mobile home splitting the home in to. The woman just had an estimate about 6 months ago to have the tree removed.
This is how it looked around our yard last evening.
We just needed one more small harvest of peas to go with dinner.
What a husband!
Remember the Aloe Bloom I was so proud of?
This poor Cactus has survived many wind storms.
Birdbath that had a container in it.
Full Sun Garden was kicked around.
Double Shepard's Hook was gently laid on it's side, one container is balanced on a small trellis while the other container is sitting on the ground.
This Salvia landed smack in the middle of the Walking Iris.
Amaranthus was blown around a bit.
and both of my Guara's look like this.
Those of you familiar with the afternoon Thunderstorms in Florida know exactly what I'm posting here. It honesty felt like a Hurricane. On Sunday night at one of the local Gas Stations the entire awning was laid on it's side in the parking lot, I'm talking the large awnings that cover about 12 or more pumps!
No more Rain Dancing Please!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Weekend Sightings..

It won't be long before my "Brother and Sister" are lost among the Torenia. Hubby has been working hard on making a trench for the ground water to drain.

Locust are showing up!
We saw quite a few Butterflies.

I captured this one in flight.

The Bees were also hard at work.
Balloon Flower Platycodon grandiflorus
After about 3 weeks with only 2/10 of an inch of rain http://muddybootdreams.blogspot/ and I scheduled a rain dance. (Don't know how long it's been since she received rain) Apparently the dance was successful. Last evening we received over 2 inches of rain in just a few hours. Feast or Famine!! Thankful for it though. Grab your umbrella and head on over to http://muddybootdreams.blogspot.com/ !

Friday, June 26, 2009

Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie's!!

It's time to flaunt those flowers, says Tootsie over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ !


The Cleome is taller than the Purple Coneflowers.

White Celosia
Hint of Pink Celosia
Light Pink and Dark Pink Celosia
Crocosmia I believe it to be 'Lucifer' is about to bloom.

What's in here? Potato Vine, Giant Liriope, Datura, Firespike, Jacobina, Tiger Lily, Lamb's Ear, Jasmine on the trellis, two Clematis Vines I purchased for 1.00 a piece from the distressed rack. You can see one peeking up on the right side of the bench.
Impatiens, Caladiums, Hosta and Lantana

Caladiums, Giant Liriope, Wondering Jew and a Cactus in the back left.

Red Brick Castle Wall is filling in. Torenia, New Guinea Impatiens, Caladiums, Jacobina, Begonia, Sweet Potato Vine and some English Ivey in the container to the back left.

Crinum Lily

Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Skywatch Friday

These photos were taken Wednesday, June 24th, 2009 from my glider chair on the front porch as the sun was saying Goodnight.

For more beautiful images of the Sky from around the world, click http://skyley.blogspot.com/