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Saturday, August 15, 2009

GBBD!

Yesterday the small kid and I went to see Ms. Doris, three doors down. I never tire of being in her gardens. Once school resumes, I hope to have more time to spend with Ms. Doris. I am featuring a few blooms from her gardens for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day...To join and or see more blooms click http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com Thank you Carol for hosting this monthly meme.
Hibiscus--I love this color.
Just had to stick in two photos of Ms. Doris' paintings.....you would not believe how beautiful her paintings are..and her daughter, whom I never met apparently got the painting gene too!


Rudbeckia
Armadillo--yard art....think it will keep the real ones out of the garden?
I fell in love with this little chair planter with celosia in it.
These Chives were standing so tall and pretty.
I love, love Pinecone Lilies.......Ms. Doris you know I'll be back for one of these!
I have never smelled Butterfly Ginger until yesterday........all of you gardeners that rave about the delicious scent are right!
Pineapple Sage, Impatiens, Coleus and.....

Ms. Doris gave me a Snowball Bush, A Variegated Hydrangea, Skullcap and a Butterfly Ginger which I had to leave because it was raining and Small Kid wanted to walk home in the rain....Now, I need to get three doors down pick up my plants and return her umbrella!

29 comments:

Rose said...

Ms. Doris' garden is certainly worth the visit, even without the wonderful gifts she sent home with you. Her paintings are amazing; I can't draw a straight line, so I'm always so impressed by anyone with this kind of artistic talent.

Alan said...

Hey Darla,

What a nice garden Ms. Doris has. Great line-up of plants. Love the pinecone lilies - very cool!!

marmee said...

i think you might be attrachting an armadillo with your yard art...wouldn't that be funny.
it must be nice to have fellow gardening neighbours.
i really like the pinecone lily...never saw one of those.
love the chair with the celosia.
it's plain to see you are enjoying your summer.

Jake said...

Ms. Doris' yard must be like a Botanical Garden. You always have soemthing new to post.

Jake

Chris said...

What a cool neighbor!

Tootsie said...

her garden is wonderful too!!! I just was making my seed wish list for next year when I saw hibiscus seed....and I think I might try it for next season!

flowergardengirl said...

I had that ginger once at my former home and it does smell so good. Someone shared their cutting with me and if I can find her---I'll get more.

Those paintings are very nice.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

What beautiful flowers she has and how generous to share more plants with you. Her paintings are very pretty.

Lois said...

Beautiful! I've never seen a Pinecone Lily before and the armadillo is so cute. I enlarged the first shot of the paintings. I absolutely love that one of the bird with the pink background!

Dorothy said...

Good morning, Darla,
Another beautiful post!! Love that Ginger! Also liked seeing Ms. Doris' paintings! I've never seen those Pinecone lilies before.

Colleen Wms said...

The butterfly ginger looks fabulous and I LOVE those paintings!

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Neat garden! I've never seen nor heard of Pinecone Lily, it is so unusual looking. I'll have to take your word for the scent of Butterfly Ginger, but I can see that it is a lovely plant.

lynn'sgarden said...

Closing my eyes and sniffing in that delicious ginger! Hmmm...heavenly! Another beautiful scent is that pineapple sage! Thanks for sharing your friend's garden!

Shelley said...

I wish I had a Ms. Doris that lived by me! Or you!!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: What a wonderful place and some neat art on the walls. She is a talented lady.

Susie said...

She certainly has some wonderful things to look at. I envy her painting talent. Cute armadillo!

Dani said...

I wish my neighbors had gardens like this! Tis beautiful!

Florida Sue said...

Wouldn't I love to see Mrs. Doris's garden too? I saw a little planter chair like that at a little thrift store in Altamonte springs on Saturday, but it had a wobbly leg. I love the pinecone ginger..well all gingers really. Her painting of that Echinacea is beautiful. I see that you have been keeping busy. You have some great projects there Darla.

XOSue

MissyM said...

I've never seen or heard of pinecone lilies. She does have a lovely yard. Loved the little chair.

Leedra said...

Ms Doris' garden is so nice, but her painting are gorgeous. Liked the White Throated Sparrow, but then saw the iris, then saw the next photo with the other iris. They are all so good.

tina said...

Awesome paintings! She is most talented. And I just love that armadillo.

blushing rose said...

Have never seen a pinecone lily before, that is gorgeous. The art is amazing, Darla. Beautiful gardens ... TY for sharing. TTFN ~Marydon

Prospero said...

Your lucky to have a neighbor like Ms. Doris!

Carla said...

I'm sure Ms. Doris really looks forward to your visits! How great to have someone to share your passions with.

Q said...

Gorgeous garden and her paintings are beautiful!
Sherry

cherry said...

I have never seen Pinecone Lilies those are great!

The ginger is wonderful I have been cutting them for about two weeks now and enjoying their fabulous fragrance inside ..
Miss Doris gardens are beautiful thank you for sharing.

hugs, Cherry

Ashley said...

Beautiful garden! I love the flowers and great yard art, very fun!!

TC said...

Love the armadillo! Where might I find one? I know they're not this far north, but havin one as unique as that would be so kool!

And I love your garden(s)!

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I love it! Very creative!That's actually really cool.
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