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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Out Of Control!...and new plants..

While I've been away from blogging and gardening, my gardens are out of control!

The girls and I have still been painting in the house and making more curtains..I'll show our hard work later. For now, let's have a look around the yard.

There really is a path some where in here!

Between going to the hardware store and school supply shopping, I did manage to stop in at the nursery.
Gail at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ I am a little less green from my Phlox envy ........Phlox paniculata Nikki..does anyone know this one?
Look Betsy at http://betsyfromtennessee.blogspot.com ......I found a Hen and Chicks...
I am so excited about Mimosa strigulosa "Sunshine" Sensitive Plant....it's a ground cover and makes delicate pink pompons. If you touch the leaves they close up....I remember doing this in my Mom's gardens as a child...you treat like a roadside plant.....that's gotta be easy. Scientists believe the folding and drooping of the leaves upon touching or shaking is a defense from pedators, they prefer a plant with less movement.

I WILL be playing blog catch-up once the girls resume school on Monday morning...until then, have a great rest of your weekend!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Gosh Girlie, I've missed you this week. BUT--we ALL need a Blog break at times... I know that for sure!!!!

Glad you found some Semps. That is a BIG one... I'll be interested to see how he/she grows and spreads.

We've had alot of rain, so our weeds are growing also... (The weeds grow when nothing else will. Right?) Anyhow--your little cottage is just so cute. Sometime---give us a tour of the inside.. I'll bet you have it all fixed up!!!! I love the outside.

As usual, your yard looks GREAT.

George said...

You say your garden is out of control, but I think it still looks good. If you want to see an out of control garden come up here to Tennessee!
Enjoy your weekend with the girls.

MissyM said...

It looks great. I love the picture of the bench under the tree. It looks like a nice place to sit down and cool off.
Cant wait to see the inside work.

Dorothy said...

I love the picture of the bench under the trees, too!! Your potting shed is Soooo Cute! All of your 'out of control' flowers are beautiful!

Tootsie said...

I am so glad you are back!!! I was missing you and just a little worried at times! lol
Your out of control garden is just as beautiful as can be!!! I am going to be doing some plant shopping...it seems blogging has forced my attention over to some perennials this year...and I think I might just try a few!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Nice to have you back.

One thing I noticed about you garden, is how neat and organized it is, while still remaining stunning. How do you manage everything?

Oh you Super Gardener you.


Gail said...

Yes, I agree with Jen~~Your garden is always neat and lovely. Thank you for the link...Phlox is wonderful, I have David and Laura and species Phlox paniculata that I adore and the ever delightful PPPP! Which I will be shipping as soon as it cools down...I don't want the Florida weather to kill it! Resend me you snail mail address in a few weeks. gail

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Darla, girl I just love your building. t is so cute.
Your garden beds look so lush and full. I have gotten three Nikki purple phlox that I planted this week. I saw it in other blogs and loved the deep purple. I hope it has a good fragrance.
You got some great plants for back to school ;-)

FlowerLady said...

Your gardens don't look out of control to me, they look great! I love your little house too.

We were on the same wave length this morning, as I also wrote about the overgrowth of my gardens, which no way look as great as yours do.


My Mother's Garden said...

I think your gardens look beautiful!
I love that wild, overgrown and natural look.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I was wondering where you were. I love your little potting shed, just so cute. Your gardens look so lush and pretty!
I'm going to look for that phlox. That's my little one's name.

Lois said...

From looking at those second two pictures Darla, I can tell you are right up the street from my daughter's new house. VF Road right? I spent yesterday over there watching my grandkids while my son-in-law mowed with his new John Deere. My grandson rode with him some and I got some great pictures! I might post one later this week.

tina said...

The gardens sure look lush and lovely Darla. Most wonderful.

Melody said...

The "tipsy planters" are great! I am going to have to find somewhere in garden to do that too:)

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Your yard is abaze with all your plants.

Tootsie said...

here I am...sitting inside...it is COLD and DREARY outside....have pants and a sweatshirt on...and it is still too cold to garden...mine are very out of control...over grown in some spots...but my hands are cold!!! lol
miss you

Becca's Dirt said...

Your place always looks so good Darla. Good looking hens and chicks plant. How many separate garden areas do you have? Some of them are very large it appears.

Anonymous said...

You are gardening at break neck speed. I like your new additions and yes, I've seen Nikki and she's a beauty.

Can't wait to see your curtains!

Tracey McBride said...

It's such a pleasure to browse through your blog. Your garden amazes me, I can almost smell the herbs! Your pictures are so real... I love your bugs (btw--we don't have cow ants in CA... haven't heard of them but love their name!). The caterpillar with stripes (forgot the name) looks like it came from a story book! Thanks so much for sharing it all.
P. S. Oh my goodness, I know the feeling about the kids growing. My youngest will be a HS senior this year!! It was hard for a while (to give up the idea of them not needing you as they did when they were little) but I'm discovering that the grown-up phase has far less stress and much joy. xox

Teresa said...

Lovin' that sweet potato vine. And that old fashioned Grandpa Ott's petunia will always be one of my favs. I've been a bit MIA too. Your garden is as gorgeous as always. Too embarrassed to show mine right now.

Greenhouses Kits said...

You said that your gardens are out of control. I don't think so. Your gardens are still amazing and always be. Seems like You put a hidden automatic machine on your backyard garden to organize all automatically, or may be you have many peri to do that whit their magic, lol. You are great, You can manage all perfectly. Thumbs up for You.