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Sunday, November 15, 2009

GBBD and ....

It's November 15th already! Carol over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ hosts Garden Bloggers Bloom Day on the 15th of every month. Get on over there and link up with the flowers you have blooming.

BES Vine
New Guniea Impatien
Jacobina
Gerbera Daisy
Golden Dew Drop--this can be pruned o shrub like..
Hibiscus--Painted Lady
has been a bloomer since early spring.
Phlox-Nikki, starts out pink and then turns purple.
Plumbago
Clematis at the mailbox---now I know I have a Clematis that blooms spring and fall! YIPPEE.. (it matters as to how/when you prune them)

Most of you know I got the second cortisone shot in my right elbow on Thursday. The first shot hurt, then the joint hurts worse after the shot for a day or two. The second shot almost made me lose my cookies on the Doctor, I did not sleep Thursday night due to the pain, Friday was pretty much a do nothing day too. Yesterday morning my arm was still hurting BUT it was a beautiful day for the garden...get my drift? (seriously, still a little sore but much better)
My wonderful husband helped me in the yard all day.....COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY! He is wonderful.
He took me to get a yard and a half of mulch.
Remember the Iris Bed, here it is freshly mulched, now I need edging....
This was the main entrance to my Full Sun Garden...


This is it now..
I layed down the newspaper and husband tossed on the Mulch..
and brought some rocks around from the side of the house..
I had to place some containers in there for it not to look so empty...what will go in here come spring? Any ideas....I don't want the plants very tall...Oh, I'm getting an arbor to go over the walkway....Hope your Sunday is great!

28 comments:

Valerie said...

Darla,
I am so behind on reading blogs. Been way too busy with work and with a wedding coming soon. I will try to catch up on your blog after church today. I didn't even know about the shot. Hope you feel better and Don't over do!!!

tina said...

I just love a freshly mulched garden! You and hubby did a great job. Way to work as a team! Get well soon.

Jean said...

Finally getting around to visiting and leaving comments! We're having great weather but no blooms to speak of. It's always nice to see all your photos. I certainly hope your arm is better! We need all our 'limbs' for gardening! Jean

Dorothy said...

So great that your hubby helped you with the yard while you are not feeling well. I hope you are over that problem soon. Your flowers are just gorgeous!!!!!!

Rose said...

Darla, Those injections sound very painful; I do hope they've reduced the inflammation and you're feeling better by now.

Kudos to Hubby for being such a big help and sacrificing the football games--your newly mulched beds look great! Nice to see so many cheery blooms in November. Take care and don't work too hard.

George said...

I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with your elbow. I hope that clears up very soon. Your garden is as lovely as ever, and your mulched flower beds look wonderful. It's nice of you to publicly admit that husbands can give up college football when needed!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, Glad you are feeling better. Just don't OVER-DO!!!!! (Dr. Adams says!!!)

Your garden looks so good. Isn't it amazing how mulch and some paving stones can help???? Keep up the good work.

Hugs,
Betsy

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Now isn't he just the best. Your sunny bed looks so wonderful. I like the stones to break it up. More room for next year, Way to go girl! I always love the blue plumbago pictures. I think I need to grow some next year ;-) My eyes are always bigger than my flowers beds and my list too long.
Feel better soon.

imac said...

Pleased to hear your arm is a little better Darla, I know of a friend who has those injections, he says they cause a lot of pain, but there's no pain in looking at your garden, you work hard at it my friend. Looks beautiful, you should be proud of what you are doing.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla~~ I can feel your pain, literally. I'm glad your elbow is better and I hope you don't need any more of those evil shots!

You're so right about pruning the clematis. This is unconventional, I know, but I cut mine back when they're finished blooming. This causes them to sprout up new growth and eventually, new blossoms. The only clematis that did not rebloom for me this year were the ones that I didn't cut back. [My experiment to decide whether I was on to something or just nuts.]

I like your new bed. What to plant there? Hmm... this is the fun part. Keep us posted.

My girls are loving the shirts! Any for sale yet?

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I hope your elbow starts to feel better. I'll send you healing thoughts!!
What a nice husband, your garden looks great. So much new planting space, lucky you. The arbor will look perfect there.

Shelley said...

I'm sorry to hear about your elbow! And I sympathize w/ the shots - they hurt!! Hope you're feeling good soon! I love seeing all the beautiful flowers and plants that you are surrounded by - I hope they are very healing for you!!
:-) Shelley

bennie and patsy said...

You work to hard, hope you are better soon. Patsy

Rusty in Miami said...

Everything looks great; I like the look of the garden. I hope you are feeling better.

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Darla: Way to push through the pain, your garden is looking wonderful.

Susie said...

Darla I sure hope you get to feeling better soon. I know it must be killing you not to be able to be as mobile in the garden.

How sweet of your honey to help on football day.

fairegarden said...

Hi Darla, wow, your hubby is a sweetheart! The new bed looks so good, I love the rocks and path too. So glad to hear you are able to get out and do some gardening, with help on these beautiful fall days. Mulch, I love it! My suggestions is some shorter grasses as edging, maybe the blue fescue or something like that that grows well in your area. I believe in spiky! :-)
Frances

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Darla, I hope the pain has subsided by now. So sorry to hear about the tendonitis.

Your blooms are beautiful. That hibiscus is a show-stopper! And your garden beds look great!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

I say the same as Tina 'I just love a freshly mulch garden' it looks so neat and tidy, well done. I like to do the same each fall to cover the sensibel plants and I can almost hear them say...thank you. Lovely post Darla you certainly have a great post for this November GBBD.

Tyra

Lois said...

Everything is so pretty Darla! The weekend was glorious wasn't it?

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

You have such an interesting mix of bloomers. I'm not familiar with the lovely Jacobina, but Phlox 'Nicky' is an old friend. I spent a day photographing its color changes and made them into a slideshow. It is the strangest thing, but a very neat plant. I love your Hibiscus, it's the most beautiful I've seen.

Tootsie said...

Oh Darla...I can't wait to see what you do! I love that BES VINE....wish they grew here to be that big!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your garden and your flowers look beautiful. Hope your elbow is doing much better. laurie

Jean said...

Darla, your BES vine is so much bigger and better looking than mine is. You must give it full sun. I'm envious! Sorry to hear about your tendonitis. I have that as well. Doc said it's from gardening, can you imagine? :-) I don't think I'm brave enough for shots though. Hope you feel better soon.

Twisted Fencepost said...

You have been busy! It is better to keep moving than to sit and stiffen up, I KNOW!
Your gardens are beautiful!
Love that clematis!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Darla...
Your gardens are just beautiful. I can see why you love brown. Like I said look what the earth has brought us from the ground. It is so beautiful.

After strolling through your garden I have to tell you I love the gerbera daisy most of all. They are my favorite, and I love their petals. I can still see my self as a child, He loves me, he loves me not.

So cute. Great post. I love it.
Country hugs, Sherry

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

Here's the link you asked for to the slideshow of Phlox Nicky.

Leedra said...

Flowers and more flowers....such a great name for your blog, because I think that everytime I visit. So very pretty.