Worry is like a rocking chair, it's gives you something to do but gets you nowhere!

Thursday, May 6, 2010


A few random garden shots I took this morning.
Dusty Miller and Alyssum
Part of the border of the Full Sun Garden
Clematis in a Dogwood Tree
How did I get a solid pink on this Clematis on the lattice?
Larkspur is beginning to bloom. In the back that big plant is Monarda.
Soon, very soon I will have big beautiful Dahlias!
Ragin Cajun Ruellia
Across the drive is the Full Sun Garden
Cosmos with Snapdragons in the background
More Cosmos in front of the Sheffield Mums, left is the Mexican Bush Sage, Alyssum and in the container are Carnations started from seed.

Today I take my Dad to his first follow up visit from his hospital stay...and today I am Thankful that he is letting me take him!


Dave@TheHomeGarden said...

Nice! I still need to get cosmos planted. I have some in pots and others I do from seed. I'm glad I waited or the seed would have just washed away.

Susie said...

Darla your gardens look so pretty! Love the determination of your hubbie wanting to grill. Sometimes you just got to do it no matter what.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Good morning, Darla. I like they way you have the dusty miller paired with alyssum. Love those cosmos, I hope mine do well this year.

Bonnie said...

I love your Clematis. What fun colors!

bennie and patsy said...

Knew the hubbie would get you the gold. Your flowers are looking so good this morning. Hope all will be well with your Dad.

Deb said...

love the header...great dedication...your garden is lovely..

Becca's Dirt said...

Your dad is still in my prayers. Glad he is going for a follow up and that you are taking him. I love the full view of your gardens. They are so inspiring. Love the cosmos. Hope my larkspur does something this year. You have so much color already. Can't wait to see your dahlias.

tina said...

Grilling with an umbrella? Too cute!

sweet bay said...

Beautiful Clematis! I am glad to hear that your dad has consented to go to the doctor.

Dani said...

Good luck today with your Dad.

Millie said...

Such lovely flowers!...it tries my patience, as my dahlias are just peeking out of the soil (in pots) and wont go out in the garden for a month or so...

Ami said...

Your garden looks so beautiful! I envy that you can grow dahlias! Are those dinner-plate size? Hmm, I wonder if I should at least try next year in my zone 10 garden. Do you think it could survive? I do see some claims they can be grown in zone 10. That Dusty Miller leave looks very nice. Love the texture of the leaves.

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It's just looking so pretty in your garden. I love that Clematis in the Dogwood. I'm anxious for it to warm up so I can work in my garden soon.
Great header pic!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

You sure have some beautiful plant choices. I love the clemantis. Cute header picture.

perennialgardener said...

I love the gravel in your gardens. Very pretty blooms, maybe that solid Clemmie is another plant? Weird. :) Thanks for sending me another Walking Iris, you're the best. :)

Julie said...

Your yard is just astounding!!! So happy your Dad is getting back for his check up and you are going with him! Yeah!!!!! Best wishes still for his continued recovery!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

I was planning on skipping on the dahlias this year so that I have room for more milkweed and other things, and on cosmos, because they take forever to bloom for me, and sometimes get leggy. After seeing yours, I may have to find a spot for them.

Your other blooms and foliage are looking nice and colorful, too. I wonder what's up with that clematis.

Evelyn said...

Absolutely beautiful flowers, and that first pic is really nice.

Grace Peterson said...

Hi Darla, I really like...well, I like all your photos but the soft pink cosmos photos are my favorites. From afar, I'm anticipating your dahlia blossom. Looks like a stunner.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I love the clematis and one of these days I'm gonna have one just like yours!
So glad your Dad let you take him for the follow-up visit.
I hope all went well!

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