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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Blooming Tuesday..

I guess this is the last Bloomin' Tuesday of September 2010 over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ .

Malvaviscus penduliflorus, Turk's Cap, Sleeping Hibiscus, or Cardinal's Hat.
My pink Verbena which I call Ms. Prissy.
Dahlias bloomed great in early Summer and now are setting a few buds for Fall.
So pretty.
I set out a couple Loofah Vines at the base of some trees and boy howdy did they climb. Follow the vine up the Pine Tree to the right and over into the Oak Tree limbs in the middle, see that light green pickle looking thing?
Another Loofah! Yesterday we received 3.5 inches of rain. It was so refreshing and now the plants have perked up a bit. Our mornings will be in the 60's and our afternoons in the 80's, now that's more like it.


Today I am Thankful to feel the changes in the seasons.

Monday, September 27, 2010

I Heard a Collective Sigh of Relief..

From my plants and grass...we received 3/10 of an inch of rain on Saturday and 4/10 of an inch on Sunday...this morning about 3 the sound of rain woke me pounding on the roof. Suppose to rain all day with some thunderboomers....(the gray color is rain)
Watching the rain was soothing as it was a nice soak in the ground type of rain...perfect for gardens and grass.
I like the way things look after it rains.


Today I am Thankful for the rain.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

I guess this is the first Friday of Fall..sure doesn't feel like it around here. We have not had rain at our home in over 3 weeks and the temps are still in the 90's. So here goes FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com

First up we have White Impatiens which have over taken the walkway and the dried up Alyssum.
I've read that most people don't let their Coleus flower, I like the white flowers though.
Look Ms. Doris, the Spider Lilies you gave me are finally blooming!!
Amaranthus, I find the colors and leaf shape very pretty. Mexican Bush Sage in the back.
I had this Zinnia in a container and it died out on me. Apparently it seeded before it died, hooray!
BES Vine is finally starting to bloom. This is one plant that came up in my tipsy container and because of my elbow surgery I just left it alone...glad I did.
I am most proud of this White Profusion Butterfly Bush. I rooted a soft stem cutting in May. It was maybe 6 inches tall when I planted it at the beginning of June. Not bad huh?
I'm testing this Jatropha..why you ask? I am zone 8. This is for zones 10 -11, damaged by frost and considered marginal in zones 9B and 10A...I know I am not the only gardener that tries things like this....right?
See the three Loofahs here? I have about 13 of them now. Soon, very soon, you and I will be picking, peeling, saving seeds and drying them!!


Tonight I am Thankful for so, so many things!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Here are a few things blooming in my gardens right now...drop by http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com to see what other gardeners have blooming today.

Purple Coneflower
Mexican Bush Sage is putting on a good show.

Celosia, this is one plant.
Black Eyed Susans
It's been almost a week since I posted...below is the reason why...

Just barely over a month until the big day!


Today I am Thankful the wedding plans are all coming together, whew...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Question Not Gardening Related...

Cat Whiskers above.....Garlic Chives below...
You all know that I am up to my neck with wedding plans......and such. I am trying to find the least expensive plain white 90" round table linens...any ideas? After a while my eyes go a little crossed reading so much info on the internet.
Today I am Thankful to be able to browse stores and compare prices from the comfort of my home.

Monday, September 13, 2010

It's been busy around here this last week and weekend, it doesn't appear to be slowing down this next week either.

Jane Cowell Hibiscus
Golden Shrimp Plant
Hummingbird coming in for a landing..

I was very pleased to see the Monarch Caterpillars back this year even if they are a little later than last year. See the Milkweek Aphids? I just let them do their thing to..
Also munching on the Milkweed plants are these interesting caterpillars, anyone know who or what they are...I just left them alone too.
Udate: Thanks Dave for IDing the Milkweed Tussock Moth Caterpillars!!


Today I am Thankful for my blogging friends that visit me even when I can't return the visit right away...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday


Today I am Thankful for "Wordless Wednesday"....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

I do hope everyone had a great Labor Day Weekend..ours was!

Drop by http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com to see what's still bloomin' around...

Tall Celosia
Softest pink Vinca
Coleus Foliage...love it!
Oyster Plant too!
We love you!!!


Today I am Thankful for my Son...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

Go on over to http://tootsietime.blogspot.com and see what plants are still hanging on as summer is coming to a close...
First Friday Of September 2010! I do believe there has been a small hint of season change in the morning air. No fertilizer, no flaunting, just playing with my camera a little.

Lord Baltimore after being watered.

Brugmansia, Angel Trumpet--doesn't that look like a Starfish in there?

Someone please remind me of this tree's name. It's been in this container for over two years now. Perhaps if I planted it in the ground it might bloom.

Spider Plants, Airplane Plants.....in the hanging pails.

My favorite Zinnia, again.

A little sign, thanks Susie!!

Lord Baltimore

The mail lady likes the mailbox in my flowers.

Brother and Sister in the Ornamental Potato Vine with Cordyline..


Today I am Thankful for ya'll supporting Mrs. Sofa and leaving encouraging words for her in the comments..