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

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Cosmos In The Shade?

The last week or so my husband and I have been seeing this yellow area in our backwoods. See it in the middle just left of a tree? Yesterday we finally had some time to walk around the gardens and yard. Upon closer inspection we found the yellow area to be Cosmos.

The Cosmos seeds that I received from Catherine over at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com/ and Ms. Frances over at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com (some were yellow and some were orange) germinated and bloomed for months in the garden. When the seed heads starting drying I collected the seed, (even gave some away in the seed packets I made for my daughter's wedding) to save for next year. The flower stalks were either pulled up or cut to ground level. I now have another showing of Cosmos where they were originally planted, some seeds drifted a little ways from the original area. BUT this area is not close to the garden, it get's filtered sun and it's feet are in moist soil by somewhat of a creek...hmmm
If only I could find different colored Cosmos that grow like these. I have grown the standard pink and white ones, they performed nothing like these. I will be collecting more seeds if anyone is interested...

What are your experiences with Cosmos? I'd love to know.


Today I am Thankful for little surprises like this..

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

More Wedding Photos...

Being the MOB it is hard to remember or even have time to take many photos...this will probably be the last post about the wedding until we receive photos from the professional photographer. Random order..

Didn't take the Groom long to ditch the dress shoes. *clicking on the photos will enlarge them*
Garter toss
Bouquet toss...and wouldn't you know our 12 year old caught it...!
First Dance
Standing left to right...Cousin, Bride, Me, Cousin--sitting- My Aunt, Cousin and Cousin
This wonderful group---the girl with the flower in her hair was the hair dresser for the wedding party. The guy squatting is my son, the two gentlemen to the right are the owners of the salon where the Bride and the other three ladies are employeed in Daytona Beach. The last two gentlemen are guests of the lady in green and the lady to the left of her.
Groom's Family---left to right...Sister,Brother,Groom,Mother,Father and Brother
and one of my favorites....the Bride and her Grandfather, aka Papa, my Dad...


Today I am Thankful that I slept 7 straight hours last night!

Monday, October 25, 2010

She's Married!!

Here are a few photos of the glorious day!
Bride getting ready.
My husband and the Bride.

Cousin/Bridesmaid comes prepared to remove one last tag!
Me adjusting the bottom of the gown.
Brother of the Bride adjusting her shoe while DH supervises.
Bride and Groom cutting the cake. Make that Husband and Wife!

It was over the top beautiful and an oh so sweet wedding. More to come later!


Today I am Thankful for the friends and family that helped us celebrate the beginning of a new chapter in the Bride and Groom's life.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Fertilizer Friday --

Please join the party over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com I managed to snap a few photos yesterday evening..it was so nice to be outside for a few minutes. In my rush to spend a few precious moments in the gardens I did not check the setting on my camera...resulting in poor quality photos for this post...sigh

When is the best time to divide and spread Creeping Phlox?
I had some red Spider Zinnias in a container to the left of these bricks, look where they have reseeded..
What a nice surprise to find Miss Bateman blooming in the Crepe Myrtle Tree.
Angelonias and VincaZinnias on their second self seeded go around .
On the other side of the Firespike is
Wheelbarrow full of Sheffield Mums.
In another bed are the original Sheffield Mums that I divide from.


Today I am asking for traveling mercies for all of those attending my daughter's wedding. Lord, I am also asking for your favor, grace and protection to cover the wedding and all involved from the people delivering items to the wedding, the wedding itself to the trash collector's who will be collecting the trash when it's over. I also pray a hedge of protection around the Bride and Groom as they leave in the limousine with the bridal party for a party downtown and then off on their honeymoon the next morning. In Jesus precious name I pray...Amen

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Busy Continues....

4 days until the Wedding!!!!


Today I am Thankful for the love and support of my blogging friends!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy!!

Happy Monday all!

6 days until the wedding....visits will be hit and miss until then!!


Today I am Thankful that I serve a Faithful God!!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Two, Two. Two Posts In One...FF & GBBD...

It's Fertilizer Friday over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ and GGBD over at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ drop by both of these wonderful blogs to join or just have a look see at what's going on in other gardens.
I am always excited to see the Sheffield Mums-Chrysanthemum Koreanum-'Sheffield' begin to bloom in October. A small shovel full of these were scooped up from my Mom's garden after she passed. They are one of my favorite flowers. (featured in my header)
I have spread these throughout my gardens. Hopefully in a year or two I will have an outstanding display.
They begin peachy and turn almost white.
Vinca with Angelonia (sp)
Second go around with Cosmos. These reseeded from the early summer ones that bloomed.
Blue Bedder Salvia, Torenia, Gomphrena (sp) and weeds.
I can hardly wait to re-work this area...geez
Scary, isn't it? I pulled out the Marigolds as they were completely covering the stepping stones.
One of my BES Vines...they must prefer slightly cooler weather.
Jatropha --since this zoned 10 - 11 and I am 8, I rooted some cuttings...so we shall see.
Ragin' Cajun Ruellia is a great 'comeback' plant..
Volunteer Impaitens from last year, BUT I didn't have any planted at the top of this garden bed, hmm.
Monarda is blooming for the third time this season.
Tradescantia spathacea-Oyster Plant, Moses-in-a-Basket, Boat Lily--not sure if this will return after the frost or not. Probably going to scoop some up and plant in a container. In some areas of Florida this plant is not welcome. Seems it likes to grow where most plants will not, therefore choking out some natives....hmmm
it also is a skin irritant. I haven't had this problem since I don't stand around rubbing it between my hands or brushing up against it. Plant it and leave it alone.
Painted Lady Hibiscus..
Lord Baltimore Hibiscus
Turk's Cap also known as Sleeping Hibiscus.
And the Clematis is re-blooming..always a welcome sight!


Today I am Thankful for all the blooms in my gardens!