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

Friday, April 30, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's been a long month all week. Dad was released from the hospital Wednesday evening. His diagnosis is heart failure, anemia, something else and invasive malignant melanoma stage 2. Thank You everyone for your prayers and concerns. It's FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ drop by and see the beautiful flowers everyone has blooming on this last Friday of April, 2010.

Petunias and Verbena
Cornflowers with Angelina Sedum
Out of two seed packets of Cornflowers this is the first pink bloom I've seen.
First Cosmos of the season.
Dark Angel Dahlia
Shasta Daisies
Dianthus - First Love
I'm not going to ID all of the plants in the last three photos. If you have any questions I'll be happy to answer them.


Today I am Thankful NOT to have to visit my Dad in the hospital.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Another Update on Dad...

Thanks everyone for the prayers concerning my Dad. We still have not located the reason for his blood count dropping. Today more tests. He was also diagnosed with Invasive Melanoma yesterday. I will not be participating in the Header Challenge today. My blogging time is limited to about 45 miunutes at 5 o'clock in the mornings.. I hope and pray I have more information on my Dad's health today. Thanks again everyone!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Update on Dad and Plant ID Help..

My stubborn Dad woke at 1:30 Thursday morning with severe chest pains, numb arms, sweating....the whole nine yards for heart attack symptoms. Did he call anyone or 911? No. He waited until the walk in clinic opened at 8 a.m. and drove himself, right past my house I might add. He had a heart attack, was 2 units low on blood....In the ER he had a blood transfusion that almost caused him to drown to death, it filled up his lungs...He was finally given all the blood he needs only to find that he is still losing it..today more testing to find where he is bleeding, he also needs a heart cath. Keep Praying please..

Interesting how this Brug has two color blooms on it..it was a rooted piece I kept inside all winter.

I have two yellow Irises that have bloomed in the mist of the Root Beer ones.
Sedum--Angelina is blooming.
Had no clue that Coral Reef Sedum blooms...
First Breadseed Poppy bloom, thanks Catherine at http://agardenerinprogress.blogspot.com
and many more to come.
My daughter planted wildflower seeds in this wagon last year...we thought we pulled them all up and then I saw a Black Eyed Susan leaf so I left it alone. Well we have this plant blooming..
It's going to have more blooms on the sides of this bloom.
The leaves are not as fuzzy as the BES leaves, these are more velvetly...any ideas? Phlox of some sort?

I do hope to visit all of you soon. I know I am missing so much!


Today I am Thankful for my blogging buddies...

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Blogging On Hold...

My Dad had a heart attack early Thursday morning...my blogging is on hold. Prayers are needed.

He's 75 and hard headed so that's on his side...

Today I am Thankful for dedicated Doctors and Nurses!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Header Challenge

It's that time of the week again. The theme is "People" chosen by me. Please visit http://imac-photosfromthemindseye.blogspot.com/ , http://thefishingguy.blogspot.com/ , http://womtig.blogspot.com/ , http://meandering-martha.blogspot.com/ and http://beestonblog.blogspot.com/ and see what "People" they have posted in their headers.

My cousins kids at the family party last weekend.

GGW "Picture This Contest"

The topic for April's "Picture This" Contest is "Green World" and will be judged by Rob Cardillo.

There are many shades of green in our gardens including some critters. This is my entry.
Lizard in a Crape Mrytle Tree-- photo taken in my garden August 28, 2008.

The deadline for entering is 11:59 p.m tonight, April 21, 2010 over at http://www.gardeninggonewild.com/?p=11614


Today I am Thankful for the bloggers that take the time to host these fun contests.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday...

It's time for Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ drop by and have a look around or why not join us? Thanks Jean!

Snapdragons from seed
Money Plant started from seed in '08 from Jean.
Double Knock Out Rose
Candytuft from seed
Candytuft purchased
Snapdragon from seed
Verbena purchased
Lavender purchased

I apologize for my visiting being hit and miss. I am very busy and will explain when I get the go ahead. It's exciting I'll tell you that much....!


Today I am Thankful that our 8th grader is on her way to visit Washington D.C. with her school!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Random Garden Photos..

See the pink Petunias? This was purchased last Spring as a striped Raspberry Blast Proven Winners Petunia. I cut it back during the winter, now the Petunia has reverted back to the single colors that were used to make the Raspberry Blast, interesting. The frog looks happy under the Coral Reef Sedum.
Really didn't know that Cornflowers grew so tall. Can they be cut back?
Alyssum has reseeded everywhere.
New this year, Henna Coleus, can be grown in sun or shade. I'm going to have fun with this one.
Here's your PPPP Gail from http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ I love it!

Clematis Vines--this one is almost to the top of the Crape Mrytle Tree.
This one is growing up the pink Dogwood Tree.
I was surprised to find this color Ranunculus.
Baby House Wrens are growing---header photo is of the same birdies last Wednesday.


Today I am Thankful for all of our family members that made it to the surprise birthday party for my Uncle over the weekend!! It was wonderful to see all of you....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

GBBD -- Two Gardens

Head on over to Carol's at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ and see what's blooming on this April 15, 2010..

Ms. Doris Three Doors Down got a new planter. Isn't it pretty?
Ms. Doris it out of town, my girls are watering her gardens for her. (Now wouldn't this be the best time for me to go a pinching?)
Jacob's Ladder--with foliage like this who needs blooms?

She did it to me again this year. Her Callas are blooming and mine aren't even out of the soil yet.
Viburnum? Thanks for the ID Tom...Snowball Virburnum.
Lovely shade of green
A few things from my gardens.
Pansies are still hanging around.
One of my three wheelbarrows. (Ms. Doris just gave me another one)
Clematis purchased off the distressed rack last summer for one dollar..no name. I love the white with the green.
My mailbox area.

What I'm thinking these days is about Kenny Chesney's song, "Don't Blink". The old man being interviewed about the secret to life. He says, "Don't blink, you might just miss your babies growing like mine did......" are the days moving by fast for you too?


Today I am Thankful for the check in my spirit to slow down and enjoy life.