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

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Bloomin' Tuesday and Stuff

it's bloomin' tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com

crinum lily
trimmed the crape mrytle tree as soon as they showed signs of fading blooms, just barely cutting the blooms off. we did this about 10 days ago. now look! we are going to have a second flush of color.
the new growth is buds. blurry i know, one handed photography and check out the one handed typing, lol.
random garden shot. just felt good to finally be outside this morning, dang it's been 6 days!
the creeping jenny with the ruby mountain grass is turning out beautifully. the container is sitting on a metal crate. reminds me of the bottom of a soft floating dress.
randomness again

drumroll please...
OUCH! surgery went well. not sure what all they had to do, heard something about them having to shave some bone and reattach the tendons....will find out soon.

i may not comment on your blogs and if i do it may be short, am tyring to read them though..


today i am thankful for the good thoughts and prayers from all of you...it does make a difference.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Several Meme Themes in One Post and Header Challenge

I am combining several meme themes in this post because I will be having reconstructive surgery on my elbow tomorrow so it may be a little while before I can blog.
I missed Bloomin' Tuesday over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ yesterday, can't remember when I've missed that! Drop by and tell her I said Hi.

I hope that Tootsie will link me up to her FF on Friday morning. Drop by her place and take a look at her beautiful yard in Canada. She is very creative and has an eye for detail http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/
Double Althea
Self Heal-Prunella

Blurry Hosta bloom
Double Daylily with Hibiscus
Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory
Purple Coneflowers, Celosia and Morning Glory on the lattice
Gerbera Daisy

Pink Angelonia
White Angelonia
Tall Celosia will be saving seeds from this too...let me know if you are interested in any of them.
It has been faithful to return and self seed for a number of years now.
Carnations are beginning to open
more to come.
Althea with Dahlias in front. The Dahlias have been blooming for months now.
Agapanthus with white Cosmos
My daughter sent me some Loofa Vine Seeds from one of her clients in Daytona Beach, FL. They need a long growing season and strong support.
I do hope we get some Loofa sponges from it!
These Impatiens came back in this container from last year. I left in out all winter long.
The Impatiens planted this year are filling in quite nicely. The white just glows in the evening.
This is the first time I have participated in Gail's Wild Flower Wedenesday over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ . I have been trying to learn from her and Frances over at http://fairegarden.wordpress.com/ about wild and or native plants. This is one that I have left alone this year. Previous years of pulling it may have added to the tendonitis in my elbows.

Any ideas to it's name?
The buttery color of the bloom looks very good with the blue/green foliage.
Don't forget to visit the other Header Challenge Team Members in my sidebar to see what Bug they have featured in their headers.
I must confess that I am Thankful today that the surgery will soon be over even though I am a little nervous.,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's time to fertilizer and or flaunt your flowers Friday over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com !
Thanks Tootsie for hosting this meme every Friday, your gardens are beautiful and you just wait until my elbows are better--I'll be REDOING my BBQ!!

Hibiscus--I always have plenty of seed from these plants. If you are interested, let me know.

I thought I pulled up all the Ornamental Potato Vine taters last year. Guess I missed a couple. You know what that means. Yes, I have already started cutting these and rooting them in water to spread around the gardens..it only takes about two days to form roots. (Ignore the Loofa vine, I have them growing up trees and on the lattice, will share about them at a later date)
with Monarda
I adore this container, Ruby Mountain Grass with Creeping Jenny.
Cosmos, Zinnias, Purple Coneflowers, Milkweed, Climbing Rose on the right, small container of Peppermint Verbena on the lattice, Clematis Vine and Coral Reef Sedum in the window box. A very small area of the full sun garden, how's this for crowdscaping?
Backside of the lattice. Grandpa Ott's Morning Glory. You can see the climbing rose on the lattice to the right of the Morning Glory. Purple Coneflowers and Dusty Miller.
For some reason I just can't capture the hugeness of this white Guara.
Pink Guara
Double Knockout Roses sure could use some deadheading.
Isn't she divine?
The Pink Butterfly Bush I bought off the distressed rack for $6.00 has settled in well.

White Profusion Butterfly Bush I did not prune this one back last year. I am waiting for the top to bloom so I can show you how large it has grown.

The quality of these photos are not the Canon's fault. It's the fault of the shakey weak arms due to elbows that are in constant pain. Yesterday I was cleared for surgery. Potassium level is strong at 5.2 and the EKG was okay. This does not decrease the anxiety level though, lol. I know we are to be anxious for nothing and by prayer and supplication let our requests be known to God. It's a work in progress...


Today I am Thankful that I have been labeled normal, healthy and YOUNG!! (tee hee)