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

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Happy Tuesday everyone.
Please drop by http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com to see other late summer blooms.

After the 3 inches of rain from Lee we are back to no rain in the forecast. It has felt a little Fallish with the humidity so low which has been nice. I know Fall is close, not by the calendar, the acorns are beginning to drop and those really fuzzy caterpillars are showing up.

Mexican Bush Sage
Anyone who has followed my blog for any length of time should know I grow the very tall variety of Celosia. I never know how the plumes will look.

I also share the seed, just leave a comment and I'll get back to you.

AND I love how the Pinecone Lily/Shampoo Lily is turning this orangey/red color, perfect timing. Does anyone know if I can cut and dry this? I know it's full of liquid....guess I could shampoo my hair with it :)


Today I am Thankful for the beginning of the season change.

Friday, September 9, 2011


Just a quick post to say we have been very busy around here...Hopefully by Monday things will return to "our" normal. I have missed ya'll! The gardens however are just full of butterflies everyday. I am happy to report that I have indeed created a "Butterfly" Garden! We did receive over 3 inches of rain from Lee and we are thankful for that as it was over a three day period.

And we have had a string of birthday's around here. AND our oldest daughter, not pictured, and her husband are in Yellowstone right now camping. Yes, we have heard the reports of the bear attacks..sigh AND one of the children below received her drivers license, so now we have 3 with operators, one with learners and one waiting in the wings....

4 of our 5 kids

We have been having nice cool mornings this week. My husband says it's a false fall....sigh I'm a itchin' to get in the gardens!! The first of Spring and the first of Fall seems to have an energizing affect on me when it comes to gardening. How about you?

Ms. Doris, come on by for your potato vine clippings.... :)


Today I am Thankful to share in the new chapters and experiences the children are walking in their lives. So young and so full of life!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

I know we all keep saying this, how does the time get by us so quickly?
The first photo is actual rain! We received 3/10 of an inch last evening. My apologies to those that are dealing with the rain from Irene.
Variegated Hydrangea, maybe it will bloom next year.

Balloon Flower

More than a thug is Glorybower, this garden harlot has spread herself all over one of the garden "beds." Seriously, I am going to be yanking her up by her thin legs and tossing her out!

Turkscap with Mexican Sunflower.

Nope the "white" Marigold isn't. I can handle the soft buttery yellow though.

Zinnia from seed and it was supposed to be pink.

?? Oh, I know their names. I made an area out of bricks for a container grouping. Some of the plants just gave up in the heat/drought and the others took it as a challenge. See the Sedum and the Creeping Phlox? It has just about covered the bricks. Volunteers came up through the little holes in the bricks.

I have also been making wall hangings out of clay.

The butterflies have been loving our heat. We see no less than 10 butterflies at a time.

And the Hummingbird Moths are everywhere as well.

Linking up with http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com and http://tootsietime.blogspot.com


Today I am very Thankful for the rain last evening.