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

Friday, April 29, 2011

FF -- Ms. Doris' Garden

I'm joining http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/ for FF.. This week I am featuring some flowers from Ms. Doris' Garden Three Doors Down.
I love to see her Amaryllis bloom and I almost missed them this year.

Lovely Hibiscus

When Ms. Doris showed me her Alstroemeria blooming she exclaimed, "It's a miracle!"

The next two photos are of two of her Hydrangeas blooming. Remember, she has over 70 in her collection.

She has so generously rooted me cuttings of different Hydrangeas, I'm up to about 8 now.

Spirea-- Anthony Waterer

A few of her containers.

This is Allen Caesar, named for her DH.


Only Ms. Doris could pull off a combination with different water and light needs...

A piece of Autumn Joy Sedum that I gave her is doing quite nicely with the portulaca.

Torenia, Impatiens, Allysum and Fern

This is the area where the tree fell in that bad storm we had a few weeks back. Looks great again!

Thank you Ms. Doris for letting me visit, I really enjoyed it as usual. My post is late today because I started watching the Royal Wedding at 4:30 this morning...


Today I am Thankful that I could view a 'real' fairytale wedding.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wildflower Wednesday --Lupinus villosus

I am linking up with Gail over at http://clayandlimestone.blogspot.com/ my first time for Wildflower Wednesday. Her linky is located in her sidebar.

While visiting my SIL I noticed this bloom from a distance and had to investigate. With the help of my BIL we have identified it as Lupinus villosus--Lady Lupine. It grows specifically in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.
It likes a scrub area with sandy soil, quite drought tolerant I might add, as we are about 8 inches behind in our rainfall for the year. Do you know this plant?

Noted to be great food for caterpillars. What type of caterpillars were not indicated. Further research should be done for personal information on my part.

Just had to add this interesting bridge that my SIL and her husband built. Across the bridge and around the corner to the right is their home and at the edge of the property is a lake.


Today I am Thankful for Gail and her bulldog tenacity concerning wild/native plants and flowers and the pollinators that we so desperately need. She certainly has me keeping my mind and eyes open.. :)

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Dahlias From Seed - Bloomin' Tuesday

Here are some of the Dahlias I started from seed in February...thanks Lona! There are still a few Dahlias that haven't bloomed yet.

I still do not know how this Dahlia got here..I sure am enjoying it though. (yes those are onions behind it)

The Larkspur is starting it's show on the red brick castle wall. I have 5 Hydrangeas some Monarda and a very tall skinny white Butterfly bush in this area as well. Please ignore the HUGE very old container of Bromeliad, Queen's Tears in the back right..don't quite know what to do with it.

Linking up with http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/


Today I am Thankful!

Monday, April 25, 2011

GGW "Picture This Contest"

This is my entry for the "Picture This" Contest over at http://gardeninggonewild.com/ where the subject this month is "Let's Talk Light". Please click photo to enlarge.

Uh Oh....I may be a little to late....sigh


Today I am Thankful for these contests that make us look at our gardens and garden guests in a different 'light'.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cottage Flora Thursday and FF

Joining Cottage Flora Thursday over at http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com and FF over at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com

Look at the growth on this Silver Sage in three days.



Today I am Thankful that my eyes can see color.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Bloomin' Tuesday...

Jean over at http://msgreenthumbjean.blogspot.com/ has started her Bloomin' Tuesday back up for 2011.

My contribution today is Asiatic Lily 'Dolly Madison' (Lilium)


Today I am Thankful for the joy in my heart.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Because they are pretty. Please click on photos to enlarge...If you double click they will enlarge a little more.


Today I am Thankful for the many generous gardening bloggers that happily share their seeds.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Three Memes Today....

Linking up with http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/ for today's meme.... for tomorrow's memes GBBD at http://maydreamsgardens.blogspot.com/ and FF at http://tootsietime.blogspot.com/
These photos don't even come close to my gardening space and the things I have tucked here and there. Click photos to enlarge...Caution: Weeds and Leaves

For those of you that have asked...we live on 2 acres with plenty of backwoods.


Today I am Thankful for all of this gardening space.