This is a picture of the flower buds on one of my hardy hibiscus. It will be several weeks yet bf they bloom. With the wonderful weather we’ve had, all our flowers are blooming ahead of time. Doesn’t it make you wonder if we’ll have any flowers for later this summer. Here’s what is blooming in my garden today. Rudbeckia here And here with the Echinacea Some more Echinacea And Rudbeckia gloriosa with phlox and AnnaBelle Hydrangea ...
This was a good year for tomatoes here . Off to a slow start with cold and snow, it recovered in June and has been warm and sunny for the remainder of the summer right up into September.We have had little rain which caused a bit of over watering and splitting of some fruit but other than that, it was a wonderful year from both quantity and quality
I decided to try something new this Spring. I took some water bottles, cut them in half, put some newspaper around the bottom (as shown by Jroot on another thread) put some soil in them, a seed each and using some good old electrical tape put the top of the bottle back on. I left everything on the deck on the table. I almost threw the whole thing away a month later as nothing, but nothing was showing/growing!!!:-( It always pay to check things out before giving up!!! :-) ...
Well, here goes….I am really unsure about how to do things here on Garden tenders yet, so I hope I do this right & put it in the right format. I love COLEUS & am trying to gather as many different varieties as I can this summer. I love the pops of color that they add to the shade beds. This 1st pic is of a variety named ALABAMA This next one is called PINEAPPLE This one is RED RUFFLES This is RAINBOW MIX This is STAINED GLASS This is RED KONG This is WIZARD MIX I don̵...
a few vignettes from my garden….
I bought two sizes of cement baskets many years ago now, for our old home, and have had fun over the years filling them with different flowers. The smaller of the two baskets has always been somewhat of a challenge to grow flowers in because the basket truly will only accomodate one plant. Well this year I made a wonderful choice when I planted ONE “neon raspberry” Petunia within it. So while my other containers and baskets are dying back, this little Petunia is blooming like c...
On my morning tour of the gardens, I had to remove a sheet of ice from the birdbath. I guess it’s time for me to plug it in.I’m surprised that the begonia and spiderplant doesn’r show signs of being touched by the frost…...we’ve had some very cold nights. There must be enough shelter under the trees to protect them. But after the severe winds we had over the weekend there isn’t much protection left under the trees. So I thought I’d take a few of t...
This is my first year at trying Dahlia’s. I know they are a very popular flower and lots of folk grow them. This past Spring hubby and I were making a trip to Home Depot (where else???) when I noticed these Dahlia bulbs. I thought for that price, why not try them. So bought two packages of deep burgundy, “talls”. Came home and promptly planted them in the front bed. And then late spring I also found, on sale, a pretty little Dahlia in the pink family. Needless to say I have ...
Yes, I discovered the other day that I have polka-dot poppies….well, not quite polka-dot, myabe polka-splash would be a better term. It looks like someone had fun flicking a brush with green paint towards these beauties. Enjoy.
As mentioned by some of you on some of my other blogs, I do have a lots of plants and I thoroughly enjoy watching them all grow as well as sharing with all of you!So, you might have to put up with a few more of these…:-DHope you are not too bored! Rudbeckies In the next two pictures, these 2 sunflowers are growing side by side, on their own. I had one plant last year probably from bird droppings and this year…. And for the Butterfly bushes, it is their first year...
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