Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This is a Terrific Tuesday

And I'm going to show you "what's happening!" :-)

First of all, I'm surrounding a photo of my Aunt MEA (my gardening heroine) with some of the things that are growing and blooming today. Please click on the photos to enlarge them!

There's not One Single "Shady" item on this page! (Hi, Aunt MEA!) ;-) However, at certain view-points, my sunny corner seems a bit blue and orange! Butterfly milkweed, Russian sage, catmint and daylily H fulva "Kwanzo," and the orange tiger lilies about to bloom! ;-)


Gail said...

Good morning,

I don't know if it was my computer or blogger but I couldn't load pages for the longest time...Not a good time when it is Blooming time! My poor spouse has been on the phone with comcast all morning to see why his laptop can't connect...just found out why he was having problems the tech changed our password by one letter. It is funny but not funny...I asked the tech to verify the password when he typed it in and he said to me "I never make errors when I type!" Hah! Arrogance of the 20 something techie!

I love your daylilies and the malva, I am trying to get more malva in the garden...you and Iowa VG have gotten me excited about them again!

Have a terrific week of satisfying gardening and living!


Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

I'm going to rain on Gail's parade with my comment. Your Malva looks much better than mine, which I showed only a closeup of. The reason is the leaves are already ratty from bug chomps. I like your Daylilies, especially that eyed one in the bottom row. But what's with the Asarum leaf? How great to have a garden heroine.

Shady Gardener said...

Gail, I wonder if Blogger was having a little trouble this morning, also? My site took a very long time to upload at 7:30 a.m. or so. I've experienced printer problems today, and I just purchased $80+ worth of ink! :-( Hopefully it straightens itself out.

The malva is a great self-seeder and it is often "out of bounds." I have it in a raised bed garden... half of the plants have grown outside their beds. I couldn't do away with them, however! So, I'll be gathering their seeds. ;-)

MMD, Those chomping bugs are thriving these days. The hail we had a few weeks ago took a toll on the appearance of many plants, but they were especially hard on the hosta.

That cute little eyed hosta on the bottom is called "Siloam Dream Baby." It really is very sweet.

I had to check on the Asarum... but guess what, it's Heartleaf Brunnera. Isn't it healthy looking? :-) I included it because I "heart" my Aunt MEA. :-)

Iowa Victory Gardener said...

Hi Shady,
You didn't tell me you had Zebrina Mallow! That answers your Monarda question too ... wherever those mallows get enough sun to be happy, Monarda would probably do as well.

Those deep red and orange day lilies might one day win me over!

Anonymous said...

Your garden pictures are simply gorgeous! I have gotten into that this summer by taking my own photos and either creating floral collages or notecards to give as gifts. We took one display over to Dave's aunt in the care center yesterday and it really cheered her up. I must admit I know more about reading strategies than flowers but it was neat to take a few minutes out of my day to check out your blog, Shady. I hope you are having a fantastic day, pal!
Deb Mortensen

Shady Gardener said...

IVG, Yea! Thanks for the encouraging note! :-)

The one thing about those double orange daylilies is that they don't "clump." What I mean is, they spread a bit... like their ancestors. But, they're not uncontrollable. (The flower scapes on both the large red and double orange are about 5' tall!)

Deb!! Hi! Thanks for visiting. I wondered who were you when you mentioned "reading strategies!"
Do you see I have a link to IRA?
;-) Check out this old post on my "Odds and Ends." http://wwwoddsnends.blogspot.com/
Keep in touch! :-)