Entering Summer - 2014 - This backyard view from upstairs in the dining room.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

X is for eXcited! :-)

ABC Meme - Round 6
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I
A Beautiful Daylily!
(hemerocallis)

I thought I'd show you what's been blooming this past week.
:-)

(Sunny Corner) 'Siloam Dream Baby'

(backyard lily bed) 'Summer Wine'

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(small peach-transplanted from our last home)

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(transplanted from our last home)

(sunny corner) 'Pardon Me'

(sunny corner) H fulva 'Kwanzo'

(sunny corner) unknown (plant originally in raised beds)

(driveway gardens) unknown
Below are the No-Name triplets - three plants purchased
bare-root this Spring. Supposed to be Pink ('Romantic Rose').
Hopefully they can send me new roots sometime this Winter.

(front beds) 'Rosy Returns'

(raised beds) unknown
(I ordered in 2003, but lost the tag)

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(front beds) 'My Melinda'

(raised beds and woodland walk) 'Custard Candy'

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(raised beds) 'Siloam Double Classic'

(raised beds) 'Spiritual Corridor'
(raised beds) 'Startle'

(front beds) 'Ed Brown'
(backyard lily bed) name unknown


(backyard lily bed) 'Purple d'Oro'

(backyard lily bed) 'My Reggae Tiger'

(backyard beds) 'Pretty in Pink'


(backyard beds) 'Madonna'

(backyard beds) 'Total Look'
(from Iowa Boy - 2008)










Monday, June 28, 2010

The Grow Project - June Update

Yep! I took the challenge. Right alongside a whole lot of other garden bloggers!

"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the Grow project. Thanks, to Renee's Garden for the seeds."I received free Nasturtium seeds for the Grow Project. Please click on the link above to see and compare the results of the other gardeners.

These are my previous postings:
Third batch of seedlings begun in newspaper pots.

(Photo taken May 11, 2010)

These were planted in a mostly-sunny garden bed.

Planted May 23, 2010
June 13, 2010


Progress of First Two Batches:

May 22, 2010 (Front Yard Gardens)
May 22, 2010 (Sunny Corner Bed)

May 25, 2010 (Front Yard Gardens)

May 25, 2010 (Sunny Corner Bed)

June 10, 2010 (Front Yard Gardens)
June 10, 2010 (Sunny Corner Bed)

June 10, 2010

June 19, 2010 (Front Yard Gardens)

June 19, 2010 (Sunny Corner Bed)


"Pretty as a Picture!" This has been a fun project. Thank you for letting me participate! Now, I'm finally off to see the other participants' postings! :-)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Green Thumb Sunday - June 27, 2010

I've barely begun a Garden Tour post (from last Sunday's tour). We've so enjoyed this busy week, as we "hosted" the visit of two grandchildren from out-of-town. Here's one taking a peek at Susan-scare-the-birds.


And a peek from behind! :-)

In the top photo you're seeing Obedient Plant (right side) and 'Strawberry Candy' daylily on the left. 'Custard Candy' is peeking out from behind - way out in the Woodland Walk. :-)


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Monday, June 21, 2010

V and W - ABC Meme

VERVE
(Miriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary - 2a: the spirit and enthusiasm animating artistic composition or performance)



Gooseneck Loosestrife
(demonstrating either Verve or Nerve)
lol



Wonky

(Miriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary: 1. Brit: Unsteady, shaky
)


This little retaining wall/collection of oddities including recycled chunks of sidewalk does its job, looks rather quaint (if you will), but don't try walking on it without knowing that it's precipitous (and Wonky)!!

Trying hard to keep up with this meme.
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