Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gardening...



I got a very late start this year, and still haven't caught up, but things are blooming! Luckily, perennials know when to bloom whether I'm late or not. And they come up on their own, right on schedule.



Many folks don't like the lowly day lily because they grow out of bounds. I love them...because they grow out of bounds. Ha! I'm better off with plants that don't need lots of attention, and that list includes most of the ones that you have to start ripping out when they get too carried away.

Mom checking out the hydrangea.

This year the Lace Cap Hydrangea finally bloomed. It's been there, growing and green, but apparently it has to get some size to it before it starts blooming. I think it was worth the wait!

 Here's another hydrangea on the side of the house. They come up every year, love the shade, and flower like crazy...what's not to love?!

This is Trumpet Vine and Silver Lace Vine all mixed up on the arbor. I'm not sure how it happened, because the Silver Lace Vine grew beautifully for years...on the other side of the arbor. Now for some reason it has died out on that side and is coming up with the Trumpet Vine. I've planted a Black Eyed Susan Vine on the other side now, but it's an annual and it takes it a while for it to get a decent size.
 
This is just me enjoying being out of high heels after the wedding. I got the cutest apron at TJMaxx and ended up wearing it all day. Yes, I wear aprons.....when I have my wits about me, anyway. It seems that anytime I mess with food, it's attracted to my clothes like a magnet, so I try to remember. I was checking out this book the other day, and all the wonderful vintage aprons. I almost bought it, thinking I'd make myself a few really cute ones, but then I realized...the last thing I need at this moment is another project!

4 comments:

Dot said...

I love your flower gardens. I want some of my own, but I just do NOT have a knack for it. I always get stalled picking plants.

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

The hostas are catching my eye. I've always loved the variegated hostas. Everything looks quite lush, with or without your attention! ~Mindy

Jayne said...

Oh. My. Gosh! I love love love your gardens!! It's exactly what I want my scrubby yard to look like someday. Too bad we're not neighbors, we could trade daylilies and hosta and iris. And I'm totally with you on the apron thing--unless I wear an apron I have food all over me.

pedalpower said...

I'd definitely give you starts of everything Jayne! My hostas have traveled to several neighbors...we all have tons of them now...and all from one hosta plant I got from my aunt about 20 years ago!