Monday, August 29, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!


Did you ever feel like you've lost control of your garden? That's exactly how I feel this year. Between all the rainy then dry, hot weather we've had my gardens are overrun with weeds. So instead of dealing with them, I put in a new garden!

I worked on the new area over the weekend. I moved some Red Hot Poker Lilies, pink and orange Phlox, Gay Feather, Siberian Iris and Double Cone Flowers. Then I purchased a few more plants. I really want this border to be colorful!

I went to an Estate Sale and found this awesome, wrought iron porch railing and just had to have it! I was about 45 minutes from home so we had to force it into my car. I left it just like I bought it.
I decided it would make a great backdrop to my garden. There were 3 pieces and they were a perfect fit!

I moved my new Autumn Clematis to the center to spread along the 'fence'. I love it! The best 15 dollars I've spent in a long time! I can't wait until next year to see everything in bloom!

There are a few other things blooming in the gardens besides weeds. The Turtlehead is just opening in the middle garden.

You can certainly see how it got it's name.

The Meadow Rue is about the only thing bloomin' in the shade garden but there is still a lot of color from the foliage. The plant gets quite tall but the pretty lavender blooms are tiny.

This double Holly Hock is really amazing! It's only about 4 feet tall and keeps on bloomin' like crazy!

It's had several blooms already and you can see there are still lots of buds.That's what's bloomin' in my garden this week. Now show us what's bloomin' in yours. Add you name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog. I'll be stopping by to check out your garden!

1. Beyond The Garden Gate - The Enabling Garden
2. Suzanne in the mountains of Colorado
3. Corner Garden, NE
4. Fishtail Cottage
5. Anne Fannie
6. Raindrops & Daisies
7. Zoey Creative Containers Recap
8. daisy
9. Kathe
10. Lisa @ My Omaha Garden
11. Mary from Calgary
12. Through My Garden Window
13. Rosemary
14. Bella's Rose Cottage
15. Christine
16. Carol Samsel
17. Linda's Lunacy
18. Our Country Home
19. Buckets of Gardening Ideas
20. Water Garden Gazebos
21. Raindrops and Daisys

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Monday, August 22, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday


Today it's all about the Limelight Hydrangea. I do love this hydrangea but I am very surprised at how huge it got this year! I didn't expect and really didn't want it quite so big.

I read about a mini Limelight but don't remember where I read it. Have you heard about it?

I love the light green color of the buds and the fact that it doesn't mind the sun.

Speaking of hydrangea, I moved 2 Endless Summer bushes and the new Forever and Ever Together one I got for my birthday. I decided I wanted a border garden along the sidewalk so I have spent 2 days removing sod. I planted a Endless Summer at either end with the Forever and Ever in the middle. Tomorrow I start moving plants and going shopping for a few more.

If you would like to join our garden tour, just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and put a link to this post on your blog. Then sit back and enjoy the tour!

1. Beyond The Garden Gate
2. Our Country Home
3. What is this plant?
4. Raw Thoughts And Feelings
5. Donna's Designs
6. daisy
7. Daffodil Swap Anyone?
8. Zoey - Fall Decor
9. Darla, North Florida
10. Drying Hydrangea
11. Roan
12. Suzanne in Colorado
13. Through My Garden Window
14. Racquel
15. Indie - Red House Garden
16. So much Excitement!!
17. Going Au Naturel...
18. Brooke - Creative Country Mom
19. Corner Garden, NE
20. Carol Samsel
21. Raindrops & Daisies
22. Linda's Lunacy
23. Fishtail Cottage
24. Johnina Young
25. Anne Fannie

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011


From a playground in the back yard... to a playroom/dining room...

my home has turned from just me to a family of 5!

My son and his family need a larger home so they put theirs up for sale. Unbelievably, in this market, the first person that saw it wanted it. There was one stipulation, they had to move out in 60 days. I told them to go for it and they could move in with me until they found a house. As I've said before I don't use the upstairs. After a much needed thorough cleaning, the 2 bedrooms and large bath are now full of family! The third room is full of Gramma's 'stuff'! Last night was the first night they all stayed here and everything was fine. I'm sure we'll all need some space now and then but it actually feels good to have the house full again!

Monday, August 15, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

Welcome to another Bloomin' Tuesday! I just have a little this and that this week. We have been getting quite a bit of rain so the lawn and garden are looking up.

After last weeks post I'm sure you will all understand a new purchase.

Cone-fections Hot Papya Coneflowers from Lowe's. Don't you love the color?
Some of my orange phlox (sorry, can't find the tag so I don't know the name) among the Black-Eyed-Susans.

The Cosmos, some from seed and some I bought, are looking good. I won't deadhead them at all because I want them to reseed.

My red, white and blue garden was a little off this year. The red dianthus is gone now that the White Clips, Carpathian Harebell and the blue Summer Gentian are blooming.

The rain and cooler weather seems to have revived the blanket flowers in the 'garage garden'.

The Coreopsis Big Bang Redshift is just getting started on the other end of this area.

I love the red and yellow combo!

That's what's bloomin' in Western New York! I'm anxious to see what you all have going on!

To join the party just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and add a link to this post on your blog.

2. Brooke - Creative Country Mom
3. Baby Boquet
4. Fishtail Cottage
5. Darla, North Florida
6. Rosemary
7. Roan
8. daisy
9. Indie - Red House Garden
10. Beyond The Garden Gate
11. Around the Yard: A Shift
12. Raw Thoughts And Feelings
13. Our Country Home
14. Iowa Gardening Woman
15. My Hosta's
16. Cally
17. Linda's Lunacy
18. caterpillars & produce!

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Friday, August 12, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011


I made these 'word blocks' for a local consignment shop. I got most of the pictures from a couple old scrapbooks.

Monday, August 08, 2011

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!


I love coneflowers no matter what color they are. I planted several new ones last year so they haven't spread much yet.

Ruby Star

Big Sky Sunrise

Harvest Moon

Green Envy

Big Sky Sundown


Flame Thrower

White Luster

I do love my coneflowers!

To join our garden tour just add your name and permalink to Mr Linky and put a link to this post on your blog. I love our virtual garden as much as I love Echincea!

Happy Bloomin' Tuesday!