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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Some Whites

Stunning flower BUT....
Angel's Trumpet or Datura inoxia
Plant produces one large flower that lives about 2 days.
Think this is the second one in 6 weeks...not sure, may have missed a few blooms.
This is why it got stuck in one of my "don't care about spots".

The flower sure is amazing !

The plant is not too bad to look at...but for a's not my cup of tea.

Lace cap Hydrangea
Didn't bloom last year. Have another one that hasn't bloomed in 2 years now.

White Stargazer Lily

Obedient Plant or Physostegia 'Virginiana Miss Manners'

'White Nancy' Lamium, or Spotted Dead Nettle.
Never disappoints me...even flowers in 90 degree temps.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Old Accents Etc...New Uses

Old garden accents and planters etc....
New uses...
A simple but good day.

Closer view-super sized !
No clue what these are except annuals.

Look familiar Victoria ?

Huge !! No, I'm not a hand model. :)

Just hubby doing his morning inspection.
He gets dressed unlike me still in my jammies with coffee in hand.

If your ZONE doesn't appear on my blog list,could you please give it to me.
This will help...
Plant Hardiness Zone Map..Europe
Plant Hardiness Zone Map....USDA


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Whimsy Day

Can't seem to remember "bloomday" memes.
Either too late,too busy or something.
Tried "Wednesday Whimsy" but can't seem to stick to that !
So here's my...oh, lets call it a "Whimsy Day" meme,
which will be posted when ever the heck I think of it.
Who knows what I'll do ?!!!!

Here's a quiz that may be fun...
Can you name me ?

This flower is from a tree, but 2 years ago it looked like a common 3 foot plant
in my yard which I thought was wild or maybe just a weed. can be invasive in the southwest.
It really had me puzzled...and now it's 15 feet tall with these flowers.


Hint...just add some broccoli, olive oil,garlic and dried leaf oregano for a yummy side dish or meal.


Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Sunny Perennials and a few Annuals

Some new plants for 2009 !
(p)= perennial

Daylily 'Lily Grapeete' purple or P_H Dayly Little Grapeete #2(p)
I'm in love with this lily.

Foxglove or Digitalis Foxy Mix #2 (p)

Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras' or Helen's Flower Helenium Hybred #2 (p)
Wonder why it's also called "sneezeweed"?

Black-eyed Susan or Rudbeckia hirta (only lives 2 years)

False sunflower or Heliopsis 'Summer Sun,' (p)
They say it's noted for its lengthy summer to early fall bloom period.

Dianthus hybrid 'Rosish One' (p)

Cosmos sulphureus 'Cosmic Red' (from seed) (a)
My very first flower :)

Nemesia hybrid 'Sunsatia® Raspberry'(not much to look at) (a)

Vista Fuchsia Supertunia (a)

Show and Tell Shade

Just for the records...

This fern is the same size it was 4 years ago



or what we consider FULL SUN

If the entire backyard was not bordered by trees the above would be consider by most to be FULL SUN

Briefly Defined Shade

Full sun = 8 plus hours of direct sunlight.
Light Shade = 5 to 7 hours of direct sunlight.
Partial Shade = 2 to 4 hours of direct sunlight.
Full Shade = no direct exposure to the sun,2 to 6 hours of indirect sun light.
Dense Shade = no direct sun all day,very little if any indirect sun light, dappled.

With my experience....
for Full Shade Plants ...
the more hours of indirect sunlight the better !

Sunday, July 12, 2009

View From a Swing

Snapped some shots while sitting on the swing waiting to capture a picture of one of our Hummingbirds.
Bird came down after I walked inside.

Opps....past post pic !
Try to take a better one next time...always seem to be cockeyed. :(