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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Linwood Arboretum

Linwood Arboretum at first glance looked so tiny 'til you start walking around.
They have a large variety of plants/shrubs that would be great for home landscaping.
Many are rare woody plants that I would love to have in my yard.
It was a very hot day so I couldn't check out all the plants close up.
Here is a little tour of their arboretum.



























































Saturday, July 23, 2011

Mellow Yellow

Hot hot hot and humid here for the last few days with temps over 100 degrees.
Kinda hard to take pics when the lens keeps steaming up.
Here are some plants that don't mind the heat so far.


Dill




Yellow Streak Heirloom tomatoes are really sweet.
I like sweet !




Coreopsis verticillata or Thread leaf Tickseed.
Danty and pretty.




Unknown Rose vine




Cucumber flowers
Three plants are producing 8-10 Kirby's a day.




False sunflower or Heliopsis 'Summer Sun' and
Black-Eyed Susan Rudbeckia hirta (Asteraceae)
Seem to like where I planted them and like the heat.




Sneezeweed 'Mardi Gras' or Helen's Flower Helenium
Had to relocate this year since I tend to overcrowd.
Now it's getting more sun.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Hummer and some current blooms.

This is the same male Hummingbird just looking around.
He spends alot of time here keeping guard on the feeder.
We now have four visitors and just today it looks like one
of the females has taken over this perch.
I'll keep you posted.




New this year the Sunny Knockout Rose-Rosa 'RADsunny'is so pretty but
so far the blooms don't last longer than 2-3 days.




Hydrangeas are starting to take off.




Phlox panicuiata cosmopolitan David Rose seems to be a favorite
of bees and butterflies.




Someone tell me to stop changing my header and back.
Keep trying to be creative making headers and it just doesn't stick !