Amazing what a shovel and some tough love can do. So much better!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Monday, May 24, 2010
The iris are pretty much gone now, so this beautiful stem would be a faded memory if it weren't for the picture! It was a great weekend. Mark and I fished--well, he fished and I read--we worked out in the garden, V and I went to The Farm. Really nice time. Our new air conditioner is working to keep the house cool now that hot and humid have arrived. I haven't had to water much at all this spring with all our rains, but that is changing too.
Saturday, May 22, 2010
Pansies, red lettuce & snaps.
Chinese cabbage, lettuce, and beets.
Alyssum, stock, and kale.
Do you suppose the botanical garden has no rabbits? I didn't see a one while we were there. Plenty of squirrels, chipmunks, and a sign that said "please don't feed the foxes" . . . oohhhhh . . . so that's how they can grow lettuce like this!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Mark is 50 years young today! The Missouri Botanical Garden is one of our favorite places to visit. And you know, rain makes it even better :-)
Hard to see in this photo, but there's a series of dancing fountains in this garden that is fascinating.
In the home garden, different ways to grow your tomatoes. . .
The wise find pleasure in waters . . .
We had a great time. Happy birthday to the best husband in the whole world.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Hope everybody had a great mother's day. I thought about all the women in my life who have been my mothers, my co-mothers, my fellow mothers and it made me a little weepy. I remember going out into the yard with mama to cut roses to wear for mother's day when I was young. V says they always wore corsages for mother's day too. Red if your mother was living, white if your mother had passed. I'll put this on the list for next year. It's a tradition worth keeping :-)
Sunday, May 09, 2010
Betty made Betsy's darling little pillow slip dress.
Rachel called Kyle "Mr. Handsome" in this picture. I think the name fits!
Denzel Washington's mother said she prayed this prayer for her children every day and I have made it my prayer too. Lord, bless my children and my children's children.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Mama gave me this one for my birthday last year. I don't remember the name! Looks like it's going to be a good one. She gave me another one too, but the guys who sided the garage last week did a number on it. It's too tattered to show you right now, but it will come back.
And Yabba Dabba Do. Great hosta time of year--fresh foliage with no slug damage! Well, not yet anyway. They're there, just biding their time til one of them yells "midnight snack!" to all his buddies.
Posted by Kynda at 6:30 AM
Thursday, May 06, 2010
Blue Angel--my first really big hosta. I've told the story about getting disgusted with it, convinced that I had been sold a different variety because it stayed so small for the first few years. I dug it up and threw it on the compost pile where it stayed over the winter. And then it leafed out the next spring and made me feel really guilty. I decided to love it, no matter what its size, and then it GREW! That started an obsession with the big ones.
Segue--growing in full sun!
Niagra Falls--love the ribbing and the pie crust edging on this one.
Posted by Kynda at 10:15 PM
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
So here's a picture of this lovely clematis. More garden pictures to follow. Hope you're enjoying your May garden too.
Sunday, May 02, 2010
PJ gave me a gift certificate for my birthday a few years ago and I bought this doublefile viburnum for the front yard. Mark and I saw a magnificent one at the Missouri Botanical Garden a few years ago--it was HUGE! So we planted this one where it has lots of room to grow. I love it and it always reminds me of PJ, my sissy and fellow gardener! Hope you're having a good Sunday. It's good to be home :-)