Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Flowers

This sign is hanging by my front door. Too many people have come to the door and no one answered, they thought we weren't home and we were right down in the barn doing chores so when I saw this sign I thought it was perfect.


It's not even mid season as far as the flowers go in this region but I thought I would take some 'before' shots now and then in a month take some 'after' shots to see how they've progressed for me with all the tender loving care I give them. (grow or I'll put you in the compost pile!) Ahem......


This is the front of the house garden that goes along the path that takes you to the Snowbird's residence. I put in lots of Wave petunias and some that were supposed to be Waves but aren't so they must have been mislabeled. Sigh.....that means deadheading which I'm not too fond of but if it keeps them going I will do it. Also I put tons of cleome but this year, the shorter ones as last year they got to be seven feet high!!!This is the garden out by the street. Here again I used petunias and mixed in there are lots of cleome but they are still practically seedlings at this point. There are lots of perennials that have been growing there for many years. You can see Snowbird's house on the right side of this picture. They have their own entrance but there also is a door between our two houses that I keep locked at all times nooooooooo...... I mean a door where we can go back and forth without going outside. Ahem again......
See my bunnies in the garden. There used to be some children in the neighborhood that thought they were real and brought carrots and apples for them. This kitty guards my gardens for me but notice that he has caught a cute little mouse in his paws! Bad kitty!


This is a new variety of petunnias that I got this year. I'll show a close up, it's just gorgeous. These are a couple of the varieties of hollyhocks that I just got this year. I loved them as a child as my mother always had them in her garden. Here's one more.


Well it's starting to thunder and turn rather dark out so guess I'll get off this computer before it blows up or something. The boys are all in the barn having their dinner but I keep an eye out in case one of them gets spooked by the storm and I have to go out and hold a hand.....no I mean a hoof!


These Fanfare Impatiens are what I have hanging on the front porch. They will cascade down as they grow and can take full sun. They are something new to this area last year and they did really well on my porch even though they don't get full sun.
These are like the ones I have on the front lawn but these are hanging on the back deck by my mother's sliding glass doors. I think they are just so adorable and I think I will press some for future crafts.


This is my little vegetable garden. I have tomatoes, squash, peppers, watermelon, cucumbers and pumpkins. It's just a small area but it really produces lots of yummy fresh produce for us and the horses LOVE the watermelon.


Guess that's it for the floral news around here so far. Hopefully everything will grow well and get full and lush. We need rain and I haven't gotten the sprinkler system going yet as one of the heads needs to be replaced and I just haven't called the repair guy yet. I'm getting tired of lugging hoses around so I think I will call him tomorrow!




12 comments:

Joan said...

Wow...your garden is extraordinary and the photos spectacular. Little ol' brown thumb me is mighty jealous of someone whose thumb is as green as yours.

the moose buyer said...

Beautiful Garden. Like my cousin Joan, I myself have a purple thumb and I am sure I can kill a silk or plastic plant. I also envy artistic people and those who can do wonderful things on their blogs.

Love your sign. Mine says "if I am not home, check the Moose Lodge"

Myrna said...

Everything looks beautiful!
In addition to be good with animals, you have a green thumb! How talented!
I enjoyed the tour of your gardens.

Donna said...

I have wonderful hollyhock memories too! Hubby wouldn't let me have them though; they look to disorganized and "weed-like" growing. I remember making southern belle dolls from the flowers and buds.

Suzy said...

Wow!!!...your flowers are beautiful...I really enjoyed the photos.

Tonya said...

I love seeing the pictures of your place!
We are under water restrictions here and can only water our plants on certain days. Needless to say, my plants look horrible now.

How is Buddy?

PEA said...

I want to go visit your place!! Gosh, how I would love to walk around and see all of those beautiful flowers. They're already doing great so I can just imagine how glorious they will be a month from now! I love that sign, as you say, it's perfect for you since you're often at the barn doing chores!! Hopefully Buddy is continuing to do better...give him a nice big hug from me, even if he is a horse I'm sure they like hugs too?? lol xoxox

BarnGoddess said...

beautiful, beautiful!

thank you for posting your photos. I enjoyed them.

Your landscaping, flowers, and garden look great.

right now as I am typing, it is storming over my roof to beat the band. It has rained non-stop in OKLA this month.

I need a boat..........

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful garden! Totally jealous here...my energies seem to have been elsewhere for both my hubby and I so only our annuals are coming up...first the tulips came and now the gladiolas along our walkway and one lone rose by our front window.
I'll just enjoy your gardens vicariously! :)

palmtreefanatic said...

GORGEOUS!!!! I love them all, absolutely gorgeous!!!

Dawn said...

They look pretty good to me already!! We can't grow annuals any more because we've planted too much shade in our yard! It's a good news/bad news scenario.

Susie said...

Loved seeing all the photos of your garden. It is just a mass of gorgeous color. Delightful!
xo