|This was the first day I have seen a spider|
in this location. I don't
think this is the same one that had
the grasshopper for it's meal. This one is
much larger. It made me jumpy just
trying to photograph it.
July 28, 2011
July 27, 2011
|The Evolution Salvia looked very pretty and purple this morning.|
|First daylily seeds from the Chosen Love|
daylily. I am going to try and
grow new plants from these. From what
I've read you take the
seeds out of the pod when it splits open. Let
them dry for about 3 days.
|Then after drying, put the seeds in a ziplock bag and|
refrigerate for 6 weeks. So this is where I'm at
July 25, 2011
|Sunflower - I think it needs some water.|
|Graham Thomas David Austin rose. This has|
to be, to me, the most beautiful
color of yellow I've ever seen.
|Red Knockout rose|
|This zinnia is huge in size and is such a beautiful|
color of pink. It measures 5" across.
|Cantaloupe is still progressing. (Hale's Best Jumbo)|
|Close up of hand stitching.|
July 20, 2011
|Black and Yellow Argiope (Argiope Aurantia)|
Last night I was in the garden and a grasshopper
had just fallen into the web. I checked back
this morning and the spider had it all
wrapped up ready to eat.
|Another one in a different part of the|
garden. I guess it hadn't caught any breakfast
or maybe it already had it. This one is over
by the tomato plants and knockout roses.
|Such a cheery face in the garden.|
|Another bud on the azalea.|
July 18, 2011
|Of course, lambs ear and alyssum.|
|Happy Returns daylily|
|It's not blooming now but the foliage is nice on the|
Queen Elizabeth rose and next to it is the
coleus Electric Lime.
|Miss Muffett caladium.|
|Another shot of Electric Lime coleus. It has done better|
than the red coleus.
|Coneflower - Echinacea|
I started these from seed. They haven't bloomed
yet but are still growing and may yet.
|Mystic Spires salvia.|
|Bell Pepper. Earlier in the season this plant produced|
one bell pepper, now it has 3 pretty good
sized ones on it and more flowers.
|Sunflower started from seed dropped by the|
birds from their feeder. This is the really
July 16, 2011
|Despite 100+ temperatures this little Encore azalea|
managed one bloom for it's mid summer
|This is a Janice Brown daylily seed pod. I've never tried|
to grow daylilies from seed. If anyone has any tips on
harvesting the seeds and growing them, I would welcome the
|I was out watering the okra this morning and discovered|
cantaloupes in the vines. There are about 6 of them in
varying stages of development. I'm not
sure which variety this one is, as I planted two kinds
together - Hale's Best Jumbo and Charentais.
|A baby watermelon - Crimson Sweet variety.|
|Lambs ear, coleus and hosta.|
|Fireworks Purple Fountain Grass.|
|Another shot of Fireworks Purple Fountain Grass|
July 12, 2011
|The one in the front is Color Glory and behind it is Patriot Plantain Lily.|
"Hostas" by Rosemary Barrett is my hosta
|This is the stone patio my hubby and I made. We want to do another|
one for our new yard.
|Notice the flowers on the coral bell.|
|This picture was taken in the early spring time - so|
no hostas had come up yet.
|I can't believe it - with all the heat and no rain - I have|
a bud on the Encore Azalea bush. They are suppose to
bloom spring, mid-summer and fall.
|Another shot of the interior of Geodesic Dome. Zinnias|
make nice cut flowers.