January 25, 2020
June 10, 2019
It usually has 3 of each. I'm not sure why this happens. It's called Polymerous.
This plant has had several blooms this season and this is the only flower so far like this.
|Decatur Apricot Daylily ( A polymerous)|
|This is how it usually looks.|
My son-in-law & daughter purchased 2 cherry trees for me as
a Christmas gift in 2012 - a Bing and a Stella. One died and one survived. It's
been a very slow grower as this is the first year
for blossoms. Beautiful blossoms and I did get
a few great tasting cherries!! Hopefully it will have more
next year. I guess this is the Stella - self pollinating.
June 05, 2019
I've been on my little somewhat secluded 1/2 acre for 9 years with no neighbors on one side or behind us, just a wooded wildlife laden 6 acres with an unoccupied house. Now have new neighbors and wildness cleared out. It will take some getting used to. We attached lattice to the top of our fence to block the view. Some photos show before and after. Two large barns where built as well. I guess I was a bit spoiled. Oh well - knew someday it would change.
|Barn just built where a vacant field was for the last 9 years.|
See before photo below.
|Before the barn photo.|
|This is the after photo|
|The second barn is behind our trees. So view is blocked|
pretty good by our trees and lattice.
|Before picture - the trees and shrubs hadn't come into bloom yet. Dirt area is|
where the 2nd barn was built.
May 26, 2018
We bought this bench in 2006. (I neglected to get a photo of it in it's delapidated state, but believe me it was a pitiful thing to look at) The paint was peeling and the boards were rotting. My husband was tired of looking at it as well and couldn't sit on it for fear of falling through. So he finally decided to repair it. He removed all the old boards and replaced with all new ones and left the rest to me. Yea!! I wanted to have a lot of color on my porch where the bench now resides. I also painted the bird house to match, which was also purchased in 2006, and in need of a makeover. I just love the new colors and walking up to the front door.
April 24, 2018
|Clementine Double |
this comes back on its
own every year.
|Double Bridal Wreath|
Third year for this
shrub and its
starting to look
|Poppies coming up. |
I don't think
they will bloom
this year. My
sister-in-law gave some
me last fall. Not sure
what kind they are
|I've started a new bed|
in the front of the
house this year. The
azaleas in the back
didn't do well -
so I moved 2 here and
bought a new one
as well. This is
Encore Autumn Bell
|Sky Spirit Iris|
All the iris are getting
larger and more
spectacular looking in large
clumps of one color.
|I planted a geranium in a|
tree stump - so far so good
|Double Red Knockouts that|
have survived the disease
|I love all the green with just a little|
bit of color mixed in.
This is a surviving single pink Knockout
|I've added more of these Purple Oxalis around|
the property. They have delicate
pale lavender flowers almost white
|In the background is a tomato plant -|
it's been unusually cool for this time of year and
I'm just now getting them planted.
Also planted a marigolds, basil and sweet peppers
to try to ward off bugs
|This little clematis is still hanging on|
It has been a very slow grower
|Newly potted caladium|
|Row of double red Knockouts|