Friday, July 10, 2009


I won't see my garden for almost a week! and I'm trying to hold myself together. But my girls have promised to take pictures of what blooms while I'm gone! Here's what's blooming this morning.

The Evening Primrose continue to flourish.

A very blurry shot of this pretty sedum.

This is one of several begonias that I rescued from a nursery. Beautiful color!

This is the first hosta to flower, and there are several in bud. I'm hoping at least a couple of the many, many others throughout the garden will wait for my return.

Another rescue operation. There were 2 sad little mini rose bushes for 99 cents that I bought and planted just last weekend. Another gardener gave me a huge clump of garlic that looks so pretty in the garden; so I planted some next to each rose to keep the aphids away.

My day lilies are stars of the front bed right now.

The first of the Astilbe to bloom. This is one of my favorite plants; and I've 3 others that I'm praying will wait until I come back to fully bloom. Fingers crossed!

Another lovely lily. And lots more waiting for more sunshine.

This is the first Shasta bud to open; so I had to snap a pic just in case I don't get to see the rest :(

The same with the Tickseed; will they be all finished by next Thursday?

Happy Friday everyone. See you in a week!


Tootsie said...

those shasta daisys are soooo cheerful looking arent they? Have a wonderful week!!!
it be nice to see how much your garden changes while you are gone!!!

CiNdEe said...

Happy FF to you!!!
Your flowers look great!!(-: I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

siteseer said...

Have a good week away. Your flowers are positively beautiful - even or should I say especially - your saves.

RainGardener said...

Beautiful flowers - I just love this garden hopping! Have a great week.

Jacki said...

Everything looks so pretty. I saw that lily on someone else's FF blog post too, and I just love it.

I was at Canadian Tire last week and picked up a begonia for $2.99. It wasn't on sale but it was in such good shape compared to all the plants around it that I just had to rescue it. CT had stacks and stacks of baskets they had dumped out because the flowers had all died. I don't understand why they don't mark their prices down before that happens ... Lucky you finding such good deals!

Rhonda said...

My favorite? Your white astilbe! Beautiful! ~~Rhonda

Connie said...

Not to worry...the flowers will still be blooming when you get back. Tickseed will bloom for many months if deadheaded. The look of that white Astilbe is quite striking.

Laura said...

I can see why you will miss it- everything looks amazing.


musingwoman said...

I'm sure they'll miss you, too!

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have some of that plant that you call sedum in my flower beds too. I have just always called it ground cover for lack of any other word. I do have a different plant that I call sedum so I'll have to share some pictures with you as they look nothing like yours.

Darla said...

Very nice....leaving your garden is like leaving your family.

California Girl said...

That is some terrific garden you have. We're having so much rain the NE our gardens are drowning. Have fun at camp.

John-Michael said...

I thank you for your gracious Hospitality and generous sharing of this splendid Sanctuary. Most lovely ... and kind of You.

Lovingly ...

Emma said...

So pretty I love flowers and I talk to mine all the time, I ask them If they like where they live!
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