Sandra, will you please stop showing us photos of those cute kitties! It makes me want one! LOL All the lilies are beautiful and I love that phlox!
Everybody's pictures are so pretty.
I may have posted this photo on the other thread--don't remember--but I want to post it again because it is similar to Sandra's D/L above called Breathless Beauty. Mine is a noid--Buddy threw away the label when he planted these.
edited to add: I'd like to post a side-by-side photo of Sandra's D/L and mine to see how they compare. How do I save a copy of Sandra's photo to my computer?
This is the side-by-side. What do you think, Sandra? Could I have a Breathless Beauty, too? Mine is not 5 ft. tall but it is on that slope that goes down into the ditch beside the big pipe that goes under the driveway and water just runs off the slope into the ditch. My D/L might be bigger if it got more water.
I'll point it out to him, thanks Sandra. I should water it befor then too ;0) lots of sad looking babies out there today.
I'm glad this is a chat thread too LOL
I tore up the embroidery machine at work and been off work for 2 days and tomorrow's not looking good either. next week will be rough playing catchup,
Bonnie and Kim thinks I did it on purpose LOL I'll never tell. ;0)
i'm enjoying the time off for sure. finishing up the green beans
Sandra. Do you remember Miss Norma? well, I just came back from the hospital, she's had a mild heart attack last night and is having a heart cath today. we'll know what happens next after the heart cath, they'll either do a stint maybe surgery, she's a frantic mess though. she calmed down before I left.
got the house all cleaned for Bonnie and Kenny & jim, well, as clean as it's going to be I guess.
Cindy, remember when I used to run inside the house when I heard thunder, no matter how far away it was? Now I sit on the porch and listen to it. I even go outside with Dave and watch the thunderstorms sometimes. I still freak out when there's expected tornadoes though.
We got a good rain day before yesterday and it's sprinkling out side now. The DLs are loving it! But the heat and humidity are horrible. I worked in the yard this morning from 6:00 untill 10:00 then had to give it up. Just too hot! Especially digging thugs out of my beds. I had some Kwanzas show up in a bed I've never had them in before. Had to have come in in mulch or dirt or something.
Well it doesn't look like i'll get much help anytime soon from the game wardens..
He said the bears are becoming a problem everywhere in Pa..and the only thing that
would help is to change the bear season...extend it to more than 3 days..
All 6 of their traps are in use at this moment..and he's going on vacation...
This lily is still trying to open up tonight...
Not sure anymore who's who...LOL
Some are showing up that I didn't put there...
It seems like Kathy Ann has phlox fever this year--I love them too so I can't talk !!!
We had company this afternoon and she saw Jim's double phlox and had a fit over it so I pulled some up and potted it for her, along with a few other things--lol
lol KA, that was just 30 minutes ago. I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that!
You know those flower fevers can keep you in trouble. I had planned on not doing that this summer then the clematis fever caught up with me and I got 11 new ones. But other than that I have done pretty good this spring. I'm trying to do more culling this year than buying.
One last DL. This is a oldy but goody. She amazes me every year. Just a plain orange DL but the color is wonderful.
My camera can't do it justice. She is almost fluorescent.
Yep 3 days only..he said the law needs to be changed as there's way too many and not as many hunting them anymore...Guess they can keep trapping and moving them out..but the problem is gonna be to where?? Yellowstone Park maybe...LOL
No rain. Thunder and lightening again like yesterday, but nothing else. I want to got to the daylily man's house down the road, but it has been so hot I haven't. Maybe tomorrow evening I might make it.
Somewhere around 180 or so. I need to update the journal. The Canadian Border Patrol you gave him is always one of the best bloomers.
Here is his Mary's Gold. Like you Terrye it is probably one of my favorites.
Oh what beautiful flowers you grow. Thanks all of you for showing your flowers.
Terrye I have been digging up kwanzas for 2 days in places they have never been. I guess all it takes is a piece of the root of those to make a plant? Not like the others where you have to have a crown?
They are aggravating to dig up too, Cindy. You have to be sure and get all of it or it's back up in no time. I think that's what happened to me. They came in in dirt or mulch sometime and I didn;t notice them. Then this year they bloomed.
Terrye, I though you where asking how many Jim has. LOL The daylily man probably has around 300 or so. He lives about a mile from me. I told Jim a few days ago we needed to just get in the car an head to Sandras. I wish we could find time to come your way.
I don't think that many of you check the critters page, so please allow me to show you my new little grandducks. These cuties belong to my rescued duck, Buttercup. There are 10 of them...notice they all have yellow faces except one.
WOW - I have been off line for a week or more, and it has taken me a LONG time just to catch up on this one thread!! I can not begin to comment on all the beautiful flowers individually, but they are gorgeous!
Cindy, hope that your shot helped and that you are feeling better although I know it takes a few days to take effect usually.
Charlotte, did you ever id your mystery tropical plant? I believe it might be an alamander (sp?)? I have one that I purchased at Cleggs when we were at Jeri's. KA - I have that same double phlox from Kenny, but I couldn't read the name - just Kenny on the tag! Then I noticed that he had posted a photo of it . Didn't know what the name was, but guess it doesn't have a name...
I thought about starting a want list for the day lilies but it is so impossible since I seem to love them all... some are more stunning than others though. I think I just need to make a road trip to visit some of your yards!! :)
I have been amazed at how rapidly the grass has taken over my beds...they were so clean before I left for Jeri's and I haven't been able to catch up since then! We went on a mini vacation this past weekend to take Clara to Memphis and then on to Nashville, and when I came back my wonderful sister had cleaned over half of my large circle bed AND had purchased 50 bags of mulch a lot of which she had already put out!!! Can you believe that??? It is so nice to have someone who loves you enough to weed flower beds for you! She didn't want me to touch it, but of course, I have worked on it some... and then she came back yesterday morning and worked 4 hours and last night and worked another 3 - 4 and is coming back this evening... she didn't want me to help with it, but I have, and maybe together we can finish getting it weeded and remulched this afternoon. I tried to explain to her that I really did have them CLEAN in mid May, but I don't think she believes me!! :)
Clara returned to Italy on Wednesday so I am officially back to two kids at home, and an empty bedroom... which still bugs me every time I walk by!
So good to catch up with everyone! I have been in withdrawals for being off line so long!
PS... KA, so sorry to hear that you lost your beloved Dude. I know how big a hole they can leave in your heart. I hope that the pain is easing up, and that you are able to enjoy your precious memories of him. Sending hugs your way!
I thought everyone was awfully quiet and now I figured out why. Somehow I missed this thread. I haven't been on as much as usual with Jake here. One of my hardy hibiscus out front started blooming today but I haven't had a chance to take a photo yet. I'm keeping my stuff watered but by late in the afternoon a lot of stuff just starts wilting. I think it just from the heat and humidity. As soon as the sun goes down and it starts cooling off they start perking back up.
Cindy, that tag in the bird's nest is too funny. Now we know!!
Genna, I know what you mean about the weeds. I just thought I was keeping up with them and then I go back to a part of the garden I haven't looked at in a day or two and there are huge weeds there. Where do they come from?? And now it's too hot to go out and weed much.
Kim, those grand-ducks are precious!! Thanks for sharing.
Well, before Jeri's I had fought dandelions like crazy ... but this is mostly grass... the kind that makes the huge clumps and then sends out runners to spread even more, so one clump can take up a sq ft! My sister is 14 yrs older than I am - she doesn't REALLY need to be doing my weeding, but she said she did it because she loves me... Is there ANY doubt about that?? My kids said, we love you but we don't love your flower beds...
It was great! We didn't realize that Clara had NEVER been to a zoo. We had gone mainly to see the pandas, but then we ended up taking in the entire zoo. Thankfully, it was a little overcast last Friday and it helped. We really had a nice time. Then we went to Beale street and did some looking and had supper at the Hard Rock. Saturday and Sunday were KILLERS! The heat and humidity were something! Thankfully, we spent most of Saturday in the shopping malls in Nashville. Poor Kyle was in a one day football camp at Vandy on Sunday - heat index was supposed to be 112... I took the girls to a church and SS about 20 min away where our former youth pastor is at now...and we had lunch, and did some looking in downtown Nashville, so most of the time we were not out in the heat like he was. I don't think it was quite as hot as predicted, but it was HOT! Got home about midnight Sunday night, but I took off Monday too so I could recover!
We ended up having to get a hotel room in Franklin TN because of the Country Music Fest that was going on and all the rooms were full!!! I was told that Franklin had a lot of neat shops and historic buildings, but we never had the chance to go downtown. We are considering returning in late July for Kyle to attend another one day camp there and look the campus over more closely because he thinks he wants to attend college there... if we go back, I would like to visit downtown Franklin while we are there.
My friends daughter lives in Nashville and I've gone up with her to visit her daughter. We went to downtown Franklin and it does have some neat shops. Also it is fun to go out and visit the Armish. I would like to go back and do that again sometime. Really interesting.
Wow Terrye - Your beds are always beautiful, but I have never seen them look quiet so stunning ! Great shots. They are looking like "mature" beds and that first picture - that bed is not really very old.
KA - not to worry - we are coming early, remember - so they will all be "perky" and looking beautiful ! I just hope Jim & Kenny don't want to dig anything. They are on their own if they do. lol.
In this heat it's almost impossible to keep something from looking wilty and sad. We had a short sprinkle last night so everything was perked up this morning.
I worked in the yard today till 11:30 then called it quits. It's terrible out there. Now I'm back in the recliner with my foot on ice. I was replacing a huge hydrangea bush with a JM right behind my pond. Took most of the morning to get it done. Here's a pic but it is in full sun right now. It looks kind of skimpy now. I'll finish it this fall. had to get that tree in the ground but I wanted to wait until the Hydrangea bloomed.
Thanks, Bonnie! The swing arbor is a little over two years old now.
Isn't it funny how we look at other peoples floweers? I come to your place, Bonnie and KA and all I can see is beautiful flowers everywhere. I look at mine and I see weeds, weeds, weeds! lol
Thanks for the kind comments about my grandducklings!
Genna, would your sister care to be my sister, too? lol
Well, if y'all are going to KA's early so stuff will not be wilting...what will mine look like when y'all get here around 1??? Yikes! If y'all see any plants that I have, I will dig and mail later...towards fall.
Terrye, I cannot wait to see pix of your grandducks! I don't ever recall seeing weeds in your beds either!!!
Genna, I have rocks around some of them but most don't have edging. I spray my edges with Roundup which up close is not as pretty but with all the beds I have it's the only way I have time to edge. Otherwise they would be full of zoysia.
Beautiful TErrye, I can't wait to see it in October, you still having the RU in october? hope so.
I know what you mean about cutting things down, I got a new little josie lilac bush and darren weedeated it down the other day. I showed it to him and said that little stick will come back, DON'T MESS with it LOL
Yes, I;m planning a RU at my place on October 23. I'll be starting threads on it later. Hope everyone can come! Though you know nothing will be blooming here that time of year! One of these days I'm going to have a garden party in the Spring!
I just read it takes 3 to 4 years to bloom, what's going on with mine, It's way past that. It should have bloomed last year for me. It's one of the last things to come up in the garden. I know for a fact I didn't miss the bloom, I watched it from a stick form it's leaves . It was a daily watch for me. :0)
Genna I can't tell you exactly where the Amish country is as my friend did all the driving but it is not far from the Franklin area.
Terrye your beds are absolutely gorgeous!! Everything is so freshly mulched! I really need to get some mulch and do mine. Makes everything so much more finished looking.
Genna I have rock all around my beds and I got tired of weed eating so I just took a shovel one day after a big rain and went all around my beds and dug out a space about 6 inches. It starting to grow back some, so I need to go out and do the same thing again. I was thinking about using roundup but I'm always so afraid I'll get that stuff on my plants.
I try to do it real low to the ground so it won't spray very far. It's worth the hassle to me. There is no way I can edge out as many beds as I have.
Thanks, Charlotte! My SIL helped me get that done one week early in the spring. Had to do some beds before I even had time to weed them out but it actally worked out anyway cause the mulch smothered alot of them out.
We luck up on our mulch and get it free. Good thing because we used about 7 - 20ft trailers worth of the stuff piled high as the truck cab.
I noticed an ad by the city in today's paper and they are giving away free mulch today and tomorrow until it runs out. I thought about trying to go tomorrow morning and pick some up and just let it sit until I can do it. But I have an idea I'm not going to get around to it.
Terrye, your gardens are beautiful! Believe we are NOT looking for weeds. You know...those who live in glass houses can't throw any stones, LOL!
Y'all better be watching out for Japanese Beetles. I took at look at my KO roses yesterday and found a bunch making themselves right at home. And a lot of the top leaves had been thoroughly munched! Hate to spray much but I did yesterday around the base of the roses and on some of the beetles. Ugh!! So far I haven't seen them in other parts of the gardens but I'll be looking.
Franklin TN is a nice little town. If you're ever back there, do stop in and browse some of the shops. If any of you are quilters, there used to be a nice little quilt shop there. The Amish village town is near Lawrenceburg. I think it's Summerton or something like that.
I don't remember there being any town to the amish place we went. All the houses were in the country on a series of dirt roads. You just drove around and stopped at houses. They all sold jellies, jams, baskets, etc. The houses were not real far apart, put it was definitely not what you would call town. There were a few shops in one area. That might be the town your talking about.
My cousin was telling me the other day that she had noticed Japanese beetles this year, too. She lives just a few miles from me. I haven't noticed any but then I haven't been looking for them. :o~
Kathy ann, I hate hear about that asters yellow or whatever it is called! I understand it can completely destroy your echies in a hurry! I sure hope mine don't get it because I have had four of my echies that I thought were dead to come back this spring--the Tiki Torch, Tomato Soup, White Swan and Fragrant Angel. The Tiki Torch has really been performing well. Tomato Soup is doing good, too, and the other two are still small but should be okay. Of course, the regular purple coneflowers are growing like crazy!
by the way, all of the coneflowers will last from 10 days to 2 weeks if you cut them and put them in a vase. They last longer than the Shasta daisies. The gaillardia last a long time, too. I cut a big bouquet with a combination of all of them in the vase and they really brightened up my kitchen table!
Charlotte, I don't think the Amish area is really a 'town' either, but there is a small TN town close to just what you described. There used to be some who sold quilts and baskets, but I don't know if they still do that. This was over 5 years ago. It's beautiful countryside, even if you just drive through. You suddenly notice the absence of power lines! Just remember they don't sell anything on Sunday. But if you are driving through on Sunday you can often see their horse-drawn carriages.
I forgot to ask...does anyone grow Confederate Rose? I thought mine was a goner this year because of the cold last winter. Lo and behold, about a week or so ago, I saw it coming back up! It's about 18" now. I really mulched it heavily after I cut it back. My aunt told me to just keep watching it that it might still come up. As usual, she was right! She just turned 83 and probably knows how to grow more flowers and plants than all of us together, LOL! Still tends to her small flower garden.
My confederate rose is slow coming back this year also but did return for me. it's about knee high now. It has along way to go before it blooms. I took cuttings off mine last fall and some of them rooted over the winter. I thought I lost my plant because Water might have gotten down tto the roots when I cut it back last fall. But I guess not. Not as full as it was last year though.
I have too many flower pictures to show, so instead I'll show you my new Tiki bar I got today at a yard sale for $20. I was planning to make one to put in my Wedding Garden which will have a tropical theme. I've been scoping out the cost of parts and trying to figure out how to put it all together. And now here's the bar already made. The bar has an open back with shelves to store glasses and other bar accoutrement. I can get some bamboo canes and make a roof for it. And I've found a place where I can buy the thatch to cover the roof with. I'm so excited! Half the work is done for me and it cost a lot less than it would have. Tiki bar kits sell for $400+.
I have some cool bar stools for the tiki bar I bought years ago and should have bought more. A discount store had them new for $25 each. Every other place I've seen them is selling them for $100+ each. One is a man and one is a woman. She even has earrings. I think they're so bohemian, perfect for my tropical island theme.
All right, if you really wanna see plants, here are a few. This is the scene you'll see from the highway when you pass by my house. I put the fence up last year and this spring I built the arbors at the gates and made this bed that goes from one end of the property to the other. The vacant lot between the fence and the highway is where people park when we have gatherings. If you've been to one of my garden parties, you've parked on all that icky bermuda out there. Rumor has it, the bermuda may not last long now that I'm running out of room inside the fence...but that's just a rumor. LOL
This bed is filled with pink, purple and white plants. Anything that doesn't fit the themes of any of my gardens inside the fence is planted outside the fence.
Here's a bloom on my Thalia (water canna). I've had it in the pond for years and this is the first time I've ever seen it bloom. I had no idea it did bloom. It's just opening. I'll try to take a picture when it's in full bloom. It's pretty exciting since I've never seen a thalia in bloom before.
My friend Beth was over looking at all my daylilies and checking out the names for them. She's just amazed at some of the unique names and themes I've collected. And she casually said, "I bet if I looked hard enough, I could find one here named after Star Wars or something!" I thought for a minute and said, "Well, as a matter of fact, meet Jedi Free Spirit."
Red Eyed Fantasy is still amazing me and anyone who happens to see it in bloom. It's a large bloom that is just so bold. I have to move it to the front of the bed though because it's a bit shorter than my other daylilies and they obscure it.
KA - what does that aster's disease look like?? I just wanted to be on the look out for it. Will it spread to the others??
Also, my amsonia ? that bloomed a couple of months ago is looking really pitiful... the leaves are curling and are turning brown on the back - like brown rust spots... do I need to pull it up?? I have no idea what is wrong with it but I know it didn't look like that last summer.
Sandra, on the tall purple phlox you gave me - it is really putting on a show... my sister is wanting some of it and I was wondering if it is all on the same root? Seems to have 8 - 10 stems but they all seem like they MIGHT be connected together and we were afraid of messing up my plant. I had no idea if I could divide it or needed to wait for baby plants or what. I found what MIGHT be a baby underneath it and gave it to her, but it is really hard to tell - it might have been a weed. :)
All the daylilies are so beautiful... makes me want to add more to my beds! My sister and I were trying to finish up my center bed last night and were discussing daylilies - talking about them being edible so Kyle proceeded to pick one and started eating it !!! BOYS... guess there isn't much they won't try! If I had not have been so exhausted, I would have gotten the camera to take a pic! (he wanted to know if he would be a topic of conversation on DG now...)
Genna, if you are going to come to Terrye's this fall I can give you some then and you can let yours grow--it will make new plants out from the mom plant from the roots, in fact you may be cussing me one day--lol--when they have been there a few years they start spreading out everywhere, I control mine by pulling it up in the spring and potting some for friends and throwing the rest away.
Beautiful pictures Nancy Ann--nice score on the bar too !! I went to my first yard sale this year. I got some small rubbermaid storage boxes for .50--they are 5.00 at Wal-mart. I got all they had which was 3 to store some of my bead stuff in. I have a few of the larger ones, but can't lift them when full, so I was happy to get these.
the flower s themselves actually don't really fully bloom and they turn green and the center of the coneflower develops a green leafy growth looks just like leaves.
I'll try to tak e apic of mine tomorrow, it's the only one out there affected by it, I thought maybe temperature had something to do with the disease, but it's from a leaf hopper that causes the virus.
Not sure what you can do to prevent it, I have to read the link also. but I do know, there is NO saving the plant when it gets it and you must rip it from the ground and throw it out. it spreads to the other e chinceas.
I'll post a pic tomorrow sometime
Bonnie Jim, and Kenny came to visit my gardens today then we went to Kim's house and went to a few nurseries and out to eat.
WE paid a surprise visit to Charlotte. WE should have called first, missed her, our plans were up in the air and we didn't really know when we would get by there , we are so sorry we missed seeing you and your gardens Charlotte. We should have called sooner and let you know what our plans were.
Had a great time, but I fear I am getting double vision from long trips, eye stress maybe not sure, but this is my 4th time this year to get it, and on the way home Amber had to drive. (one of the reasons I begged her to come today) Just in case. and sure enough. WE got to SEarcy and I couldn't see. I took 2 advil migranes and the double vision goes away. Go figure. Not sure I f I should consult a doctor or vision doctor. or what. I know it has something to do with eye stress though. and maybe headaches, and the headaches coming from I guess just vision stress if there is such a thing. I'm learning how to stop it in it's tracks though by taking that advil migrane right away.
Hope Kenny, Jim and bonnie had a safe trip back home.
Nancy Your tiki bar is a good deal! You did good! love those little chairs too. SO CUTE>!!!!
i'm impressed with your flowers, their beautiful.
Another link I found on yellow asters, I guess I should read up on it, I have so many varieties out there, I have lost a couple of white swan but they didn't have yellow asters, but had major curling of the leaves so bad that the whole plant was deformed, I dug the one and the other is growing out. I need to get a pic of it tomorrow to to show you the leaves on it. that's probably another disease. Bad growing year I guess for them
Kathy Ann, Bonnie, Kim, Kenny and Jim I'm so sorry I missed you. I got an email this morning from my son suggesting I take Jake to Mt. View. We had to go today if we were going and made a quick last minute decision to go. I was charging my phone and ran out of the house without thinking to get it. Made it all the way to Mt View before I realized I didn't have it. Boy was I lost without it. I didn't think to tell DH that someone might come by to look at the gardens - he could have told you all to go on back. Wish you had just gone on in the back. He is actually used to people doing that. Everyone will just have to have them come back in Aug when I have a little get together.
We went to the Folk Center and he really enjoyed it.
Good i'm glad they figured out we're not that far away!! They've all got to come back in Aug.
I need to start thinking about some dates soon so everyone can get it on their calendar.
I think I need to go to the eye doctor, when I took my glasses off to type up that post above, my vision was clear as abell, then I put them on and watched tv and I have double vision again. SOOOOO I guess I'll be going to the eye doc this week. it's been a long time, so I hope that's all the problem and nothing else.
I'm hitting the sack early tonight.
I'm glad your odora came back for you Sandra. maybe it will be hardy here too.
Well, Terrye and I are going to write a little note to put in Lamar's wallet with Ruth's little note. Our feelings are hurt we did not get invited--so I called Terrye and Judy and Judy and I went and took the daylily tour at Terrye's--it was so beautiful, I have never got to see her daylilies in bloom, and it was a real treat.
I made a lot of pictures and will be posting them in a couple of days--we have had company tonight and church tomorrow.
You are going to love them when I do !!
I was out working on my front bed today - why oh why are we NEVER happy with the way a bed looks? But anyway I had about 5 volunteer impatiens out there. Some of them were already blooming! I haven't mulched that bed yet this year because I am working on it - maybe that's why I never see them reseed because I mulch before they are up far enough. After I finished working on the bed I planted the last of your impatiens from the RU so now they can all play nice and reseed to their hearts content.
I wish I could get this bed looking a bit better since it is the first thing you see when you walk up to the front door. I guess I haven't worked on it much because I don't ever come in that way - just pull in the garage and then go out the back door to the gardens - but I know I need to work on it since everyone else sees that bed first. I hauled about 10 loads of dirt over there this morning , then replanted some stuff and moved the wall of the bed out some. It used to just be a funny shape and it drove me nutso. I like the new shape but I'm just still not sure exactly how I want it to look.
Karen that is probably why my impatiens reseed so easily. I don't mulch my back. I just use the pine needles that fall and add the ones I rack from the yard. My stuff is pretty thick and I don't like to add any actual mulch until I'm sure everything is up. Even then I don't add a thick layer, just enough to give it a dressed look.
KA, I am sorry you got double vision again. Maybe, I should drive next time...how many plants can we get into a Honda S2000? I hope Amber enjoyed herself...I am certain she thinks we are slightly crazy...but she is wrong, we are very wacko! LOL
What do you mean y'all were not invited, Sandra? There is always a standing invitation to any event! Sounds like you had fun. Just like we did!
I am so glad Bonnie, Kenny, Jim, KA and Amber came to LR. I wish the temps would have been in the 70's (fat chance) but we managed to buy a few plants at the 5 nurseries we visited. Jim even got a mickey mouse ear for 10 dollars! I don't think they knew what they had. Kenny went home with 2 new friends...he can explain. We ate at Izzy's and all shared a piece of lemon ice box pie...which is when I found out that Kenny does not like lemon!
Kenny, thanks so much to you and Jim for the EEs...you know how I love 'em. Bonnie...I owe you a big ole hug for the sneaky gift you left behind! I was hoping for a little Milla dog. hahahaha
LOVE, LOVE that deep magenta glad ! KA knows it too !
I'm gonna post some pics I took of our trip as soon as I have time to resize all of them. Even got a few of Charlotte's front yard, even though she wasn't there. ;-)
OMG! That glad is so beautiful! I went outside early this morning thinking I may plant some of the goodies I got...but it was already in the 80s...close to 90 now. I may be able to get stuff into pots before the month is over...
Charlotte, we did look on the side of the house at the gate but it had lock on it, so I did not even walk back there. I was going to grab a few impatiens. Oh well, maybe I can get some seeds in August ;o) I am glad that you and DGS got to go on another adventure before he returns home. I know y'all had fun.
This is probably not the right thread to post this on but not sure where to put it. We had a sad thing happen in the neighborhood last night. A lady down the street died. About 9:00 she called 911 and told them she was bleeding from the mouth and it wouldn't stop. Not actually sure of the chain of events but I believe 2 police cars came first. Others neighbors noticed the police cars and came out. They did tell the other neighbors she had called 911 but the door was locked and they would knock the door down until the rescue squad got there. She lives alone and has lots of medical issues. The neighbors told them that and said they neeeded to knock the door down and get in. Some of the neighbor guys went around back to see if the back was open by chance. Finally the paramedics and fire truck got there and they knocked the door down and got to her. She didn't make it. My neighbor across the street happened to know her daugher called her and she got over before the ambulance left with her and another neighbor took her to the hospital. The reason I am posting. None of us were aware they could not enter your house if it was locked until fire and rescue arrive. That 10 minutes or so could have made a difference in her life. We are a very unusual little section of a neighborhood that actually knows each other and many of us have exchanged keys but no one had her key. But we decided we needed to take it a little further to make sure some of us can always get in each others house in case of an emergency. Also we want to know more about not being able to get into a house although they have called 911.
Kim you would not have thought to check it, but the lock is just to hold the faulty latch in place. It is not actually locked. Sorry you didn't get some impatiens. I'm going to have to start throwing them in the compost pile. If I don't they are going to take over my other plants.
Charlotte, that is so sad, did she have a liver problem? If so and that was where the blood was coming from, the extra time would not have made a difference, I don't think.
So the moral of the story is, if you need help--you need to be able to unlock your door when you call for it--that does seem strange, but-with so many prank calls to 911 I am sure they have rules to follow--the city would have been sued had it been a prank call.
They showed a woman calling 911 to help her find a husband the other day, they told her she could be taken to jail for calling them, without an actual emergency. She told them to come and get her, maybe she could meet a man at the jail, she needed a husband--she was drunk or high or something.
Let us know what your neighborhood works out.
Charlotte, I hate for you to throw them away! I wish I had time to run by there tomorrow but my schedule is jammed packed...even though, I bet a few patients would rather I take off and cancel their appointment!!! If you get the notion...I wouldn't ;o)...you can throw them in a bag and bring them to AR Urology...if you do, just ask the girl at the front to point you to G pod...then tell the girls at the desk that you have flowers for me...they will take them or come get me.
I am sorry about your neighbor. A tragic situation.
If they get any sun they will wilt when the sun hits them but will come right back after the sun moves away. They do like a lot of water. They do best in lots of shade. I have some in the back that gets afternoon sun for several hours. They wilt and then come right back.
That sure looks like it, but I have no idea really. LOL
I just came inside from working in the back flower garden and I noticed that I sprayed round up on my florida seiboldii clematis and that sucker is DEAD. I hope it might come back from the roots, I'm so mad at myself. I killed 3 other clematis with fertilizer. I think i'm batting 1,000 with my clematis
I have that one arbor out in the full sun area, it's not real tall probably 6 to 7 foot high need a vine on that thing on both sides.
any ideas? I thought about wisteria but I figured in time we'd have to walk through it on our knees LOL so I tossed that idea.
I'm headed out to water the raspberries and pick them and water the strawberries and new wisterias that I have planted by the dog kennel
I either need to stay inside or stay outside, this in and out of the AC is killin me. I'm fine if I stay outside. ;0)
Oh I thought you just forgot the name ;o) Oh well, call it Kathy Ann phlox then.
Oops! The stuff you want killed by round up will not kill it and the stuff you hope it won't, will!
I decided to place a couple of the EEs that I got yesterday and one from Sheila. I was not planning on planting but just finding a spot. While looking I spotted my varigated wentii that I was just certain died during the winter. I got so excited that I planted the EEs, too! Now, if my lime zinger returns, I am going to jump for joy!
I got two diff jasmines on one of the other trellises in full sun out there. and akebias on the other trellis and two diff porcelain berry vines on another trellis LOL got one left to plant by specially since I killed my clematis
Marilyn , you were asking me about the pink pussy willow, how much room to give it.
I chopped mine down not this past winter but the winter before that, I prayed that thing would die, and I'd just root some cuttings and put it somewhere else. In fact for the next 6 months I chopped the new growth down till I finally gave up and it's I'm guessing probably 5 foot taller than I am, taking up way too much room. I can't walk anywhere around it when it's in full bloom because the wood bees are horrid around it, but I can smell it all over the garden, it smells awesome.
I just let it go after a while, it won the battle and LOOK at it!! give it lots of room. full sun too.
I did the same thing to my chaste tree and it's about 4 toot tall now. it's determined to live also ha
OM Charlotte, that's so sad. I am so sorry you lost a neighbor. That's the way the neighborhood I grew up in was, everyone trusted everyone, knew what everyone else was doing, and we all had each others keys. Wow, you just never know.
nice pics crissy, how's your veggie garden growing? My tomatoes are so sad looking. if we don't get a rain soon, their gonna be gonners.
I just got a text from my boss, embroidery machine is still down, their going to work on it again tonight if they don't get it fixed, their going to switch over the other machine to flats so I do have to go into work tomorrow. I HATE that other embroidery machine. Don't even know if I can opperate it or not LOL oh well, don't have much choice since I tore up the other one. I had a dream last night some lady answered the phone up there and she was the new seamstress they fired me and hired her. How stupid is that. How insecure is that also LOL
I still dream about going to work and then I am so tired, and hurting and I tell them I am going to quit so they don't cut my disability off--I have not worked since 2001 !!
Dreams are strange things sometimes
Thanks for the pics of the cone flower with the yellow asters KA... I have never seen anything like that , but at least will know to pull it up if that happens to mine. I would never have known!
I am sure you don't have to worry about them hiring another seamstress... not many people are willing to work as hard as you do!!
Charlotte, sorry to hear about your neighbor! I didn't have a clue they couldn't come in if you called 911... what good would it do if someone was attacking you??? I need some of your impatiens too!
Finished my bed that my sister weeded for me and it is totally mulched and looks awesome! I hope to get pictures while it is nice and clean although most things are finished blooming except for my purple phlox that Sandra gave me. It is really pretty.
Today is Leigh's bday and Father's Day so we just had cake and homemade ice cream with my Sister and BIL...
Now, I have to make a run to walmart for the kids to get some things for Super Summer... they leave for that on Tuesday and will be gone all week.
Charlotte, if you do bring impatiens to the office, don't worry about the amount, I will be mobbed by coworkers wondering if they can have some ;o)) So, bring as much or as little as you want...and if you decide not to come at all, that is okay too.
Well yesterday was Great! Hot, but great. Kathy your gardens where wonderful. I am sure we did not see everything, but we saw a lot for sure. I don't really see how you do all you do and find time for the plants.
Kim thanks for lunch. I am sure if had been cooler we would have come home with plants then we did. Maybe we can make a run next Spring over there. Charlotte maybe we can catch you next time. What we did see made our mouths water.
Here is a Ram we got at a nursery in Bald Knob. Their prices where good it appeared. Not sure where he will go, but it was one of those things one has to have.
Last Fall after we left Kims house we got a little lost and run up on a nursery that had this monkey. Ever since we had wished we had gotten him so thanks to Kim we where able to hit that nursery again since we did not know where it was at.
After telling Bonnie yesterday we did not need any more daylilys( shut up Bonnie) we went to Shepard Daylily Farm in Holly Springs today just to look and of course came home with 18 new ones. This is a nice place for those who live near here.
Kim I forgot to mention the Hosta. My brain is fried from the heat. Kim managed to get a "Free" ( I am still not convinced) Hosta for us yesterday so that you very much. I will put it somewhere close to the monkey.
I may have to go check out the monkey. Kim I've figured out some ways I leverage things to lift them. It's to do it in a car however. Too hard to lift it out. A truck is the best way to do it. Someone can usually put it in the truck for me and then I take my wheelbarrow and put right at the edge of the tailgate and just kind of slide it into the wheelbarrow.
Yes you do Charlotte. They sold out of the ones they had last year and just got in the new shipment. After seeing Kenny's sitting on the bench - omg - now I really wish I had gotten one too. I just tried to dicker with them on buying 2 and all they'd do is 10% off - well Kenny went on and got his, and they still gave him the 10% off. lol. So sorry about your neighbor. That is so tragic. Good though that you and your neighbors are all close.
Kenny I got a message out to the the lady who grows that Bamboo, Told her i'd like to have a small rooted piece if they can find on e to dig.
My neighbor said they were bringing me some more bamboo, since Danny hasn't been able to get bck over there.
Their probably over there today, theygo on sundays over to her mom's house who has the bamboo. He showed me pictures of that bamboo where it's growing, I think they were on his phone, It was a forest over there, nothin but huge bamboo, their in the midst of cutting it down and mulching it right now, they cut it down 3 times a year, grows out to 20 foot in no time. but it's by the creek and gets tons of water. we'll see what I can get for you. No promieses, but they owe me LOL Time to pay up he he
I like the idea of hostas and ferns together, that's neat. I may try that this spring, got a bunch of hostas just sitting in small pots waiting for someone to put them into the ground LOL Got a couple of ferns coming, that ursela's red and one other one, I bet they'd look good in a pot
Kim do you leave that pot out all winter? or put it under the deck
I know you sweated off some lbs - but that is not where you need to be KA with your health ! Get yourself back in that house ! That is where I have been all day. I have to go out in a bit and turn the sprinklers on. Wish I had soaker hoses with timers right now.
This is where Kim and her DH relax ... oh the peace !
Kathy if you get it good, if not no problem. He has about 8 different kinds so it want kill him not to get it.
Bonnie thanks for taking pics. I usually do, but for some reason never even thought about it. I told you to get a monkey. Now we will have to go back. Charlotte if you see it you'll want it. It was over priced I think, but I'm glad I got it.
I did not realize that you took pix at my house, Bonnie. The host is Fringe Benefits with a sensitive fern. I have had EEs in there for the past 3-4 years but they did not make it through the winter. Yes, KA, they have stayed in that same spot for years. I put them there because the path to the creek was soooo boring. At one time the ground was level but not anymore...I usually have to add a small rock under the pot to make it look fairly level.
Back on my neighborhood again. I forgot to say that in addition to exchanging keys, which a lot of us have already done, we decided we needed to develop a contact list for each of us. We all know general information about our children, parents, etc. but we don't have telephone numbers. So we are going to make sure we also share that information. Last night my neighbor across the street just happens to go the same church the neighbor and her daughter go to and she had that information in her church directory. Otherwise we would not have known how to get in contact with her daughter. We also have a nice mix of younger and older. It's so nice to see the younger ones being so willing to watch out for us (I hate to say) older ones. The younger ones made sure her house was secure after the dectectives had left and cleaned it up so her family would not see the mess.
The trick to making peacock fern survive is to dare it to die ;o)) I did not know anything about it when I got a cutting (4 inch pot) from a garden club member about 5 years ago. It was 5-10 times that the next year! Since then, I have been digging and giving away every year. It just keeps going! I have added some to other beds but none has done as well as my original clump. I have 2 other types, too...but they are very slow growing. I will be happy to bring some (especially to Bonnie) in October.
Bonnie, the deck is a wonderful peaceful place but during this hot weather, I sit under the deck on a porch swing. I have hanging plants and garden art under there for my amusement. I really enjoy it...
Bonnie, yeah I knew those pics were of KA's yard - but they were really nice pictures. Kim, your yard is really beautiful too!
KA - what type of Bamboo grows that large?? I assume it spreads like wildfire? Leigh is wanting some bamboo - he would love to have some that gets large like that (and I might could come up with ways to utilize it! ) LOL ... do you know the name of it?? Not sure if any of the nurseries around here even sell bamboo so I would probably have to order off line...
Genna there is a place called Ozark Bamboo Garden in Eureka Springs. Not sure how far that would be for you. We have several different timber bamboo that should get around 5 inches and 75-80 feet tall. It is a paint to deal with so be aware of that. Get clumping not running unless you have plenty of room.
I don't know what the name of it is, I don't think they do either. I know it just needs alot of water.
I don't have to worry about mine, after 5 years I finally got 6 or 7 sticks out there, it requires alot of water, and mine never gets near enough to cause damage, but if it ever does take hold I will be sorry I didn't put in a barrier for it to not cross through.
You should go visit the bamboo thread genna to see what they have to do to keep their bamboo from crossing into their neighbors yard.
I think it can take a while to take off, but once it does stand back. My next door neighbor planted a small patch several years. It's quite a ways over from my yard but all of a sudden that stuff has started growing! It is spouting up all over his yard and he's also afraid it's going to get in my yard and he knows I would not be happy. He has done all kind of digging and putting boards and other stuff down to building a barrier. I hope it works!! Because I for sure don't want it in my azaleas! We planted some of the clumping bamboo at my MG project. It has been a couple of years and it still is not doing much but I bet it will just take off one of these days. It seems you just need to have plenty of room for it to grow and have it far away from everything.
Beautiful bloomers, everyone. June is the highlight of my daylilies and I've probably made at least 200 photos of them in the past 3 weeks. I won't show them all, but I will share a couple. The first is Awakening Dream. Some days it blooms so much that I can hardly get to the spent blooms to deadhead them.
You are most welcome! I hope they were OK. Would you believe you can't even tell where those came from. I'm still covered up with them! I need to do some moving of some I have. I have already done some of that, but need to do more and I'm still going to have way too many. It seems when I pull them up and just gives new ones space to grow!!
OK Karen. I can't today. I'm going to be on a tight schedule. Tomorrow I have to get Jake to the airport real early and will not be coming back home until late in the day. But Thursday or Friday I will be able to pull some. What I did was just pull them and put them in water. Will send you a d-mail when I get ready to pull them.