•June 4, 2013 • 2 Comments
The last bloom of Garden Treasure for 2013… the nursery sold me (of course) some fertilizer to hopefully encourage a healthier plant for 2014.
There’s nothing like a walk around the garden after a (nother) spring rain.
New evergreen, “Horstmann’s Silberlocke” Fir, for Jewel (like I have any sun). It was just too pretty to pass up though!
•May 31, 2013 • 2 Comments
Yes, still raining, but this time last year I was practically begging for rain so… no complaining. When taking this photo I meant to reach down and look at the marker, but forgot… not going out to look now!! It appears that there may be a couple of dry days coming up for the weekend… fingers crossed, but that means weed pulling, oh fun.
•May 29, 2013 • 3 Comments
… is her given name. Official name, Paeonia Itoh ’Garden Treasure‘. I expect this bud to be full bloom tomorrow. Garden Treasure is one of very few herbaceous yellow peonies. She only has three buds this year and the plant seems to be shrinking. Speaking of shrink, if she dies I’ll need one! ;)
•May 27, 2013 • 4 Comments
… some of the “big” ones!
Sum and Substance (above) It found it’s home in this pot 2′ pot last year and seems to like it just fine.
Squash Casserole (above) That is Alex Summers to the right and it is a fairly large hosta itself, but next to SC, just a baby.
Blue Angel was one of the first hostas purchased when I moved to Jewel 14 years ago. It doesn’t seem quite as large this year as in the past, but still not for the faint of heart.
These won’t look like this long as our hot summers really take a toll on them, but for now… they love the spring rains and cool nights.
•May 20, 2013 • 2 Comments
Not sure what this peony’s name is, but let’s call her a bright spot on a cloudy, rainy day for now. Typically, after a storm like last night they are a pile of petals on the ground, but she made it through in fine form, well pretty fine… she was laying on the ground heavy from the rain. Thankfully there was a basket there to break her fall.
My thoughts are with those in OK… storms can be devastating. We were lucky here in KC this time. Yes, most of life is just fluff… be safe everyone in the south and midwest!
•May 13, 2013 • 2 Comments
I used to make fun of orange azaleas in yards I passed by… now I have my own and I laugh because it makes me happy!
•May 12, 2013 • Leave a Comment
One year to the day, they are back They are top of the tree birds and my camera won’t take top of the tree shots. Also… auto focus is not my friend. They love something about the hackberry trees and just flit about from end of branch to end of branch. Will have to do some research on what they are eating! Below… a blurry take off. I have great admiration for bird photographers! … obviously, I will never be one!
Update 5/13/2013… spotted the female (yes, another bad photo)
5/14/2013 update… a friends son just told me this is an Eastern Phoebe… ok, so I don’t know birds at all!! :)