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Friday, June 06, 2008

A WALK IN MY GARDENS
& WONDERFUL NEWS
(click to enlarge)
I don't know what this green plant is called. I started it from a piece about 6 inches long that came in a bouquet. It has cute little yellow flowers and makes an incredible ground cover but will totally take over your yard. Right now it covers an area about 20 x 20 feet!
I have to tear it out. Why? you may ask. My daughter the Master Gardner said it best. "It's a snake condo." enough said about this plant.

The above photo was taken near the top of the hill, looking down. Lots of weedy things growing, even a few blackberrys which I will remove soon. A lavender-blue Butterfly bush is at the top, and the little boy at the pond is actually cement. The yellow flowers are weedy buttercups. They are everywhere.

This is a super macro shot of a very small (prob. under 1/4 inch in diameter) blossom of a rockery plant. I am fascinated with the tiny red dots and the sunshiny center.

Here's a blossom from a plant I got from my Mother-in-law, many years ago. She called it a bachelor button but I know it has another name.
I've shown this Iris before. I got the start from a little boy in Georgia. It's an heirloom from Victorian times that smells like grape Kool-Aid. I have several large clumps that have to be separated this fall.
I probably shouldn't have included this shot. It was a dark day and the Columbine blossom is a very unusual color. Not the prettiest is it? However I like the way the light shows through the petals. I started this lovely pink Rhody by layering a branch of my mothers plant. I think it's one of the prettiest Rhody's I have.
Here's a sweet little double pink Azalea that grows in my back yard. These plants usually don't do well for me but this one continues to thrive. Bless it's little heart! I absolutely love the color.

I turned this photo so the beetle was upright. I don't know what the plant or the beetle are called.
Here's my red peony blossom. Isn't it big? Peony's are so gangly and mine used to fall all over the place till my Friend Bonnie told me about putting tomato cages over them. It works just wonderful, and the foliage eventually covers the cage.
I call this photo "Dancing Columbines." They are the only double's I have.
The old faithful yellow Daylily. She grows larger each year and always gives a nice show.
Isn't this double white Lilac fun? I got a few starts several years ago from my uncle. This plant just jumps out from all the green foliage and the fragrance is intoxicating!
I hope you enjoyed the posy's.

Now for the wonderful news.
On a past post I asked for prayer for a friend who had been diagnosed with Liver cancer.
Today I received news from her that the cancer is gone.
We are convinced this miracle came from a loving God through many prayers.
Thank you for yours.

Blessings



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