Sunday, May 27, 2007
Here is another story. I have always been fascinated with the Amaryllis flower. I have always ordered them and enjoyed the great bloom the first year then the second year not so nice and maybe no bloom for a couple more years after that. So 3 years ago I decided to plant the bulbs on the south side of the house where my cannas continue to come back year after year. For the last 2 years they have come up and grew but this year is the first time they have bloomed. Actually this is the only one that survived this last winter. I guess it thought it better bloom or else. I am so happy it did. It is right next to the cannas that have been living through the winter for the last 5 years.
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Friday, May 25, 2007
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Sunday, May 20, 2007
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Friday, May 11, 2007
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I was going through one of the photo cards for the camera and found pictures of our orchids in bloom from last winter. When I realized that I had not posted them here, or at least just a post dedicated to them.
This one we named Ophelia.
This one is named Dirk.
This is the first time he bloomed for us. We are so proud of him. We were getting worried since he didn't bloom last year but we were told it is common for them to skip a year before they bloom again. Now are the flowers have long faded and I have put them both outside for the summer. Dirk need to be in the shade all summer or his leaves will get burnt. Ophelia is more hardy she can be in part sun.
Can't wait to see if they bloom next year or if we have to wait another year.
Sunday, May 6, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
If you are seeing this picture sideways please adjust your monitor or your head which ever is the easier.
Here is the deck all decked out with the new rug and fan. Isn't it amazing what they can make now days? The fan came from Sam's and the rug from Lowe's and all make to go outside. Also ordered a new top for the gazebo. Scott thinks it needs replaced. It is starting to turn green and has a few small holes along the edges. I guess he is right. I hate when he is right!!!!
Also have paint to repaint the deck but that will have to wait until all the plants are in the ground and I can find anything else to do. Not going to be a fun job. Any volunteers to help??
Friday, May 4, 2007
Here is our fountain. Never been really excited about it. Was going to change it out this year but couldn't find anything we like more and the garden club article about our garden on tour mentioned the cobalt blue fountain. So that was reason enough to put it back. That reminds me I need to pick up extra copies of the gardening magazine to send to the family, so I can brag on the garden!!
I have added a spray head to top so that it makes more noise and add a little height. I also did the plants around it this year. Don't know how that is going to work. The grass hasn't grown any and the other plant, which you can't see very well in the pic is holly. Yea I know the holly is supposed to get 6 - 7 feet tall. Scott picked it out. I just hate always having to tell him it won't work so I let him go with it. But guess who will get to keep it trimmed? Me!!!! Sometimes I think I am the undergardener assistant instead of the gardener.
If anyone one has some suggestions let me know. This is what I think is funny about this fountain. Last year we looked at fountains and oh are they expensive. So being handy like I can be I thought I could save some money and have a unique fountain if I made one. I have a thing for pots(not Pot) especially blue ones. So we were at this nursery that had a great selection of pots and we picked out 3 different size pots or should I say $200 worth and brought them home. They didn't work. Went back and bought another. Not any better. Went to different nursery and bought the green one, blue one came from first nursery. So after spending about $400 lots of time, patients and gas we ended up with this. Oh lets not forget the $200 on the glass chunks and blue colored rocks that we put around the bottom of it. At least I gave it a try and no one else has one like it.
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This is a pic of the sky for the last 2 days and what the weatherman say it will look like this today. Glad I took a whole week off for this. At least the first 2 days this week I got most of the plants I had bought planted. The last 2 days I have worked on planting my containers and hanging baskets so it wasn't time wasted. Plus I have been cleaning the house for my mothers and her friends visit this weekend.
They are coming up to see the Dead Sea Scrolls with us. I will put a short post on here what I think of them. I figured it was a once in a lifetime chance to see them.