Friday, July 18, 2008

What's New?

I can't believe it has been so long since my last post. I blame it on the puppy, Bonnie. When I try and get on computer she wants to go outside. When she comes in she wants to go back out again. I will take her for a long walk thinking she will get worn out. Wrong, the only one that gets worn out is me! One good thing is she likes the outdoors so that gives me the excuse to be out doors but the bad part is I have to keep an eye on her otherwise she ends up running off. If she sees another person or someone walking their dog she is gone. At least everyone in the neighborhood knows her and where she lives. Anyway enough about her. Here are some pictures of what the garden looks like. But first a couple pictures of what Scott calls the demon dog!

Here are some of the cone flowers. The yellow one is native to Missouri but I guess the purple ones are also.

Here is my Bee Balm flower.

This is a plant that I have read about as being a spreader(don't know it's name). I can tell it likes to spread and may be an issue if you don't have a lot of time to tend to your garden. I have found that the little plants pull out pretty easy and the little bit of aggravation is worth the flowers!
This plants common name is Dotted Mint. It reminds me of pineapple top. You might think that mint would mean it spreads a lot. That is not the case for this plant. I have had the plant for the 3rd year now and it hasn't spread at all. Now that is a good mint!

I finish this post with my simple decorations I added to the pot at the end of the driveway to celebrate the 4th of July.


modelt2 said...

Good to see some of your garden again. Bonnie looks innocent to me. Jane

Randy and Jamie said...

Hey there Cliff! Glad to see you posting! I agree with Jane, Bonnie looks pretty innocent to me too. :-)

Wayne said...

So that's why I don't have a dog!
Not enough time for him and everything else. And the purple flowers are definitely spreaders! They show up all over the yard1

Dirty Fingernails said...

i nominated you over at my back away from the mom jeans blog!! Bonnie has that twinkle in her eye. Turn your back and who knows what will happen.

Bob said...

Cliff, the garden looks great. It's been forever since I posted. Looks like you are doing much better than I.
Love the picks of the pooch. BOB

Wurzerl said...

Hi Cliff, what a wonderful Bonnie!!! Yes it' s normally, I had a Pointer ten years ago and he wanted run whole the day outside. You will stay in condition with the dog.
Can you tell me the botanical name of the penultimate picture???
Have a great week Wurzerl