Saturday, June 11, 2011

New blooms . . . garden art

This bloom is from my favorite plant in my yard. It is a Hydrangea plant that is a start from one that my Great Grandma had in Juniata, NE. I have pass alongs from family and friends which only makes them more special to me.

I love this plant ~

This is a close up of the blooms from my Valerian that is against the fence in my header photo - such a light and airy flower ~

I have a lot of what some people would call junk in my yard . . . I call it garden art. Some of it I have bought, and some have been given to me as gifts or tokens of love or friendship ~

Some of my lilies are beginning to bloom . . . I normally have more - but the rabbits were hungry this Spring ~

My Oxeye daisies are finishing their show ~

Yard art - this sign was made for me by my longest and dearest cyber friend. We've never met, but have shared so much in the past years that I feel like she is my next door neighbor. It's almost scary how many interests we share ~

This Sedum is Black Jack. The deepness of the dark color is determined by the amount of sun light it gets ~

White Yarrow ~

We've had more than our share of ants finding their way into the house. Hopefully this one won't find it's way in ~

And finally, my helpers. They supervise from the deck, and prune plants that they think need a little more attention.

Lucy - aka Lucille ~

and Joey - aka Joseph Stanley ~

"The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies." - Gertrude Jekyll


  1. I love your yard and for the next two years will travel there in my mind when I need to relax and unwind. Your yard is so gorgeous and such a place of repose. Love it and you, dear cuz...

  2. That hydrangea is beautiful! How cool that it was your great grandmother's. I love all of your yard art, too. I noticed it when I visited, and how well you had things placed.

  3. Nice blooms! Love the art. .that's what makes a garden your own! Keep it up

  4. Thanks very much for your visit to my blog and your lovely comment. You have a lovely blog. You are so lucky to have a plant from your great-grandmother. The best I can do is try to have some of the same plants she had. My older cousins remember her garden and that she had a blue phlox (and so do I).

    Your kitties are adorable. I'll come back and visit again.

  5. Over from the Corner Gardener-- love the pictures of your garden.

    will come back, Pat