friday garden time

Just a quick stroll through the garden to see what there is to see.

We have a bed next to the blue spruce that hasn’t received much attention. It’s out of the way, in a spot we don’t regularly walk by, so it is somewhat neglected. But there is a nice tangle of flowers in it right now.

tangled blossoms

Oh, my. Just look at all that catnip (Nepeta Cataria) that needs to be ripped out. The stuff spreads with abandon!

east yard

Hydrangea ‘Little Lamb’

We planted this compact hydrangea last summer and I’m pleasantly surprised by how well it is blooming this year. The plant is still so small, though, that the flower heads weigh the stems down. Should just get better and better each year.

hydrangea 'Little Lamb'

Miscanthus ‘Morning Light’

Pretty isn’t it?

'Morning Light'

Nearby, the daylily seed pods are maturing.

daylily seed pods

The honesty plants (money plant / Lunaria annua) are setting a lot of seeds. As usual. 🙂

going to seed



north from the fenced garden

The front porch in the fading light of the setting sun.

front porch

We have company coming late this evening to stay until Sunday afternoon. Lots to do yet, so I’d better sign off. I’ll check in tomorrow. If you want to see what other gardeners are doing today, check out Fertilizer Friday at Tootsie’s place. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!

flaunt your flowers FRIDAY



  1. Posted July 24, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Permalink

    My favorite is the Daisy’s but that was hard for me to choose!!! Your flowers are looking so pretty! I love how your photos make it look so natural! I had catnip once….ONCE…and never again! lol
    My hydrangea is like yours …a little girl with big knockers!!! lol
    thanks for linking in…I love to see your flowers!

  2. Posted July 24, 2009 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Wow, so pretty!! Yeah, I always heard to do catnip in a container – I’ve not grown any before. That money plant is so cool. Everything really looks beautiful.

  3. Sarah
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m brining back some catnip for my kitties, but it is staying in a pot!

  4. ~~Rhonda
    Posted July 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

    Sarah, it spreads by the seeds, so deadheading helps control it. Or keep your pot on the patio. 🙂 ~~Rhonda

  5. Posted August 3, 2009 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    All of the shots are beautiful. I especially like the shots of the Money Plant seeds and the next-to-last shot, of the garden, which is just gorgeous.

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