Category Archives: garden 2009

babies in the garden

Next time the twins visit the garden, they will no longer be babies, so indulge me, please. They are still sort of babies… 🙂 “Grandma said we could pick all the flowers we wanted.” Grandma’s future gardeners… They are headed back home today. Fourteen hours in the car (give or take, depending on the quality […]

don’t say autumn

We’ve had lots of rain this garden season. The yard is overflowing with plant life. Good and bad. The weeds are certainly enjoying all the wet and warm days as much as the flowers are. The fenced garden looks stuffed. Lots of green there! Outside the fence, on the northwest corner, ‘Second Hand Rose’ (daylily) […]

today’s garden

I took a few pictures as I mowed this morning. Daylily ‘Cavern’ ‘Jedi Tequila Sunrise,’ daisies, and Lemon Lilies (yellow daylily) The tiger lilies (Lilium Tigrinum) came from DH’s family farm. The hosta ‘Janet’ has thrown an all green sport. We need to separate that and replant it elsewhere. Maybe we’ve got ‘Janet’s Green Sox.’ […]

happy 30th birthday!

Today is our oldest child’s 30th birthday. We’re so happy he and his family are visiting this week, and that we were able to celebrate his birthday with him. Birthday cake was enjoyed by all. Along with peach pie and apple pie, and home made ice cream…mint chocolate, raspberry, and vanilla. It was quite a […]

wednesday’s walk in the garden

We had a great plant sale today. The weather was wonderful and we had enough customers to fund a very nice donation to the mission team at church. You may not be able to make it out in this picture, but we set up the table under the redbud by the front porch, where I […]

not enough time in the garden

Between piano lessons this morning, the mower not starting this afternoon, and softball this evening, I missed a lot of garden time today. How sad is that?? I did get some pictures this evening, just as the sun was going down. Thanks to my nice camera and the great lens DH gave me for my […]

a walk in the garden

Here are a few pictures from the garden this evening. Cooler temps made touring the garden much more pleasant than it has been for more than a week. The daylilies are in peak bloom right now. Beautiful! We’ve had this beautiful daylily for years. We don’t know the name of it so we call it […]

new daylily bed is in

The bed for our anniversary trip daylilies was prepared earlier this year. DH sprayed the grass with round up, then covered the bed with several layers of newspaper, and topped it with five or six inches of wood chips. Then it waited…and waited…and waited…until today. 🙂 First order of business was to take a picture […]

happy anniversary to us!

Today DH and I celebrate 32 years of wedded bliss. 🙂 And, as we have the past five years, we celebrated by visiting a daylily farm! We went to Aussieker’s Daylily Farm near Richview, Illinois. Prior to our trip, I spent some time on their website making a list of daylilies to look for. Oh, […]

here and there, in the garden

Last evening, I took a few pictures as we documented “first flower out” on the daylilies. If you don’t know what that means…we keep a record of when the first flower appears on each daylily every year. That shows us this year, for instance, that the daylilies are blooming 5 to 7 days earlier than […]