Category Archives: our garden

in the garden…new daylilies every day

This is a beautiful time of the year in our garden, notwithstanding the summer heat. The daylilies are blooming profusely. The breeze sends their sweet scent across the garden. This evening was a beautiful time to be outside. The heat had let up a bit, the evening was long, and the bugs were not bothersome. […]

the garden this week

First, I have to say…I AM SO GLAD TO HAVE MY LAPTOP BACK!!! Many thanks to DH for putting in the new keyboard which seems to have fixed all the problems. Now I can resume blog posting with ease. Here are a few pictures from the garden. We go out after DH gets home work […]

spring garden

The garden is so pretty in the spring. Breezy days at just the right temperatures. Showers to keep everything watered and lushly growing. I do love spring. Here are a few pictures taken during the past week or two. There’s a lot of purple going on. Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ We have two of these. I […]

spring in the back yard

These pictures were taken in our back yard on Sunday, April 24. The garden changes so quickly this time of year. The Spanish Bluebells were here when we bought this house in 1994. Virginia Bluebells and Hosta ‘Janet’ Spring Beauties are one of my favorite spring flowers. The flowers open up on sunny days, and […]

my favorite time in the garden

Spring. What’s not to love?! Star Magnolia Spring Beauties in the green grass. Daffodils in the sun. Grape Hyacinths coming up in the most unlikely places. Bloodroot in the woods. The whitest of white flowers. And Bleeding Hearts, of course. I was six or seven years old the first time I saw Bleeding Hearts. I […]

spring is advancing

Just a quick note. I’ve had a bad cough this week that wears me out. But I am doing what I can. I don’t want to be left behind with spring to enjoy. The yard is full of daffodils and other plants are popping up. The Poet’s daffodils are later than most and the first […]

thank you, God, for spring

January and February are the hardest months of the year for me. Dark and cold. Depressing. March and April always save me. The way the garden greens and the flowers pop up and extra light brightens the days as the sun gets closer and the days get longer…surely everyone feels it to some degree. During […]

spring garden

The garden is bursting into yellow patches of daffodils along with other garden goodies. Today we got outside to get a close up look. ‘Tete-a-Tete’ is a miniature daffodil. It only grows six to eight inches tall. The blossoms are about an inch wide. Hosta ‘Invincible’ is always the first one up in our garden, […]

spring is in my backyard

DH found these in the back yard yesterday. I am so happy to see them! So refreshing to see the beautiful colors of crocus blooms. In the evening, Middle Daughter and I caught up on several episodes of Top Chef. A friend gave us ten pounds of pecans, so while I watched, I picked pecan […]

peak of the daylily season

We have been enjoying the daylily blooms for the past month or so. This week they are at peak bloom. We have more than 400 varieties in the garden. It is a sea of color. ‘Chicago Blackout’ ‘Egyptian Ibis’ ‘South Seas’ ‘Allen Wild’ ‘Picture Pretty’ FYI, for those in the local area, we are planning […]