Monthly Archives: June 2012

summer garden

The daisies began blooming last week. The clumps of white add a lot to the daylily beds. These are the daisy ‘Becky.’ It’s a sturdy plant and great at staying upright. Never needs staking. It spreads quickly, so give it plenty of room or be prepared to divide it in the next few years. The […]

here a daylily, there a daylily…

Just want to share a few of our pretty blossoms. ‘Color Harmony’ ‘Little Bumblebee’ This is a mini with a two inch blossom. ‘Siloam Red Toy’ ‘Night Wings’ ‘Siloam Fairy Tale’ ‘Dragon King’ ‘Gentle Shepherd’ ‘Accent on Style’ ‘Last Picture Show’ ‘Thumbprint’ ‘Ruby Throat’ ‘Highland Lord’ I guess I should quit here, though there are […]

menu plan monday ~ june 18, 2012

Father’s Day was a good one. We celebrated Father’s Day at home on Friday evening, as the girls were planning to be gone Saturday and we were visiting my Dad on Sunday. Here is Snow White rolling pie crust for Pa’s Father’s Day raspberry and peach pie. She said, “I am NNNNNOOOT making such a […]

happy father’s day!

Today we went to my Dad’s house to celebrate Father’s Day with the entire family. Dad was in the hospital a few weeks ago with chest pain and ended up getting a stent before he went home. It makes today all the more special, as we thank God for Dad’s recovery. Any time we visit […]

daylily gardens

The daylilies are at peak right now. Everything looks beautiful. We are grateful for the rain the garden received on Monday. It made a huge difference in the size and vigor of the flowers. And the grass looks better, too. It was beginning to brown and looked ragged. I don’t know how many inches of […]

menu plan monday ~ june 11, 2012

More and more daylilies are blooming each day. We plan to have another plant sale this Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stop by if you’re in the neighborhood. Or check out the available daylilies at this link ahead of time and send a list of ones you’d like. We’ll dig and have them […]

out the door and into the garden

It’s early summer and the daylilies are blooming, with more opening every day. We have about 400 daylily cultivars in the garden, so it’s exciting to see what has opened in the past 24 hours. But that’s not all that’s going on out there. The hostas are beginning to bloom. You can see the lavender […]

picking raspberries

The twins and their daddy stopped by this morning. The girls heard Pa say something about the raspberries being ripe and they were off like a shot. Time to pick! Wearing Ma’s garden hat… We’re looking forward to a good crop. And lots of help picking. 🙂 ~~Rhonda

trip to the memphis children’s museum and zoo

Wondering why we went to Memphis to go to a zoo instead of to St. Louis? Much as we love the St. Louis zoo, they don’t have pandas. And the girls wanted to see pandas. When we looked up the nearest panda place, it turned out to be Memphis. Four hours away isn’t too bad. […]

menu plan monday ~ june 4, 2012

Last week we spent a couple of days in Memphis, Tennessee, visiting the Children’s Museum of Memphis and the Memphis Zoo. Our older son and the twins came with us, as well as all three of our daughters.