Friday, June 12, 2009

This is an Easter Lilly that Edward gave Mimi a few years back. I planted it outside
and each year it's snow white bloom stands out among all the green.
These are the Japanese Iris under Puppy's bedroom window. There were only a three foot round patch of them beside the log cabin when I moved to the hill. Now they are all around the log cabin, and in front and back of this house. When you go out on the porch you see a sea of purple blooms smiling up at you. These are the kind I planted at the lake. May they multiply there as they have here.

This beautiful Lilly also graces the same area as the Japanese Iris above. For a long time I could not get anything to occupy that space and then I added purple Iris, the Japanese Iris and lilies with a spot of lambs ear and that combination took hold and I may have to transplant this coming fall.

This is the bloom on the Lambs Ear. The bumble bees love it and there are about nine patches out front and each one has a dozen bees or more on them. Maggie does not care for them but I was planting some seeds in the upper part of my little garden and I hit their nest and a large swarm came buzzing out but did not bother to harm me for my intrusion. I know it is late to plant seed but I was determine to have some zinnias, parsley and some Holly Hawks and others. We shall see how they fare.
I have tried to put out more perennials than annuals because digging in the dirt is not as easy as it once was. I have four squash plants, three pots of basil, a moon flower, purple morning glories and a couple of pots of zinnia from seed. Also, two pots of parsley. I guess it is the old farm girl coming out but I just love to put seed in soil and watch it grow. I am not that attached to plants because they were someone Else's babies before I bought them. But seeds amaze me to see what will grow from such tiny objects.
I still love to receive seed catalogs and I can sit for hours buying and planting different items. I do believe they get Abe to photo their plants in those catalogs because they look fantastic. Some I have planted have appeared just like the photos but others were a big disappointment. Pa Christian and Mother could grow anything anywhere and I sure wish I had gotten more of that gene. After I try something more than once and I cannot get the results I wish, I never try that again. Case in point "Forget Me Knots" this is the second time I have tried to get those little seeds to make plants and nothing happens.
The flowers are beautiful things to gaze upon but fruits and vegetables that you have grown yourself are a little taste of Heaven. The Kitty Justice is I will soon get to taste a little Heaven.


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Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks, I have already bookmarked you so I can follow your travels. Peace

Small City Scenes said...

I like your new header. And I like all you flower shots. Japanese Iris are one of my favorites and after Daffs and Tulips the Bulb farmers have Iris (Japanese & Siberian) growing and the fields are a sea of purple and white. I should post a picture.

We seem to have lots of Eagles out here now. The winter visitors are long gone and the resident ones are out showing off. This guy was being followed by crows and I watched him fly around when it dawned on me--'Hey, take a picture'--duh! I did and of course wish I had one of him in flight. MB

Lady Di Tn said...

Thanks MB. That is my clematis out back it along with a bunch of Japanese Iris makes it a happy purple scence to look upon. I vote you post a sea of purple. Peace