We had a very stormy night Wednesday here in
Ohio. I was a little scared for the first time in a
long time. The wind and lightening was fierce.
Limbs, leaves and trees were flying and falling.
The washed potting containers that I had finally
gotten washed up that day were scattering across
the yard along with anything else that was setting
How all those limbs from the old Oak tree missed
smashing my glass ball I will never know.
Not to mention this big Honey Locust tree
that decided to break off and come crashing
just missing my gardening shed. The limbs got
picked up from all over the yard and tossed away
but this old locust tree will have to wait for the
Some of the flowerbeds were flattened and
were looking just awful. Hopefully they will
straighten back up.
I was glad I had taken pictures that day before
the storm hit.
The Stachy’s Lambs Ear looked a whole lot
better before the storm.
The Achellia millefolium ‘Apricot Delight’
Yarrow stood up fairly well..
but the bungei Foxtail yellow lily’s
blooms which bloom from the bottom
The achillea and lily are in a new bed where
I was trying to broaden my color palette into
some yellow, peach, browns and orange colors
of which I am not that fond of. Maybe it is a
phobia of mine from the olive green and orange
days of the seventies. I think I will dub it my
“Hippie” bed. LOL!
Hydrangea ‘ Blueberry Parfait’
with a dead bug added in that I did not see when I took
Hydrangea ‘ Nikko’ Blue
The Nikko Hydrangea bush is starting to turn blue now
so I think I will post it from time to time until it is one
big blue ball.
‘Stella de Oro’ Lily with a coordinating bug to match.
‘Lolypop’ Lilies are starting to strut their stuff.
They just get better every year. Do you think it
might be because I have never moved them? LOL!
one of the new additions to the Rose Garden is
this ‘ Iceberg’ I purchased from Edmund’s Roses.
By the way, thanks to Ohio’s Black Swamp Girl over
at ” A Study in Contrasts” for giving me the answer
to my red rose take over.
It seems that quite a few roses are grafted by using
Dr. Huey roses.
My now red roses had their grafts killed so they
all were reverting back to the Dr. Huey rose.
So problem solved and now I am getting rid of
them all. They mildew like crazy anyway so next
spring they are out of here and delegated to the
woodland bed out of the way.
Finally for those who have followed my blog and remember
that I had to have a Mimosa tree removed when we redid
the septic system last summer but that I had two other
smaller ones around in the yard….. well one of them has
buds and will be blooming for the first time this summer.
I thought it would be at least two more years before it would
bloom because it usually takes about seven years but it must
be liking its spot in the yard.
Everyone have a good weekend and….
Happy Gardening Everyone and join
us in Flaunting Your Flowers with Tootsie!
Until Next Time,