I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and week so far.
I have been trying to post for a few days now but the Windows Live Writer and Blogger have been giving me problems on loading my postings. Love them when they work but I hate error messages and problems. LOL!
The cool down has been wonderful to get out into the garden once again without melting into a giant puddle. I got some irises and lilies planted the garden beds trimmed and cleaned out. All the while taking mental notes on what needs to be moved this fall. I had better hurry and write them down before I forget. LOL!
So into the garden as the sun is starting to go down I captured a few pictures.
As I am one who just tells it even warts and all, here is a failure in seeding this year that the remedy has thus far escaped me.
Darla at ‘More Family & Friends’ was so sweet to give me Bluebonnet seeds this spring, and well, gardeners this is my Bluebonnet harvest. Isn’t it a whopper? LOL! Poor pathetic little flower. It may be all of 4 inches tall. Sorry Darla but I will not give up and have saved a few seeds. I wonder if I should sow some this fall for next spring? If any of you gardeners have a sure fire method of growing lupines or bluebonnets from seed would you please tell me. As you can see I am failing miserably at this flower and need some tips.
There is not much in the way of new blooms here lately but some of the old standby’s are getting a second wind. This ‘Blue Hill’ Salvia after being cut back is throwing on some new growth and blooms.
Most of these pictures were shot in the evening shadows so they are not the best. Just another reminder that the days are getting shorter.
The Astrania Masterwort is finished now but I have enjoyed those silvery burgundy blooms.
The gaillardia’s are still blooming away in the garden. You have to love these plants for there constant blooming in the garden. This is one plant that you get your moneys worth from.
Also tall phlox “Flower Power’ is finally blooming for the first time. This new phlox has spindly stems and is laying down. I will give it another year to see what happens with it since this has been a bad year in the gardens. If it does the same thing next year it will be moved to the woodland bed where some of my rejects end up. It is suppose to get a tinge of pink in the blooms so we will see if it does with age. The spider likes it though.
These little caterpillars will grow up to be Black Swallowtail butterflies. They are starting at the bottom of my Butterfly weed plants and eating their way up the stems. This has been the second year for the Butterfly weed in the Woodland bed and it still has not gotten a chance to bloom. The caterpillars always strip it bare.
There are anemones getting buds in the shady beds and a few are starting to open so there will be new color soon.
Everyone have a wonderful week.