Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Future Chef of America

 A nice cold glass of water to start
 And stir some more
 Lookin' good
Hey, Nana, I can see the zucchini in these muffins.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Garden Bloggers Bloom Day - September Edition 2017

Wow.  What a long, dry summer for us.  While many areas around me got plenty of water, most days our Doppler radar looked like this.  That's me where the red marker is.  My plants struggled and today I will likely go turn on the hoses again.

Today is Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and I am joining Joyce and others to show you my garden.  Hop on over and see what others are growing at May Dreams Gardens.

And now, more pictures, less talking.

The changing limelight hydrangeas:

A pretty little Hosta 'Gold Standard' under this hydrangea hedge.  Love the lime colors together.
Helenium started from seed back in the 1970's and still hanging in there:

The only blossom on the Midnight Marvel hibiscus, thrips having destroyed all the others long before they got a chance to form.

Garlic chives.  These spread like crazy so these flowers will be cut soon, but the bees love them.
See that clematis vine.  I found this lying on the ground and bought a support for it.  There have not been clematis in this area for several years so I have no idea what this will look like if it ever blooms.
Here are some of the wild grasses growing and blooming:

Colorful berries on viburnums:

And colorful leaves:
Lots of tall sedums in various shades of pink, red...

I love sedums and they love the dry soil.  On the plus side too, deer and rabbits do not eat them.  I would have shown you some lovely red rose buds, but the deer ate them all.  My fault for not spraying them with repellent.
Quickfire hydrangeas in the new front bed 
 Katsura tree
White birch starting to change color.  It's fall.  

Have a great day and don't forget to check out what others have posted.  Thanks for stopping by.