Glory's Garden

All the world's a garden, you know, and we are mere flowers within it. Come, I'll show you!

Don't get any funny ideas!

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My Peeps!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Garden Tour Continued

Our garden tour continues.

I have one sunflower and it's smack dab in the center of the walkway. I'll have to tell you what I've decided to do about my lack of sunflower cultivation skill another time.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Stroll Through the Garden

I thought I'd take you on a stroll through my garden, just to see what's going on, what's blooming and what's given up.

Here we have one of my chives--I believe this is the curly one. It's looking a tiny, live firework.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Rudbeckia vs Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia vs Black-eyed Susan is not the war to end all wars. It's not even a decent arm wresting match. It is, however, an opportunity to teach you something you may not know, which is the difference between the wild and the cultivated.

Friday, July 27, 2012

What You Miss When You're Too Tall

I wanted to show you what you can miss when you're too tall. I found this tiny little mushroom growing in the grass. Anyone else might have stepped on them and kept going, but not I!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Clandestine Gardening Take 2

So, you wish to know how I go about doing this clandestine gardening. Well take 2 should help. I'll tell you, it ain't easy. Actually, it is. It's just doing it when Tom is less likely to notice it. That is why it's a bit tough. I am at the mercy of his irregular schedule and the hope that it coincides with a sunny day for ease of implementation. So I really can't make plans. It has to be a spur of the moment thing.
Honeysuckle shrub has to go!

Take this huge Honeysuckle shrub which I never planted here, for instance...please! It would have saved me a lot of trouble if you had. I told Tom--big mistake-- that I wanted to get rid of it and he nixed that idea straight away.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Clandestine Gardening

I'm betting you're wondering what clandestine gardening is. Well, it's when I do something on the sly, covert-like, surreptitious, not out in the open. You know, the mice playing while the cat's away sort of thing. Now, I suppose you're wondering why and who I need to hide from to do this sneaky garden stuff. That would be Tommy.
So busted!

You see, Tom has a hard time with change. It makes no sense, but there ya go. He should know the one constant in gardening is the constant change which occurs within it--if things go according to nature's plan which they mostly do regardless what we want.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Another Mystery Plant

Yes, I'm at it again with another mystery plant. I found this growing in the cracks on the driveway along the daylily hill and I just have no clue what it is.

 It has these lovely, bright green leaves with good, contrast veining and a bit of a crinkle to the edges which gives them character. The stems have a slight pink tint to them and it seems to be multi-branching, but that could be because I yanked it out a few times before I could make it out for the beautiful little plant that it is--in essence coppicing it, therefore encouraging it to branch out.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Catalpa Tree

Catalpa tree in bloom
If you are a reader of Violet's in Bloom, my serialized, never-ending, nearing epic, romance novel, you will know Violet Bennett and her friends reside in Catalpa Valley. But did you know Catalpa Valley was named after my favorite tree? Well, now you do! I probably have told you loads about this tree before, but gosh-darn-it, it is my absolute favorite so indulge me and allow me to tell you anew all the virtues and drawbacks of this loveliest of trees.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunset Over Lake Winnipesaukee, NH

If you follow me on Facebook you would know Tommy and I went to New Hampshire a weekend or two ago and we got to our destination just in time for a quick dinner and then Scott and Lisa--our hosts for the night--took us out on their boat in time to see the sunset over Lake Winnipesaukee.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Good Cat Chase

This is Chase and he was a good cat.

We had him since he was a kitten. As a matter of fact, his mother, Zebrina, almost gave birth to him on my lap. But that's a tale for another time.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Invasive My Butt!

 No, I'm not saying my butt is invasive...although my jeans may say differently of late...but I digress. Bodes ill when I can't finish the first sentence without a digression!

Anyway, I speak of all the plants which supposedly are invasive in my neck of the wood, and there are quite a few as it turns out. Oddly enough, most of  them I either have or wish to have in my garden! What the heck is wrong with me? Or what the heck is wrong with those with the power to declare this plant and that one invasive?

I mentioned recently how Tommy came home one day stating he had just planted a Russian Olive in our yard--he had...borrowed it from an obliging field across from our home explaining thusly: "Bill was just gonna knock it down with his bulldozer, so I saved it. It'll be safer at our place. We'll take care of it."

Friday, July 13, 2012

Snow on the Mountain in Summer?

This is the story of snow on the mountain in summer. Huh? Okay, let's start all over from the top.
Snow in summer, duh!

While I was looking through massive amounts of garden photos and writing some post to accompnay them...or possibly the other way around. I do go both ways. I sometimes post a picture and then decide what to write about it. But I digress.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Growing in the Cracks

It's astonishing the things I find growing where I don't want them growing...such as in the cracks. No, I'm not even talking about weeds. We all know they grow wherever they like. I'm talking about things I do want growing in my garden...just not in the cracks!

Butterfly weed growing in cracks along the driveway.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Un-Mutation

Did you know that variegated plants are mutations in nature? Well, they are, and did you also know that variegated plants can become un-mutated if left to their own devices? That is to say, they can revert back to the un-mutation, the plain green plant it had been at the beginning. Holy moly, huh?
Euonymous "Emerald Gaiety"

Monday, July 9, 2012

Butterfly on Rhododendrons

While I was taking a stroll around the garden I chanced to see a butterfly fluttering around the rhododendrons. I tried to catch it with my camera, but boy was it tough.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Not the Only Pilferer in the Family

Just in case you thought otherwise, I'm not the only pilferer in the family. Oh, no. Tom beats me every time and I'll tell you how.
Sweet scented Russian Olive shrub

There I was minding my own business--I think I was cooking at the time. I know I was inside the house--when Tom comes in and says, "Hey, I got you a Russian Olive."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

My Idea of High Fashion

I hear a lot of talk about Coach bags...they are the highest thing in fashion--or so they say. Wanna know what my idea of high fashion is? Well, even if you don't I'm going to tell you.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Reaching for the Sky

I have a clematis vine growing up the lamppost, and it seems to be reaching for the sky now.

Monday, July 2, 2012

House Plant A-Blooming

So, Tom comes home and starts sneezing  so much you'd think his head would pop off. Why was he sneezing? Because my houseplant is a-bloom for the first time ever and I didn't even know it.