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!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fallen Tree

Blimey! I found a fallen tree in my Tommy's arboretum. He won't be happy when I tell him.



Thursday, August 30, 2012

Creepy Crawlies in the Garden

I don't usually get fussed about creepy crawlies in the garden. Heck, we're all God's creature, are we not? No bees ever bother me. Butterflies keep to themselves. Japanese beetles aren't the best to have around, but I've greatly diminished their presence in my garden as of late, so even they don't bother me much.



But then I was innocently yanking weeds and came upon a spider web stretched between a clump of Golden rod and a Mugho Pine. Now I've seen many a spider web all over my yard and I actually welcome them. Spiders are a great, organic type, fuss-free and cheap insect control for the garden, you see.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What You Miss When You're Too Short

Recall, if you will, when I showed you what you miss when you're too tall, but blimey! I should tell you about what you could miss when you're too short!


Monday, August 27, 2012

New Old Furniture

So, I have myself some new old furniture. That is to say, I have new furniture which once belonged to someone else. For all intents and purposes, we got it all, the two piece china cabinet, the table with two extension leaves, six chairs,  and a buffet, for free.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Apartment Refurbishing

Justin was so excited when the workers were done with the apartment refurbishing. You'd think it was for him. It was for our daughter, Alexis, however.


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Hanging Baskets Revisited

Time to revisit my hanging baskets, although why we would want to is anyone's guess. They are not exactly stunning by any stretch of the imagination.


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Magnolia Surprise


I told you a while back that I would tell about the surprise I found in my Jane Magnolia aka Saucer Magnolia. Well, it was more than one surprise, if truth be told.


First, the magnolia which usually has a big show of blossoms in the spring, really didn't have much of one this year. It was rather disappointing.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Garden Full of Money

It has come to my attention that I have a garden full of money. I don't usually see it as such, but when I received an email from a mail order garden center, it was the first thing that popped into my head. I'll explain.

This place--White Flower Farm which oddly enough sells all color flowers-- was selling all sorts of perennials at the awesome price of 3 plants in 3inch pots for $24. WOWEE! Quite a bargain...NOT!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Franklinia Tree

Do you know the fascinating history behind the Franlinia tree? WHAT! You've never heard of the Franklinia tree at all????

Well, then, sit a spell, hunny-bun. You're in for a treat!
Franklinia Tree

The Franklinia Tree was discovered by an unknown farmer and self-taught naturalist/botanist by the name of  John Bartram. If you suppose this lowly man is of no significance, think again. He had friends in high places, the least of which might have been none other than our beloved statesman Benjamin Franklin.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Comfrey of a different stripe

Just when Julie tells me all about Comfrey, out pops this photo I took long ago at Longwood Botanical gardens. It's Comfrey of a different strip and isn't it gorgeous?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Leaves

What do you think of when I say leaves? What is the image that first pops into your head?

Long and narrow....

Big and wide....

Monday, August 13, 2012

Necessary Equipment for Seed Collecting

T'is that time of year when we need to face facts. Summer is coming to a close...at least for some of our beloved plants which means they are going to seed. That means we need to gather those seeds--unless you wish the wind to direct your garden plans for the following year. We shall require expensive and complicated equipment for such a delicate procedure...or maybe not.
Sweet Williams gone to seed

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Berries!

Before they are berries, they are called flowers
 Recall, if you will, a while back when I told you about the stray bushes growing just outside our property. They were loaded with lovely rose-like blossoms

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Sick at Heart

I'm sick at heart. For the third time this year one of our four cats has died. This time it was Baby.

Poor Baby cat

It was Justin that first called her Baby Calisto because she was almost an identical reproduction of the original--her mother Calisto who just so happens to be our only remaining cat.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Giving up on Sunflowers

So, I've decided to give up on sunflowers. That is to say, I will no longer plant them. That's not to say I won't have any in my garden. I'll always have some...just not necessarily always where I want them.

I'm delegating the planting of sunflowers in future to a more intelligent, more patient and far superior gardener. That would be the birds.
Lonely sunflower


Friday, August 3, 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012

More Garden Tours

More garden tours if you can stand it.

I had planted a few fruiting vines such as pumpkin, spaghetti squash, zucchini and acorn squash. Only thing is, I don't remember which this is. That shouldn't surprise you.