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, May 31, 2013

Clematis: Queen of all vines



My clematis vines are starting to bloom and it reminded me of this oldie helium article. Only a matter of time before this one is nixed too. First person, you know!

I  introduced a friend to my newest acquisition.“This is the Comtesse de Bouchaud. Isn’t she lovely?” I said dreamily. We stared up at her. She is a whopping ten feet tall with large, clear pink blossoms. My queen Clematis.

“Beautiful!” my friend agreed eagerly. “How do you propagate that? I’d love a piece of it.”

I gasped and  simultaneously slapped my hand over her offending mouth while  swiftly dragging her far, far away from the Comtesse.

“Are you insane?” I hissed angrily. “Have you no idea how sensitive the Comtesse is? She’s a Clematis, for cripe’s sake!”

She stared at me aghast. “It’s just a plant.” she replied.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Morning Glories

Let's talk Morning Glories for no other reason than because we can. Okay, perhaps there is another reason, but I'll get to that in a minute.

I post this at the risk of sending shivers up Alexandra Heeps' spine. She told us once in a guest post about her fear of this normally innocuous flowering vine, but as this now-deleted helium article-- it was written in first person, you see. Eek!-- has to be of use to someone, I'll put it here.

The Morning Glory gets its name because it blooms in the early morning and the flowers close up and fade by the time the sun is high in the sky. Botanically known as Ipomoea, Morning Glory encompasses many decorative vines and even the sweet potato. 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring's going too fast!

Seems like just the other day spring sprung and now it's like summer already.

The heat has been crazy, but also mixed in with those crazy hot days are nights near frosty with frost. Really, dude? You just can't give up the frost, Jack?

Sunday, May 26, 2013

We have a winner for the Great Seed Giveaway Contest!

I never did one of these Great seed give-aways before so you'll have to forgive me for not setting up a set length of time before picking a winner. Let's just say, we've reached that time. We have a winner...actually several of them.
Who won the seeds?
Remember when I said we'd have a Grand prize winner--one who picks all the seeds he/she wants-- a first prize winner--who get to pick four seeds-- and a second prize winner--who get any two seeds of their choosing. Well, I've decided on a third too. What the hay! But there is one thing....

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oddity about Maple trees

There I was, waiting for Justin's bus, just looking up into this maple tree all nicely leafed out and bright shiny with new spring growth--the best kind of growth, mind you-- when I noticed an oddity about the maple tree.

 For whatever reason, it didn't have seeds this year....not a one!

Friday, May 24, 2013

The great discovery!

There I was minding my own business when I made a great discovery! Actually not really. Oh, I did make a great discovery, but I was NOT minding my own business. I was, in fact snooping around this new site on the Algore-net called Listia where you post things you no longer want and auction them off. No, you don't get cash. You get points instead which you can use to bid on stuff you do want.

The great discovery!
What did I want to get with my points? Well, I got a few books and--no surprise here-- seeds! And that's where I found my discovery.


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Hoya a-blooming

My hoya is a-blooming. Wanna see? Well, of course you do.

What's that you say? You don't know what a hoya is? Not surprising if you don't live in the tropics. Here, I'll show you.


Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Spring Garden tour

Let's go with a garden tour for this nearly wordless Wednesday, shall we?

I think I've already shown you my saucer Magnolias--or it may have been to my facebook pals. Not gonna tell you again to join me there, so fagedabudit!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Odd and Unusual

If you wish to see the odd and unusual --I'm speaking of the plants, of course-- you really ought to try going to a botanical garden, especially one with a year-round greenhouse or conservatory.



Monday, May 20, 2013

Jack, don't you come back no mo'

That cad, that scoundrel, that evil menace Jack Frost decided to pay us a visit and all I can say is, Hit the road, Jack, and don't you come back no mo', no mo', no mo', no mo'
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Frost on the Black-eyed Susans? Heck no!

This was two days before our frost free date! Doesn't he know this??? Apparently not.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Speaking of Sprouting seeds...

Were we speaking of sprouting seeds? Someone must have been...don't quite recall who, but it'll come to me.*

The first new sprouts of the season! Woo-hoo!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Another mystery plant---several of them!

By gosh, by golly, I have another mystery plant to tell you about and here t'is.


What's that you say? Will I ever learn? Oh, I profoundly doubt it!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Whispering Beech Tree

Ordinarily, my beech tree does not go around whispering.
Whispering beech tree? Surely, you jest!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

The Great Seed Give-away

Recall if you will when I complained about having too many seeds. Well, as it turns out, I was right! No, not about having too many. There is no such things as too many seeds...which explains the great seed give-away.

What is the Great Seed Give-Away? Glad you asked!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Too many seeds

Hundreds and hundreds of potential plants

Don't suppose you ever thought you'd hear me say that I have too many seeds, but ho-and-behold I do indeed have way too many seeds. Don't believe me? Come, let me show you.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Nearly Wordless Wednesday: Tulips at Longwood Gardens

Come spring time you will find tons of tulips at Longwood Botanical Gardens. Don't believe me?
Ye of little faith! Then I'll have to show you, shant I?


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Identifying mystery seeds

This is a lesson in identifying mystery seeds. More accurately, it a lesson in how NOT to have to go through the frustrating process of identifying mystery seeds.
I know these...I think?
How about taking a minute and labeling them, you dummy! Oh, yeah, that would make things easier.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Impressed by Geraniums


Impressed by geraniums, I am

Recall if you will, the geramium (a fake one, that is) I pilfered, stole, took, borrowed snipped from an obliging and abandoned planter outside of Justin's day work program in town. Hey, Jack Frost was coming and someone had to save them!

Anyway, I have told you how well it was growing all winter even blooming sparsely but steadily right through the coldest and most un-sunniest days. How it did this is anyone's guess.

Well, as soon as some real sun came through the window in which it still sits, it's now blooming like crazy! I'm telling you, I am so impressed by this plant. I almost...ALMOST... snipped a piece of another geranium I recently saw, but as this one was at a store, I felt it was wrong...like really stealing so I refrained...just barely, but I did.

I will get an almost full spectrum of colors of these lovely plants to over-winter this year...red, violet, white, peach and a bi-color or two...if it's the last thing I do...even if it means paying for them...as foreign a concept that is for me!

You know me...the challenge of getting a snippet of a plant to root and grow is more than half the fun!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013