Category Archives: dogs

Just Some Purty Flowers

So many things are blooming now, I just couldn’t stop at a couple of pictures. The Mirabilis jalapa or 4 o’clocks are a reseeding annual.  Some years I have more yellows and white, but this year I have more pink. They also like to cross breed and those are always a pretty combination. The Asclepias […]

Out With The Old

When we built our house years ago, I planted ‘Goldflame’ Spirea in the front beds. 15 years later, those Spirea have seen better days.    A few late freezes, an extreme ice storm, and brutal hot, dry summers have wreaked havoc on their old limbs.  Many had dead centers, a couple were completely dead and the rest were just pitiful. Thus […]

If you don't like the weather…

Night before last, when we went to bed, we could hear sleet hitting the windows. The weatherman on TV (with his jacket off and sleeves rolled up) was calling for 1/4″ to 1/2″ of ice to hit the area early this morning. The memory of the ice storm of 2009 and no power for 7 days, […]

What a Beautiful Weekend!

I hate to admit it, but I did not watch much of the Olympics.  The TV was not out, it was on the whole time.  I just felt like since they eliminated Olympic croquet what’s the point.  So, once again, I found myself wandering in the yard, taking in the cooler temps and convincing myself that fall […]

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer

Cat (and Dog) Days of Summer When it’s 105 degrees, the only thing I’m doin’ in the garden is sweatin’. We did manage to get a rain shower yesterday mornin’ and I was able to get a picture of my rain barrel in action.  So thankful for the rain! I like to walk around my gardens in […]