Tag Archives: impatiens

Mad As An Old Wet Hen

That’s the phrase my grandmother used all the time to describe one of her sisters.  I’m not kidding when I say that every story she told about my great-aunt ended with this phrase.  She obviously had quite a temper and, although I never witnessed one of those tantrums, I treaded lightly around her. That’s how I […]

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 […]

Summertime Stroll

Last year, I went a little crazy and out of control with all the seeds I grew and (eventually) planted. This winter, as I was surrounded by seed and plant catalogs, I gave myself a talking to and vowed not to repeat this behavior again. Then, we bought the 70’s lake house and spent almost every […]

Combinations of Color

As summer winds down, September usually gives me one last burst of color. The allium stellatum,  coreopsis and zinnias are providing color and much needed nectar for traveling pollinators. The hydrangeas provide a good background for the four-o-clocks (Mirabilis jalapa) and the chartreuse coleus, ‘chocolate covered cherry’ coleus, white caladium, white impatiens and creeping jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) […]