Friday, June 27, 2008

Biker Babes & Blooming Gardens

Johnson's Blue Geranium & Peppermint Phlox

In the mood for a garden tour? I certainly am. I just returned from vacation. The whole time I was gone I was desperately missing my flowers. Nothing gives me more joy than goofing around outside, when every green bud is loaded with promise.

The Big Rock Garden

The Big Rock Garden will celebrate her very 1st birthday in just a few days. Johnson's Blue Geraniums are putting on an amazing show! One gallon pots last year, 3 feet wide this year and bloomin' up a storm. They'll flower all summer if you're nice to them.

Speaking of being nice... All day long I kept asking: where's the love? Two, count 'em two, truck drivers called me names for not driving fast enough!

My theory? They're just mad 'cause my summer 'car' goes the entire summer on 2 gallons of gas.

The Metro saves me a bundle in other ways, too. No way to bring home more than one new perennial from the local nursery! (Look real close and you can see why I bought it. Reflectors look just like the Poppies blooming in my garden.)

Call it a senior moment. Or, have me committed. I cannot remember ever planting Bearded Iris.

Plus! I have documented proof that I planted bright red Lupines. This year, they've decided to bloom purple. What's a girl to do?

Garden Art:
The next time a good friend suckers you into babysitting, turn it into an arts and crafts night.

These cute little birdhouses cost me 5 bucks for materials and can be painted in all sorts of fun ways:

Summer is upon us! Live it up.


Wunx~ said...

Wait a minute... When and where did you get the baby motorcycle?

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

I couldn't afford to gas up the truck any more. It was either trim the garden budget or find a more fuel efficient means of transportation! It's cute as a button, don't you think?

thismngardener said...

Love the scooter thingie!