Thursday, June 23, 2011
I Give You An M
Here's a fun meme I hope you'll participate in...
I was given the letter ‘M’
Something I like: Moonlight + the sweet scent of Magnolias
Something I love: Miss Megan, Most Marvelous Mare
Something I hate: Malicious Magpies, waking me in the Mornings.
Something bad: Maps Make Me Miserable. Can’t read ‘em. Don’t even wanna try.
If you leave a comment, I’ll give you a different letter so you can join in the fun.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Tomorrow summer officially begins.
Do you suppose my Lilacs have their eyes on the calendar, too?
|President Grevy Lilacs|
|Long Live the Lupines!|
Stunning Lilies, transplanted from the indoor garden and, so far, coping well with our chilly nights.
|Alyssum and Allium|
Progressing past the complaint stage, mostly just curious, I'm kind of enjoying this crushed together season, where Lupines and Tulips are gettin' bizzy at the same darn time.
Mountain Lilac Legacy
When properly selected, Lilacs regularly outlive the gardener who plants them. And, they love, love, love the mountains.
|Beauty of Moscow Lilac|
- Syringa x persica 'Persian' Lilac
Popular at 9,000 feet altitude
- Syringa x prestoniae 'Donald Wyman' Lilac
- Syringa patula 'Miss Kim' Lilac
Popular at 10,000 feet altitude
- Syringa x chinensis 'Chinese' Lilac- Syringa vulgaris 'Common Purple' Lilac
- S x prestoniae 'James MacFarlane' Lilac
- Syringa meyeri 'Korean Dwarf' Lilac
- Syringa x prestoniae 'Royalty' Lilac
Popular at 12,000 feet altitude
- Skiing and snowboarding on the 4th of July
Monday, June 13, 2011
Fancy Flowering Fruits
|Finally. First Lilac. (Pay no attention to those Dandelions.)|
During a normal season, I'd be bragging up peonies and roses right about now. Not coaxing lazy little Lilacs to get with the program.
Two weeks ago, I fractured my ribs in a freak accident. It's difficult to bend down or pull at the Bermuda Grass.
The day of my accident... I hobbled up the walkway... and I swear! I heard a happy cheer from those pesky Dandelions who knew they'd be getting a free pass this summer.
I'm taking it slow, gobbling Advil, waiting for life to get back to normal. If not that, at least some painless days in a flower-filled garden.
Mostly I'm just giving you the silent treatment 'cause your roses are blooming and mine are not. :)
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Wordless Wednesdays: Wasatch Wildflowers
Locals: Have you hit the trails? What are you waiting for??
Our plentiful rains have inspired an amazing celebration on the lower elevation hiking paths in the Wasatch Mountains, Utah.
Find these pretties along the Strawberry Narrows.
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Monday, June 06, 2011
Pretty in Pink
Stargazer Lilies are lovin' some sunshine.
There’s this old saying, “make hay while the sun shines,” but what’s an impatient gardener to do when it’s been raining cats and dogs? Every day! For 6 long weeks?
Getting Lilies (top photo) & Tulips to bloom at the same time is oh-so-easy!
Plant Lilies indoors, in the depths of winter. Quick cure for cabin fever. :)
During the soggy month of May, I took an opposite approach to that old saying, by starting a full-on veggie garden, by seed, in my sunny window.
With those little darlings screaming for more wiggle room, I devoted the whole, blissful weekend to happily transplanting enough vegetables to feed an army, come harvest.
Drifts of Wild Phlox carpet the pasture area of our property.
That is.. IF they survive. Given our bee-zarre weather patterns, it might too early to throw my precious little seedlings to the wolves.
Mother Nature, no doubt, has one more trick up her sleeve. But, I couldn’t wait a moment longer.
I not only want it to be summer. I need it to be summer! It’s just downright nutty that I should have my furnace running in June!
Last summer's Hot Cha Cha Geraniums are still growing strong.
They flowered, indoors, all winter. (Thanks, Amy!)
So, let's say a prayer. Light a candle. And, cross our fingers that this glorious weather will hold.
* Veggie seedlings don't make the most interesting pictures so here's some of the pink pretties gracing the garden today. This is what I squished into the raised beds:
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