Sunday, August 24, 2014

August Blahs

All the bright Black Eyed Susans are gone.  There are four beds of them and there seem to light up the whole yard.   I really miss them.  How ever I do have a few roses and a couple of beds that are bright.

 This is my mailbox bed, this potato vine is growing
from the pot.   I cut the old blooms from my Phlox and they are beginning to bloom back.  That is a good reason to grow Phlox but they have bloomed and are now in the rebloom stage.  They will bloom until frost. A lot of perennials once they have bloom out do not bloom any more until the next summer.  I have 5 beds of  Phlox so I will have lots of color yet.

You can always count on these two for color all summer.  The Begonias are never without blooms.  I really like the leaves of the copper Begonia  best of all.  I was worried about the sun on the leaves of the Caladium. The 11-00 AM until 2-00 PM are  suppose to be the  hottest time of the day,and that is when the sun is on this bed, also between 4 and 5-00 PM.  

 The Crape Myrtle is beginning to bloom again.  Carrel cuts the old blooms off and it reblooms . How ever he waits a while before he does it.  One year he was nice I only had to ask him one time and it bloomed  three times. I love to see its bright color.
I do not like the mess the falling blooms make, and I do not want the seedlings around the bottom of my tree.

 The Humming Bird is one of my favorite  summer visitors to my yard.  We have five feeders out and I know two are eating at each and there are others fighting to eat with them.
This is my first  picture this year.

This little Rose is turning 4 today.  Happy birthday my sweet Rose.

I hope you enjoyed this new page of my blog.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, and I hope you grow one of you own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A New Member of the Family

                                                     Great Grand Mother and
This is the first time I have seen this beautiful new baby, Salee, of Joe and Cassondra's.  She is 2 and a half months. old.  Just as soon as she saw me she smiled.  A wonderful baby.  Papa Carrel likes holding the pretty girls. I have to sit down one day and figure out how many is in my faimly now.

 Daddy Joe, Mama Cassondra,  and now one of the big girls Siblee.  We will ask you  to pray  for Cassondra's Father.  Mr.Marty Aymond has waited on a kiudney for two or three years.  They called with the good news of a donation and it matched.  He had the transplant Saturday, in New Orleans  was a sucessful.  He has a long recovery ahead and he will need your prayers.  Pray for his family, this is an inherited kindey disease. His wife needs prays for strength.  She is one stronge and sweet lady. Thank you readers.

 Sadee, Siblee, Mama, Cassondra, Sofee,and baby.
Joe Evans you have been well blessed.  Cassondra Evans your cup of blessings runnth over.  And I am blessed most of all.

Meet Mr and Mrs Joe and Cassondra Evans.  And girls.

 Sadee always smiles here she is sure frowning.  Baby, me and Sofee. 

Cassondra, me and the girls.

Joe is the third son of my daughter Debbie and her husband Ken Evans.  If you will read my sewing blog  you will learn more about Joe and Cassondra.  I spent a week up there teaching  Cassondra to sew and Joe fell right in and learned also.  Joe has a family time after supper and that was great.  And now he has one more little girl.


I hope you have enjoyed meeting Joe, Cassondra and their  four wonderful and beautiful girls.  Thank you      for watching my garden, and family, grow and bloom and hope you will grow one of your own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I.  Juanita.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Views of my Yard

This blog page will be mostly pictures.  A blogger friend said she liked the larger vies of my yard so her the are.  You would enjoy her blog,  Garden on Sherlock Street.

I hope you enjoyed this picture view of our yard.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom and you will grow one of your own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I, Juanita.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Asiatic or Oriental Lily ?

Carrel asked me the difference between the Asiatic and the Oriental lily. I did not know, so I went to  Google.  Asiatic lily can be short, no scent, multiplies quickly and blooms early.  Oriental lilies blooms later in the summer and multiplies slowly.  They are more tender.  Cassa Blanca, a tall white lily and  has a scent, is an Oriental lily.   The Star Gazer lily has a wonderful fragrance.   I ordered the Star Gazer and some Asiatic lilies but the Star Gazer and Casa Blanca have not come up, they are slow to root.

This is an Asiatic lily.  Very first to bloom, short, has no scent and multiplied from one to at  least  ten in three years.  Asiatic.


This lily I bought planted in Carrel's yard.  It multiplied we dug it up and I put some in mine.  Multiplied quickly, second to bloom, about three feet tall, no scent.  Asiatic? Yes.  We had some ladies to come by to see our yard.  They had been here about two weeks before and Carrel invited them to come back after the roses had bloomed.  They want some of these pink lilies,  I am going to give them some oranges on also.  And all my friends on face book.

This next lily I showed on face book and called it an Asiatic lily.  A friend said she thought  Asiatic lilies were  short.  These lilies I am showing have none of the characteristics of the Oriental lily.  I bought three blubs of this lily in 2009.  It was taking over the inside of my orange bed.  Carrel dug it up in 2012.  I took three for two beds, that me keep six.  Carrel planted the rest  about nine inches apart in his twenty four  foot bed.  Now in the space he planted one now is about ten.  They are about six foot tall, has bloomed early, has no scent and certainly has multiplied.  This is my Orange bed.  The rose is Vavoom.   Asiatic lily ?  Yes.

This is how many bulbs are now where only one was planted.  

This is a side view of a twenty four foot bed.  I would not even try to count the lilies that has come from  just three  lily bulbs.

I hope you have enjoyed this new page I have added to my blog.   Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom, hope you are growing one of you own.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I.

Two more lilies have opened up.

 Look close and you will see another lily beside this one the leaves are different.  I plant another Casa Blanca since my others died.  this may be another way to the two lilies are different.  the leaves on the Oriental are bigger .

Another lily opened on May 25,2014.

This is an Asiatic lily I planted this spring.  I bought it from Breck;s Nursery.  I tried yo get close to show you it blooms from the top.  It is called Eyeliner because of the fine line around the edge of the lily.