Monday, May 23, 2016

Daily blooms

Day lily time May, June, some in April and sometimes into July.  I love them.  Several  years ago I  would not even think about putting them in my yard.  So much improvement has been made  with the Day Lily and now they are beautiful and much easier to control.   

First Daylily
This is the first Day lily  to be planted in this yard.  My Sunday School Teacher had a Day Lily  farm here .  Charlotte came up from Shreveport, La. to see them.  She and I bought some.  Edna gave Charlotte and I some cuttings from some of her other  flowers.  The rest of these Day lilies plus the first at the top of this page came from Smokey's Day Lily farm.  Just go on line and dream.

The above Lilies started blooming in April and are still blooming.


The last one blooms the longest.


I hope you have enjoyed reading this blog page.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom.  and hope you are growing one.  Happy gardening from Carrel and I,  Juanita

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Mother's Day

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Debbie with my gift, Ken is behind

Debbie and Ken came to see me yesterday, Saturday May 7, 2016.  We fixed a big beef, vegetable soup.  Carrel called  it a stew however soup has more liquid, so it was soup.  Carrel made corn bread, yes he washed dishes.  I told you he is a dream come true.

Ken bought  Debbie and I the same beautiful orchid. I wore mine for them yesterday.


Debbie and I walked through my flowers.   Debbie said it looked like bouquet  That's what I wanted.    I am not  finish, someone said you never are.  I had a goal when I started to have something blooming every month,  I think I have this now however I will have to organize my pictures.  Now my goal is to get rid of grass.  All but one of my beds are fine.  The biggest one is awful.  I will not give up until I have the perfect plan.  You should always have a goal.

Well you can see the blank spot full of grass we planted lilies there however we got so much rain they rotted.  While  Debbie and I were over in Carrel's yard look what welcomed us. Debbie  found him first.  He was fussing at us  and Debbie fussed right back.  He was so cute.

 This rose is Cinco De Mayo   ( May fifth  )           Mexico's Independence day.  It did not take the virus my other  roses had  and it is  a very good bloomer.

We were using a spray on our roses   I had lots of Butterflies they left. This is the first one in several years.
Three years ago we stopped.  This year we started using one you pour in the ground.  I would see butterflies fly around but never lite I planted Butterfly weed in 2013 and it has come ever sense.  So I hope I have many more.

I hope you have enjoyed this blog as much as I have enjoyed  writing it.  Thank you for watching my garden grow and bloom.  I hope you plant one of your own.  We can not have too many flowers, not possible.  Happy gardening to you from Carrel and I.   Juanita.