Tuesday, July 31, 2007

July Gardening -- most everything is in Beautiful Bloom!

The black eyed susans are just starting to show up everywhere... next to the deck, beside the garage, a couple near the well. I planted a few near the scout trailer but they aren't going to bloom this year. If they don't bloom next year, maybe I transplanted the wrong thing.

The mini black eyed susan's look like they have about 2 more weeks to go. I'm hoping that I can keep the big ones alive all through September again like I did about 3 years ago when the weather wasn't too darned hot. Lots of water and TLC might do it!

Just got some hanging baskets of red geraniums and red pansy's to spruce up the deck with all the green, green, green.

Big hostas are about to bloom with their white flowers, maybe a week, maybe 2. The little striped hostas with the white stripes & purple shoots are going. I'm not sure what the name of the pretty purple shoots are. Their leaves look similar to roses or celery or a vegetable, but they shoot up the most delicate and beautiful thick purple flowers. In the photo to the left, you can just make out the beginning of the purple flowers shooting from the varigated hosta. Big hosta is in the background and ferns are to the right.

Rose of Sharon is in Beautiful Bloom!

Bow Wow Beach is a Dog's Paradise

Bow Wow Beach in Stow Ohio is a former swimming area for humans, but the town changed it to a dog park. What a wonderful place for the dogs to safely romp and play. Lucky loves chasing tennis balls and greeting new "friends, while Jean is a swimmer/diver, diving to catch fish or bring up rocks from the bottom.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Deck is in Bloom

Even with this heat, the garden is looking pretty darned good. Most of the yellow flowers are over right now, but the black eyed susan's are just started to open up. My current favorite is this beauty that is winding around on the deck.

This is my 100th blog post on this blog.