Monday, April 16, 2012

The Weekend

This is my black gold. One big bag of Miracle Gro Garden Soil and a bag of Black Kow. This does a garden good... I enhance the soil of all of my gardens every year.

I enjoyed a gorgeous weekend with very comfortable temps around 78-80 and cool mornings. And the most beautiful blue skies a person/gardener could ask for. 

This is one of my gardens - South Full Sun Garden....

Once this was mixed I began to work on this...

We've been meaning to get this done and finally we got around to it. My friend made the container out of scrap to be tossed out from work and we painted the post. I have no idea why this post is buried in my ground but I made something pretty out of it. The hat is hiding the blunt top till I get a small bird bath to fit the top. Geranium and dusty miller is nice together. Perhaps I need to add a few sprigs of purslane or moss rose to add more interest.



I was thrilled and you could hear me yell with happiness when I spotted this lisianthus in Home Depot and they were only $2 a piece. I've been wanting this but had given up. I ordered seeds but they got blown away before I even opened the seeds up. I've never seen it sold locally so I was excited. They are loaded with blooms and my only regret is that I didn't buy more. Oh I'll be going back there this week though - you can count on that.. perhaps not for this though..there are so many new plants to choose from.

I love mexican heather and don't know why I'm just now adding it to my gardens.

Pretty moss rose. They are such proficient bloomers.

South Full Sun Garden. Actually I have no areas in my yard that get more than 8 hours of sun and this one is bordering on 8 as it gets around 7-1/2 to 8. Soon it will have hollyhocks and echinacea and zinnia green envy blooming here. Last weekend I transplanted into this garden shasta daisy, more echinacea and salvia. In behind the garden you see there are three roses planted in each one of those what looks like empty spots. I have to say my composition was way off when I designed this so I've got a lot of work to do to get the shapes like I want them.






My view from my easy chair on Saturday.  Molly is picking up her ball in the background.




Molly is waiting on me to throw her golf ball. Buddy - he could care less...

NOW she is saying...

Please she says...


Pay attention to me... I'm gonna jump so you can see me....

 Can you see the muscles on this dog. She is a rat terrier and she sleeps with her ball and poops with the ball in her mouth and even barks with the ball in her mouth. Crazy ball lovin dog.

Hope you all have a nice day.

(Hope all the bad weather stays away from you...)

18 comments:

Susan said...

How fun, your yard looks incredible, and the flowers, so pretty! That dog is great! Hope your Mom is getting better everyday!

Sunray Gardens said...

Everything really looks lovely and well kept. The dogs are adorable.
Cher Sunray Gardens

Lona said...

You have such a nice big yard Becca. I like your new garden planter. A birdbath would look lovely on it. You are adding so many great plants to your garden this year.Such a fun picture of the puppy jumping. LOL!

Olive Cooper said...

Do you know I do not amend my soil out in the yard ever? Maybe I should. I do compost a little and add it to a few sandy spots on the side yard. I love moss rose too. Have you tried the ground cover Lithodora? It is my new blue flower crush.

Patsy said...

You got that right about Miracle grow being gold, at Ace they want 40.00 for a big bag.
Your flowers a looking very happy as the should.

Peggy said...

Your garden looks great and it is easy to imagine the colour and shapes as they fill out.
The deck chair is a very important garden implement, you have to survey the results of your hard work!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Your garden is looking great and well ahead of ours. We have had a really cold day again today, in fact I even covered some of the plants last night!!! Diane

Patsy said...

I stand corrected on the Miracle grow. It was Scott weed and feed.

Daisy said...

Your blooms are so pretty, Becca. You have such a green thumb. Your dogs are cute. Molly looks like she is full of energy and lots of fun. :)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Becca, Your dogs made me laugh especially Buddy... He truly didn't care, did he??? Molly, on the other hand, wanted you to play with her... Too Cute!!!!!

Your flower gardens are looking better and better.... Glad your weather has been so good. Ours has also--except we need rain now --and it just keeps going around us.

Hugs,
Betsy

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

Your garden looks so pretty!! You have so many flowers! What a really great idea with the post and turning it into a planter, it turned out great.
Dogs are the best!!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

Rat terriors are silly that way.
You have been getting a lot done. It's looking good.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Love the puppy photos! I planted a red geranium in one of my pots that I did not photograph. They are one of my summertime favorites! I like Mexican heather, too, but I have not had good luck with growing it. ANy advice?

xo,
RJ

Darla said...

Looks like you have been taking advantage of our wonderful weather. Cute planter! I am going to try Black Kow this year too.

HolleyGarden said...

Thanks for telling us your secret formula! I have been thinking my garden needs a little 'pick me up'. Sounds like just the ticket! Love the fun pics of Molly!!! What a happy face!

Kim and Victoria said...

Molly really made me laugh! And such great pics of her, good job.
Your garden is looking great and I LOVE your view. Very nice.

Francesca said...

I found you through my friend in Charente. You sure have a green thumb, I can barely grow basil! Your doggie is so cute, I have a chihuahua. I am following you from Rome!

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

What a big beautiful yard and all those woods. Heaven!!