Friday, July 13, 2012

It's Friday - yipee!!!

I thought I'd share some pics I've taken since my last post. Can't believe it's been nearly a month since I last posted. I appreciate the emails and comments asking about me. You are so thoughtful. I'm actually fine. I have been a little on the depressed side and haven't felt like posting but I am feeling better.

Are you familiar with the Four Agreements - a book written by Miguel Ruiz? It is an outstanding book. This is the Four Agreements - 1. Be Impeccable with your word and don't use the word to speak against yourself but to say what you really mean:) 2. Don't take anything personally because what others do or say is a projection of their own reality:) 3. Don't make assumptions - communication is everything and be clear and precise:) 4. Always do your best and remember your best is not the same everyday - simply do your best.

Anyway on with some blooms.

Morning glory.

Knock Out rose.


Love the huge blooms on the hibuscus.

This is some of the damage from the long dry spell we have just been through. Since my post on June 14 there had been no rain till Monday this week and it has rained everyday. I love rain and am not complaining one bit.

This is one of the gardens that has suffered a lot of damage. Watering with the garden hose has kept most alive but thats about all it's done. All of them will bounce back but many plants have died so I need to replace them. Grrr

I did find a couple of drought tolerant plants. The dahlia figaro has started to bloom. The plants are so tiny and the blooms are small to match the plant but oh so pretty. They are blooming different colors now.

Zinnia's are pretty tolerant of the heat and drought. Hope to get some seeds from this one.

Morning glory but look at the plant foliage. yuck.

Angelonia, Green Envy Zinnia's and Coneflower.


Green Envy zinnia. Looking to get some seeds from this too.

Portulalca covers the ground in this garden with lisianthus and dusty miller visible.

Got some butterfly action. This particular butterfly has occupied this garden for a quite a while now. His favorite seems to be the pentas hanging out on them all day long.

More of this expected today.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.


Sunray Gardens said...

Really lovely Becca. Way too much of mine is burned up now so it's nice to see lovely things elsewhere.

Cher Sunray Gardens

Lesa said...

I always find pentas so reliable especially in our hot climate. A lubber grasshopper, or many of them, completely denuded the leaves of my orange hibiscus. Seems every time it recovers a bit, the lubber is back. Grrr! It's nice to see your lovely bloom(s)! Have a beautiful weekend!

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

I was beginning to wonder if you were OK, glad to hear that all is well. My Zinnias and cosmos look wonderful as do the marigolds, but our wierd weather has not done much for the rest of the garden. Even my portulaca is dead! Diane

Daisy said...

I haven't read that book, but it sounds like a good one. Your flowers are really pretty. We need rain so badly here. Everything is brown and dusty.

Olive Cooper said...

That sounds like a great book. We have had lots of rain and now it is so humid. I have not weeded in a month. I love your coneflowers-I killed mine.

lemonverbenalady said...

Sometimes you just need a break! The Four Agreements sound like words to work with and then figure out how they can work in your life. Your flowers are beautiful even with the lack of rain! Please send us some now that it's raining! We are parched! I don't often say that! Take care, dear Becca! Know we are thinking of you even when you don't post! xxoo Nancy

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Glad you (and I) finally got some rain... We've had quite a bit this week --but they say the heat and humidity is coming back next week... It's been a hard summer on all plants/flowers... We've been watering things like crazy!

You still have some beautiful flowers though..... Hopefully, everything will come back.

Ila East said...

Glad you are back and sorry to hear you were having problems. You always have such healthy looking plants. Thank goodness our temps have been a little cooler than last year, and seems like we have had more rain too. Not a lot, but at least a little more.

Keep posting.

Gatsbys Gardens said...

I love hibiscus also bbut ccan't seem to keep them healthy. You have heat where you are so I should be better at keeping them from drying up, maybe next year another try!


imac said...

Your garden is looking good and full of colour - also that sky too,lol.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Lovely blooms..good to hear you are okay:)

Linda Gross said...

As I read through each of the four agreements, I shook my head "yes" after each of them. I never heard of the author or of The Four Agreements. Each one is a good agreement one should make.

Lovely blooms! We finally got much-needed rain yesterday afternoon and through the night. More rain expected today.

Susan said...

Wow, Becky your flowers are amazing! I noticed you hadn't been around lately, but I didn't email you and ask if you were ok. Thoughtful friend am I....Anyway I love the four agreements. That is great and good advice for sure. How is your mother? Why have you been depressed?


Muddy Boot Dreams said...

It's been tough on gardeners everywhere lately. Hot, wet, dry, cold....sad days.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Marydon said...

Have missed you, Becca. So glad that things are looking up for you. Your flowers are gorgeous. Beautiful butterfly captures.

I have many empty spots in my gardens, the heat has truly taken its toll here also. Even our lawn is miserable.

Hope you are doing jigs quickly. Have a beautiful weekend, my friend.


Dj Mordia said...

Great Pics..! Loved the Echinacea-Coneflowers and ofcourse Morning Glory.. You always come up with an aswesome fresh flowers gallery in your garden..!