Monday, September 14, 2015

We're Still Here....

I haven't been keeping up with this blog too well lately,
it seems

We've had some health issues around here this summer.
So, not much gardening has been going on.

In fact, we're way behind finishing even some Spring projects.

But, we've kept most things alive. 
After the wet spring, the rain faucet was completely turned off.
We've had a third of an inch of rain, since June.

But, things aren't too bad.
On this side of the yard, anyway.

Even a few things blooming.

The Hummers love the Firecracker Fern.

Pots of succulents are pretty easy.

There are signs of fall.

Seed heads turning on the Inland Seaoats.

Sedum blooming.

Even a new pumpkin showed up.

She's pretty, coming and going.

Then, there are the leaves.'s that time again.

And, with that tiny bit of rain we had, stains have set into our nice, clean
power washed driveway and deck.

It's always something. is good.

Hope all is good where you are.

Happy Gardening...

Monday, August 3, 2015

A Good Spot...

A pad fell off one of the Bunny's Ear cactus plants,
that sits on the deck rail.

Somehow it landed just right in a crack in the
cedar cross post, on the fence.

Must be a comfortable place.
It set up residence.

Stay cool.

Happy Gardening...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

These Guys Broke the Mold...

We had a lot of rain this spring.
Days of rain and clouds, and very little sunshine, to dry things out.

Everything became green...
including the driveway, the deck....everything.

The driveway developed a thick slime.
And, after I slid and bruised my tailbone on Father's Day,
going out for the paper,
our daughter and son-in-law came to power wash.

We have a circular drive.

So...dear son-in-law...who has no 'off' button...spent over 
washing away the slime.

The slime was thick, and it was slow-going. 

But now, it almost looks like a new driveway.
If I fall now, it'll have to be blamed on something else.

They left the powerwasher for Mr P to use on the deck.  
It was pretty black and moldy.
Amazing how just water can wash that away.

I thought the porch wasn't quite that bad.
But, up against the clean, you can see it had to be done, too.

The older generation doesn't work as fast, but it's finally done.
We just have to seal the wood now, and it should be good for a while.

Sitting here this morning with my coffee, I'm loving the clean.

And, as an extra smells so much better.

Life is good today....

Happy Gardening...

Monday, June 22, 2015


The garden here has been well behind others in the area.
We had a hard frost right at the end of February, that set things way back.

At first, I thought maybe the Daylilies were going to take the year off.
No signs at all of buds coming up.

But lately, they've been showing some blooms. 

Here are a few:

Chicago Star...a large, seven inch bloom.

My favorite, Fair Country Winds.

Pandora's Box

Pardon Me...this one used to be red. Not sure what happened.

There are more, just starting to bud. They all need to be moved to more sun.

It's good to see their pretty faces, in the midst of all our recent rain.
Lights up the day a little.

Hope your days are going well.

Happy Gardening...