Thursday, June 25, 2009

Cruising in the yard

It was so great to have a nice breeze this afternoon. I decided to cruise around and take pictures. Some of the flowers and some of the garden.

Butter bean
Our first white grapes

My high school friend, Eddie, brought us 6 bags of well composted horse manure.




Scads of banana peppers (let me give you some!)
We've found these peppers are great substitutes for Bell Peppers. In fact, we prefer them over Bell Peppers.

I love the sputnik look of the spent bloom of the Agapanthus

The emerging bloom of the Achmea Bromeliad

pruning the hydrangea

Tiger lily

Water lily

Pulling weeds

Asiatic lily "Elodie"

Name this flower


A favorite recipe. Mashed potatoes goes well with it.



  1. You are still trying to trick some famous horticulturalist into naming that unknown flower for you, aren't you? Well it's for sure not going to be me. . . . I haven't a clue!

  2. Marilyn,
    Your blooms are gorgeous! How have they escaped this dreadful heat?--Randy

  3. My hardworking husband put a well down and proceeded to plumb this entire 1.9 acres with a sprinkling system...including the pots on the deck! He loves doing "water-works"!

  4. Tom, I gotta ask! Someone may come up with the name.

  5. I just read your profile!!! OMG you are an inspiration! You have got a beautiful garden, and a strong spirit...thanks so much for linking up...I do hope you will join us again!
    (you also have a very special husband.)

  6. You are a real inspiration to all of us! I am just overwellmed by your story.
    You are an amazing woman to go through all that and survive! Thank God your brother stopped by to see you that day!
    It is wonderful too that you reconnected with a friend and ended up with a wonderful husband! He awesome! How great it is that you both share the love of gardening!
    Happy FF to you!!!

  7. The tour of the gardens yesterday was wonderful! It's even more amazing than these photos show. I hope that I can remember half of what Marilyn tried to teach me as we looked over the gardens!

  8. Thank you all for your kind words of encouragment. I am, indeed, fortunate to have friends and family to help me continue to do the things I love!

  9. I love these photos of you and the garden. The lilies and the variety you have here are absolutely gorgeous! I am enjoying looking through your blog. It was so nice to meet you and Mr. Ed today. I will certainly be back to visit, will call first.