Something’s Blooming

I'm not a gardener.  I wish I was. I try.. but I just don't like getting my hands dirty.  #1 and I have a deal.  I decide where things go, and buy the plants… and she does the gardening part.  Here are some of the fruits of years pasts labors. 🙂

Poppy, poppies, garden, english garden

My favorite flower… a poppy

Bee Balm,  with a poppy hiding behind it.. and some Salvia.


We transplanted 3 of these from the little house last year… they've taken over the garden from hell this year.


More Phlox

Poppies and Sweet Williams

pink tea roses

Baby Pink tea roses.

Red Climbing roses

Purple columbine

Are you a gardener?

My Bee Balm… is Cross Pollinating

This is Bee Balm. I love the stuff.  I love the way it looks and the way it smells.  It smells all mint-y and sage-ish.  But this Bee Balm.. this hot pink stuff was not planted in my garden by me.

Last year #1 found this purple bee balm growing wild in our back 20 acres.  She dug some of it up and planted it next to my original bee balm…

(my original bee balm.. it's kind of a bubble gum pink color)

See the short bubble gum pink bee balm.. that's the original stuff.  (Just ignore that BIG WEED…) The tall stuff all around it is the purple from the back field and the new stuff, the hot pink.

I don't understand how the cross pollination happened, why the stuff is so tall.  But I love it!


What’s the Story Morning Glory?

morning glory, flowers, trumpet blooms

Morning Glory flower with the sun shining through it.

A few years ago the man bought me this gazebo thing.  It took us 2 years to figure out where to put it and a year to figure out what to plant on it.

I’m not sure if you notice something wrong here…

#1 thought morning glories would be a great thing to plant on the gazebo. In March we bought seeds, planted them in the house and let them grow.  In the spring we planted them outside and only one side took off..

They still look beautiful to me.. maybe next year we can get

all three sides to grow and look fabulous!