Quite a difference in growth from the original photo
of Garden Glory ~ Part One
At a garden club meeting, we were shown how to make these little guys.
Bob Friese, a famous Chicago floral designer, was our guest speaker
and he showed us how to cover a Styrofoam ball (two sizes) with moss and
using white birch, create this whimsical bird on a stick.
This Big Daddy hosta is about 4 feet wide. I adore the Blue Spruce
and how it contrasts with the hostas.
My vine wreath is about 5 years old and is beginning to fall apart. I purchased
moss, soaked it and filled the pockets with the moss so the dirt and flowers
selected, wouldn't fall out of the vine pocket. I planted Creeping Jenny
and lavender Impatiens. Love how this wreath looks against the cedar fence.
A pink Hydrangea's first bloom
Asiatic Lilies ready to burst.
Hostas, Zennias, Astilbe, Violets and a gift..............this Asiatic Lilie just
showed up here.......probably the work of a squirrel while gathering for the winter.
I love to use containers within the gardens in my yard, they
provide another level of interest for the eyes to rest.
Looking in. . . .
Looking from the trellis to the deck. Note the profile of a molded face
that I purchsed from an antique dealer nearby. He bought it in New Orleans
following Mardi Gras. It had been part of a float.
More pathways to walk and enjoy.
The walkway leading to the front of the house.
One of a pair of urns planted on either side of a step.
Birdbath turned bunny bath. . . . that Blue Spruce conifer so yummy!
Roses from my garden, lilies from Whole Foods
This hosta is called, Sweet Home Chicago. For some reason, I could never
get it to grow in my front garden . . . .I moved it to the back garden
last year and finally, it has started to grow. In both places, there was
a lot of shade, so I have no explanation for this hosta dilemma. It never
had any more than about 3 or 4 leaves and they were small. Not so
this year. . .
Love the color of this grass specimen . . .
Angels in my garden. . .
My Anabelle's are ready to turn white.
Connecticut Blue Stone walkways. . . my River Birch to the
My high school buddies sent me this symbol of friendship
after a visit to our home. They were here for 4 days visiting from
the suburbs of Detroit.
The back walk . .
Still more hostas . .
HOME SWEET HOME
Not much more to see at this time for the exception of my berm in the
front which still has yet to bloom. It blooms at different times of the season
and presently my daisies are ready to bloom. One or more hot days and I
promise to take a photo. They will be gorgeous this year. . . . so full and thick
with blooms. Many thanks again for stopping by. . . .
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