Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Daisies Galore!

My daisies are looking gorgeous these days!! I just have to share them--I wish they bloomed more than once a season because I love seeing them. They look especially lovely as the sun begins to set and evening shadows take over the garden--the white of the petals just gleams so brightly then.
Look at this one daisy bush--I took this picture this morning of the bush right by my front steps. This started off as a one gallon plant four years ago and look at it now! HUGE!! Love it!
I have two lavender plants right behind that big daisy plant and the lavender just is starting to bloom. Mmmm, soon the area by my front door will smell so nice!
These are my Endless Summer Hydrangeas (I think I have five of them) in the backyard along the side of the house. Yesterday afternoon I pried my two year old away from the water table long enough to get him to stand next to the flowers--look, the hydrangeas are taller than he is!!
When we moved into this house, the previous owners had planted five or six coniferous trees along the side of the house. Those were such a pain to rip out, but they didn't look good, plus it wasn't a very smart spot to plant trees--they were growing into the side of the house and into the roofline up above. However, when I planted these hydrangeas, I didn't realize they would get quite this big! Ooops!

Here is an updated view of my vegetable garden. It has grown so much since the end of May...but we still haven't harvested *anything*!! Aaaaahhh!! Actually, I think the romaine might be ready to harvest, but that is it!
My tomato plants are big and leafy, but the Roma tomatoes (on the left) have no tomatoes and the Early Girl plants on the right are HUGE and have some green tomatoes--but the little tomatoes haven't grown at all in weeks. Of course it doesn't help that the little tomatoes now are being shade by the huge plants. Why did the tomatoes have to grow on the *back* side of the plants!
Granted, we have had a cold wet spring and early summer and I did plant everything a bit late for this area...but the weather has been gorgeous for awhile now and my little garden gets plenty of water. I want to harvest my garden!! Anyone have any advice?

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Anonymous said...

daisies are one of my favorite flowers

Veggiemomof2 said...

Great pictures as always :)

Organizing Mommy said...

I love the daisies. Wow. About my pumpkin patch, I have no idea what made them grow besides the Lord. We have had a lot of rain and very humid, hot weather. That is probably it. I'm surprised also, since this is my first garden.

Kitty Scraps said...

I love daisies! I wish I could grow things but I seem to kill just about everything I plant. Now I'm jealous of your yard!

Susie Harris said...

What a green thumb you have! Wish you could come and give this gal some much needed tips... My plants look so sad... Take care, Susie H~

Nicole said...

Your garden looks so good, it makes me wish I would have done more with ours this year. I love your daisies, I have some purple ones, but they don't bloom untill the end of the summer.. My favorite is your hydrangeas, I would love to plant some of those, they are so pretty.

Shannon said...

I'll check out the liquid sandpaper. I LLOOOOOOOOOVVVVVEEE your hydrangeas. I hope mine get this big!

Tausha said...

I love daisies!!! I love them!!
No-I don't have any in my yard. But next year-bring the daises on!!!
Can't wait!! Great closet and play corner!!!
I love Target and all the fantastic things that they have!! Good thing there isn't one closer to my house, i would be in so much trouble!!!

Darlene said...

Your daisies are beautiful and the hydrangeas are to die for. I have wanted to plant them but I'm not really sure if they are hard or not to grow. I know depending on your soil they will be different colors. Are they hard to grow?