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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Mushrooms, Work and Today's Flowers

Invasion of the Mushrooms. For more Today's Flowers click on the banner to the right bottom of my page, guess I didn't get the memo about Christmas Decorations...



Thinning out the back.
Do you think this is the Russian Sage?

Petunias
Stock, trying to come back after I cut it.Rudbeckia
Milkweed finally opened!
Jasmine
Different colors of my Dianthus.







After a glorious week of warm weather, it is now, cold, windy and damp! Wonder what the weather for Christmas will be like?

28 comments:

perennialgardener said...

Hi Darla, mushrooms are usually a good sign of decomposition in that area of the garden. That is definitely not Russian Sage. It looks like like Forsythia from the foliage & blooms to me. I responded to your comment on my blog.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful garden and flowers.
Merry Christmas
Luiz Ramos

Gill - That British Woman said...

a lovely series of photos.....

Gill in Canada

Tabib said...

Beautiful flowers series, lot of variety.

Fotos da Lurdes said...

Beautiful series of flowers, and beautiful garden.
Merry Christmas from Portugal
Lurdes Lopes

Peggy said...

Hi Darla, you will have to slow up a little! I love the little red shed and all of your flowers are still giving you colour.
Peggy

Susie said...

Looks like you still have lots of pretty blooms left Darla. I think your unidentified plant is an Eleagnus. Does that bloom have a sweet scent?

Darla said...

Susie: Yes it does have a sweet, kind of different smell. At first my husband thought it was a honeysuckle, it's not. If it is what you say is it worth moving an keeping pruned or should we leave it in the woods. It looks like it will get viney.

Rosemarie said...

How pretty!

And ... anytime your husband offers to build you a brick walkway ... you take him up on his offer!

Dorothy said...

Love your assortment of flowers and the fact that they are still in bloom!!!

perennialgardener said...

I think Susie might be right, when you said it was white & sweet smelling I knew it wasn't Forsythia. In the photo the foliage looked similar & the flower appeared to be yellow.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Ugh---I'm not a lover of mushrooms. I'm sure they are 'pretty' to some--but I can't stand them. I just pulled up some nasty white ones yesterday--growing on an old tree stump.

BUT--I do love your flowers. I've never had much luck with Petunias. Your Dianthus are gorgeous--especially all of those different colors.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lilly said...

great post. I'm a big fan of fungi.

Jan said...

Great photo series. I snap mushrooms whenever I see them. Around here, it usually means too much irrigation. Merry Christmas from California.

Garden Bloggers said...

What's with the rash of mushrooms popping up this Christmas season on gardening blogs? I feel so left out having everything covered in snow.

Merry Christmas.

Shionge said...

Would it be safe to eat the mushrooms? They are so delicate in the pictures and what a glorious sight to see the pretty flowers.

guild-rez said...

Love to see your wonderful flowers!! The mushrooms are interesting too.
Perhaps you like to visit my mushroom blog?
http://guildwoodvillagemushrooms.blogspot.com/
Wish you a Merry Christmas!
Gisela

fishing guy said...

Darla: What a neat look at your blooming flowers.

Arija said...

Love the mushrooms, and such a lot of flowers!

Dani said...

Dianthus are my moms favorite, gives me a smile everytime I see them.

Pat Leuchtman said...

I'm fascinated by your mushrooms. A couple of friends up here in the north are starting to grow mushrooms with a kit and have been quite successful. Thanks for visiting my blog. I enjoy seeing different parts of the country. Merry Christmas1

Leedra said...

Your milkweed does not look like our milkweed. Is that tame milkweed?

See he is out there clearing more ground for yet another flower bed.

Susie said...

A lot of people don't like this shrub much. I like it for it's sweet fragrance. It does have a growth habit kind of like Forsythia but you can keep it pruned. One place I use to work at had a hedge of it. They pruned it once if not twice a year.

Roses and Lilacs said...

So nice to see your blooms. I like mushrooms. My mom used to tell us kids stories of faeries and little people who danced around the mushrooms. Guess that's why I'm so fond of them.
Merry Christmas
Marnie

Shellmo said...

I think mushrooms make for interesting subjects for photos! And I love that dianthus of yours!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice shots. I love the smell of stock. I can close my eyes and smell it now. Mmmmmm... :-)

Gail said...

I vote for thorny elaeagnus...silverberry is another name. It really smells delicious! Gail

Sue said...

I got behind in my blog reading. I'm glad I made it here to see your lovely flowers, even though it seems like this should be a September photo session. Here in Nebraska, there are no pretty dianthus and friends to brighten our landscape. The snow is melted though!

Happy New Year!