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Monday, March 30, 2009

It Was A Super Sunday!

Saturday morning we packed the girls up and sent them on a 9 day vacation with their Grandparents..............YIPPEE! That means that hubby and I get to do what we want when we want without stopping to make sure everyone is accounted for, fed, cleaned, homework done and the bickering down to a minimum.
After a trip to the grocery store and Lowes, where we picked up some tomato plants, a couple more loropetulam, some african marigolds, begonias, some other shrub I can't remember right now, supertunias and Guara we came home and got to work.
This is the Guara Guara lindheimeri - a heat tolerant perennial, fast growth rate, size 3 x 3 and cold hardy 0 to 10.
Have any of you grown this before? It's new to me.
I posted this crazy wild onion yesterday, I have never seen wild onions do this. What is it doing?
Thanks to I finally found Proven Winners Supertunia Raspberry Blast!

I can't wait for this hanging basket to over flow with these beautiful flowers!
My geraniums are starting to bloom. It's more of a peachy pink color than I picked up with the camera.
African Marigold
My Salvia "Hot Lips" is starting to bloom, haven't seen the red and white together on a bloom although there are seperate red and white blooms so far.
and the Bluebirds have been very diligent taking care of their new home!
To finish our Super Sunday my husband boiled crab legs, grilled steak with mushrooms and onions and cooked some mashed potatoes. Hope your Sunday was Super too! (Now I'm off to mow the lawn)


Valerie said...

You are so full of happiness. You can just tell you are bursting at the seams with love for your family and home. I love it when you share your life. I love all of your goodies also.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Sounds like a wonderful Sunday you hade. I feel bad now that I haven't been out in my yard.

bennie and patsy said...

I love it too! Happy Monday to you and yours.

istanbuldailyphoto said...

You have great flowers and garden. Good work.

Carla said...

What fun! Enjoy your 'alone' time:) The craziness will return all too soon! My Whirling Butterflies is reliable, floppier in the shade, more upright in the sun, I cut mine back in the summer for a fresh fall flush (but you don't have to). Your wild onion is full of babies, and will get heavy, topple over and root, I have an cultivated walking onion that does the same thing. Ah, spring, what a lovely thing!! Have a great week Darla!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Your gardens look lovely. Have a great week while the girls are away. Think of the gardening you can get done!

Peggy said...

That was definitely a super Sunday with lots of together time for hubby and you, also needed. I planted snapdragon seeds on Sat as they will not be going out over here for another few weeks.

Anonymous said...

Oh Goodie!! You found the raspberry blast. That is perfect. Thank you for the link back.

I have grown Gaura many times and have three clumps right now. There are a lot of different varieties. Mine are Karla Leigh from PW. They bloom all summer long and add whimsy to my containers.

Dennis said...

How just described a perfect day for me as well.....complete wtih the crab legs & steak! The only thing is that my wife is a veggie so I like the kids around to share my steak & crab legs with :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

Enjoy yourselves with all this extra time on you hands. That dinner sounded so good. Now I can't get crab legs out of my mind. I want some.

gardenerprogress/Catherine said...

That does sound like a very super Sunday!! I love gaura. It has been great for me and blooms all summer in the hottest parts of the yard. You'll love it!

Deb said...

The blue bird is so pretty, we have bluejays and they aren't very nice, love to torment dogs and cats,will peck them if given the chance. We are basically empty nesters now, my daughter lives (should I say sleeps and showers) at home, we don't get to spend much time with her. When they are all at home you wish for a break, when they are gone you wish they were home.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Okay Girlie---Besides all of that yard work which you love, you and hubby need to find some 'special' time JUST for each other this week... Mama says!!!!!

That intimate time is JUST as important as having a pretty yard!!!!! Mama says!!!!!

Let me hear about a romantic evening with a candlelight dinner, or a 'date' to go out to dinner, etc.... Okay????

Remember--Mama Says!!!! ha ha

fishing guy said...

Darla: Have a ball while you are able to have a great time. The menu sounds just delicious.

I'm feeling a lot better and am able to do all the exercises with little problems.

Jake said...

Sounds like you did what I did last Friday, going around getting plants. I too got some African Marigolds and love them. I got the golden yellow ones with the huge blooms. Do you now if it is true that Marigolds keep mosqitoes(sp) away?


Jim/ArtofGardening said...

Screw the pretty pictures of flowers - 9 days on your own without kids? THAT sounds like heaven.

Rosemarie said...

You must be having a great second honeymoon! Your pictures are beautiful as always.

Kate and Crew said...

Super Sunday sounds divine!!! WOW! Great flowers, great time with the spouse and crablegs to boot! YUM!!! congrat's on the beautiful additions to your garden

Susie said...

Sounds like a fantastic Sunday. Your honey sounds like a great hubbie.

I grow Gaura and it does great! I have 3 of the pink ones. You'll enjoy it Darla.

Leedra said...

Another beautiful stroll, and ended this time with a bluebird. Hummingbird, bluebird, what will the stroll end with tomorrow?

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Julie said... much work, and so much fun!!! Enjoy your time together!!! Beautiful flowers and birdhouse!

Gail said...

Darla...It sounds like you've had a wonderful time of it! I do grow Gaura and love it! Just give it good drainage and it will love you! I planted mine by Mexican Feather Grass. It can be planted in the middle of a bed and won't block views of ther plants...since the flower is up high...mine is a tall variety. Have a fun week! gail

Frances said...

Hi Darla, what a treat to have some alone time. I see you put it to the best possible use, gardening! We have the white gaura, Whirling Butterflies and it is a fabulous wonderful large plant. It has given us some babies too, but not too many. I don't know about the pink ones, though. Hooray for crab legs! :-)

Shellmo said...

I really like those African Marigolds! Wonder if they'd grow in Michigan! And sounds like an awesome meal! I just made crab legs the other night~!

Pam/Digging said...

You'll enjoy the guara. It's a low-care, drought-tolerant plant that blooms all summer long. The only catch is it gets floppy if it has too much shade, and it tends to get a lot of aphids on the stems. I'd always just hose them off until they stopped coming back, but they'd always return eventually. No matter. The flowers and airy structure of the plant made up for those flaws.