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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Last Day of April 2009

After fretting through the few freezes that we had here in North Florida at the end of the winter, I can hardly believe it's already the last day of April. Things are sure filling in fast around here.
Here's the Morning Glory that everyone keeps warning me about. I know what a garden hog they can be, I'll worry with that later. For now, I sure am enjoying the show.
Cosmos are beginning to join the garden show.

Nasturtium-Dwarf Alaska Mixed Colors
Nasturtium- Whirlybird Mix

Nasturtium- Empress of India
My wheelbarrow has filled in more since I posted it a few days ago.
AHH, the Gerberas! Still have two more colors to open.

I still for the life of me cannot remember where or when I purchased this red Verbena...I've had it several years and now it's popping up all over. (which I don't mind at all)
My first Larkspur bloom

Pink Wave Petunia, Marigold and Alyssum sprinkled in.
I missed the first Daylily bloom of the's the second one though. These have the sweetest scent.

I do hope this last day of April 2009 is finding your gardens filling in and getting ready to BURST with color for May!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A Visit With Ms. Sandra

This is one of the things she has displayed on the side of her shed.
Ice plant that she is rooting...
Roxie and Dixie
Click to enlarge and you will see Dixie's different colored eyes...she is not blind.
Gerbera Daisies

I love this old bucket full of sedum hanging on her front porch.

Rose moss as a ground cover..
The Catalpa Sphinx Moth is a common hawk or sphinx moth--

it's the caterpillar stage that is most often encountered and best known. The caterpillars have long been valued for fish bait---references to their collection by fishermen date back at least to the 1870's.

Catalpa Tree is the only host plant. These moths mostly fly at dusk or night and are not commonly seen.
Ms. Sandra is waiting to collect these for her Mother's Day Fishing Trip!

We call this her "Mother's Tree" because her mom planted it.

This is the bloom getting ready to open. Anyone know the correct name?

Her Society Garlic is going strong. Has a little visitor behind it and on it.

The Zinnia area is coming along.......see all the other Zinnia seedlings...this is going to be a very colorful area.

We learned this year to pinch our Mums and now they are growing by leaps and bounds.

Alyssum as ground cover.

Of course this is not everything, when it fills in some more I will post about her gardens again. battery went dead, sigh! Thanks for the visit Ms. always it was too short.
***I know you are reading this at work***

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Wordless Wednesday and Award!!

Please click to enlarge this one.... I have the honor of receiving this award from TWO fellow bloggers.....Now, just how special is this? VERY!
It is one of the most meaningful awards in blog world because it honors someone who is incredibly inspirational in her intelligent and witty writing. And by doing so, this award celebrates women's smart, strong and inspirational spirit! It honors women who spread joy and love like an Acorn......a small package growing into a tall and sturdy oak tree which gives more acorns.............. Thank you Cherry at and Becca's Dirt at
I am leaving to go visit my other friend Sandra and nose around her flower gardens. I will try my best to pass this award along when I I the only one that finds it hard to choose some bloggers over others, when they are all so great?

Blooming Tuesday and Monthly Update

My full sun garden..February 25, 2009

Full Sun Garden..March 26, 2009

Full Sun Garden..April 28, 2009

Small Kid's Songbird Wildflower Mix that she planted last Thursday.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Bloom Of The Day........some strange stuff... is doing a Bloom Of The Day........just playing along. Here is my first Bunny Tail Plume.......I hate Skinks.........before husband's a good shot! Yes, I know they eat all types of insects......but they hang out on our front porch and are making babies like crazy.

My Oak Tree is bleeding out....................

any ideas? My husband has been saying for several years now that this tree has to be cut down..
Sad to me.
Here's my unidentified bird again........Mississippi Kite????

I promise to drop by and visit all of you at least by Wednesday..........busy, busy around here!!