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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***


Lois said...

My granddaddy used to use those catalpa worms for fish bait! I had not thought about them for years. All of the pictures are beautiful and those eyes on the dog are amazing!

Dorothy said...

All of these are great pictures! Love your header!

tina said...

What a nice visit! That bloom is really neat. No idea what it is.

Leedra said...

Don't know the name of her 'Mother's Plant', have one in a pot, not hardy in TN. Did not know it blooms. If I treated mine better it might bloom for me. Not sure how it has survived me for 15 years.

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Betsy from Tennessee said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful day with Ms. Sandra. How neat is that!!!!! She has a pretty yard---but not as pretty as yours. (I'm prejudiced!!! ha)

Everyone needs a "Mother's Tree" in their yard... Sniff Sniff!!!!


bennie and patsy said...

Love your new header and great pictures

Susie said...

We use to use those worms to go fishing too! I hated putting them on a hook.

Loved all the pictures Darla. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Valerie said...

Great pictures and garden. Tell Ms. Sandra we enjoyed visiting with her.

Shellmo said...

Ms. Sandra has wonderful blooms in her yard! And I love those doggies too!

Dani said...

Such cute dogs! I'm going to have to cave one day and get my little one a puppy.

Anonymous said...

Ms Sandra has a pretty garden with colorful blooms! I love the accessories on her shed. :)

Rose said...

Thanks for the tour of Ms. Sandra's. I enjoyed seeing your back yard in bloom on an earlier post as well.

I wanted to drop by and tell you how funny your comment on Gail's post was--"Phlox envy":) I've had it ever since I've seen all the photos of the PPPP. But judging from your photos you have some beautiful phlox of your own!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Your yard certainly is alive. I guess I should get out in mine and stop being lazy. :-)

Wicked Gardener said...

I think the Momma plant is a Tree philodendron.

Jake said...

I agree with Wicked on this one, a Philodenfron is the mystery plant to be more exact, Split-Leaf Philodendron.


Jodi said...

Your flowers are so beautiful, I am so jealous!!

BTW, thanks for the tip on the pink eye, she is back to school today. :) She was happy too, way too boring at home. ;)

fishing guy said...

Darla: A fun visit with some neat photos of the plants.

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