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Friday, June 15, 2012

FF and GBBD

Weekend Garden Parties are FF over at Tootsie's and GBBD over at Carol's..  Drop by and link up or look around at some awesome gardens with lots of garden inspiration.

We have had rain at some point everday for the last week or more.  Yesterday we had 1 and 7/10 here, across town over 4 inches fell in two hours...feast or famine...sigh ..I went out to the gardens to take photos this morning I spotted my trusty rusty angel, she had been spun around in her container, it just seemed as if she were saying, "What will be will be." ..I need to adopt that attitude.


Some of you may remember the large Oak Tree right by the corner of our home had to be cut down some months back.  My husband had the tree doctors leave me a container as the tree was hollow.  After months of my husband trying to get soil to compact in the trunk, I now have my stump container.  25 Peacock Orchids have sprouted, there are a few Alyssum seedlings in there too.  The stump container is about 4 feet tall.
Rain drenched Susans
A most delightful pink Zinnia
The Crapes are beginning to bloom
Justicia brandegeana -- Shrimp Plant, False Hop or Shrimp Bush
Ms. Doris Three Doors Down has over 80 Hydrangeas...she is always rooting them and passing them along.  This is one she gifted me last year, quite an interesting bloom.  Do you know it?  A few weeks back Ms. Doris broke her arm...I am a terrible neighbor as I have not checked on her other than through speaking with Mr. Doris....sigh
Ruellia brittoniana --Mexican Petunia (I also have the purple)  for more information and warning for the our state Florida, click here.

Kalanchoe daigremotiana -Kalanchoe daigremontiana syn. Bryophyllum daigremontianum also called Devil's Backbone,Alligator PlantMexican Hat Plant or Mother of Thousands is a succulent plant native toMadagascar. This plant is distinguished by its ability to propagate via vegetative propagation. All parts of the plant are poisonous, which can even be fatal if ingested by infants or small pets. Info found here
If  you stopped by just to view plants stop now.
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Just completed a custom order for Alison - most of you know her as Bonney Lassie.

She sent the quote and the color scheme she was interested in.  This is a 12 x 12 ceramic floor tile made into a custom wall hanging.
The dimensional sealer is so shiny it really casts a glare...these can be used for tie tacks, lapel pins, hat pins....
Some  Christmas Pins....I am preparing for a Craft Fair in November.  To see these and more click my FB Business Page or Etsy up on the right.  Orders can be placed through email as well as Etsy.  These sites will be updated over the weekend.
*There is a place on my FB page for suggestions of a theme for a give-a-way tile in celebration of my Etsy Shop opening.  It will be a smaller size though.  Please stop by and add your suggestion to be entered.*
**FYI  I cannot post comments on Wordpress.  I have tried repeatedly for months.  I still read Wordpress blogs though**

25 comments:

Randy said...

I LOVE the stump! What a great idea! :0)

Zinnia said...

So sweet angel! Smart planting into the stubble should be excellent growing conditions for orchidér and alyssium. Beautiful ceramic tile with the right attitude. I wish you a nice weekend! Zinnia

Julie said...

What a great idea, to leave the stump as a container! We had to take down a tree which was dying, and I repurposed the logs into a mushroom garden. I'm hoping for shiitakes soon! If you find out the name of the hydrangea, would you mind posting it? The blooms are really unique! Happy Bloom Day! Look forward to visiting often!

tina said...

The stump container is really cool! Great job leaving it for growing plants in.

FlowerLady said...

Your stump container looks GREAT.

I have that kalanchoe but didn't realize it is poisonous. And yes, it most definitely is a mother of millions plant.

It looks like you've been busy with your shop and that's great!

Thanks again for the nudge. I didn't get anything listed yesterday afternoon. I took photos, and have started editing them and getting them ready to upload. Sheesh! Taking photos, editing and uploading takes more time than you realize. Then writing up the info takes more time. I do have one draft in my Etsy shop, awaiting more items so that I can have several things to upload at once.

I'm hoping that Sunday I'll be able to get some things listed.

Have a great weekend and don't work too hard or too long outside.

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Patsy said...

I hope your black berry lily blooms this year but for sure next year. Your flowers look so good and the art work is to.

Town Mouse said...

Love that oak tree "container" - even if it's not blooming just yet.

Happy bloom day!

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Love the stump ♥ YOu can send some of your rain my way!! HOT and DRY winds for 2 wks now...uggh!
Have a great weekend!
*hugs*deb

daisy said...

What a clever idea for that tree stump! Your blooms just keep on comin'...

Regarding the comments on WordPress, make sure you have unclicked the box that says "Stay signed in". That should do the trick.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Darla, I love your stump container.... Glad you all got some rain this week.. We got a little --but need more!

Love the quote Alison sent you... Bet the wall hanging is beautiful.

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Lola said...

Hi Darla. I too had thought about leaving the dbl trunk oak tree for a stump planter. It's dying.
I too have the Mexican Petunia & thanks for the name of another plant I have, Devils Backbone. It comes up everywhere. It even bloomed one winter.
I wish for a wonderful weekend for you & family.

NanaDiana said...

Great post, Darla. Love your flowers AND your crafts. xo Diana ps. I can't post on Wordpress half the time either-

The Sage Butterfly said...

The stump container is perfect! I love the idea of reusing what has been discarded. Your garden looks beautiful despite all the rain.

Lea said...

Beautiful!
Happy Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day!
Lea
Lea's Menagerie

Bernie H said...

That tree stump container is going to look absolutely fabulous when the Peacock Orchids start blooming. Great planting choice! Everything is looking quite lovely in your garden at the moment. The wall hanging you completed for Alison looks fabulous!

GRACE PETERSON said...

I love that stump and the peacock orchids are looking great. Everything looks so lush and full in your garden. And of course, your crafts are awesome. Thank God for the rain! I hope Ms. Doris is feeling better.

HolleyGarden said...

I love your rusty angel! She's adorable. And what a great idea about the tree planter. When the peacock orchids bloom, it will look incredible! I don't think I've ever seen booms on a hydrangea like that. I hope you find out what kind it is.

Charlotte said...

Love your garden and all the flowers! Rain sounds good to me...it's 92 in the shade right now and it's only 12:00! Maybe time for the sprinklers instead?

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Wish my zinnias weren't eaten by the rabbits. I didn't know the Ruellia was state flower. How very cool.

imac said...

Wonders from your garden and what Arty wonders too Darla.

Now posting Scottish Isles holiday.

Rosie@leavesnbloom said...

Well that sure was some rain - we've been having weird weather here too. What a great idea with the tree stump! I didn't realise that you were so creative aswell!

Diann said...

Everything looks so pretty. I am loving the stump!

Skeeter said...

The Stump planter is just wonderful! I have a hollow stump that I put a pot on top. The hollow out part is home to a big Skink. I dont have the heart to take his home away by filling with dirt. Wrens have also nested in the stump with me leaving a small opening below the pot on top. The neighbors cat found this opening and I had to no longer allow the wrens to nest as they could be harmed by the giant yellow paw...

I added 3 Mexican Petunia last fall and they survived our mild winter. I love them with their many blooms but did not know they were invasive. I doubt that will be an issue here with our cooler winters but I will keep my eye on them....

Your crafts are ever charming!

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Joy said...

from your blog pics mostly i like lapel pins pic.