29 June 2010

Bloomin in the Rain

Greetings from my garden home,
There are many many things in bloom right now but this is peak garden-work time so I don't have as much time to blog or take pictures when I am pulling weeds and watering, although looks like we will have day 7 of rain this week. When it comes to color, I am not an orange lover but this particular begonia really caught my eye and then I saw the name "Million Kisses, Devotion" you know I couldn't resist.
 I do wish it was hot pink though.I am going to go over and join the folks at Bloomin Tuesday with Ms Jean Green Thumb.Come on over if you want to see some gardens and flowers. And just is case it is raining where you are, here's an umbrella to keep you dry.
Have a wonderful week as you prepare for the family picnics, parades, and fun. Blessings Meg                                                                            

25 June 2010

Never enough pink

Greetings from my garden home,
I have been participating in Pink Saturday for over a year now but my success in meeting Bev's challenge has not been realized. I think the problem is when I go visit on pink Saturday I forget who I have visited and then it takes too long to go back so I just blog along justifying my laziness and wishing I had jotted down a fellow PS gal's blog to use for next week, well this time I decided to do something new. Every time I post for Pink Saturday I get at least one new person who stops by to say hello so I decided why not visit their blog while I'm writing  my post and feature my new friends blog for PS, so here goes..
 This week I received a visit from a dear lady named Debbie, at Simply Debbie. Debbie is more social than I and just a visit to her blog let's you know right away how much she cares for others even when you know she is hurting herself. She has a great big heart for prayer and to really make a difference in other peoples lives. Her blog is easy to navigate and while there you will meet some of her friends and family.
Some how or other there is not quite enough pink to show off in the garden yet. Things are still mostly purple but the cone flowers and the day lilies should start blooming soon so pink will again take center stage.
These flowers don't look pink in this picture but they are actually a hot pink canna in an urn with a bunch of other mostly exotics
[At least they are exotic for Vermont] 
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and remember to count your blessings.
Tell the people you love how much they mean to you.
We still live in a free country! Praise the Lord! Blessings Meg

19 June 2010


Greetings from the Northeast,
I very rarely cut my peonies because my hubby can't take the smell of them in the house. But I made an exception today knowing the temperature would reach 90, they will be short lived. These are in front of the house in a border garden so the people passing by get to enjoy them more than I do. I want to transplant them into the garden room but the fall chores take precedent and that hasn't happened yet. They are huge, dinner plate peonies and it doesn't get much pinker than this.
 Also thought I would throw in a more subtle pink foxglove which started of white and slowly turned into this gorgeous shade of pink.
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend and be sure to get back to  Beverly's at How Sweet the Sound and peruse all the other pink posts from around the globe. Blessings to you and yours. Meg

03 June 2010

Coleus Camoflage

Greetings from the garden,
There really is a mystery to gardening that goes beyond all that one sees. 
Truly Solomon in all his glory was not clothed as glorious as these!!!
A wonderful meticulous Creator has his signature on all this design around us.
 Having the greenhouse this year has allowed us to be a part of the butterfly dance as it tours our region.
I try to grow many of their favorites and have discovered that we share so much of the same taste. 
Several of these swallowtails have been hanging a round alot lately but I couldn't resist a photo shoot with this one when he landed on the coleus, notice the similarity in design.
Our Loving God continues to reveal His attributes in nature if we will stop and take notice.
 I am thankful to Him for all I am able to see and enjoy with my senses. It really is a wonderful life. A heart of gratitude can make the difference between a regular day and a great day! I hope you have a great day and enjoy the splendor all around you. Blessings to you. Meg

01 June 2010

What's Bloomin Up North

Greetings from the garden,
This has been one of the warmest and driest springs I have ever seen here in Vermont.But that doesn't stop the old stand-by's from producing their show. These irises came with the property and although they are not as striking as some, they certainly are prolific and faithful! I don't know their name but I have moved them all over and they spread every year and kinda fill in for the in-between time after the bulbs and before the peonies.
       Then there is my most favorite of perennials. My Catmint, or Nepeta, Walkers Low is the cultivar and it is one of my top ten that I would not be without. I have planted it all along our border which is three feet from the road in a pedestrian village and everyone always wants to know how I get my lavender to grow so well.
My garden is quite lavender in color this week as you can see. Here are the chives blooming in with the perennial Bachelor's Buttons which are a great blue-purple. My biggest problem in this garden is keeping everything separate as for some reason everything in this space gets huge. The chive flowers are over two feet tall and this is the same bed where the monarda gets to be over 6 feet tall.
That is the show for now but the buds far outnumber the blooms so there is more to follow. Be sure to go to Jeans Green Thumb Blog or click the button for Blooming Tuesday on my side bar and follow the Blooming Tuesday Bouquet Trail to see the flowers from other regions and I hope you have a great week. Blessings Meg