Wednesday, September 29, 2010

This Is What Has Kept Me Busy This Summer:

Gardening!  That pretty much sums up my entire summer.  And of all years to take up a new hobby, I had to choose the “year of the drought”…LOL… 

 

Here’s a list of some of the pretties that I’ve added to the garden this year:

 

1 Dwarf Sweetspire Itea

1 Red “Knockout” rose bush

1 ‘RASPBERRY WINE’ Monarda

3 ‘SUNNY SKIES’ Delphinium

3 COREOPSIS ‘SUNRAY’

2 Nanho Blue Butterfly Bushes

1 Giant Ostrich fern

1 Japanese Beech Fern 

2 Hosta fire and ice

1 Hosta Patriot

1 Hosta Twilight 

2 Salieri daylillies

2 Stella D’oro daylillies

1 Sunny Yellow Knock-Out Rose Bush (purchased by my sweet hubby)

And after all of this hard work, what do I have to show for it?  NOTHING!  I think everything has died.  But I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I’m wrong and hoping that everything will come back up in the Spring. 

But there is one plant (well, actually 3) that has really amazed me this year and that is this Hosta:

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This hosta has been here since we’ve moved in 5 years ago and has never bloomed.  Earlier this year I dug it up and divided it into 3 plants and replanted in a different location.  Look what happened:

augustlilyhostabloom 

augustlilyhostabloom3 

Isn’t it pretty!  All three of the plants produced these showy blooms.  And the fragrance…OMG!  You have to get one of these Hostas.

Well, that pretty much sums up my summer and my absence from blogging.  How was your summer?   

 

1 comment:

Bella said...

Love those plants, and I love gardening as well. I wish I had time to do it more. Maybe now that my youngest is a BIT bigger, I can get back into it this summer.

Lovely blooms.

Bella :)

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