Gosh, this summer is flying by. It's already the middle of July! There are so many things I still need to do around the house before school begins again. Wheew. Maybe I stop to smell the roses too often? LOL*
These daylilies are amazing. I'm toying with the idea of creating a small lily bed. I've seen some on other garden blogs and am in love!
Here's a little scrappy looking one, these are newly transplanted from my Husband's Grandmother's Garden. How lucky am I? She thinned out her garden a week ago and this was one of the lucky plants we inherited. Oh I can't wait for next year!!! I can't wait to see what all my babies do!
I can see why black eyed susans are a staple in many gardens. They are so hardy, and I am amazed at how much one packet of seeds has mulitiplied to in a years time in my garden. I think I may have been a little crazy to buy eight more plants this year from a garden plant sale! But they were only 50 cents a piece so I couldn't pass them up. I'm going to have these coming out my ears next year. But I think that's ok ;) BTW, this picture, shows only about 1/4 of the returning black eyed susans from the packet I direct sowed last year.
Oh oh oh...and I had to update on the pumpkins! Did you see a few posts ago these were just little babies about the size of a small grape? Now they are about the size of a golf ball. C'mon pumpkins keep on growin'!
The garden has been a lot of fun to enjoy with my daughters. They remember every stage and when Daddy comes home at night, they say, "Daddy, Daddy, guess what we did today?! We saw the baby pumpkins and picked beans!" They have helped me plant nearly everything in the garden, water, and watch it all grow. I'm so happy, I hope they always remember these things! I remember when I was a little girl and my Mom and I would pick plants by the railroad tracks for drying...Queen Anne's Lace, buttercups, Yarrow...we'd find wild sassafrass growing and my Mom would make tea with it. I remember picking green beans in my Grandmother's back yard garden too...and that those simple little things were so much fun too!