Monday, September 20, 2010

These are a few of my favorite things!

I bought this Provence lavender as a gift to myself for my wisdom tooth surgery... Just what I needed. Im trying to plan this in to the lower moat for next year. Meanwhile even the foliage smells great!

Crocosmia, given to me early spring and I've learned that these should be planted in the ground, not pots. I see them 4ft tall in neighbors yards, and mine are only about 2ft and only started blooming in August.
Fuchsia( Gartenmeister Bonstedt Fuchsia )
Bought one last year and lost it to Father Winter. This year I bought itty bitty plants online and it is doing great! Hummingbirds love it. I'll bring it in this winter for sure!

My first sunflower to bloom. See the hand its holding to its mouth in embarrassment? It should be!

Long shot of sunflower being embarrassed.

Here I am posing with the almost sunflower in the rain. It is as tall as me at 5ft 7!

This is a tree in a friends yard-I've always wondered what it is..Anyone?


  1. I think your neighbor's tree might be a Mimosa (Albizia julibrissin). Did it have fuzzy pink flowers earlier this year, and maybe seedpods now?

    Check out what this website says:

    Love your embarrassed sunflower!

  2. Thanks Alison--Ill ask about the flowering of it. Ive only ever noticed the leaves but no flowers or pods.


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