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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hoppin' and Poppin'

There are days in my life when I’m - actually - thankful - to have a “ Honey-Do List “ that never ends.  Today would be one of those days.

That said - I’m posting photos of some things going on around here - before I head out to thin out pole bean plants that are trying to kill one another.  I brought them into this world.  I will be the one taking ’em out.

















I really wish I hadn't lost the tag for this little gem.  I know it's some kind of Echinacea.  But I can't remember its dadgum nickname.  It's loading up with the cheery blooms - which are the same size as the ones on other types of this plant.  But I'm a little surprised by the mounded height that seems to be stunted - compared to most other Echinaceas.
























If I could choose the type of deception that seems to spread through my life - like molten lava - this would be the kind of deception I would take on - with a smile.  This is the first bloom from my new Chamomile plant.  The flowers are only about a half-inch at best.



















' Texas Tarragon ' became one of my chosen " must have " herbs - about three years ago.  Absolutely love using this in my little concoction of new potatoes and butter.  The herb is not ready for picking until the plant begins flowering.  These little flowers might be about a quarter of an inch in size.  And they only put out 3 petals.
























The first Zucchini for this season - just before I harvested it this past Saturday.
























Yellow hookneck Squash should be ready sometime this week.
























I made a trip to Meadowview Garden Nursery this past Sunday - and had to bring this home.  It's a native of Australia - called a ' Joey ' - of course.
























The " Act like you know everything " name for this plant is ' PTILotus ' - kid you not.  I have no idea.  But the PTI is thrown right on in without a space.  Love those hot pink spires poking out.
























I think this puppy's gonna be a lot of fun.  And the best part - they reseed.  Nothin' beats a ' freebie ' in the garden.




















My answer to recycling when the lids crack.  Hubby punched three drain holes with a drill.

But now I have to go find more houseplants.

I've got four more canisters downstairs.

3 comments:

Amy Lagerquist said...

Looking good! Is it possible the plant in the first photo is a type of Blanket Flower (Gaillardia), not echinacia? Mine has very similar leaves, and stays mostly mounded, although by mid-summer (next month) it'll be thigh-high with tons of blooms.

WeldrBrat said...

Thanks! I only hope it makes it through the entire season. LOL I considered that, at first. However - the blooms seem to be coming out a lot softer and much like a sunflower.

Deb said...

That new plant you got with the pink flowers is interesting! Your plants are looking good! :)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Hoppin' and Poppin'

There are days in my life when I’m - actually - thankful - to have a “ Honey-Do List “ that never ends.  Today would be one of those days.

That said - I’m posting photos of some things going on around here - before I head out to thin out pole bean plants that are trying to kill one another.  I brought them into this world.  I will be the one taking ’em out.

















I really wish I hadn't lost the tag for this little gem.  I know it's some kind of Echinacea.  But I can't remember its dadgum nickname.  It's loading up with the cheery blooms - which are the same size as the ones on other types of this plant.  But I'm a little surprised by the mounded height that seems to be stunted - compared to most other Echinaceas.
























If I could choose the type of deception that seems to spread through my life - like molten lava - this would be the kind of deception I would take on - with a smile.  This is the first bloom from my new Chamomile plant.  The flowers are only about a half-inch at best.



















' Texas Tarragon ' became one of my chosen " must have " herbs - about three years ago.  Absolutely love using this in my little concoction of new potatoes and butter.  The herb is not ready for picking until the plant begins flowering.  These little flowers might be about a quarter of an inch in size.  And they only put out 3 petals.
























The first Zucchini for this season - just before I harvested it this past Saturday.
























Yellow hookneck Squash should be ready sometime this week.
























I made a trip to Meadowview Garden Nursery this past Sunday - and had to bring this home.  It's a native of Australia - called a ' Joey ' - of course.
























The " Act like you know everything " name for this plant is ' PTILotus ' - kid you not.  I have no idea.  But the PTI is thrown right on in without a space.  Love those hot pink spires poking out.
























I think this puppy's gonna be a lot of fun.  And the best part - they reseed.  Nothin' beats a ' freebie ' in the garden.




















My answer to recycling when the lids crack.  Hubby punched three drain holes with a drill.

But now I have to go find more houseplants.

I've got four more canisters downstairs.

3 comments:

Amy Lagerquist said...

Looking good! Is it possible the plant in the first photo is a type of Blanket Flower (Gaillardia), not echinacia? Mine has very similar leaves, and stays mostly mounded, although by mid-summer (next month) it'll be thigh-high with tons of blooms.

WeldrBrat said...

Thanks! I only hope it makes it through the entire season. LOL I considered that, at first. However - the blooms seem to be coming out a lot softer and much like a sunflower.

Deb said...

That new plant you got with the pink flowers is interesting! Your plants are looking good! :)