Wednesday, August 7, 2013

First Blog ! ! !

Ok, thought I'd start with some thoughts for the month of August... most of the daylilies are finishing up so I'm starting to cut them back. Even if I waited a few more weeks they would probably continue to die back anyway so the fall clean-up has begun. I'm not cutting back the daylilies that I think might re-bloom like the Stella D'Oros. We were blessed with lots of rain early in the season which I'm sure helped all the these daylilies to produce so many blooms. My flowers have never had as many buds as they did this year.

Well, now we need some rain here, too. It looked like it was going to rain all day today, but it never did. Maybe tonight or tomorrow. 

My husband's newest project was cleaning out behind our shed. He had an old window that he got from our son's old garage so he painted the glass black, painted the frame, then made some shutters and hung it up on the back of our shed. He also added a window box and  some mums on the ground underneath it. It came out awesome.

Below is the front of the shed. The Black-eyed Susan's are just starting to bloom here. And the trumpet vine is profusely blooming now.

And this is the first time this year for this visitor:
The Giant Swallowtail!

Giant Swallowtail Butterflies and Caterpillars


  1. How enchanting your photos are! I knew it would be so worth popping in. And loved reading the descriptions of what you included here. Your Mr.Link's window on the Shed's side is absolutely a piece of Art. Loved all of it Sue, thanks for building this. :]

    1. Thanks so much Cheryle! So happy to share my pictures and gardening information with everyone that has a love of gardening. It's been a lot of fun working on the blog and so happy that you and others are enjoying it as well.