Red Parrot Tulips
(All photos on this post ©Sometimes, 2018)
New this year.
pretty pink petunia
humble petunias shine
a single Million Bell
volunteer Rose of Sharon
prolific Hosta blooms
Rose of Sharon
Wild Goose Cloud OR Alligator Jaws?
reaching for the clouds
UFO in the clouds
a work of art worthy of Arachne herself… (©Sometimes, 2017)
This spider is not happy with me because I ran pell-mell into her web this morning, unintentionally… and yesterday rescued a little flying thing from the web. Have ya ever seen a spider stomp her little feet?
A nursery web by a different spider. The string of little beads are baby spider eggs.
Fortunately the spider posing for these photos is not anywhere near as she appears, she is in fact holding onto a big “stink bug” as we call them.
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Here are two trees I trimmed to create a base for a trellis; will train the clematis (behind the plastic trellis) to move over. The obligatory cats are Peggy and Dottie.
Here’s the huge, homely evergreen tree that I had originally planned to remove entirely, but decided to trim it as shown. (I admit that it did manage to mask the unattractiveness behind.)
This new haircut for the nut tree was unplanned; originally the top was slated to be cut off. I like the “umbrella” effect. The purpose here was to control the excessive shade that was affecting my hibiscus. The big maple in the middle of the photo is on the other side of the yard, had its beginning as a volunteer in a pot.
This is the maple tree, showing the branch that was not easily reachable with the ladder. I like it this way. This originally started as a volunteer, so persistent that I finally braided it, and now I’ll just see where it wants to go.
A helicopter, I think maybe the Sheriff, looking around or coming into the airport.
Marigolds, Lantana, Ageratum, Blue Holly
the humble marigold shines
Imagine these beauties if they were the size of peonies.
a fine landing spot, Mr. Bug
Where is the Gardener when we need him?
Shasta Daisies, a favorite.
Queen Anne’s Lace in the garden.
Queen Anne’s Lace with Lily
Making an entrance.
Balloon Flower Buds
Earlier development of Marigold plants
[All photos in this post ©Sometimes, 2017.]
love the ruffled edges and the dust of pollen
First seen as an anonymous “red blur.”
I’ll call it the Red Blur Rose. There was a bright red Cardinal that exited the tree when he saw me before I saw him. No time for the camera.
but they are prolific and persistent…off the “chop” list though until the blooms are finished.
The Winterberry I call Gentleman Jim
recognize this tree?
Future Day Lilies
The obligatory Cat
I swear this Lantana was originally pink.
Dad’s Plant lives in the house all winter. A remembrance from my ex’s funeral in 2001.