Sunday, July 15, 2007

Congratulations


So, Miss Mary B if you'll send me your e-mail, I'll get your package out some time this week :)



and if you want Debbie Macomber's Back on Blossom Street book, just holler and I'll toss that one into the box too :)



movin' along...



some garden pixs



These are my Beckys...I am overjoyed by these Happy Girls! In both of my previous gardens, I tried to get shastas to "do" for me...they laughed in my face...

I decided I'd give shastas 1 final shot here at Number 17...and LOOK! I love lookin' out the kitchen window at these :)



The Black Mission Fig...Black Mission Figs are borderline hardy here and this one got hit hard by our last Late Freeze...lost all of its new spring growth...but, tah-dah...the Black Mission is actually doin' better than the Brown Turkey Figs that are better suited to our area...I have 3 and this one

is, unfortunately, the best lookin' one of the bunch right now...I'm hoping they do better next year after settling in a bit...


verrrryyyyy clever of me to use the same colours of the cannas & whiskey barrel to camouflage the trash can...actually, I just needed somewhere to park those cannas in a hurry...but it worked out so well! sorry about the tatty lookin' Block o' Wood layin' there...but the driveway slopes off on that edge and whiskey barrel might just roll off into the lorapetulums...I need to get something that isn't so T-A-C-K-Y, don't I?

a ditch lily...dug this morning from a stand...there are a lot of them and we only took 2...

In Other News:

Mr G and I went for a walk this morning on the golf course just across the road...our lovely neighbor has given us permission to cross her land so we can just hop across to get in a good walk(this was the first time I've taken her up on her offer...Mr G went for the first time last week and wanted me to walk with him)...and while out walking I spotted what looks to be a citrus tree of some sort growing in the wild scrub at the edge of the course! so I'm going to keep an eye on it & maybe harvest a fruit or two for the seeds...I'm wonderin' if this is a Meyer's Lemon from a bird dropping...

and I saw wild grapes (probably scuppernogs) and a gone wild Passionflower Vine! I know that vine didn't get going from my Passionflower vine because my vine never flowered last summer...

11 comments:

Belle-ah said...

The daisies are gorgeous. I tried a new variety this year...artic? I am curious how they will actually do next season.

MaryB said...

Wow, I actually won...Yippeee! I'm emailing you right now. Thanks so much!

Cathy said...

Loving the daisies too! This may be a silly ?. Are the fig trees ornamental or fruit producing? Dh loves fig jam.

Congrats to the winner!

Mrs. G said...

Belle-ah, I saw some of those new daisies at Lowe's yesterday evening...Artic Snow? I thought about grabbing a few because they were on the clearance cart but decided not to press my luck...I managed to stop myself after buying an untagged coreopsis...one of the airy ones :)

Cathy, both fig varieties are fruit producing...gotta love fig trees...once they get settled in, they're no work at all...the black mission is loaded with fruit...the brown turkeys, not so much but this is their first year in...black mission went in last spring...

Lissa Jane said...

I noticed at Ric Racs blog you were wondering about Gocco..

if you go to www.nehoc.com.au they have tutorials and video's on how to use this fantabulous item! They have superseded a few models but you can still buy the stuffs you need (screens/inks etc) I got my gocco and hand stamper on ebay..

Love your blog...

Lissa

Simply Me Art said...

Hi Mrs. G. The Garden Look Fantastic. What a Great Idea with the Canna to hide the trash can. Congrats to Ms. Mary she deserves it. Hope you have a Wonderful week. Hugs Jamie

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What wonderful plants and flowers!
and Meyer Lemons are soooo good, hope that's the kind it is, so you can get some little seedlings started!
Wishing you a lovely day...
Lidy

see you there! said...

Congrats to Mary B. for winning the prize.

Figs grow here, usually found in the older gardens. Friends of ours have a fig tree espaliered against a stucco wall at their house. Looks very Mediterranean.

Darla

Me said...

You've got to be kidding! Shasta Daisies take over the world around here (and yet I am foolishly starting some from seed to put somewhere in my garden)...hmmm...

Figs. Yum.

BTW you might like my garden blog at least for the pretty pics. :)

http://thegardenaworlduntoitself.blogspot.com/

Southern Heart said...

Your garden pictures are lovely....you definitely have a green thumb! I enjoyed seeing all of your flowers and plants.

Annie said...

Congratualtions on 100 posts and well done with the shastas. I have frilly ones that are really pretty. My mum has tried to grow them with no success.

it's all about the journey...