Monday, April 4, 2011

The Amazing Blooming Violas

Just when I thought the violas couldn't possibly get any more blooms, I am proven wrong. 

Sunday, March 27, 2011




Our Garden

The garden is growing like mad and many beautiful flowers are blooming.  I have had a lot of fun taking pictures.  Here is an overview.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Gardening 2011


                                                   cosmos and bachelor buttons

                                    If these grow up they will be the prettiest flowers called scabiosa or pincushion
                                                   more poppies

                                                   So many hollyhocks!!!! Where to put them??

Pots I found at Goodwill waiting for violas

                                            Lots of little alyssums which will go in hanging baskets

Emma and I have been very busy making a new garden for Spring 2011.  We started the end of January planting some flowers we hope will be very beautiful.  Feeling a little more confident as seed planters, we hand picked some beauties, some of which may be a little ambitious.  We planted poppies (iceland and oriental), delphiniums, hollyhocks, stocks, two types of sunflowers, violas, pansies, bachelor buttons, three types of cosmos, pincushion flowers, and alyssums. I also planted some african daisies so I could try to identify some plants I have from last spring that have not bloomed and thought they might be african daisies.  The violas surprised us and bloomed very soon after putting them in bigger pots and they are soooo cute.  So many seeds came up that we are worried about where to plant them all.  Especially the hollyhocks and sunflowers which are going to be very tall.