Thursday, July 19, 2012

Another sure sign of Summer...

 You know Summer is in full swing in my area when the Black Eyed Susans start to look like this...they love this weather and will bloom and bloom until late Autumn. 
 We have tons of these beauties in the yard...all from one plant many years ago...I have separated it so many times...and I have given lots of starters out...they are the most wonderful plants...easy and cheerful!
 Another of my favorites is Cone flower...or Echinecea...this is purple...they get really tall in the back yard...behind them is Autumn Sage...there are little tiny flowers on it that the humming birds and carpenter bees love...this particular one is crazy huge...I can't keep up with it...I could trim it every day if I had time...it grows that fast!
 While I was playing with the flowers and veggies...Don was up picking the last of the peaches in our tree...we get green beetles this time of year that will boar into the fruit if we don't get them all off...its not pleasant...so we will let those that are still a bit hard ripen in the house...safer there!! It was a pretty morning out this morning while we were gardening...a bit warm...but it's Summer! I don't know what happened but suddenly I can't type under the last picture...weird! This is what Pam, my letter carrier, brought me today!! It's so much fun wool to play with...if you like wool and want great pieces...go visit Hungry Hook Primitives...she's great! The ones on the right look purple...but in person they are raspberries...oh so luscious and wonderful...do I sound a bit crazy...well...I guess I am when it comes to wool and fabrics...oh and a whole host of other things!! 
Until next time...enjoy the day!!!

10 comments:

Olive Cooper said...

I too adore black eyed susan's. I cannot grow cone flowers for some reason.

Jennifer Gail said...

Your flowers are beautiful. Nice stack of wool too. I'm worse than a kid when I win something homemade. Enojoy what's left of Summer.

Christine said...

I love the black eyed Susan! But what wonderful wool bundles!
Keep enjoying the Summer!
Christine

Mary said...

Love them! They're a little ray of sunshine!

shez said...

gorgeous garden and wonderful colours in your wool.xx

Terry said...

Your flowers are beautiful! My black eyed susans are so small this year because it's been so dry. We got rain today so maybe they'll perk up a bit now.

Judy S. said...

I need to try these two again one of these years. Yours are sure pretty!

Yvette said...

You always have such a beautiful flower garden!

Leslie said...

The purple cone flowers are my favorite too!!! My black eyed susans went crazy and I think that they smoothered the purple ones.
Right now, my gardens are a mess.. it's been too hot to weed and if it's not to hot then its pouring rain. I don't mind though ~ I love summer!
Have a great week

Susan @ Blackberry Creek said...

Love, love, love blackeyed Susans. But the wool picture just makes me hotter.