Monday, July 14, 2014

More of this and that...

 I've been busy sewing lately...trying to get lots of doll carriers into my Etsy shop....here's some I just finished last night....now on to some special orders...I have a few bags to make for customers...I have just been waiting for fabric to arrive...
 The Black Eyed Susans are blooming now...I have so many of these all over the front and back yard...all from one original plant I got 10 plus years ago...this is the latest bush I transplanted to the front...it was only a few leaves and roots last Fall...its right next to a huge Shasta Daisy bush that I planted from seeds after my nieces wedding about 6 years ago...two of my favorites right next to each other!
 Here's a new addition to the front...a Crepe Myrtle called Dynamite....its more like a large bush now...but I was assured it will soon be a tree...with multiple trunks...
 I love the color of these flowers...so much darker than the pink ones I see everywhere...
 And the buds and leaves have a lot of burnt red on them too...I think it will be so pretty with our brown house in the back ground....
I ripped out about 2/3 of the Lambs Ear in this flower bed...it was taking over...that left some bare spots...I transplanted some other perennials in there...I hope they fill in quickly...but until then...I'll try my best to be patient. My front looks a little tired right now...the Baby Tear moss got too much sun when we had a short heat wave...and turned brown...but it will bounce back...it always does! And a lot of the sage has turned to seed...I used to dead head it all right away...but the seeds attract Gold finches...and I love them...so I have been trying to let alot of things go to seed. They also love the Black Eyed Susan seeds...as well as the Russian Lavender and Cone Flowers...and now I have discovered they like basil seeds...I let some of those go to seed to collect and I found little tiny finches all over them! Since they are no bigger than a hummingbird...they fascinate me...I am trying to get some pictures...but they scatter quickly when they hear me! 

Until next time...enjoy your day!!! 

4 comments:

Mdm Samm said...

Your doll carriers are lovely and your garden pics...soooooo refreshing beautiful

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I love all of your more of this or that.....:)

Chookyblue...... said...

I love crepe myrtles.........such good value.........every season is great........

Lottie said...

Love your post today! I have black eye Susans that I got from one plant over ten years ago, too! It funny how we are sentimental about our plants! Have a great week!