Sunday, April 18, 2010

Garden Catch Up

A great find at our recent community yard sale. I bought the45-tile box for $40.00. I think they will look great with the existing tile I have on the pony wall.

Calendula--Pacific Beauty blend, I think. I planted a lot of seeds in the area that didn't come up. I was hoping that the green Zinnia would show or the Dianthus, Lupine or the Delphinium. Oh well, maybe next year I'll have a few surprises!

The pale yellow ones are Snap Dragons.

Finally, the Heirloom Runner Bean has blossoms. The packet stated in very hot climates the vine will flower but not set pods until the weather moderates in the fall. I'll be surprised if they last through June!

This pretty flower is at the entrance of our club house. I think it is a type of Geranium.

When the world wearies, and society ceases to satisfy,
there is always the garden.
~ Minnie Aumonier

We have a lot of strange looking skies here. Before the day was over it looked like a checkerboard, with lots of swirly looking clouds.


Hubby had a port put in and it is much easier for the nurses to take blood and administer the chemo. He still feels the stick and it hurts him, but after it heals they promise it will be better!!


Julie said...

Glad your hubbys port went in OK. He will love it once it is healed, for sure! Your flowers are all so pretty. I am hoping you will be wrong about the Runner Beans...I want to see what happens to it this fall!!!

Claude said...

Love all the flowers... I've always liked calendulas, here we plant them in the fall and most winters they survive through, untill spring. This winter was too much for them though...

The geranium is an Ivy geranium. I've never been able to get one of them to survive the summer here. Same for the runner beans. Enjoy them while they're here!