Saturday, August 1, 2015

A garden denizen...

Yesterday I discovered a garden denizen who was hanging out near my back steps.  Can you spot her?

It's been a few years since I've seen a Golden Garden Spider in my garden, but obviously they still live here!

I don't know where she's been up until this point, but she looks pretty healthy to me!  There are plenty of insects in my garden for her to eat.

Here's her belly.  I mentioned to my daughter that it was interesting that they hang they hang upside down.  She said, like Spider Man.  Hmmmm....

She was eating when I took the above picture.  I think she's pretty cool.  But she does make my skin crawl just a little!

If you get too close to a Golden Garden Spider and it feels threatened, it will start swinging its web to try to scare you away.  This one didn't seem to mind me taking pictures of her.  Maybe she knew that I like having her in my garden.

Have a beautiful day!

New Dawn...

One of my favorite places in my garden is my rose arbor.

New Dawn grows over the arbor, and in spring, it is absolutely breathtaking.

I'll just let you enjoy the roses.

(You can click on the pictures for a larger view.)

Have a beautiful day!

A day in spring...

Hi, there!  It's been awhile!

These pictures where from back in May.  I think.

I don't remember the name of the iris, but I think it is one of the most stunning ones I've ever seen.  The rose is Ballerina.

Look who's hanging out in a rose blossom!

Oh, so lovely!!!

Have a beautiful day!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

So much Muscari...

There is one spot in my garden where my Muscaris have multiplied prolifically.  (I don't think that "Muscaris" is truly the plural, but I like the way it sounds!)

Each year they have reseeded and now have created such a lovely view, regardless of the thorny canes of a New Dawn rose.

I love the color combination of the little blue Muscari blooms with the green of the fuzzy Lamb's Ear.

Oh, so much Muscari!

Have a beautiful day!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Hanging fuchsia...

I bought a hanging fuchsia at Lowe's this week.

Fuchsias don't do well with the summer heat here, but each year, I think I want one.  So this year, I bought one and I'll give it a try.

I hung it on the shepherd's crook under my big tree near my table and chairs.  It will like the shade.  And the hummingbirds will love it.

Have a beautiful day!