Saturday, October 11, 2014

Celebrating the life of Benjamin Hanson Farley


When faced with death, Ben Farley chose to live. Our community said good-bye to Ben today, but the legacy he left of love for life and love for Jesus will continue to touch lives.

Monday, July 21, 2014

It's All In The Way You Present It

 This evening, after a dinner of salmon and asparagus perfectly grilled by the men in my house, I pulled out my new super zoom lens and started snapping photos from the comfort of my patio chair.
Pine cone clusters grouped like bananas at the top of my old white pine


Dahlias just starting to bloom among the tomatoes and squash.

Peeking over my fence into the far corner of our vegetable/flower garden. 

 And as I realize the ability to capture images in the far distance with this lens, I absentmindedly comment, "I would make a great stalker."

A cluster of containers going up my back stairs.

The pepper corner with Chili Chilly Pepper and Purple Flash Pepper. 



A comment to which my #4 son responds, "Mom, I wouldn't be saying that in public places." (Which is why I am so writing this on my blog.)

Oakleaf hydrangea "Pee Gee" 
 And #1 hubby chimes in with, "Maybe you can say you would make a great Private Investigator." He's always looking for ways to not be embarrassed by me.
Abutilon


Peeking through the Ginko tree at the neighbors crepe myrtle. 


 So I'm thinking I'll start the #1 Ladies' Plant Detective Agency. Yes, that would be Precious.
Spring and Summer I have to coordinate container plantings with our canoe's seasonal storage spot. 
Because you never know what may be lurking near where you store your canoe,  

Or what's coming up in your garden jungle.
So stop by for a cup of red tea and between my new powerful lens and a few years of plant nerdiness, let the #1 Ladies Plant Detective Agency work with you on solving the greatest of plant mysteries!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Garden Blogger's Fling 2014

I only have about 3000 more photos to go through from an incredible garden tour in Portland, Oregon. But one of the best parts of the tour is getting to know the other bloggers. So here's my trailer on the blogs to come about Garden Blogger's Fling 2014 - Portland!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Head To Kroger For Your Proven Winners Plants

"Honey, on your way home will you pick up some milk and eggs? Oh, and grab a couple of Proven Winners hydrangeas while you are there."
 
Proven Winners shrubs are as close as your local Kroger's grocery store. 
I grew this weigelia - pretty, long lasting blooms and needs some afternoon shade in Middle Tennessee. 

I'm going to try this hydrangea - any one have some experience growing it ?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Bringing The Tropics To Tennessee



This afternoon I was once again swept away to the tropics when I looked out my window at this beautiful hibiscus. I found this beauty at Lowes - one of Costa Farms' selection.



And check out this Abutilon 
Well, it feels like the tropics these last two   weeks, might as well look like it. 

Friday, May 16, 2014

All In A Day's Work


 Well, my job is to make other people's gardens look beautiful. But at night I get to take my garden and see what I can make it look like with photo editing.

 A different view of my peonies

On my front porch - red ivy geranium, euphorbia diamond frost, foxtail fern

 My day job is painting colors in the landscape -
 Angelonia Purple, Begonia Whopper Red, Sweet Potato Vine Dwarf Margarite, and Ornamental Peppers




Angelonia Cascading purple, Whopper Red Begonia, Rudbeckia Tiger Eyes, Verbena Bonariensis, Hibiscus Maple Sugar. 


I love this Marigold Solan 

So what did you do today?