Monday, August 18, 2014


The garden tour was awesome and I had so much fun meeting everyone in person.  Thank you to everyone who emailed me well wishes beforehand.  I'm still tired - so much for sleeping in today - and have a jam-packed week, so probably won't be around much. But I wanted to try to get at least a few of my most recent yard pics posted.  Soooo many pictures, so little time.

Does a lowly annual deserve its own post?  I think so.  I've mentioned that I rediscovered Cleome this year. I used to grow it all the time in my "early years."  Whatever that means.  I don't know why I hadn't bought it in so long.  It randomly jumped into my cart this spring and I'm so glad it did.  I'm sort of in love with it.  It reminds me of fireworks.

I remember it used to reseed by itself, and babies would come up every spring.  
I'll save seeds, just in case nature doesn't do its thing.

The white one is more photogenic, but I love them both in the garden.
Aren't they cool?

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  1. Glad toe garden tour went well. You worked VERY hard getting ready.

  2. I loved the Cleome and your garden was absolutely fantastic. I envy your energy. It is clear you work very, very hard. (It was great meeting you too!)

    1. Thanks, lady. Hard work is overrated. I'm ready for fall! :)

  3. SOOOO COOOOL!!! Pinning this baby right now!!! And I am so glad you had a great time friend!!!! Been thinking about you!!! Now take it easy!!!! Yeah right!! Talk soon and thanks for sharing this beauty! Nicole xoxo

  4. Such a pretty annual, Mindy. I've tried growing it before, but couldn't get it going. After seeing this, I'm inspired to give it a go again next year:) Hope all is well with you!

  5. Very cool flowers. Thanks so much for linking up at the Tuesday Garden Party.

  6. Wow a garden tour!! I've been told I should do one but don't know anything about it plus I'd be a wreck! The Cleome is so pretty- I don't know that plant. I'll have to see if it's one that will come back here.

  7. Mindy I love the cleome especially the white. I don't plant these enough.

  8. I love this flower and can't wait to plant it next year in my garden! I want to hear all about the Garden Tour. I want to see pictures too! :)

  9. Your garden is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing your photos!

  10. Only you, my friend, can make a "lowly" annual like Cleome shine with dignity. Your photos are exquisite. I need a bigger garden.


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