Thursday, August 28, 2014

Yard Crasher #8

Sorry I didn't get to this post yesterday.  Life.  And a stupid, worthless computer.  You guys, if you knew how badly I need a new computer.....this thing has been on its way out for over a year.  It makes me CRAZY.

Anywho, on with the show....

I had a heck of time trying to decide how to lay out this post.
I have so many stinkin' pictures, I didn't know where to start.
I finally committed to doing some pulled back shots, so you can get a feel for the space.
Then I'll do the closer shots of individual plants.

The back door is at the top of a tiered deck, which is how I got this angle.

My helper again.

I LOVE these limey-green Sweet Potato Vines.
I can't grow them to save my life.

This is a big planter on the edge of the deck with a mix of annuals and perennials.

I need this Salvia in my life.

More of that Sweet Potato Vine.

A cute tree that died, so she hung bells in it.  :)

These are all in the main part of the garden, in front of the garage.

Fairy rose.

More Anemone.

A cute little rose that she adopted from me when it was headed for the compost pile.


Zinnias and pink and white Phlox.

Annual purple Salvia.
Mine didn't even come close to looking like hers.

Purple bell peppers.

More Phlox, with 'Autumn Joy' Sedum behind it.

A pretty pink Penstemon.

The gazing ball.


This raspberry is in a pot.

A pretty lavender Dahlia.

Moving along to another area, this rose came from my sister's old house.

A fun sedum ball from my sister. 
She got me one, too.  :)

Pots, pots, and more pots.

Her Eucalyptus.

My step-dad grows a variety of hot peppers every year in a big pot.
He dries them and then grinds them for doctorin' up dinner.
This year he found Ghost Peppers.

Annnnd, more pots.
Yes, this all in the same little area.

I think this is an Angel's Wing Begonia.

And I think I'm gonna stop there.
I have the same amount of photos, if not more, that I'll save for another post.
Don't wanna overwhelm ya.  :)

The Dad and I are celebrating our 10th anniversary today.
My parents are gonna watch the kids tonight so we can go out to dinner.
In a restaurant.
Without kids.
In fact, I best be gettin' in the shower.....

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  1. Beautiful! I love the bells hanging in the little dead tree. What a great idea!

  2. Is the saliva "Wendy's Wish"? Love the potting bench set up on the garden and all the little details. You can tell your Mom just plain loves plants and loves to be outside.

  3. What a beautiful garden, I love the packed borders and the garden ornaments! It must be a lovely place to relax in.

  4. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!!!!!!! 10 is a big one! We are hitting 9 in December. Hope dinner was lovely!!! And your mom's garden is so stunning! Every inch of her space has something fantastic for the eyes!! And is that pink salvia called Wendy's Wish??? I have some in my garden and in my zone it is an annual but I buy it every year! So inspired makes me excited for the future to see what is possible as things get further along! All the best to you sweet friend! Nicole xoxo

  5. Happy Anniversary!!! Did you enjoy your time away? In September we will be celebrating 12 years. I love your mom's gardens. Absolutely beautiful. Did she end up filling 50 or more pots this year? I remember you said in another post that she always has tons and tons of pots of flowers but hadn't gotten to it because she was away on vacation. I can't imagine how much watering would have to be done to keep those pots looking good. I always do around 10 pots filled with petunias and wave petunias and they have to be watered daily and dead headed. Do you plant petunias? I don't remember seeing any petunia baskets....

  6. Happy Anniversary! August weddings always last. :) I love your mother's garden. She is a total plant maniac, just like you and me. And it sounds like your sister is too. How wonderful. That to-die-for Salvia is called 'Wendy's Wish.' It's supposed to be hardy but mine has never wintered over. You can buy it in plugs at Fry Road Nursery. In fact, last time I was there, they were free! They looked a little sad but I potted them up quickly, removed all the icky stuff and now they look wonderful. I love your mom's little bells on the deceased tree branches and the fence. Too cute! I could have scrolled through a hundred more photos so I look forward to your next installment. Finally, "The Helper" gazing through the fence boards is so precious. You are an incredibly talented photographer.

  7. What a piece of garden heaven! Thanks so much for adding it to our Tuesday Garden Party! xxx....Brooke from Creative Country Mom's Garden


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