Pink Star Morning Glory Monday, Sep 13 2010 

Prince’s Feather Saturday, Sep 4 2010 

This is a beautiful  velvet like flower that a very generous gardener shared with us today when we toured their garden during a tag sale 🙂 If Im lucky I’ll have plenty of seeds to share next year when I try my hand at growing it out next spring.Very Victorian look to it.It’s either called  Prince’s Feather or princess feather I believe he told me.I’ll have to google it.

Whats Blooming This Morning Thursday, Aug 26 2010 

Morning Garden Monday, Aug 23 2010 

“Common Buckeye”After the Rain Swarming Thursday, Aug 19 2010 

Orange Morning Glory Thursday, Aug 19 2010 

Tuesday, Aug 17 2010 

Hollyhocks Monday, Aug 16 2010 

My love for Hollyhocks started when I was looking through a website called :

http://www.wuvie.net/hollyhocks.htm

All of the different colors captured me and I was fascinated how quickly it looked as if their garden evolved so I decided to try some seeds that a generous gardener shared with me on Gardenweb called Country Romance.And also ordered some through a website of a woman who has been growing them on her family farm for years called wherehollyhocksbloom.net.Here are a few pics to share.I save our seeds and resow them from year to year.

Counting Bees Sunday, Aug 15 2010 

http://www.greatsunflower.org/

A great project for the whole family.

Lemon Queen Sunflower

Hello world! Thursday, Aug 12 2010 

It’s 105 today in Tennessee.The heat is scorching and  our yard is filled with Butterflies.Next year we’ll be adding a small water feature and planting a garden for Monarch Butterflies.I really have enjoyed seed kits that we have gotten from Monarchwatch.org and will try them again next spring.We usually mow around the milkweed in our yard to preserve it for the butterflies.With Monarchwatch.org you can list your garden there as a waystation.Do yearly counts.And add a yard sign to your garden.