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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Even with the drought

Astralagus Canadenses    Very different flowers. All green.
Some of our 50+ daylilies
Wild quanine (prairie plant) with Ruby Star coneflower
? lost the tag for this one. It is saying "GIVE ME RAIN"

Blanket flower
Strawberry allium. The bees love them.
We did get a tiny bit of rain the other day! This is off the sunroom roof so it looks like a lot more rain then there really was.
Compass Plant flower. Another prairie plant. Tap root goes down 10 feet or more. Not easily moved. Sunflower type flower. But I love this shot.
Salome Double Booked daylily. All lined up.
Green Envy coneflower
Red Shed Lavender daylily ( Solaris Farms Wi. bred)
Midnight Embers daylily ( Rosehill Gardens Onieda Wi bred)  Very rich reddish brown.

Even with the loss of rain these last couple of months the plants are doing great! There are a couple of trees though that are infested with japanese beetles. Skellitizing the leaves. We have picked a few tomatoes so far, green peppers are starting to get size, beans are budding, cukes are running, carrots are growing, hopefully not just the tops. lol. I just checked the radar...there is no rain at all in the state! It is suppose to be another dry week. The corn fiels are getting very dry. I don't know if the crop can be saved yet. Floods, Fire and drought. Kind of scarey!
I have been working on my Greenleaf Dollhouse contest build. Nothing spectacular, but I like it. Another month or so (deadline Labor Day) and I can show pictures. I can't believe the artistry of some of the builders! Looking at the pictures you wouldn't believe that these are dollhouses! Wish I had their talent. But am pleased with how mine turn out. Each contest pushes me to try new methods. I do have a couple of my houses in my side bar.
Well I had better go. Supper to be made. (What do you call the evening meal). Hugs, Teresa

3 comments:

  1. Based on your pictures you would never know there is a drought, the flowers are beautiful, Can't wait to see pictures of your project, have a great time working on it.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  2. You do have a wonderful collection of flowers, love to look at the photos, and dream of having some of them in my garden.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  3. Your flowers are spectacular! We've had some good rains and everything is so green here in FL this year. Let me know when you post pics of your dollhouse! I can't wait to see it!

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