Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Monday, July 29, 2013
When I closed down the house where my parents and my brother lived there were so many things that I just had to toss. Both my parents things and my brothers work stuff. The buckets were my brothers. I am not sure why he had them. They could have been purchased at the farm and home for construction work, but he would never had used them around the house. I think of him when I use them and appreciate that they are sturdy and will last a long time.
I use them to water the tomatoes which seem to not grow. The plants are large but they need hot weather to make the tomatoes to grow large.
Sunday, July 28, 2013
The blackeyed Susan blooms seem glad to show off in the shade while it is sunny right next to them. It makes it difficult to shoot flowers with the sun is so direct and the trees and buildings shade the flowers so differently. I sometimes stand in as the object to cause the shade on the bloom so I can get a truer color in the photo. I have to lighten the shot on photoshop but the picture is better if it isn't too brightly exposed.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
The phlox have survived our weather. It is a little weathered in appearance but it is doing ok. I had spent years trying to grow pholox but now it is spread all over my garden. I won't have any lush shots of the backyard again this year. It will be better next year.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
I brought home from my parents' place this small day lily. I know that I had bought it for them and now I have it doing well in my garden. The edges of the flower show the heat damage we had before our rain.
Here is a second shot of the plant now that we had a one inch rain. The buds start to open up after the rain.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
It did rain and it might have saved us. I am not certain on that as we are really behind on our moisture. My tomatoes love hot dry weather and I do water them off and on. Roma's are starting to turn red. Dead flowers don't come back but some of the buds did go ahead and open up with the blessing of moisture.
Monday, July 22, 2013
The Home Depot is dumping their seed geraniums now for less than a dollar. I didn't have this color and now I do. I will need to get it into a bigger pot and give some encouragement. It is my first pink hardy geranium as the other one is more coral colored than this light pink.
Friday, July 19, 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Sunday, July 14, 2013
I took these shots a few days ago as the blooms were just beginning. I had to go water them this morning as the ground is so dry that they are struggling. The fragrance that comes off of these flowers is so great. If you buy any lily, this kind is one you must try. I picked up the three bulbs for four bucks and they will continue to bloom for me year after year.
Friday, July 12, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
The field lilies continue to give me great subjects to photograph. I notice the other day the the ditch lilies that were growing at my wife's home place have been scattered a quarter of a mile north in the ditch. I assume that when the highway was widened that the dirt movers carried them up the ditch to a new area in which they now grow.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
I whined a few years back because I didn't have any red hollyhocks. While walking down our alley and seeing a neighbor up the way had oh so many hollyhocks that were red. I noticed some had seeded. It took a few years and I now have red hollyhocks. The plants were actually on an abandoned property that they are just now trying to get the roof repaired on that property and trees have been removed from the front yard. I think the guy who lives in a camper is planning to move into the house. It is a neat but rundown Victorian house on main street. I really like my red flowers.