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Garden Blogger's Bloom Day August 2009

The summer continues to fly by at a frantic pace that shows no signs of letting up. At least we've had a taste of summer weather now. The plants weren't liking the coolish weather that we've had most of the summer, though I throughly enjoyed it.

After returning from a football scrimmage on one of the hottest days of the summer it suddenly struck me that it's already the 15th of the month again! I'd like to thank Carol of May Dreams Gardens for hosting garden bloggers bloom day on the 15th of every month.

I feel bad that I haven't had the chance to blog hop much this summer, but I've been keeping myself too busy once again what with health issues that keep cropping up uninvited and stuff. I hope this coming fall will help me to ease my schedule.

Now, on with the tour! I have a lot of plants that have not bloomed yet this year until after my last post. Those are the plants I will show you here.

I guess the cool nights and non steamy days have stiffled the blooming and growth of the heat loving plants. Now I've got fragrant stargazer lilies to enjoy.

As well as some unknown lilies. I had ordered lollypop lilies which are supposed to be pink and white. These are NOT the flowers I ordered.

The day lilies have also begun their nonstop show. I think I need to get some more colors to all to my collection.

Only one of the clematis has put out more than one set of blooms this year.

The tomatoes are still growing. So far still none to pick. Hopefully we'll have some when we get back from staying with great grandpa this week.

The coneflowers have also finally begun to bloom.

One of the hostas that Lisa gave me last summer is still blooming with it's neighbor featured last month. I never realized how much longer the pink astilbe lasted than the others.

The choke cherry tree put out tons of cherries this year. The kids helped me to pick a bunch of them, we got a pound of them this year. Not bad for the size of the berries. We left all of the ones at the top for the birds. Apparently the robins really like them.

At least the blackberries are on schedule. Soon I'll be harvesting more berries than I know what to do with. If you ask me, that's a good problem to have!

Which brings me to the pride of the garden! Okay, so I have more than one thing I'm proud of... The family, the shed with the shutters Cheesehead made for me, a newly added light. We have also put in some new landscaping around the shed, installed a flag, added river rock as mulch, and red granite to connect the turn around to the ramp in front of the shed. Apparently I cut off the landscaping and turnaround part though. I only have one battery for my camcorder so I used the old camera.

Thank you for stopping by to chat with me. Please leave me a message, I'd love to hear your thoughts!



Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It sure looks pretty. I love Stargazers, I could just stand and smell them for hours. My Clematis were hit and miss this year, I wonder why they do that, the flower you did get is very pretty.
Your shed is great! I wish I had room for one that nice.
Your son looks like he's ready to play :)

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Like you I do not know where the summer has gone and with the cool days we have had it really throws one off ;-) seems the hot days have set in now in Ohio and Pa.
Cindy I just love your shed. It is so cute. I could live in that one.
You are getting a lot of berries too. You are right the orange lily is not a lolipop by far. Your coneflowers are doing so well.

Mr. McGregor's Daughter said...

That shed is so cute! (So is the family, love the football pads.) It's too bad you got an orange Lily (I hate orange) but the Stargazer is lovely.

Cynthia said...

I agree, this summer is flying by. Not much longer and it will be fall- hard to believe! I have not been able to blog hop much these past few weeks either. I try to keep up with all the blogs I love to follow but it seems to get harder and harder these days. Just keeping my own blog going is a challenge for me right now!

You mentioned health issues, I hope all is well and I send you good thoughts.

Can't say I have ever tried a choke cherry. What do they taste like?

garden girl said...

Beautiful blooms and berries Cinj! Yum. I hope you've got some ripe tomatoes now. Ours are just starting to get ripe - it's been a cool summer here and they've been slow, but worth waiting for!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

Your garden is looking great. Tell Cheesehead he's done a great job!
BTW, I have never heard of a choke cherry!

steve the plumber said...

thats a great looking shed.

I cant believe its the 1st day of september, all those jobs i had planned for the summer building a new fence and timber decking have all been swept aside by how fast the summers gone.

Looks like i will soon be decorating inside my house soon.

Building Materials & Supplies said...

Brilliant blog, your gardens looking really great!

Brad the Builder said...

Wow, your garden looks great

Brad the Builder said...

Wow, your garden looks great

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