A Smidge of color...
Believe it or not this little beauty is a climbing vine and is related to
the black eyed Susan! Who knew?! I have one in yellow and this orange -
the orange is doing much better always covered in these cute orange flowers
So, lest I have you thinking that nothing happened in said garden I went out early this morning, OK, early for me ( :D ) and took a few snaps of what was up and about... and as the old saying goes " a picture is worth a thousand words..." so without further ado and in no particular order...
Iceberg Rose - do you see the bud peeking out from the center?
This rose has won my heart and has become my favorite because
she has proven to be a little trooper! As sad as she looked when I
gently and lovingly put her into her spot in the garden she has rewarded
me with non stop flowers and I don't mean one or two at a time! She
is constantly covered in beautiful white blooms! What's not to love?!
OK, this flower has a sorted story I am almost ashamed to admit! When our neighbors moved
out of the main farmhouse the place sat empty for 8 months. Well, it was more than
I could stand so I started rescuing flowers and this was one of them.
I have no idea what it is but it has the most intoxicating beautiful scent..
can anyone help with it's name? I would love to fill my garden with these!
Remember back in mid-spring when we were hit with that freak
hailstorm only hours after I had finished planting my first round of
flowers? Well, a large plot was filled with these cone flowers...
I planted over 30 of them... yep, you guessed it, this is the only little trooper
that survived! I am thrilled a white one survived as I had thoughts
of making one whole part of the front garden white! She is sitting
right next to that beautiful iceberg rose I showed you earlier!
I've forgotten this lovely rose's name but this is one of 4 that DH bought for me
at that sale at Agway in late spring for half price! Sadly these beauties suffer
from attacks by the Japanese beetles - at least the beetles just eat the flowers, not the leaves
so hopefully the plants will get well established this season while I search for a
treatment for those hungry little buggers... not going to let them continue
eating my roses that's for sure! Does anyone have a solution that is effective? I'm all ears!
I saved the best for last because this is a first for me! I walked out the door
and this huge plant that I have no name for is in bloom with the sweetest
purple flowers that the bumble bees adore - but if you look inside that circle I made on the photo you
will see the real treat... a completely white spider!!! The photo isn't wonderful as the spider saw me
as soon as I saw her so she started moving away from the crazy lady
with the camera pointed way to close for Ms. Spider's liking. How cool is that?!
Has anyone else ever seen an all white spider?
Well, that's about it for now.