Sunday, September 23, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Noisy Blue Jay
Saturday afternoon I was sitting in the house when I heard a very loud bird in the backyard. It sounded like a hawk, so I went to the window expecting to see a hawk chasing down one of our chipmunks. Many of my neighbors were standing in their backyards looking to the sky, so the bird definitely had garnered much attention. When it finally flew down to take a drink out of the bird bath I realized it was not a hawk but a blue jay. I didn't realize it, but blue jays often mimic hawks. My friend, Rob, told me they have even been known to mimic cell phones.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Fragrant Hosta Blooms
|Bloom from hosta 'Fragrant Bouquet'|
Fragrant Blooming Hosta List.
Friday, September 7, 2012
Tomorrow is the Art Harvest at the Green Bay Botanical Garden. Admission into the gardens is free all day! Two area clubs will be selling hosta and daylily and there will be tons of craft vendors. Just the free admission alone is great! The weather is supposed to be great - in the high 60's and sunny!
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Don't eat the watermelon!
This watermelon looked so cool when we cut it open this past weekend. I love the funky pattern. However word of warning - this watermelon's taste does not match its looks. Yes, it was so overripe it had turned fermented.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Plants that rocked this summer's weather
As labor day is coming to a close I am looking back on summer. The weather was so incredibly hot and the lack of rain was scary. Then I saw that the topic on Gardenchat this week was "survival of the fittest" what plants survived this summer. So I had to take a look out in the garden to see what plants rocked through this summer's weather. Here are the plants that seemed to thrive:
|Hydrangea (my woody stemmed varieties)|
|Asters and Mums|
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