Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Tuesday 20!

Flowers blooming in the Childrens Garden!

Hollyhocks on Steroids! They are over 6 feet high this year!

Dark Pink Hollyhocks.

A Pink Hollyhock.

Another Pink Hollyhock.

A new rose Handel climber for the childrens garden.

A bird getting a drink.

A bird looking at the camera.

Two Doves In Love!

A Butterfly and Geraniums.

Another geranium and butterfly picture.

Calycanthus still blooming!

The beautiful Catalpa Tree in full bloom!

The Fisherman At The Pond.

A couple of frogs cooling off in the leaves of a plant.

Nasturtiums in bloom.

Had to put another rattail cactus in here too! Isn't it outstanding?

My daughter filled my waterbed pond up with tadpoles.

Waterbed Pond

Tropicana blooming.

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Kudzu said...

What a beautiful tour of your gardens, so soothing :D The calycanthus...must be what I call strawberry shrub. Smells wonderful, even leaves and twigs...and sometimes little shoots I run over with the lawnmower makes the whole front yard smell sweet.
I haven't made tipsy pots this year..yours are beautiful!

GardenJoy4Me said...

Cindee girl !!!
I love your garden .. it is totally awesome : ) If I were a kid again this would be a garden for ME ! ..
The Goldfinch and the tea cup is so darn cute .. the frogs, what can I say ? I so wish we could have frogs here .. do they sing at night at all ? .. I would love to hear them and crickets .. I would be in gardener's heaven.
I think that is a great idea having the tadpoles in the bath .. haha "Frogs on Tap!!" : )
This is a wonderful post girl !

pammiejo said...

I'm jealous - wishing I lived where the gardening season is longer. You work had, Cindee - and it shows! Absolutely lovely! PAM

CiNdEe said...

Hi Kudzu,
Thanks(-: Yeah the Calycanthus does smell like strawberry wine to me(-: It is a very unusual flower. Almost like its dried.(-:

Hi Joy,
The frogs do sing. Sometimes it will keep me awake if the windows are open! Its pretty loud at times. And crickets? Yikes I don't like them at all they are annoying if they get in the house at night. Outside is fine!
The tadpoles are about gone now. Either the garter snake ate them or they all grew legs and hopped off. I looked in there yesterday and only saw a few. Last week there was a garter snake in the water. Needless to say I will be able to clean the pond out soon!(-:

CiNdEe said...

Hi PammieJo,
Thanks! I love my garden(-: This year has been a good year so far(-:

Jacque said...

That was great! I love the bird in the tea cup and the frogs have always been a favorite. I have few frogs around, but when I do It is a happy day! Your yard looks just great, we have so much in common with our gardens. Just yesterday I took a picture of the Catalpa blooming, it looks like it is snowing on my back lawn! I can tell you enjoy your garden~Jacque
p.s. "Notes from a Cottage Industry" is sponsoring a blog garden tour on June 3 you should check it out, I am sure everyone would enjoy seeing yours!

CiNdEe said...

Hi Jacque,
Thanks! I love all the little creatures of the garden too!(-: Did you know that the garter snakes eat frogs? Well I guess I didn't realize that until I saw one eat a huge toad! I was so sad. SO now I let Jack kill the garter snakes. I was not letting him do that but since they eat frogs then they must go.(-: I would rather have frogs then snakes anyday(-:

RainGardener said...

Cindee - loved the bird having a drink, the frogs and of course the bird eyeballing the camera. Does critter lover show?
I also loved the Calycanthus blooming. I'm not familiar with that but it sure is gorgeous - along with the rest of the flowers. Great post!

creeksiderummager said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. It gave me the opportunity to visit your beautiful blog site. I love your tipsy pots. Wonderful garden pics.

Tristan! said...

hi! I came across a link to your garden on robojunker.com and I love the pictures of your garden! i'm a amateur gardener myself, so it's nice to have inspiration! I'm also someone who loves to make things as well. I've got a lot of plans now!

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Cindy, your garden looks great. love the tea cup.

Brenda said...

Before my hollyhock ever bloomed once, it died. Sigh. How do you get that teacup birdbath to stand up so straight? I thought it was amazingly straight for something that couldn't weigh that much. I love your touches in the garden.

CiNdEe said...

Hi RainGardener,
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the critters(-: Tomorrow I have another critter to share(-:

Hi creeksiderummager,
Thanks for stopping by!!! I enjoyed visiting your blog too!!! Glad you enjoyed your visit!!!

Hi Brenda,
The cup/saucer bird waterer is glued together. It is then glued to the piece of pipe(-: It won't move at all(-: Well unless a cow breaks in and runs into it(-:

flowergardengirl said...

Wow, I enjoyed the visit today. Your gardens are so full and I do love the hollyhocks. I hope mine get that big. They are first year so probably not. It's one of my favorite old fashioned kind.

I just love fish in the garden and sure wish I had a pond. It's so entertaining. All your sculptures look so good around the gardens. Bravo Cindee and you are a true garden decorator.

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Cindy what a bunch of pretty flowers in the children's garden and some interesting critter too. Hollyhock are always fun because they can make dolls with the blooms and toothpicks.The roses are so pretty. The teacup feeder is just too cute.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Beautiful Cindee! What is the children's garden??

CiNdEe said...

Hi flowergarden girl!
Well this is the first time ever that they have done this well. I have tried for years to grow them!!! So all I can think of is one, the fertilizer and two I composted them last year a lot! They are actually about 7 feet tall. I was just out there watering them again(-: Amazing!
Ponds are fun I really enjoy mine(-: Tadpoles are not my first choice but whatever(-:

Hi Hocking Hills Gardener,
Thanks! I am really enjoying the hollyhocks this year! Everything has done so well.

Hi Meadowview Thymes,
The childrens garden is a garden spot filled with children related things. A wagon, a sandbox, trike, a wheelbarrow, three girls made out of metal jump roping and Jack and Jill carrying a bucket of sempervivums(-:
There are a few rock sayings and child size toy dump truck and garden tools too. I just planted flowers to fill in all around them.
It was just something that sparked my interest one day(-:

Jenns Three Graces said...

I love the color of tea cup - the crystals look terrif!!!!! Was it difficult to attach them?Jenn

movingonlady said...

What a beautiful Garden. I can only dream that one day mine will be as nice as yours.
Stop by and see what I've been up
to and while your there hit the follow button so you can see my up comming Vegetable garden.

A rootdigger said...

two things- catalpa area beautyful. I agree.
- your coffee cup and saucer. Saucer is what. A candel thing with crystals. and the other thing in picture. Is that a christmas ornament on a rebar, stake, or something. It would work wouldn't it if it weren't so delicate.