Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Here we are!


We Had A Fun Time With Our Garden Ladies!

First of all, three of us (including myself) were able to gather today to update, perhaps re-evaluate, and generate "subtleties" with regard to our Garden Ladies!!

Chuckles, Guffaws, and Giggles pursued and persisted!!

A few photos:

With precise, surgical skill, Carolyn executed the removal of "the hat!"

Joan gave thoughtful consideration to the "smiling lips."
Photo One
 Photo Two

My garden lady needs an entirely new body!  Here we see new legs, the beginning of a torso, and (just for fun and hilarity) the future wig!

Hard at work... NOT hardly working!  

Carolyn cannot believe that she was being asked for a cup of tea with just a "smidge" of cream!

Back to my lady... the beginnings of arms and shoulders.... Don't make a comment.
She may throw that plastic bag - even if she cannot yet see where to throw it!  

Love this photo!  (Guess Carolyn must have provided the tea perfectly!)  

I love both these smiles!  And look at the head of hair on Joan's garden lady-friend!
(I hear rumors that she may yet undergo more "beauty measures!")

I can hardly wait until we get together again!  We look forward to a garden party in a couple of months!


Friday, March 18, 2016

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

GGG Visit at Kathy's site - August 16, 2013

The site of the back- backyard rearrangement (septic tank replacement last fall)!
 Ligularia grown from seed three or so years ago.  This is the first blossom EVER!
And then along comes Joan!  Yea!
 She's the veritable Peddler Opening Her Pack (trunk)
Dried allium (spray paint it and place back in ground!) and dried money plant!

Enter the Challenge-of-the-Day!  Not enough research on the Outdoor Adhesive (my fault)...  but we used 4" flimsy nursery pots with terra cotta saucers glued to the bottom.  Turn upside down after glue sets.  Cut out door for toad entrance.  Glue an assortment of items on the saucer and sides... allow to dry.

 Tah Dah!  This might be the winner!!  Sphagnum Moss.... glued everywhere! 
 The toad might have to search for the entrance, but he'd be well hidden and secluded!!

Getting Together at Carolyn's - August 6, 2013

First we checked out part of a fun collection!
 It wasn't long until we were all together and began our "circle tour!"
Close-up of the above peony.
 Carolyn's water garden! It's a beautiful feature!

 We were told that moneywort can also be used as an oxygenator in a pond.

Carolyn's husband is definitely one of two unofficial members of our
GGG Garden club!
What a beautiful day!  We enjoyed some Great Conversation, Gardening, and Comradery!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

JCHC Healing Gareen

Photos taken this morning after weeding and watering!  This is year number two for this garden!

I also dead-headed almost everything today... did not get to the yarrow. 
 I will also cut back the iris a bit, next time.  :-)
Thanks to Joan for her earlier caretaking!!

GGG Visits Nancy!

My, it was a hot day yesterday!  But we intrepid GGG members (those of us that could be there) visited Nancy anyway!

Just take a peek at some of the things we saw... even though we've been without rain for three weeks!!

First on the agenda was a peek at her fairy garden... created in an old metal fire pit!
Next, the Hosta Bed!

Praying Hands hosta

At the end of the Hosta Bed sits a nice bench
painted black and yellow, for University of Iowa Hawkeyes.
Check out the matching petunias!
Enjoy more of the yard and gardens below!
 You'll find whimsy every "here and there!"  :-)

 Blackberry Lilies
Apologies to Eileen!  (I neglected to take photos!)
Eileen brought several Fairy Gardens she and members of her family had created.
Shown at the fair, they each won a blue ribbon!
We were so glad to Finally be able to meet!
Thank you, Nancy!
August 6 at 2:00 P.M. at Carolyn's and
August 16 at 9:00 A.M. at my house!!
Have a great day!