Sunday, May 16, 2010

Rain Dance...

I feel the need to do a rain dance. We have had rain all around us the last few days, but it just goes right around us.



My Faithful Oakleaf Hydrangea is full of blooms. I think she is the "Queen of my garden".



I have been trying for years to grow Shasta Daisies from seed...with no luck. I finally did it! This is my first bloom. Yeah!!!
I have bought several from the nursery only to have them die ~sigh~
Mr. Fly seems to like it too.


This is the first year I have tried these Lemon Zest Petunias. I hope I can keep them blooming during the heat of the summer. I usually don't have much luck with Petunias when it gets hot.

19 comments:

PeggyR said...

LOL rain dance. Be careful what you wish for! We are wanting it to stop here! Our backyard is a swamp in one area!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I don't think anyone has luck with petunias once it gets hot, Tracy! I ordered a hydrangea and it's already bit the dust. I don't seem to have luck with them. Nor do I have much luck with hardly anything from seed. So pat yourself on the back, girl!
Brenda

Stacey said...

Tracy, your oakleaf hydrangea is gorgeous! We have several of them too and they are just about to be covered in blooms. I've found that not many people know what those are. They are missing out!

Patti said...

your flowers are all so pretty!!

Nola @ the Alamo said...

That oak leaf hydrangea is spectacular! Don't feel bad about the petunias, they all fizzle in the heat of summer!

Tammie said...

Pretty sis!

Lisa said...

I'm in love with those petunias! I've never seen that variety before. I love the yellow throats. I will look for those at the nursery the next time I go.

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Tracy, when our rain starts, it doesn't know when to stop!

Your flowers are lovely. Hope you have a great weekend.

Barb ♥

Diana said...

Let's both do the dance. We are dry over north of Dallas, too.

Stacey said...

Hi Tracy! It's true...I'm popping over to tell you that I am a teacher. :) This year I'm not working because we've been traveling to 7 different colleges for auditions with son #2. It has been fun.

I am a special education teacher. This fall I will co-teach 4th and
5th grade reading and math. Woo hoo! What district are you in? I got my Masters at ETSU.

~~kattz*cottage~~ said...

Your flowers are lovely Tracy! I love the hydrangea & have always wanted an oakleaf....yours is gorgeous! I'm wishing for rain too because I need to go out & water!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I would send you some of my rain, but we are just getting enough. Last year we had WAY too much. Weather is a funny thing!

Melissa Miller said...

Tracy your garden is so beautiful! I have no luck with my flowers lately. Sigh.

Blessings sweet friend.
~Melissa :)

Stacey said...

Hey!! I'm nudging you...you are out of school now, right?

Laura said...

Hi Tracy-
Your garden looks beautiful.
Hurricane Alex felt like we had all been doing a giant rain dance!
There is just no comparison to the benefits of rain water, right?

Enjoyed visiting,
Laura
White Spray Paint

Lisa said...

Hi Tracy!
Just checking on you, Friend.:) Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

Hemma på Landet said...

Beautiful photos.:-) Stina

Jena Williams, Not So Shabby Interiors said...

Loving your Hydrangea and love your backyard! I am sure you are looking forward to the sunshine!!

Stacey said...

My oakleafs are the queens too. They are drooping now in the July heat. We actually found a volunteer oakleaf and transplanted it. It's growing!!