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11 July 2013

Tardy, Tardy, TARDY!

My, but it's been a long time since I offered a post!

Everything (including me) is late in northeast Wisconsin this year.  A late and cool spring has delayed a lot of blooming that is usually at it's peak about now.  But that's OK!!  A longer time to enjoy the weather and the growing season!

Here is just a snapshot of what's happening around our house!

On the chicken coop,an old stock pot hanging on a hay hook is filled with a potato vine and purple and white petunias.  Making a great show!

Deck boxes (pictures taken from the back) are filled with orange and purple superbells and white petunias; also creeping jenny, but you can't see it)
Last year's 'new' bed.  Knock out roses are looking great; phlox is about ready to bloom, and the artemesia is on a rampage!
Black-eyed susan vine; I love this thing!  Next year, one will also be in the above mentioned stock pot!
Trailing lobelia showing itself in this basket; also includes trailing verbena which is also kind of tardy!
A little finch (?) taking in all the action!
Hannah looking pitiful in her kennel behind the Annabelle hydrangea.  Not to worry; she was 'sprung' right after this was taken!

Hoping to have more later!  Enjoy the summer!


  1. Hi Nancy, love the Black Eyed Susan vine. This is the second time I have ever seen it. I think I must have one. It has been raining here for a month and we are flooding. No gardening is happening so it was great to see yours. Also a cotton tailed bunny ate my Black Eyed Susan's. We apparently have a warren of bunnies here. xo, olive

  2. Only a headmistress would label her post, "Tardy, tardy, tardy"! Love it!! Spring is long gone from the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. We have had so much rain I believe it may be time to build an ark! I love the beautiful pictures you have posted, but I am partial to the one with Hannah's ears peaking above the hydrangeas. Stop by Still Woods Farmhouse for a visit if you have chance.
    Have a wonderful Friday!

  3. What beautiful pictures you shared. Love the flowers in the stock pot. Lovely post.


  4. Nancy-It all looks beautiful...just gorgeous. You gotta admit that Summer in the Midwest has its bonuses! I had to laugh at your use of's the educator in you coming out! xo Diana

  5. Do they still give demerits for tardies? I have missed your photography and was worried about you. Love the lobelia. We have had so much rain, nothing but the hardiest plants have flourished. My containers keep getting washed out.


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