Thursday, July 22, 2010

I've Created a Monster, and some pretty pictures

I've Created a Monster.  I've been blogging for just over a year now.  My mother, the Queen Bee, got inspired to blog about her new hobby of beekeeping (at Beesnest).  Now she's become inspired to join the garden blogging world and posted her Garden Blogger Bloom Day post (a bit on the late side) at her NEW blog, the Experimental Garden.  AND she has a Facebook Page.  This is what happens when people near retirement and start having too much time on their hands.  They start looking at what their daughter is doing and copy it.  I guess I need to crank my life up a notch and come up with more new and exciting things for the Queen Bee to try.  Want to go Kayaking on the St. Laurence Seaway with the whales?

In the meantime check out her Experimental Garden blog.  Keep scrolling down.  There are some great pictures about half way down the post.  You'll see which ones I'm talking about. 

Now for some unrelated pictures of flowers from The Edge.

Liatris Kobold.  I like the Kobold variety because it doesn't get tall and floppy like some other varieties.  I don't have to support this one!  Anyone want some seedlings?

Asclepias tuberosa.  The big bloom happened earlier this summer but I like the look of the seed pods.

Sedum x Autumn Fire.  This type of Sedum gets flower buds sooo early but doesn't bloom till later in the summer.  I like the contrast in texture between the bud clusters and the leaves.

Rudbeckia Cappuccino.  I put in several varieties of Rudbeckia this spring and this one is the winner for first year show.  Hopefully the others are busy establishing their root systems and will look equally good next year.  If they can survive the onslaught of the Guerrilla Rabbits.


  1. Alas, my liatris flops! I'll have to do a post about it - so sad. I would love some seedlings, but I live a bit far away. Would you be interested in swapping some seeds through the mail?

  2. I want seedlings too. And sign me up for the sky diving and Kayaking on the St. Laurence Seaway with the whales.

  3. Oooh, I'll join you guys for the skydiving! :D