It’s All In The Way You Present It

 This evening, after a dinner of salmon and asparagus perfectly grilled by the men in my house, I pulled out my new super zoom lens and started snapping photos from the comfort of my patio chair.

Pine cone clusters grouped like bananas at the top of my old white pine

Dahlias just starting to bloom among the tomatoes and squash.

Peeking over my fence into the far corner of our vegetable/flower garden. 

 And as I realize the ability to capture images in the far distance with this lens, I absentmindedly comment, “I would make a great stalker.”

A cluster of containers going up my back stairs.

The pepper corner with Chili Chilly Pepper and Purple Flash Pepper. 

A comment to which my #4 son responds, “Mom, I wouldn’t be saying that in public places.” (Which is why I am so writing this on my blog.)

Oakleaf hydrangea “Pee Gee” 

 And #1 hubby chimes in with, “Maybe you can say you would make a great Private Investigator.” He’s always looking for ways to not be embarrassed by me.

Abutilon

Peeking through the Ginko tree at the neighbors crepe myrtle. 

 So I’m thinking I’ll start the #1 Ladies’ Plant Detective Agency. Yes, that would be Precious.

Spring and Summer I have to coordinate container plantings with our canoe’s seasonal storage spot. 
Because you never know what may be lurking near where you store your canoe,  

Or what’s coming up in your garden jungle.

So stop by for a cup of red tea and between my new powerful lens and a few years of plant nerdiness, let the #1 Ladies Plant Detective Agency work with you on solving the greatest of plant mysteries!

 

Head To Kroger For Your Proven Winners Plants

“Honey, on your way home will you pick up some milk and eggs? Oh, and grab a couple of Proven Winners hydrangeas while you are there.”

 

Proven Winners shrubs are as close as your local Kroger’s grocery store. 

I grew this weigelia – pretty, long lasting blooms and needs some afternoon shade in Middle Tennessee. 

I’m going to try this hydrangea – any one have some experience growing it ?