Anniversary Garden Pics

Today is Rob’s and my wedding anniversary so I took a few minutes to take photos of the garden. Margie’s garden will also be featured here.

 First I will show you a few photos of  Margie’s garden. It is lovely. She has a real talent with designing flower pots.

This is a spectacular pot with blue fescue, coleus and cordyline. Beautiful pot, not so good photo.


This is also a beautiful pot with cordyline (red spiked plant), angel wing begonias, and a little tail of vinca trailing out the front. Very showy!


This photo of Margie’s garden shows a raised bed. In the middle of the bed she has bent a tomato cage in half and planted zinnia seeds in each square. This is a great way to use a cage in a different way to support the zinnias when they get tall and tend to fall over with heavy flowers! Around the sides of the bed Margie has planted green beans, and peppers are planted on the corners. Very neat. In a few weeks it will be full of flowers!

This is a heuchera in Margie’s garden. Actually it is a combo of 3 different kinds and colors of heuchera. Coral Bells is the common name for heuchera. I tried growing heuchera from seed this year and only managed to germinate one. I have it in my garden. Sorry friends. Maybe next year I will be more successful. It is a shade perennial and Margie has is in the perfect spot.

Also good for cutting, these Hydrangea in Margie’s garden are stunningly blue.

Now I will show pictures of my garden. These are my pink Hydrangea which are also nice in a bouquet. They may not get enough sun, but they are beautiful.

The purple cone flowers have never been more beautiful. They also look good in a vase.

This is the tall red ageratum used in bouquets. It is really purple like the photo.

Tall Blue Ageratum also for cutting.

Purple gomphrena good in a vase and also good as a dried flower.

Strawberry Fields Gomphrena – the best gomphrena for fresh and dried bouquets.

Butterfly Weed… This is a milkweed and the Monarch butterflies love this so I did grow it for them. It is tall and very sweet in a bouquet, but not showy.

Zinnias with snapdragons in the back. I just direct seeded more zinnias in the front yard and in the back yard behind the garage.

This is Veronica “Sunny Border Blue”. It is wonderful in bouquets, and it comes back every year in my yard!

These two photos are the blue lisianthus in the front yard. I have to cut them every day! Yay!

This is a bush I got at the OKC OSU farmers’ market 2 years ago. I haven’t tried it in a bouquet yet, but it has beautiful orange flowers. And Pat, I remembered the name – Cestrum!

Here is my bouquet for today at the office. It is a purple and white bouquet with lisianthus, veronica, white and purple ageratum, eucalyptus, and white snapdragon. It is a pretty bouquet.

Now I will show some photos of my new veggie garden.

 This is a photo of the Santa Claus Melon plant that Blair and Andria brought me in April. It loves heat, manure and water.

Two little melons on my Savory melon plant I bought while Andria and I were shopping at Whole Foods in Austin. Aren’t they cute?

Cucumber plants from Margie.

The final garden photo! Yay! These are green bean babies. Besides tomatoes, I think fresh green beans are my favorite. They are the easiest to grow and nothing seems to bother them besides a caterpillar or two.  Unless you live out where Pat lives and then the deer may munch a little more than the caterpillar.

The last picture is Rosie in the cool grass. She really didn’t want her photo taken today. She had just had a long morning nap and was not in the mood. I think this was the 10th photo that I took. She finally cooperated somewhat.


3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Nancy on June 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Kathy and Rob! What a gorgeous anniversary bouquet.. I love the deep purple flowers. All your garden flowers are beautiful. And I just love Margie’s container creations, too. Thank you for posting pics!


  2. You are welcome. I wish you were here to see them for real.


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