hosta ‘ royal standard’

Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is truly the king of my hosta collection.  There is nothing too special about its plain green leaves, but “wow”, does it put on a show in August, when not much else is blooming in the shade garden. I probably have at least ten different varieties of hostas, if not more, but this one is my favorite.  This is one of those … Continue reading hosta ‘ royal standard’

finally . . . roses

Finally . . . I have some roses.  The first flush was very pitiful, but the second bloom, although still minimal, is at least more promising. These are pink ‘Knock Out’ roses, supposedly very hardy, and will grow anywhere. I was first impressed with these roses when I saw them planted in front of a Wendy’s fast food restaurant on a busy main street in … Continue reading finally . . . roses

summer guests – six on saturday

Don’t you love it when you have summer guests?  It’s a sign that the “party is on”.  I’m not much of a party girl myself, but these guests have made this summer very special. This first guest is not so pretty, in fact he is quite scary if looking close up.  Fortunately you don’t actually see them often since they hang out high in the … Continue reading summer guests – six on saturday

rainy weekend

Who doesn’t love a rainy day?  Softly falling rain, soothing like music to the eyes, ears, and soul after a dry spell. Promises of rain often come to naught, especially when desperately needed.  But, it’s a whole weekend drinking binge forecast for the thirsty ground and plants.  Every gardener and farmer must be as happy as their thirsty plants. I plan to spend some of … Continue reading rainy weekend