What’s Blooming on July 31st, 2015?

A little behind but here are some of the beauties blooming on July 31st, 2015!

(More from this day can be seen on my Facebook page! )

What’s Blooming Today? 7/9/2013

Front Porch Begonia PotA few pictures from the garden today!  Can’t believe it is July already!  We waited so long for spring and now summer is just flying by.






Yellow False Indigo - 7/28/2013

Yellow False Indigo – 7/28/2013

Morden Pink Rose - 7/9/2013

Morden Pink Rose – 7/9/2013


On June 2nd, 2013, we had a surprising visitor to our yard!   While I gardened unknowingly in the front yard, my daughters noticed (well actually they noticed the dog’s barking first!) something strange in our backyard.   It was actually an hour or so later before we remembered the surveillance cameras!   Video starts off a little slow (look for bear behind the playset) but around the 2 minute mark…things get more exciting!


Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Evening Grosbeak

Well FINALLY spring is arriving here the middle of May.  One more bird post before I can move on to actually blogging about gardening!    A gorgeous trio of Evening Grosbeaks visited my deck yesterday.    I don’t remember ever seeing this kind of bird before so had to dig out my Wisconsin bird book to identify it.    Always exciting to see new visitors – especially ones so bright and pretty!


Purple Finch and Evening GrosbeaksI was surprised to learn that these are actually finches.    Compared to purple finches that are constant visitors to my deck, they are quite a bit larger.   

Check out this page provided by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology for more information.

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