Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Sunday afternoon we had the pleasure of seeing our oldest grandson graduate from high school. He is a very nice young man and did very well in school. He is our redheaded guy who isn't too happy having red hair but it is darkening down and will probably be an auburn color eventually.

My son and his wife had a party for family back at the house after it was over. We also celebrated his 8 year old brother's birthday. Tommy was 8 May 21 so he had his usual kid's party and then the family celebrated with him yesterday. Tommy is going to miss Nick when he goes off in August to school but still has his 16 year old sister at home.

I have shot a pic of our huge rhododendrum bush in the back and I bought a flower basket with the most unusual coloring. They were double impatience flowers with white and a deep hot pink - almost red. The gal said it was the only one of that color to come in and of course it had to go home with me. On the trip a couple of hunks fell off in the trunk and I put them in a little bud vase. The true color doesn't show up like the actual color. They are like perfect little miniature roses.
Speaking of miniatures mine are doing very well and flowering well. I put the little bud vase in the middle of them as you will see.

Tomorrow I am going with Sue and the Inverness garden club that she belongs to for a garden walk of the gardens of 2 members of the Hosta Society. I have a laot of them in my yard and have a lot of miniatures among them. I will enjoy seeing what they have and how they use them. May give me some ideas as I am trying to make the garden as easy to manage as I can. I can fill pots on the deck with annuals but trying to manage the rest is getting harder every year. This year a creeping vine weed was all over. I have weeded some parts but have still a lot to do. The gardners come do the mowing, blowing, edging, etc. but that is all. I usually hire one of them to help me out and will do that again this year to divide and move stuff around. Will take pics of the hosta gardens.


Debra Spincic said...

Hostas always say Illinois to me. I had them all over when I lived in Homewood.

maggi said...

You must be a very proud grandmother. Love the flowers and can't wait to see your hostas. I love them but so do my slugs. They treat them like a five star restaurant.

Queen Bee's Musings said...

best wishes to your grandson..
this time of year is a favorite for gardening and enjoying the beautiful flowers

Miss Gracie's House said...

Congrats to your grandson...you must be proud! Lovely flowers...and love the dominoes in the post below.
Have a great Sunday!