Thursday, August 21, 2008

Here's How My Garden Grows



These are our mums that we planted mid-June. Do you remember the pictures of them when they were oh-so-tiny - well they've grown. Actually they double their size in the month of August - so they still have some growing to do and they will be bloomin' in about two weeks. Can't wait to see them come alive with color!!



This picture is of our millet - as it matures it turns a beautiful shade of deep Burgundy/plum. It blooms kind of like a cattail and makes a great height statement. We like to place it with a mum and flowering cabbage in a pot - so very pretty for the fall season.




This is a picture of our ornamental Kale - it will make a center that looks like a giant rose - showing in either white, pink or purple.




Here is a mixed basket from last year to give you a better idea of the finished flower. This basket contains asters instead of mums, which we grow also. Actually in our zone, asters are considered more of a perennial than chrysanthemums.

Just letting you see what's growin', bloomin' and waiting for you to enjoy!

Everybody have a great evening! Happy Plantin' Friends.
Cathy Cobblestone

8 comments:

Melissa Wertz said...

Oh the mums are going to be beautiful! All the plants and flowers will be. Can't wait to see your baskets!

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

I can just imagine how the mums look when they are blooming!
I am going to buy some next week. My brother and sister in law are coming for a visit and my annuals are getting a little thin. My impatience do so good...that is all I want to plant next year. I have a lot of tall tall trees and therefor a shady piece of property!

Sue said...

I can't imagine all the hard work it is year round to have such beautiful flowers but it shows in all your displays!! When I saw the mums I smiled because our church is taking orders for mums right now for a fund raiser for a Mission Trip to Costa Rica. If you were close we could get them from you!

CathyJean said...

Cathy,
Thanks for the picture update ~ it's breathtaking beauty!!! Can't wait to see those mums blooming :)

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LINDA said...

I have stumbled upon your blog and must say it is so very interesting. I think I can learn a lot coming here, if you don't mind...

Cathy Cobblestone said...

Thanks to all the new friends who have stopped by in the last few days. I really do appreciate the time you take to post comments - it makes my day so much better. Blessings to you all! Cathy

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Oh my Cathy, all of the mums! Are you a flower farmer? How big an area was planted?..I would love to have a field of flowers growing one day. Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog for a visit!! Come by anytime. :0)

Steph