Saturday, June 2, 2012

Summer Saturday

No more 'Retro Saturday' for a while. I am running out of ideas to post!

So, onward Christian soldiers, as they say.......

Since summer is generally the time to relax and smell the roses, I will post photos of plants/flowers that we have growing in our garden. Here goes:


'Bachelor Button' (foreground) a midst a sea of 'Creeping Veronica Speedwell Georgia Blue' (whew!)


Two lone 'Forget-Me-Nots'  find themselves surrounded by 'Creeping Veronica.....'


'Bachelor Buttons'


Nectar of the gods!


Years ago, about 20, a friend's father, Jack, gave us a 'chunk' of this (Creeping Veronica) because he was getting really fed up with how it was 'invading' his garden! at that point we were open for anything plus we really liked the colour.

Yes, it is carpeting a few areas of our garden now but how can we not like this! We have called it Jack's Groundcover for years....he would have gotten a giggle out of that!








32 comments:

  1. Jack's groundcover - (a rose - by any other...) quite a lovely blue. It seems to have taken over your area as well, but so what? Very pretty!

    No more retro Saturday :( My element :-)

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    1. 'Retro' is on vacation! lol Will be back....

      Yes, the blue! Love it!

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  2. Beautiful photos, Jim! Love all that blue. I just recently planted 'Bachelor Buttons'. I saw a tiny version of it at the garden center, and loved the look of the flowers on the label. I'd never grown this plant before, so I had no idea if I'd really like it or not, but took a chance (it was only a couple of dollars, anyway). Now that I've seen how gorgeous the blooms are from your photos, I'm so glad I picked it up! Too bad about retro Saturday; it is a fun subject.

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    1. I am sure it will 'settle' into your garden Martha. You know what? We planted it a long time ago and it 'volunteers every year all over the garden/in different areas. So it will do the same I'm sure for you.

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  3. I agree,the creeping veronica is beautiful!

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    1. It's like a carpet and like most 'ground covers' it will obliterate any other plant its size.....but it is easy to pull up, again like a carpet!

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  4. Love the color on this Bachelor Button. Used to have those in my garden in the midwest, but alas, think texas is too hot for those. Lovely flowers!

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    1. Yes Jeanne, I figure it is a whole other 'ballgame' in Texas.....more for the dry-tolerant fauna.

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  5. I will miss your retro Saturdays, but will look forward to your fabulous flower pics!

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    1. Thanks Inger. Rest assured that I will get back to Retro Saturday in a bit. I have to dig out some 'good stuff'!

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  6. The ONLY reason I come here is for Retro Saturday, JEEZ!!! Now what am I supposed to do, actually READ your blog!?!?

    Ok, you have to know I'm totally kidding, right? I will miss Retro Saturday, but I will enjoy your summer photos just as much

    xoxox

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    1. Oh you teachers are all alike!!! Especially Special Ed teachers!!!
      Don't worry, Retro will be back....I just have to 'rethink' my approach. I thought it was getting stale but that was probably just me.

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  7. I absolutely love that first shot!

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    1. Thanks Pat. With a background that colour, it was hard to miss!

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  8. Yeah, you gotta watch out for anything named "creeping." It's called that for a reason!

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    1. As long as its not called 'creepy'! I can handle it! lol

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  9. H how pretty...love the colors, one of my favorites

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    1. Thanks! They are a great flower those Bachelor Buttons!

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  10. Just stopping by to check in on you fellows. Still taking stunning photos I see! Simply beautiful....... Take care, Mal

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    1. Hi Mal!! So good to 'see' you! Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I have a Veronica too! Mine is Veronica liwanensis (Turkish Veronica). It's blooming right now. I planted mine last year, and it's about 8" across. I will be delighted if it spreads more. As you know, it's not that easy growing things here.

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    1. This one sounds pretty Terry. I will look it up. Maybe it will last a few years!

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  12. Embracing the change Jim. I loved the flowers!

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    1. Thanks Jen! Just for a little while anyway!

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  13. Hi Jim - Beautiful shots and also beautiful colours. I agree with you sometimes it is just to hard to think of something to write - photos are alway a good stand in.

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    1. Well, I have lots of photos to 'fill in' for now! Thanks for dropping by Davine.

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  14. Remarkably beautiful blue. Nice photos.


    Lee
    Wrote By Rote
    An A to Z Co-host blog

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    1. Thank you! Blue really stands out in any garden. Good to meyy you.

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  15. Oh, your flower shots are just gorgeous! Love that groundcover... looks a bit like our wood anemones.

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    1. Thanks Fiona. Will have to check out those 'wood anemones'!

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  16. What a beautiful garden Jim! Very lovely!

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    1. Thanks Becky! Got a busy 'season' ahead with weddings etc?

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