Friday, May 09, 2008

Happenings in the Watkins Yard...

Leon has been building many flower pots and has built a few of these wagons. He has sold a few and given away many. If the cost of lumber continues to go up - he will have to sell more and give away less.

This little wagon was a creation this week. He made it deeper as the plants are supposed to grow tall. The ones in the middle is something new to me. They are called Amaranthus and according to the little plastic description tag there are not any flowers...just the red, yellow and green leaves. Also says they grow from 24 to 36 inches tall....sure hope these do. The other flowers planted in here are salmon colored Salvia. Now - don't you wish you had a wagon like this in your yard!
The roses are doing great...but with all the rain the black spots are already starting to appear on the leaves. This rose is a climber by the name of Don Juan.
Hosta plants are absolutely one of my very favorites...easy to grow...not too expensive...in several shades of green. These two here have a day lily keeping them company in the back yard.

If you are interested, I have added more pictures of my flowers in Flickr. I would have added more - but I have the "no charge" account and you can only put on so many pictures per month.

Enjoy the garden tour and if you come by Leon might (I said might) give you one of his flower pots!

10 comments:

Hazel said...

Well that is one cute wagon ,your hubby does a great job .Your flowers are beautiful ,like you I have quite a few hosta's in my yard ,now if I could just stop the bugs from eating the leaves .

Gina said...

I love the photos. I'll have to get Mal to make me one of those wagons. They are so cute.

love and hugs xxx

Michele said...

What a cute wagon!

I love hostas as well - unfortunately, so do the deer :(

Janera said...

I love that wagon! Wonder if I could buy one? It would be awesome in my new front yard!

julieQ said...

Such a wonderful flower wagon! It is so pretty and will just get better as the plants grow.

Kristie said...

I just love the wagon!!! It is so cute! Your flowers are beautiful, I have several Hostas and I really like them too.
Kristie

bj said...

Everything looks so pretty...water from rains is so much better!
hugs, bj

BitnByAQuiltingBug said...

Your hubby is very talented. The wagon is so cute. It's so great to have spring springing up all over.

Quiltlady said...

The wagon is sooooo cute. My grandchildren would be trying to pull it all over the yard. You have beautiful flowers also. I have Hostas also but slugs eat mine. I think they are pretty and most of all they come back more each year. I also like your music. Funny thing is yesterday I was listening to some of the same songs on my ipod as I was quilting.

Halcyon said...

I LOVE hosta! I have always thought it was hard to grow though. Maybe I'll try some here.

I put up a photo of the orchid, feel free to stop by for a visit. :)