Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Unknown Beauty....

My favorite daylily bloom in the garden today!  But I've no clue to what it is!  Anyone can i.d. this beauty for me?  It's huge!  But not very tall.  Petal spans at least 8" across.  With the heatwave we're having (in NJ), late-blooming varieties are at peak already!  Which makes a very colorful garden, but, come August, there will no blooms to look forward to...sigh... 

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's that time again!

If you're a garden nut, like me, you know I am referring to that very first garden tour of the year! And with the warm winter we've had in New Jersey, I was even more anxious than usual. The theme was Movie Classics. Best in Show went to, of course, Gone with the Wind.

Sweeping fields of tulips and daffodils...a feast for the eye!

This pretty water garden represented Swiss Family Robinson

An unusual chocolately-shade of anthurium

Keeping it simple, yet elegant, is the art of ikebana

The Wizard of Oz showcased some unusual plants.

Lovely white hellebores

Back to the yellow brick road identification on this prickly plant

Another bloom I'm not familiar with, but, it's from the orchid family...anyone?

The fragrance of this witch hazel was intoxicating!

Miniature roses making a huge impact!

Next road trip? The Philadelphia Flower Show! The theme will be the tropical paradise of favorite! Anyone else going...???

Friday, January 13, 2012

Meet Chantilly Lace!

This post has been 2+ months in the making...
I draft a copy every other week, only to have downloading issues, and always give up! Today, Friday the 13th, is my lucky day!

You, my regular visitors, knew of my beloved Bandit, whom I lost in November, 2010.
Just shy of the 1-yr. anniversary of his passing, Hubba Hubba surprised me with a puppy! Another Coton de Tulear...this time, a girl!

Meet Chantilly Lace! We call her Tilly.
She arrived in my arms October 19th, at 12 weeks old.

Five fluffy pounds of pure joy!

Enjoying her first romp in our freaky early snowstorm, October 30th.

And learning early to always smile for Mommy's camera.

When she escaped from the playpen, this is what I came home to.
An expensive collection of chew toys! But who can stay mad at that face?

Waking up every morning to her deer alarm has been fun...yeah!

Another favorite past time~chasing the cats!
Except when they're out of reach.

But don't worry, Lacey lets her know when she's had enough...bap, bap!

Happy Five-month Birthday. I think it's time for that first haircut!

Aah...that's better!

Hope you enjoyed meeting Tilly!
Hard to imagine a time without her now, but, that's the gift of a pet...they give us love unconditionally, forever and always.