Monday, July 12, 2010


Datura, like me, is nocturnal. Last night the blooms on my Datura started opening. The scent that was in the air was overwhelming. The blooms only have this scent at night. In the morning don't try to sniff it or you will be more than disappointed. It's on the verge of peeeyyyyeeeew. Much like me in the morning!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


BOG SAGE in the garden

This summer we have had our share of rain. There is at least one plant in my garden that isn't complaining. Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage) is one of the salvias that actually does well with extra water. It is also the truest sky blue I've seen in a sage. It grows up to about 5 feet tall and flops around in the garden adding joy everywhere. It does multiply, so if you don't want too much of it, spread the joy to others!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010



My brother's family gave me this Frida Kahlo doll for Christmas last year. Today I sprinkled flowers from the garden at her feet to honor her birthday.