Sunday, July 12, 2009

Long time, no update...

I recently started my new job...full time social worker for a hospice agency in Green Bay. Since then, my poor flower beds have been placed on the back-burner. Fortunately, I was able to get a lot of work done on them before starting the job, so now I just have to weed occasionally. Thought I'd update you all on whats been blooming :)
Bee Balm gets bigger each year! Pretty soon, the Rhododendron will be totally covered up!
Purple Cone Flower
So, I've been trying for two years to get poppies started. Finally, this year, I threw some SEEDS in the ground, held my breath, and watched them grow! They're small this year, but I know next year they will fill out. I was really suprised at how finicky the seedlings were...too much water=not happy...not enough=not happy. They're so pretty.
Does anybody know what this little BUG is?? It is wreaking havoc on my mums....and doesn't bother any of the other plants. The plant is covered with them. I am not sure what to spray because I haven't been able to identify the bug. I figured someone might know!


  1. Sorry but I have no idea who that little bug is! Try asking them to stop eating your plants and move on to something not in your garden! I got ants to leave my house that way!

    And congratulations on your new job! They are lucky to have you!

  2. Now I know the secret to successful flowers...start a new job! Congratulations on the job. Sounds like important work you do. Bee Balm always looks so pretty to me. Makes me wonder why I don't have any of it. Can't help you with the bug on your mums, but he sure is making a mess of the plant, isn't he? Welcome back to blogging.