About Me

Rockford, Illinois, United States
I live in Northern Illinois with my Husband, dog Marley and cat Bubba. I am a wife,mother, and grandmother. I love gardening and growing pretty flowers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The flowers left in my yard

Sunflower under bird feeder.
Morning Glory on side of deck has two colors of blooms. Great!
You can see where the beetles have chewed my morning glory
Morning Glories that covered one bird feeder.
Rose of Sharon leaves have been chewed by beetles.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Been busy busy lately

Sorry I have not been blogging lately. I have been going to all the doctors with my hubby. He has a mass on his brain and they have sent him to a bunch of doctors to have it checked out. Today we spent all day at the hospital with him doing test to make sure he is healthy enough for the surgery they have to do to remove it. We will have to wait for a call from the doctor now to see where we go from here. All this waiting is driving us crazy.
Have some tomatoes left, we are getting from one half to one dozen each day. They have been great. We have bunches green ones left. Sure hope it doesn't get real cold before they turn red.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fresh tomatoes for our salad

We had these fresh from the garden tomatoes to put in our salad for dinner last night.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

First tomatoes

Yesterday was checking my tomatoes before watering them and found 2 ripe super sweets. Was so excited forget to get a picture of them before I picked them. Hubby and I had one each. Looks like I will have some more in a couple days. They were Great

Saturday, July 25, 2009

What is blooming now

Morning glories on fence
Morning Glory around bird feeder

Rose of Sharon

Haven't had much time in yard and garden lately. Husband had eye surgery. Did take walk through this past Monday. Have somethings blooming. Beetles haven't got to the Rose of Sharon yet this year. They have done a job on my roses, now leaves look like lace. My tomatoes are not ripe yet sure wish they would hurry up I am ready for some good fresh tomatoes.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Tomato Garden

Haven't had much chance to be in the yard and garden this week do to medical problems my hubby and I have. This week has been spent seeing doctors and going for test. Hope most of that is over for a few weeks.
Was checking on my tomato garden this morning, some pictures of it. I have some tomatoes on two of the early girl tomato plants and some on one of the Better boy plants. Should not be long before we have some tomatoes to eat.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

No work!

No work done yesterday just a day to walk around enjoying all the beauty of the yard. Also time to throw my garden buddy"s ball for him. He loves to catch a tennis ball when he isn't watching me work in the garden.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

June 16,2009

Got yard work done yesterday, and grand daughter mowed lawn in afternoon. It all looks nice.
I got 5 more strawberries from my strawberry patch. They are not doing as good this year as last year, but I am thinking it because we are having a lot of rain and it is not as hot this year in June.
Wild Rose in bloom
It is suppose to rain today and for the rest of the week glad the work is done for another week. This morning I took pictures of the wild rose beside my pond now that it is in bloom. Also have a picture of my gardening helper/buddy. He is always right with me. I can talk to him and he doesn't talk back. My husband is not a gardener, he likes to see the pretty flowers but doesn't care for the work to get them.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Sunday June 14 2009

Today was a good day. Spent the day sitting on deck enjoying the nice weather. I was going to mow lawn but my grand daughters told me they would do it for me tomorrow after work, so I will do the triming and weeding tomorrow morning. Can't refuse help when it is offered free of charge.

I don't know if I will write here everyday will have to wait and see how it goes.


Tour of my yard

New annual flower bed needs mulch.
White wild rose growing by pond.
View of pond with wave petunias and salvia
Strawberry patch with first ripe berry.
Blue Bells
Wild Rose,beside the deck.