Monday, August 4, 2008

Baby it's hot!

Well today here in Missouri it is 110 degrees with the heat index! Wowsers!!
My poor girl at band camp and my poor son working outside! Ugh. I hope
they make it thru the next few days. I know it is easier on you when you are younger
so that is good.
I thought I would show you some more of our garden before it
all wilts away. Here is my birdbath that I got as a mothers day gift.
I have two rose of sharon bushes that are blooming their little hearts out.
One is close to the house the other is in the corner of our yard.












My hubby also bought a new hibiscus plant and a new hollyhock bush. They arevery pretty colors, I think. Also he planted these huge banana tree plants. Only thing I don't care for is that they have to be brought in ever fall.




18 comments:

Connie said...

Oh, wow, I can't believe it, sweet chick! At the nursery on saturday I saw a rose of sharon bush and it looked like a hibiscus it was so huge. I fell in love with it but hubs said no, we've got enough to plant at this time. I think I will have one some day though. I wish your pix were clickable to enlarge because I'd love to see it large!!
Smoochies,
Connie

Linda said...

Your garden looks so lovely, hollylocks are a favorite of mine...they remind me of my grandma's garden, she always grew them. What a sweet birdbath...I love the designs...I see a hummer on it and lots of flowers...pretty, pretty. I hope you have lots of visitors. Try to stay cool...hugs, Linda

Darlene said...

Your yard and garden is BEAUTIFUL!! We are working hard to stay cool here too....hit a record yesterday at 109 and I think today it only got to 105....no rain in sight...bleh

The Berry's Patch said...

Your garden looks beautiful. Even if it's 110 out today. It's about 102 here in AZ. Thanks for visiting my house tour!

Brandee :-)

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Hi Joy, So glad that you dropped in for a visit! I love meeting other bloggers! Your flowers are beautiful! I know what you mean about them wilting away from the heat! It is 100 degrees here with a heat index of over 105. My plants were holding their own until last week, but now some are looking pretty bad!

You have a great looking blog! Hope you will come again! :)
~Rhonda

Joanne Kennedy said...

Your flowers are beautiful! Those roses are going crazy! Wish mine would look like that.

I can't believe how it hot it is where you live. I thought it was warm here and it's only in the upper 80's.

Hugs,
Joanne

Connie said...

Joy, they should be clickable when you upload them to blogger. I've found a couple of people who didn't know it and have tried to help them. I think it has to do with uploading directly from the camera and not the card. Not sure, but I know that solved it for one person, sweet chick. How do you upload them????
Smoochies,
Connie

Joy said...

I load them from the card so that could be the problem..

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Joy, It was so good to hear from you. I've never seen a rose of sharon bush before. It's beautiful. I love your garden. Thanks for sharing!! Terrie

Grammy Staffy said...

What a beautiful beautiful yard. I can tell that you have put lots of love and work into it.

Thanks for sharing.

Ruthie said...

Thanks for stopping by.
I love your garden. Esp the Rose of Sharon bush. We used to have one years ago.
We've had it hot here in CO too.
Smiles.

Tara said...

It may be hot but your garden looks great!

A Hint of Home said...

Your yard is very pretty. I can't wait for some of our plants to mature. We just put some new ones in a few wks. back. I just posted some today in fact.
Thanks for stopping by and for your comments.

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What a pretty garden. I hope you are able to enjoy the blooms and color for a bit longer before the heat gets them. Hope the kids fared well also.

Fifi Flowers said...

You have a lovley garden! Nothing better than beautiful flowers... looks like a good place to sit and read a book! Enjoy your weekend! Fifi

Jessica said...

Hi Joy, I'm so glad you came by! Your flowers are beautiful! I love the little teacup in the garden ( I have one of those,too. ) Take care and I hope to hear from you again real soon. :)

J.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Oh Joy... your yard and home is beautiful! I love the bargains that you got at Walgreens too. You are good girl!

xoxo,
Queenie!

Lavinia said...

What a gorgeous birdbath!!!

All the pics are lovely but I really love that birdbath!