I'll be back.

Hello old and new friends. My blog has been inactive but I am still around. I loom-knit (and weave now, too!) but I seem to take more photos of my toddler than my crafts these days. She has that cute factor going for her. Because of this, I have started a tumblr called Tiny Taughts of our home lessons, crafts and projects. Please visit me there and I promise to come back here soon!


Our garden

I am a budding gardener and photographer. I love to dig into our yard every year and see what wonders will grow. If you like flowers and photography, take a tour with me ...

Yard plans
Here's your tour map ... Click on photos for larger versions

Front yard hardy garden
Mostly drought-resistant flower and shrubs grow here. I broke that pattern with a lily this year.

New lily in the frontyard garden
Dark Sensation oriental lily

The dogwood a day later
Icy dogwood

Dogwood buds popping
Dogwood buds

Bridalwreath spirea
Bridalwreath spirea and Dogwood

Hello spider
Bridalwreath spirea

Dogwood flower

Sedum and Mr. Bee
Sedum

Sedum sprouting
Sedum sprouting

Black-Eyed Susan
Black-Eyed Susan

North shady garden
Part of the newest addition to our yard, planted in Fall 2009:

White astible
White astible

Hosta flowers
Emerald Gem hosta flowers

Samurai toad lily buds
Samurai toad lily buds

Fire and Ice hosta
Fire and Ice hosta

Lady in Red fern
Lady in Red fern


Coleus
Coleus

Backyard lilac/flower garden
Part of the newest addition to our yard, planted in Fall 2009:

Strawberry Candy daylily
Strawberry Candy daylilies

Lotsa yellow daylilies
Happy Returns daylilies

Twist N Shout hydrangea
Twist 'n Shout hydrangea

White hydrangea
White hydrangea

Nikko Blue Hydrangea
Nikko Blue Hydrangea

Lamb's ear
Lamb's ear

Sensation lilac intruder
Sensation lilacs

Miss Kim lilac buds
Miss Kim lilac buds

Single Angel White lilac
Angel White lilac

Pocahontas lilac
Pocahontas lilac

Daylily
Strawberry Candy daylily leaves

Tulips
Spring tulips

Patio garden
Pots of veggies and herbs dot the red-brick border of the patio. Flowers are mixed in, too.

Beefsteak tomato
Beefmaster tomatoes

Rain lilies
Rain lilies

First tomatoes!
Early Girl tomatoes in a hanging container

Two-in-one herb
Cilantro/coriander

Tiger lilies
Asiatic lilies

Cucumber flower
Cucumber flower

Strawberry flower
Strawberry flower

Strawberry fruits
Strawberries

Parsley
Parsley

Sweet pepper
Sweet pimiento pepper

Basil
Basil

Onions!
Onions, 2009

Pansy bud
Pansies, 2008

cherry popper peppers
Cherry popper peppers, 2008

South sunny garden
This established garden is sometimes a thorn in my side. I tore out a dead rose bush for some tiger lilies. The Russian sage smells wonderful but invites every bee in the neighborhood. The azaleas are moody but beautiful. I planted some Dusty Miller to accent the spring daffodils and annual flowers but it took over.

Tiger lily
Tiger lilies

Tiger lily seeds
Tiger lily seeds

Tiger lilies!
Tiger lilies and Russian sage

Hot pink spirea
Hot pink spirea

White azalea bush
White azalea

Tulips
Tulips

Daffodil
Daffodils

Overall yard
Pretty things not in a garden ...

Bee on Hawthorne tree flower
Hawthorne tree

Hawthorne tree berries
Hawthorne tree berries

Fairy ring mushrooms
Fairy ring mushrooms

Baby maple leaves
Autumn Blaze maple leaves in spring

Hello birdie
Bird feeder