We all work so hard in our gardens... it nice to share. I look at everyones pictures and read your blogs . This site is kind of a family of sorts. It was aweome to meet a couple of members this year. Biskutmkr/Terri and her husband moved to MT from SC last fall and spent the winter in Helena. Jim and I had them over for Thanksgiving. We had an unusual cold and snowy winter,and come spring they headed south. They are happy planting again and enjoying the ocean. This country is hard to take if you are not winter sport people.I hate winter but the mountains in the summer make up for the unperdictable winters. And then carolyncat/Carolyn came this summer to see her son that had moved to our airforce base and we had a wonderful visit, she makes awesome Gumbo.
Jim and I spent the weekend fishing with the kids .This was the view from our rented forest cabin
I told Josie I doubted he would turn into a prince but give it a shot LOL
The wild flowers were beautiful this is a wild geranium, the hillsides were covered.
It would be fun if some of us could meet at a tulip or rose festival some year somewhere.
Again thank you for the compliments and Happy Planting kerryh1
I have been so busy having fun this summer haven't had time to do much on GG. My pond is beautiful this summer. I really thought I had killed it this spring but it came back awesome . The lillys are not blooming yet but the leaves are healthy. I put in a algae eleminater and I made the solution too strong and really stunted everything. Pond are all about getting the right chemicals working together. It not hard when you follow directions.
I planted these last fall ...when I went out to do my morning walk though , there they were. It rained so hard last night i had to prop up the flower to take the picture, and my favorite rose is blooming
This has been the perfect summer for my flowers, hot days and cool nights. And lots of rain.
The pond isn't so good I really messed up the eco sysytem when I put that alge killer in it. I stunted everything. I only have one cat tail blooming and the lillys are slow to grow. Oh well there is always next year. It seems a gardener is always waiting for next year.
I am glad you made it home safe. Jim and I sure enjoyed our visit with you and Clint . It was fun showing you around. I wish Clint and Jim would not have had to work. We would have loved to take you up to Augusta and showed you our beautiful mountains, and catch a fish or two. There never seems to be enough time when you go some where.
You can look at pictures of places but when you get to talk to someone about thier part of the country it is so much better. I know I am going to see the Bayou, now for sure.
I hope Clint keeps in touch with us, it is just a day trip to Wood Lake and eat a big o burger at the Buckhorn. Next year we will have to plan in advance and spend time in Glacier Park. And go over the Sun Highway. It's better than any amusment park ride on the planet LOL.
Your gumbo was wonderful. We got home and Jim said, do you think you could make that stuff. So I will have to get a list of all the ingredients from you. It was nice to meet Clints friends too. I am happy that Clint has settled in. It can never be easy moving to a completly differnt place on a map !!! Our military people give up so much to keep us safe.
I think it would be fun to have a kind of convention for us GG friends. I would not have the slightest clue on how to go about planning such an adventure. But what a hoot it would be.