Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Outdoor Wednesday!

Yeah! It's Wednesday Already!
That means it's Thyme for 
Outdoor Wednesday!
If you visit Susan
You will see lots of 
Pretty flowers and some really
interesting Outdoor Posts!

I am always so relieved 
when I see that my precious
little Chicks & Hens survived another winter!

Here's the progress of my sunny side garden.
I've got the Dahlia tubers planted,
Jacob scattered more Oxeye Daisy seeds,
I replanted some Cleome's and Red Salvia Bonfire,
in hopes that the bunnies will leave it be -
Cross your fingers....
(I haven't replanted the Cosmos yet....)
I keep reminding myself -
it's still May! Coneflowers are just poking their
little heads threw the soil, as well as, the Bee Balm.

Last Monday, Jacob and I went to one of my
favorite Ma & Pop greenhouses 
that pops up out of the grocery store's parking lot every spring.
The poor little quonset hut was mauled down
by a person having a medical emergency.
Thank goodness, everyone survived.
However, I think that the place was possessed.
They re-built and restocked. So we thought we better
visit to give them a helping hand.
I picked out a big box of flowers for my patio pots.
I placed them on the check-out counter.
We walked away to fill out yet another box.
(Mind you - NO ONE was at the counter....)
The first box flung itself onto the ground.
Then the box full of plants  that I was holding,
jumped out of my hands!
Plants were on the ground.
Do-do-do-do ( Think Twilight zone)
No plants were harmed during this episode.

The salesclerk ran to the box near the counter
and she yelled that she couldn't believe that happened.
We bought our plants and brought them home - 
only to drop a box-full on the patio!

Poor little things!  We planted them instantly!

We'll give you an update on their progress
Next Wednesday!



Cindy said...

Hey Robyn,
I sure love your chicks-n-hens, they are such neat plants and everything else is looking good too. Your right about the rain, it's been raining here off and on all day. Love the story,yikes a little freaky! HAGW, Cindy

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Outdoor Wednesday Robyn! You have done alot in your backyard! You have so many wonderful plants....and are going to have gorgeous blooms!
Thanks for sharing your photos.~ Susan

Mrs. B. Silly said...

Whoa Robyn, flying flowers! I can't wait to find out if they uproot themselves and run off, here's hoping not!

Stacey said...

Robyn, first I have to say your blog looks very pretty. Love the banner and you switched to 3 columns, right?

Your yard looks really pretty! A friend of mine just gave me a bunch of purple coneflowers because hers had multiplied too much. Can't wait to get them in the ground. Summer's here!!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Robyn,
This is so cute, i am betting these flowers will be the best you have had in a long time. LOl. I enjoy going to places that grow their plants locally. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

great photos....

Anonymous said...


Your yard looks terrific so far! I hope you & jacob had a great holiday weekend.

Donna Marie

Anonymous said...

Love the little garden angel :-)

I hope those young plants are ok. Good thing is they're going to a nice home and they can be sure they'll be cared for :-)

Happy outdoor Wednesday!


Mary said...

Robyn, your garden is looking beautiful and I love your photos. Sorry to hear about the double case of "butterfingers" though it sounds as though all ended well. Have a great day.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Robyn, I'm so relieved that none of the plants were harmed! WOW! That's a scary thing to have happen. I love your sign that says, GROW! :-)


Sheila :-)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love hens & chicks!

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Kathleen said...

Eerie..shop elsewhere, LOL!
Hope your flowers don't get whiplash!
Love your little garden angel..
I need one to chase away the deer//

Joyce said...

Maybe the place is haunted:)

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

Great pics! Thanks for sharing.

Lori E said...

Some one should report you to the plant abuse people. Of course my picture would be right on the wall next to yours.
I like the "GROW" command you have placed in the garden. Does it help?

Crystal said...

Hello Robyn,
Your garden is looking beautiful and the GROW sign, can I get one ;)
It is amazing how those chicks and hens survive isn't it?
Thanks for sharing!

bj said...

Gosh! I have always heard that if you shake your tomato vines, they will produce better tomatoes...maybe with all the dropping and throwing around, these new flowers of yours will grow like crazy! hahaaa...
Take care, Robyn..
xo bj

Martha said...

Hen and chicks are so pretty -- don't you just love when the garden starts to grow -- I always feel like it's old friends returning!

nikkicrumpet said...

OK...that's just FREAKY that the plants were all trying to commit suicide! And boy your gardens are coming in really pretty...it's going to be gorgeous when everything is in bloom!

Tootsie said...

this looks wonderful! please do try to join me for Friday's Flaunting of the Flowers on Fertilizer Friday!!!
I will try to get around more often...been busy out in the yard...planting my face off!

Tootsie said...

forgot to answer your climber question...yea I think that is right about three years to establish some roots!!! hope I am right...I heard that somewhere too....good luck with it!!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

I love this time of year...seeing all the different varieties of plants and flowers in everyone's gardens. I'm still not use to seeing plants that have bloomed in some states...when ours are still buds.
It's a wonderful preview. Thanks for bringing an early bloom to my garden.
Sweet wishes,

Sweet wishes

xinex said...

You have a very beautiful garden, Robyn! I love it!...Christine

Anonymous said...


Happy Friday!!!! I hope your work week went well! :)

Be sure to try the Good Season's salad dressing! It is packed with flavor and it tastes so FRESH! When you go to the grocery store purchase the cruet that comes with it. ($5.00 plus two packs of the mix) I guarantee you will never go back!!!!! :) The dry (dressing) mix also makes a scrumptious rub to put on steak or chicken!!!!

Talk to you soon!!!!

Donna Marie

Sue said...

Robyn, Are your hens and chicks any particular variety? I bought some at the nursery last year and they don't look at all like yours. Mine has a big mama w/some small babies attached, and the babies don't get any bigger, even when separated. I saw some like yours in a classy florist shop yesterday for $15 each!!! No way, Jose. I can't justify paying that! You would be in the oney if you wanted to sell yours off, huh? LOL Glad you came by for a visit. Til next time... :-) Sue

Mama said...

Hi Robyn, your garden looks so healthy, I really want to get purple coneflowers and bee balm, it does sound like those plants were a little jumpy lol, they will be okay now they are planted in your garden, hugs, Kathy.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Hey Robyn! I LOVE her hen and chicks. I just love succulents and those are my fav's. I think they are so sweet. Do you cover yours outside in the winter?

The Muse said...

I am delighted that you gave the names of the plants you put in your sunny side garden...!
They do indeed look LUSH! :)