Nature's Bounty II

Begonias & Coleus
Earlier this week I posted garden beauty around my yard and called Nature's Bounty. You can see that post HERE.

This is a continuation of that post with more of the awesomeness that nature brings...
Black Eyed Susan's

A longer shot of the Black Eyed Susan's.
Just to cool you off a bit...my homemade bubbler fountain.

Hosta Flower.

A bright green, huge Hosta.
A Hibiscus getting ready to close. Look at the fantastic inside!
 My front rock wall was these daylilies in alternate colors of yellow and red.
The front rock wall with day lilies and lambs ear.
Another way to cool off...antique wheelbarrow waiting on fall decor!
 I received a tiny 6 inch potted Poinsettia during last Christmas season. I set it in my kitchen window and it flourished.  I didn't have the heart to toss it out after the season, so I decided that I would make it an experiment. I logged on to Ask.com and looked up how to raise a Poinsettia so it would bloom this coming Christmas season.  I potted it in a larger pot and have had it outside all summer under a tree. It has grown quite large. By mid September, I will bring it inside to our basement for 13 hours per day of darkness for 6 weeks. When I begin to see red on the leaves, I can then bring it upstairs and enjoy it again for the Holiday's.  We will see if this works! So far, so good!

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  1. You have a really lovely place, love all your thriving flowers! Thanks for sharing at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

  2. Hi Terry,
    Oh how beautiful!!! I am your newest follower and it is so nice to meet you!

  3. Hey Terry,
    Thanks for stopping by Knick of Time. How exciting to meet another tri-state gal! We aren't in Quincy, but live between Palmyra & Philadelphia, out in the country. We spend nearly as much time in Quincy as we do home though. Love your flower garden!! I'm not growing anything but grass and weeds!
    I'm your newest follower.

  4. Hi Terry! Nature is awesome...you are so right! Thank you for your sweet comment about my new table! I couldn't agree with you more...some creamy pillows would really tie things together for me! Thank you! I'll be searching for just the right ones, and will post about them when I find them!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  5. Terry, your garden is lovely! I covet your black-eyed Susans. I am over here catching-up on your blog.

    Ricki Jill

  6. I am so amazed by people like you that can grow thing. Such a gift! It's absolutely beautiful. I'll be waiting by the mailbox for my invitation to come sit in your garden with the rock fountain. Lisa~

  7. Your green thumb is showing!! The rock wall with all the flowers is beautiful. Your indoor plants must appreciate the move outside because they look healthy and lush. I'm not that good at keeping plants alive much less keeping them flourishing. I don't give up though because gardening is so rewarding when things turn out the way their supposed to.

  8. Terry, Your garden is so beautiful. It is so lush and your rock wall is fantastic. Your poinsettia will probably perform beautifully this winter. Be sure to share with us.
    Thanks for your visit and sweet comments.
    Blessings, Ginger

  9. they are so beautiful! The flowers here are starting to wane with the heat being so bad. And just yesterday I found these huge green caterpillars trying their best to make a meal of my plants...ooohhweeee.


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