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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Pink Black Eyed Susans

Hi guys! This week's flowers----Aren't they adorable? (totes adorbs, like the tv ad? For, like, phones though? )

Yes, I do know these are Gerbera daisies, not black-eyed susans. And oh so hothouse grown, not wonderful wild, grew in the ditch like the bright yellow real deals.


So happy and so pretty, right? One step up from fairy tale lollipop flowers....

Mo investigating!


Speaking of black-eyed susans, we talked a bit here about how hard they are to grow.

The thing is---they are perennials. It takes awhile for the plants to establish, grow enough to bloom and then spread.


I planted the seeds for this BES last summer. Nothing seemed to happen. This year I have one itty bitty bloom?

But who knows, If I am patient, in a few years I may have this!:

On a doggy note---Mo had his first bath yesterday! And mani/ pedi. Oh his nails were way too long. The groomer trims them by grinding them with a Dremel tool! Imagine that!?

The groomer comes in a van. So cute. And convenient.

Mo loved every bit of his treat.

 He will be 5 months old tomorrow...



gone to the beach~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I love the little planes with their signs.
So old fashioned,
ike something from a Charles Wysocki print.


Charles Wysocki prints images via etsy search

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  1. That Mo is just too cute. And those pink flowers are so brilliant they almost don't look real. From what I hear, some flowering plants take a couple of years before they actually even bloom so the fact that you have one bloom is a good sign. I've not planted from seed before. Somewhere I have a seed bomb from Anthropologie but have no idea where it could be. I also have coneflower seeds from a friend in CO I've never planted. Must give that a good in the next month or so. Have a great day. Tammy

    1. I love pink coneflowers. They re on my Try It list but they too take awhile. I only have my planter pots so things get lost if they take years. You must try the seed bomb! How fun!

  2. I love flowers and the Gerbera's are beautiful. Be patient and before you know it your bes will start multiplying. They re-seed themselves and all of a sudden you'll have hundreds! I can't stand it! Mo is just the cutest thing ever!!

    1. Hoping the BES survive and get bigger! Glad you enjoy Mo.

  3. Those flowers are perfect for late summer! Isn't Mo a charmer? Glad he liked his spa treatment.

    1. Too bad the puppy perfume wears off so fast,lol.

  4. I think that mobile pet spa owner had a brilliant idea! And I bet the Dremel thing works better than clipping claws, too - a LOT fewer sharp edges to scratch you!

    When your BES flower fades and dries make sure to crumble it where you want the seeds to fall and grow for future years. Left on their own they might blow to the neighbor's yard, etc.

    Mo is so cute. Was he being bad, getting on the coffee table? I chase the cats off tables (and counters) constantly, they never seem to think I mean they have to STAY down!

    1. Yes he was being bad! He gets on evrything! Bad boy! Yesterday he used a dining room chair to get on the dining table, then he dismantled my beach bag's contents and chewed up spools of Eagle block thread! I am despairing of finishing my Eagle block on time.

  5. Oh, thanks for the reminder to try planting my black eyed susans. I was going to forget!

    Mo is so cute I can't stand it. I'm sorry he's being bad...but even bad can be cute.



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