Monday, June 15, 2009

A Garden Visitor.....

Look what we found in the garden this morning!
A huge snapping turtle nestled in among the peppers.

At first we thought she dropped by for a bite to eat.

Upon closer inspection we found the real reason for her visit! A new egg to research!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Cup and Saucer Canterbury Bells

Campanula medium (Bellflower)
These are biennial. They flower the second year . A great lesson in garden patience!

These were on of the first flowers imported to America in colonial times. Thomas Jefferson kept them in his garden at Monticello. ( just some nerdy garden info for you.)

In this picture you can see how the bottom petals flair out to form a saucer.
My girls started these from seem last year. From a packet of seed we ended up with 3 big beautiful blooming plants this year.