Wednesday, June 10, 2009

A Gift from the Garden to share


I thought it would be fun to give you a gift from my garden that I am using as my laptop screen savor. IF you click on the image you can download the original size to use on your computer. These blooms are from the variegated grow cover other wise known as Bishops Weed which grows along the back of my shade garden. This perennial spreads like crazy.Grows in almost any type of soil and light condition. Foliage may scorch in full sun. Mowing or clipping back several times during the summer will eliminate flowers and seed as well as keeping the plant more compact. I love it but some gardeners do not recommend it because of how rapid it spreads. This ground cover grows well in Sun or Shade. I think that is marvelous if you give it space to grow. ENJOY! Please let me know if you use this image by posting a comment on my blog.

You know it wouldn't be a summer day blog entry without sharing one of my garden critters. Here is Kink who seems to be entertained by the way I look through my lens of my camera. When I turn the lens toward him he looks away as shown in the image to the right.

I Have so much to do in the garden this week to get caught up from the lack of rain and the project that need completed before Summer officially arrives next weekend. I better get busy so I can keep things blooming to share with you.


Thank you for stopping by my Garden,

13 comments:

Cedar ... said...

Bren, Kink is such a handsome boy!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

I agree, your Kink is a handsome fella. Your background is pretty too. I am going to borrow it... thanks for the offering!

Debbie's Garden said...

Kink is so "regal" in his pose. You were dismissed, like some peasant bothering him. Cats, with their "better than you" attitude.

lynn'sgarden said...

Hi Bren, I know this as Snow on the Mountain...and, yes, it does spread like crazy!! The variegation is pretty though. Your kitty's profile could be our kitty, Lacey..color, dark lines, everything..I did a double take seeing him.
Lynn

joey said...

Yikes ... Bishop's Weed! I agree it can be lovely in some areas (your photo is lovely) but I rip mine out like crazy, Bren! Glad you are enjoying yours ... want more :)

Stephanie said...

Bren, tq for sharing this beautiful Bishops Weed picture. I have downloadeded it! Perfect for my laptop screen. Beautiful weeds like this can really make a garden more interesting. Your blog has so many nice pictures of plants in your garden. I look forward to seeing them. Happy gardening and thanks for stopping by my blog too!

nonizamboni said...

Kink could be my cat Bean's brother, with the same aversion to the camera lense!
As always, a beautiful & peaceful visit to your site.
Happy end-of-spring, Bren.

Femin Susan said...

The gardens are breathtaking. Family owned too, hard to believe!
Thanks for sharing those pictures

MedaM said...

Thanks for this lovely gift. Photo is great as well as the Kink’s profile photo. Thanks for this lovely post and the music that I enjoy listening to while I am in the visit to your beautiful blog.

Shady Gardener said...

Your photo is lovely. I'm glad you're enjoying your Bishop's Weed. I'm going to avoid it, for now... :-) Have a great day!

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

That is a beautiful photo of Kink.

You are very kind to share your flower photo, that is also a lovely shot.

Have a great weekend. :-)

donna said...

All your photos are lovely, soothing and dreamy. And how did a handsome guy like Kink get that name? Cute.

Country Girl said...

What a wonderful place you have here and such gorgeous photos. I love this one of your cat!
Thanks for stopping by my place and welcoming me back. Take care!