Saturday, August 6, 2011

Flowers Galore

Since I don't have much to post about fertility related, I thought I would share some photos of my flower garden. My favorite flowers are dahlias. My dad always grew them so I had them in my wedding bouquet and as centerpieces at my rehearsal dinner. I decided this year I was going to plant my own since we have flower gardens. Needless to say, I am obsessed and have to check on their progress daily. We did have a ton of japanese beetles who thought they were delicious so the first few ones that flowered got chomped. We since got a beetle trap and my dad told me a trick to keep them away. 

The dahlias are located on the end of our 50 foot flower garden. Here is the area before we started:
Tons of weeds

And here is the progress of the same area
Mostly planted, early sprouts
Things are getting bigger and starting to flower
beebalm transplanted from my Dad's garden
calla lilly

Stargazer lillies

We also have hydrangea outside of the garden, but located close by. The white ones appear to have been there a while since they are so big and tall:

 The pink ones were a housewarming gift form our neighbors
And since I talked so much about the dahlias, here they are:


  1. Wowzers, what a beautiful garden! Im jealous, I definitely do not have a green thumb! I love peony's!