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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Garden Tuesday; Very Late!

Where do the days go??? This is going to be a drive-by post…

As I eluded to the other day, I’m looking for a new “old” car. I went to an antique car auction the other day and bid on two cars. Unfortunately, I didn’t win either:(

This is the one I really, really, really wanted!!!

Although, I really liked this one too:)

Oh well, one day I will find the car I want at the price that I want to pay:) All was not lost though. On the way to the auction I just had to pull over to the side of the road to take a picture of these!

For just a moment, I thought I was in Kansas, lol…

Back on the home front, I harvested my one and only Garlic bulb. I will definitely be planting more Garlic. Not only do I adore Garlic, if you watch it grow, it puts on a rather delightful show with it’s twists and turns throughout the day. Remember this picture?

Glorious!

I haven’t shared any pictures of the front of the shed this year. I will, eventually:) Here’s a shot of the Statice. I just planted it this year and am pleasantly surprised at how well it’s doing. Remember what they say about perennials; the first year they sleep, the second they creep and the third year they leap! I can imagine what it will look like if it leaps! (the lady at the nursery assured me that these statice plants are perennials, I always thought they were annuals so I guess we’ll see:) If you have ever received a bouquet of flowers from a flower shop, chances are Statice was in it. It’s a statuesque everlasting papery flower that keeps its color indefinitely!

Anyone know what kind of bugs these are?

Perhaps the bestest surprise of the day!

Have a GREAT week everyone! ”See” you all on Sunday for Friendship Day!!!

41 comments:

  1. Hi Louise, Always a wonderful and colorful post of your garden. I love the garlic and the eggplant is adorable. I do remember getting a bouquet and in it was statice flowers. Sometimes I would dry them and then reuse them in other arrangements. I always remember purple ones. How awesome to see all of those sunflowers on the way to the auction. Just beautiful! As far as cars go I know nothing about them. But I do like your photos of the older cars. Brings back memories...You will find the car of your dreams someday, and when you do, your will be really happy. Thanks for sharing your lovely photos..looking forward to Sunday's post on Friendship day...Blessing for a wonderful day and week! Dotiie :)

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    1. Hi Dottie:)

      Sytative does come in a variety of colors. I think my favorite is the purple too. These plants are new. I think in a few years they will realy look like the ones we get from the florist:)

      My late husband was a car aficionado. We had to part with his cars after he passed. I vowed one day to at least try and replace one of them but, in my style, lol...Thanks for visiting, Dottie...

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  2. OMG Louise...I love being able to take a ride with you...the pictures are absolutely gorgeous...the sunflower field...amazing!
    Thank you of brighten up my day...I mean evening!
    Hope you are having a fantastic week :D

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    1. You are welcome to hitch a ride whenever you like Juliana:) I'm so glad this post brightened your day. Now, my day is brightened too:)

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  3. I like the tiny individual statice flowers separated into tiny bouquets for my doll house. I can't imagine what you would do with a classic car, but I wish you luck in finding the one of your dreams!

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    1. You know Mae, I've actually heard of people using the flowers in doll houses before. I guess I just never expected to hear it from you, lol...

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  4. Old cars are fun, aren't they? Hope you find something you like, and is affordable. I have no idea what that bug is, but it should be in a horror movie! ;-) Fun post -- thanks.

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    1. I'm working on it John. It seems impossible some times but I guess that's half the fun! I agree, they both should be in a horror movie:)

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  5. Love your flowers! We've an "antique" car, and are working on helping another one achieve that status.:-) We drive our cars until they are no longer able to move.:-)

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    1. Thanks Nellie,
      I know the feeling. My everyday car has over 200K miles on it!

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  6. Good morning Louise , Always strolling through your garden , never know what surprise you have in store for us . You my dear Louise have good taste in cars , The one you really , really wanted was just grogerous , keep looking , yours is just around the corner ;-D . What a beautiful feild of sunfowers , I always love to see them bowing in the wind . Garlic and eegplant go along with the tomatoes , what wonderful dishes you will cook up . Thanks so much for sharing . :) .

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    1. Running into the Sunflowers was a real treat, Nee. I didn't know there were fields planted here in PA. I made a note to myself to bring the kids there when they come for a visit. I doubt they have Sunflower fields in Idaho, lol...The eggplant are ready for picking. I'm just waiting for the kids to get here so they can pick them! Thanks for visiting, Nee:)

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  7. Those old cars look really cool! Sorry you weren't able to get one of them. The sea of sunflowers is beautiful! Never saw a bug like that before - it looks pretty neat.

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    1. Those cars were indeed very cool, Pam. There were lots to choose from which was both nice and confusing at the same time, lol...That bug is actually two bugs. I think they might be mating.

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  8. Great sunflowers! And your garden is growing along nicely. That garlic looks very impressive; the twists and turns it takes are very funny. Never seen a bug like that before. It looks like something a child cut out with scissors (think paper snowflakes). If I could talk my dearly beloved into parting with one of the two Lincoln Mark V's that we have, I'd offer it to you. Have a great week; I think the weather is supposed to be good, aside from thunderstorms this afternoon.

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    1. Hi Marjie,
      I actually saw the bugs come in for a landing. (there are two of them in the picture if you look closely) I'm assuming they must be mating but I'll be darned if I know what they are. Although, someone said they might be deer flies but I'm not sure. They do look kind of lacy though:) I wouldn't part with those Lincoln's either Marjie. We had one when my husband was alive and I LOVED it!!!

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  9. What wonderful photos you have shared! You live in a pretty part of Pennsylvania, believe me, I would love to ride through gorgeous countryside like this.
    Nice eggplant you have there. We were run over by horn worms, makes me sad. I could use your gardening expertise down herre in this neck of the woods!

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    1. Central PA is really beautiful as you well know Tina. You are more than welcome to come for a visit:) I'm not such a great gardener but, if there is anything I can help you with, just ask:)

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  10. Hi Louise,

    You remind me of the "American pickers" going around to find nostalgic treasures! It's ok if you don't win this time, you will find something even better :D

    Zoe

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  11. Beautiful garden, gorgeous cars and fabulous sunflowers! I'd love to own such a great garden.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  12. Had no idea you were a car buff, Louise! Love the leather seats in the one photo. The field of sunflowers is absolutely gorgeous! And it was fun seeing the garlic photos too. Lots here today....not really a drive by post at all.
    Those bugs, I believe, are procreating. :)

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  13. I adore this drive-by post, Louise. Old cars fascinate me. I had a vintage Riveria in HS and The Hubs bought me a vintage convertible 7 years ago. I love it! Good luck hunting. That is half the fun. Your garden is amazing.

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  14. Hope you get your car, Louise! Such a beautiful field of sunflowers!

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  15. I like the cars you bid on.
    Thanks for sharing images from your garden.

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  16. oh god! what a wonderful collection of plants in your garden!! Hey Louise..Amazing pictures of sunflowers. I am only seen it in bollywood movie songs :-) feeling wonderful like a dream world here...thanks for such a amazing pictures and post..

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  17. wow, the car that you wanted looks huge! i dont think i know how to drive such a huge car! LOL! looks very classic..:) and the sunflowers..whoaah! so beautiful!

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  18. Hi Louise, oh those sunflowers are just amazing as the little eggplant at the end. How cool that your looking for an old new car.

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  19. The antique cars look like they would be fun to own. I love the picture of the sunflowers, really lovely. I have wanting to plant garlic, I really need to do so. Hope your week is going well!

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  20. Hi Louise,
    That car is a beauty, too bad you did not get to buy it! Good luck on your next "car-shopping"!
    That garlic of yours looks wonderful. I can never get to grow garlic right up to the actual garlic bulb. It is only for the greens, as our weather here is not suitable. And your brinjal is looking great! My black beauty brinjal plant is doing well, sort of, the leaves are eaten up by grasshoppers, at least that's my guess! Have moved the pot to another spot, hopefully there's still hope!
    Beautiful photos of the sunflowers!
    Have never seen that bug before!
    Happy Gardening!

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  21. Beautiful pictures. Love the sunflowers.

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  22. I had to show your post to my husband and he said to tell you that you have a great taste in cars. :) I'm so happy you pulled over to take the photos of the sunflowers, they are wonderful. From you photo of the bugs, I would say they are deer flies…I hate them as the have a terrible bite.

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  23. The sunflower pictures are spectacular Louise! I have always wanted to try growing garlic--there's no such thing as too much garlic! Oh hmmm, just like tomatoes ;-)

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  24. What gorgeous cars - I can see why you wanted them. And those sunflowers are soooo pretty.

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  25. Ohh my goodness, I WANT that car too. I love old cars much more than new ones (I hate new cars). I hope you get a car soon!! Clarice

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  26. beautiful pictures, louise! my boyfriend would go crazy for those cars! :)

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  27. Hi Louise, seems like you had a pleasant and relaxing day! Love the pictures n good luck w yr car shopping! :)

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  28. Howdy Louise ! That oldie car leather seat looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing such wonderful photos.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  29. Your garden is looking fabulous...and that garlic!
    Guess you are enjoying the grandkids♥️
    Enjoy your week!
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  30. beautiful pics Lousie...loved every pic u posted ,I enjoy reading your post always..

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  31. Wow! nice to see this old stuff,actually i am a mechanic by profession and the vehicles Vintage attracts me too much,i love these cars.Nice work done on the blog its very informative and interesting.However,if your want to check the Vin of your car of any model or company so have a look on vehicle id number.

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    1. Hi David and welcome!
      Thank you so much for your kind words and input. I had no idea that each number on the Vin meant something. I follwed that link although, I had to fix it so it would work. I'm assuming that is your new blog? Welcome to the blogging community! Thank you so much for visiting, David. Drop by any time, Louise

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