Sunday, August 1, 2010

Late Summer in the Garden for Mosiac Monday

I don't know about you but the last few days I have been sneezing and my eyes are so itchy.  It must be the late summer pollens that are getting to me.  I was so stuffed up this morning I could hardly think.   My ornamental grasses are blooming now.  I have stuck in my mosiac the  Calamagrostis Karl Foerster, The Eragrostis spectablis Purple Lovegrass and Pennisetum 'Shanendoah' with Perovoskia or Russian Sage, Veronica spikes, Blue Clips Campanula, Brown Eye Susans, and Painted daisy.  The Fellow cellebrating his 90th birthday is my Dad.  We had a family bbq yesterday to celebrate with him.  He is still going strong.   Hubby and I are hitching up the camper for a little R&R in the wilds of Northern Ontario.   Catch up with you when we get back.    Happy Gardening.  Valerie

Join our host Mary at DearLittleRedHouse for Mosiac Monday.

18 comments:

A Garden of Threads said...

Hi Val, Have a wonderful time getting some R&R. Hope you come back with lots of pictures to share.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely flowers in your garden! Happy Birthday to your Dad. Have a great trip and take lots of photos.

Bernie said...

Great mosaic ... Dad looks terrific for 90! Just loved your grasses ... especially the one in top left hand corner ... that's a stunner.

Lavender Cottage said...

Love the Canada hat Val. Have a good time camping.
Judith

Snap said...

Love the hat and happy birthday to your Dad! How wonderful!!!! Lovely shots. Sneezing is a way of life this time of year! :D :D

Vee said...

Well I wondered who the handsome gent in the middle is. Now I know! Cute mosaic. Yes, I know what you mean about the late summer pollens...lots of wildflowers blooming and all that ragweed. Eat local honey!

GrandmaK said...

Lovely pictures...Indeed have a grand trip!!! Cathy

Dishesdone said...

Beautiful mosaic, flowers and fun!
Enjoy your vacation!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful mosaic from the garden. Lovely flowers.

Mary Lou said...

Happy Birthday to the 90 year old. What a blessing to have him.
Have a good trip. Love the mosaic.

Georgianna said...

Love the photos – my Karl Foerster has never looked that good and I wish I was successful growing the Perovskia as I love it so much. So glad you had a wonderful celebration for your Dad's birthday. Have a great holiday!

Anja said...

This is so nice that your father is still strong with 90 years, he has a good humor that carries him through life one can see!

Anja said...

Books are life one takes home, the friends who only wait we take into our hands. I understand you quite well with your thought ...that place exist...Old children book have a great charm, have a good time with yours.

Crafty Gardener said...

Ah yes, sneezing and late summer. Enjoy your trip to Northern Ontario.

Becky K. said...

Enjoy your time away....

I have noticed my husband getting more stuffy lately. He suffers terribly from allergies.

Becky K.

Pondside said...

Watch out for those Northern Ontario mosquitoes and black flies!

g.suzie said...

Wonderful mosaic. . .enjoy your getaway and don't forget to pack your allergy meds!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Happy 90th birthday to your father! Very happy photos of him during his celebration.

My allergies are worse in Spring but I know hayfever can be very bad late summer.

Have a good vacatiion!