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Simple Ramblings From A Prim Cottage

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Tuesday Display Chain Mary Mary Quit Contrary

 Well it's with sadness posting today's chain as it's our last one.I'll miss visiting and blog hoping each week.Plus it always gave a focus on what to post since there was a theme.Let's face it sometime's there's nothing to blog about..smile..I understand completely though it's alot of work for Misi to do each week...Ok this week's theme is Mary,Mary quit contrary "How does your garden grow?"  Well we had super mild temps but now it has plummeted and is Brrrrr cold.So I'll use last years pics....I  always like to grow unfussy plants and love herbs.Mullen below grows easily and blooms with long tall flower clusters....
 Always gotta have tons of sunflowers.Some to dry,some to put in a blue mason on the farm table and some left for the birds.I always start these from seed.Beginning to pop up....
 End of August through October pretty colorful blooms....
 We always have a vegetable garden usually a small one at home and a huge one at grandma's old farmhouse..Always plenty to share..And so much tastier than the stuff at the store.I always get excited to have strawberries and tomatoes.Nothing like the sweetness of home grown...
 I like to use junk in the gardens.Makes it interesting...Old chairs,Rusty metal gates, Watering cans...
So now you see how my garden grows.Now stop on over to Misi's and visit the other displays or join in the fun.Warm Blessings!~Amy

23 comments:

Christine said...

The old stained glass window is a beauty! I'd love to do things like that only my son would have a football through it!
Beautiful garden pictures, Thanks!
Christine

Traci said...

Such pretty pictures...I love the mullen..will have to search for some this year (is it a perennial?)

Thanks for joining in today! Hugs, Traci

Shannon DeMasi said...

Your flowers from last year are very pretty!

Penny said...

Your garden pics are just great! I also love to use "garden art" to make things interesting -- love your's!!
I never heard of mullen, but I think it is very pretty, and if it's easy to grow, I'll be looking for it at the nurseries!!

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

The pictures are so beautiful. Where do you find Mullen? It is so pretty. I will have to search for some. Have a great day Amy. Hugs,
Linda

Robyn ♥ said...

Beautiful garden! I love to use "junk" in my outside decor too! ;) Heck, my family thinks my inside decor is junk too...what do they know?;)
Thanks for sharing!!

alltheseboys said...

I"m so envious...but I'm afraid I'd end up in anaphylactic shock if I tried to garden. I just drool over everyone else s beauty though!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I guess I am with the others and wondering where you find mullen. If it is a perennial, it would be great. I'm looking for plants that don't require a lot of work.
Love the glass piece-beautiful!
I am ready to plant. Wish this weather would settle down!!!

Lee Hill Primitives said...

Girl, Thanks for visit my blog yesterday and leave a comment. Your gardens looks awesome, love the picture with the rust fence. Hugs, Eve

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Beautiful photos from last year~I am anxious to have some greens to eat~
Amy I will miss your posts~
smiles
Teresa

Primitive Stars said...

Hello Amy, I love how your garden grew,beautiful. I also put old antique goodies in the gardens,love the look. Blessing To You,Francine.

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Amy,


I love your sunflowers from last year!! wonderful!!! and so many wonderful fun pieces in your gardens too! We have been cold here... warm in March...cold in April.... I wonder what May will bring... OLM

frontporchprims said...

Amy the sunflowers are so gorgeous. I grow the exact same ones. The red ones are my favorites. Your junk is really neat out in the garden. I never thought of doing that:) It's been fun visiting you every week with the chain. -Steph-

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Loved all your pics!! I really liked all your extras placed throughout really great ideas!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love playing in my garden and decorating it as well..I love those sunflowers..I am putting those on my list to grow again..i love the multi colored ones..beautiful.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Beautiful post Amy ~ makes ya wanna dig in the dirt! Love the sunflowers and the stained glass window!
Thanks for sharing!
Prim Blessings
Robin

TheCrankyCrow said...

Amy, Amy - not at all contrary - your garden grows beauteously.... ;o) You're a gal after my own heart with garden "junk"..... My hubby's friends think it's funny and sometimes send some "junk" home with him just to see if I'll display it. Usually I do. Lucky me. Mullen? Hmmmm....Never hear of it - almost looks like a dwarf version of foxglove/digitalis.....Do you know it's proper name? I'd like to try hunting some down....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

~Sara said...

Amy, I just loved the tour. Your sunflowers are amazing.Summer will be here before we know it and we will be enjoying all of that yummy freshness.Blessings ~Sara

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Hi Amy,
I love your contribution to Misi's very last Display Chain...and a nice one to go out on as well.
I love your examples...very nice.
Blessings,
Karen

Mary said...

Hi Amy..I think I will look for mullen for my garden..I'm glad you like junk in your garden also...your gardens are beautiful!! Mary

Misi said...

Of course i love your flowers... But wowzers..I am loving your garden art! Oh My Gosh i want that outhouse and stained glass window!..wonderful inspiration & must finds to keep an eye out for myself! Thank you so much for sharing & Helping with the chain. {{BIG HUGS TO YOU FRIEND}}

Old Goat Primitives said...

Amy..your pictures are wonderful..i really enjoyed looking at them :)

Deana

Cindi said...

Loved your pictures! I hope everyone shares pictures of their gardens in mid summer to see how they have grown. Have a great day!
Be blessed.
Cindi