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madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Madgardene » Thu, 29 Jun 2000 04:00:00



I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Raaswom » Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Welcome back. Hope all is well with your family.
 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Ann » Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
>I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
>overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
>Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
>overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

And back to your GARDEN....how is it?  And how is your mom?

--
Ann, Gardening in Zone 6a
Just south of Boston, MA
********************************
http://www.annzoid.com

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Bethan » Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:00:00


:o)   Hope all is well with you and yours...  Is the circus still in town?
~Bethany


Quote:

> I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
> overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
> Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
> overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Victori » Fri, 30 Jun 2000 04:00:00


Give extra kisses to the kitties, especially on the inside of their little arms
where it is smooth.  I think I miss that the most...

Welcome home, glad you survived it all.

V

Quote:

>I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
>overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
>Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
>overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Madgardene » Sat, 01 Jul 2000 04:00:00


all is well with me, thank you sweet Bethany, missed hearing from you.
Mother is where ever she is (in her mind), but for the time being,
safely at her sister that wasn't sure if she wanted her, we'll see.
Me?  I'm in a turmoil, but will work thru that in due time.  The
circus?  It's an amazing thing, the tents have been raised on the Park
lilies, in amazing quantaties.  The fragrances are incredulous, the
still arriving guests constantly amaze me.  I have  peep shows all day
long now running the ***ographic antics of the cluster furking japanese
beetles, doing amazing feats of *** performances on the towers of
dissappearing pink loosestrife.  Not thinking there would be a return
booking of the shy perennial petunia, I was amazed and happy to see that
not only had they returned, but had doubled in size and vigor.  (this
was even more amazing since they had to push past the matted Herman;s
Pride lamium.)  The raspberry booth had started to fizzle out, but today
on the way down the driveway past the gates I noticed that there were
gypsy booths of blackberry stands with enticing plump, glossy, black
juicy berries beckoning me to enter and taste of the free wares.

  I braved the chigger infested waist high grasses, the lurking poison
ivy, and the grasping and clawing remains of previous canes of
blackberries to find that I couldn't eat them fast enough.  I had a
worthless large envelope in my hand so I proceeded to see how many of
the succulent berries I could carefully drop into the open paper.
tomorrow I will return to gather more to make a cobbler.  It appears the
days and days of rains has given a great gift of slightly bitter sweet
blackberries, the best I remember tasting. Or is this my changing taste
likes of older age creeping up on me?

  In the west arena's the mystery guest that the Stachys were gazing
upwards still hasn't announced itself, but from the looks of the tips,
it will be the single Herbsonne.  The Stachys gave up on their wait, and
now the spent blooms are full of little dark promises of seeds.   Most
surprising was the fully blooming Salix, ahead of it's time and
breathtaking, then I spot the fully engorged and blooming beautyberry
bush beside the tomato box, all the tomato's are into *** and
begging for someone to please tie them up more......some are two to
three foot past the last lashings from 5 days ago.

   The circus has taken on bizzare proportions, but to center it better,
the Fabulous Bruce daylily has come screeching into the east arena, to
come to a slamming halt next to a sizzling yellow daylily, Bruce is a
flaming red with a yellow throat. Fairies have thrown caution to the
winds and unleashed the frothy and misty ethereal blossoms of the
columbine leaf thalictrum in the vicinity.  I have discovered in my
absence that the unwanted 4's have overtaken the fronts of the arena's
and it's standing room only.  I will have to forceably remove some of
the larger ones.  But there are more and more surprises.  Zhan's Bears
breeches has not only taken to it's new location, but is now making a
mate for the singular leaf it had, and all the red birds of the Lucifer
crocosmia have taken flight around the east and western stages and are
caught in mid flight. And those orange birds of the Montbretia are still
captured and just as brightly colored under the skirts of the towering
Herbsonne
.  
   Also in my absence, the pale pink white stars of Mary Emma's phlox
having been cut in mid height when it was erecting itself, is now half
the size it was last year and open for business.  Warm honey announces
their blossoms during the daylight hours.  The double puffs of the
yellow herbsonne are leaning heavy over the tubular lips of the salvia
that are just under the gutters, and the singular ones on the east side
behind the triple Quanzo's are now 18 inches past the gutter tips.  To
see them rising above everything just to catch a glimpse of their
yellowness is inspiring.  It's like there was a personal challange this
year to beat the Joe Pye to the gutter and roof line.

  Random appearances like the pale pink yarrows heavy with rain and rich
soil are making them drop down and back up to strain to pull themselves
upwards to the sun, but the richness is too much for it this year.
maybe next year it will return upright and straighter.  but next to it
the light purple hilarious appearances of the purple beebalm makes up
for it.  there is just a hint of purple in the pink of the tired yarrow
to just catch with the bee balm.  As happy as these bee balms are I hope
they tromp thru the gardens more.  I will have to clear their way of
Sultana's that are getting in their way.

   But the show stoppers are still the lilies.  Now there are four tall,
arched stems, each bending with the heavy weight of between 2 to 8 huge
cream trumpets, arching over the sidewalk making walking to the front
impossible without bending to avoid them.  No amount of staking works,
and so I just let them arch over the walkway, keeping me at bay like
body guards that look harmless until you try to get past them.  I just
stand there in the evening and inhale.  And thank the fairies for
allowing me to have the best year ever for them.  No hail, the rains not
too hard to break the stems before the buds swell and open, and long,
warm nights to squeeze every drop of frangrance out of each petal and
throat.  The hummers are in masse. Now the cacophony of the tuning up of
the cicada;s is starting in the dusk, the rains have left for the day,
the evening is sweet with the smells and rinsed cool air, the cloudy day
kept the temperatures just to the low 70's and the evening promises to
be one of misty, foggy delight.  sweet dreams, we'll see what the morrow
brings us.  
madgardener going off to slumber now up on the hilltop overlooking
English mountain in Eastern Tennessee

Quote:

> :o)   Hope all is well with you and yours...  Is the circus still in town?
> ~Bethany



> > I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
> > overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
> > Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
> > overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by Zaphod & Trillia » Sat, 01 Jul 2000 04:00:00


So nice to see you!  I shall look forward to your next lovely
description of the view at your haven in beautiful Tennessee.
I hope that you did not have to deal with too many idiots in
the medical profession and elsewhere!
Home is where my heart is- I have been on vacation for 3 weeks
and I have left home exactly 3 times.(Not by choice. :-)
Quote:

> I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
> overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
> Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
> overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )

 
 
 

madgardener in Eastern Tennessee

Post by loonyhike » Mon, 10 Jul 2000 04:00:00


Glad you are back too! I got home on July 3rd. We've had a water ban here
for 3 weeks while I was gone so luckily the weeds haven't grown too high. Of
course, neither has the flowers. I hope you get some rest and relaxation!!!

loonyhiker


Quote:

> I'm back.........................madgardener, zone 6b, up on the hill,
> overlooking English Mountain in front of the Great Smokey Mountains in
> Eastern TEnnessee (whewwww it's GOOD to be back home again, to my
> overloaded gardens, my bed,the felines, and my HOUSE! )