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Monday, April 16, 2012

Bloomin' Tuesday

Linking up with Jean for Bloomin'  Tuesday.

Scabioso Columbaria aka Pincushion Flower  hardiness 3a - 9b....seems just about everyone should be trying to grow this one.  It is also one of those plants my husband purchased.  Remember, everytime he goes to Lowe's the last thing he hears from me, other than I love you and be careful is, Bring me a surprise!  And he always does good!

Ice plant and Angelina Sedum in the wheelbarrow below..

Wheelbarrow..

Virginia Sweetspire thanks to Ms. Doris Three Doors Down.  I am just letting it ramble around this area.  I also moved some to the larger garden.  Hoping for delightful fall colors this year.

Petunias in a container, self sown Alyssum.

In an older post I shared my excitement in finding a light pink Larkspur, well just take a look at this darker pink.  Still looking for a white one.  

I posted the light pink cornflower in an older post, here are the other colors.

Grace a walking encyclopedia (remember those?) of gardening do's and don'ts shared seeds for this delicious pink last year.  I saved seeds and sowed them this past fall.  She also has an interesting writing blog at Subplots by Grace.  Thank you my friend.
Along with the 120 Gladiola bulbs, which we put a dent in planting this weekend, I also received 120 Buttercup Picotee Ranunculus bulbs today.  And another Agapanthus because I yelled, bring me a surprise.

Medical Update:
The Orthopedic Surgeon along with myself are not pleased with the success or lack of the cortisone hip injection.  We are scheduling another MRI and depending on the findings from that I may have another hip injection. I did receive some relief, although it was short lived.   The first MRI was looking for a pinched nerve in two areas of my back and lower lumbar.  This MRI will be focusing on the hip..tendons, ligaments, cartilage, inflammation and bone damage.  He has said that I am a mystery, he just can't seem to pinpoint the origin of the pain.  He is working very hard at trying to save my hip.  Hopefully if I have a second hip injection I will receive a little more relief. 
We have also discussed having a knee scope. All of this is making me giggle right now.  I have been really gardening the last few days with the help of my children and my husband.  I am however having to take a few pain meds everyday in order to withstand the discomfort.  AND, I had the flu last week for several days....it was one of the worst! Oh what test am I being put through?  Turning it up!  Turning it all up!!  Praise and Thanksgiving!!!

20 comments:

GRACE PETERSON said...

Darla Dear, Thank you! You're so sweet. And the pink BB looks wonderful. The mossy garden in your wheelbarrow looks really cute. I really love that dark pink Scabiosa blossom too. I'll have to go check mine and see if it survived the winter. Praying for your next go around with the Dr.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh Darla, I'm so sorry about all of your health problems. I can only imagine how you are living with all of that pain. It's NO FUN I know.... So very very sorry.

Your flowers are gorgeous --but I'm glad you have alot of help in the yard now...

Prayers for you.
Hugs,
Betsy

daisy said...

Gorgeous blooms, Darla! I'm sure your garden gives you much comfort. Sending you healing...

tina said...

Get well soon Darla. I hope that whatever the problem that doctor finds the source or you might want to get another doctor. In the meantime enjoy your time in your lovely gardens. My Dame's Rocket is blooming like crazy and looks soooo good with PPP.

Paige Puckett said...

Love those little mushrooms and birds in the wheelbarrow! Those are beautiful flowers too. I seeded alyssyum last spring, but I don't think they ever took off. I do have a mystery plant that could be one returning. Time will tell! Thanks for visiting my blog :)

Janet, The Queen of Seaford said...

Love your combination of Ice plant and Angelina stonecrop. You won't be disappointed with the Sweetspire, bold red fall colors!!
Hope you find relief soon.

Beth said...

Darla, Your cornflowers are so pretty, and I love the fairy garden in the wheelbarrow! Take care and feel better soon. Have you thought of acupuncture? It did wonders for me...took me from unable to walk a block without pain (knee), to able to run a mile!
Hugs, Beth

Patsy said...

Flowers are beautiful, so sorry about all of your pain. Just maybe this next round of test will find something they can fix.
Mean while just lay around in the pretty flower beds.

Lona said...

You poor girl. I am so sorry to hear about the pain you have been in and all the tests.Will be praying for you.
Your Bachelor Buttons and Larkspur are so pretty. I am glad you got your pinks going on. LOL!

~Gardener on Sherlock Street said...

You sweet thing. Sorry you're having trouble getting the pain under control. We all want to be a mystery at times but not like this. Hang in there. That deep pink bachelor button is an eye popper. I like how you tell your hubby "bring me a surprise." I already do the be careful, I love you part with my hubby I should add the bring me a surprise and see what happens.
Take care and enjoy the flowers.

imac said...

Thinking of you my friend, Im sure all will turn out for the better.

As for your photos of your loving garden - there seems to be a tender touch between the 2 of you.

Jean said...

Darla, I love the way you have planted the wheelbarrow! I don't have any cornflowers, I love the colors! I hope you can find out what is causing your problems. Jean

Val said...

Bless your heart but what a great positive attitude!!!! Praying for you my friend.

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Holey Cow! I have snow and you have flowers and lots of them. I thought it was summer for a minute. Thanks for swinging by the porch. Yes the header photo is mine.

Patsi said...

Loving what you did the the wheelbarrow. Pretty flowers !

scottweberpdx said...

Hahahaha...I love that he brings you surprises back from Home Depot...and love the Scabiousa...he has a pretty good eye!

bakingbarb said...

I am thoroughly enjoying this post, so much beauty to look at. The Larkspur is quite lovely and I really like the Sweetspire. The wheelbarrow planting is adorable.
I do hope your healing.

Becky said...

Well shoot! I was hoping that the shot would have you back to a painless normal. Maybe the second one will do the trick.
I am sending up prayers for you right now.
Love that wheel barrow!

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