Sunday, September 27, 2009

What else was blooming Saturday?

Yes, the calendar says it's autumn but there is certainly enough summer blooming flowers here that I am not ready to give in to the asters and mums. Here are some highlights of what will carry on until frost here.

"Oranges and lemon" gaillardia
I believe that they are sterile as this cultivar is so hybridized. However, I am letting them all go to seed this year to see if any babies come up next year. Although a perennial hardy in my zone, I have not had success with this plant coming back when I had it at the mailbox garden so this year I tried it back by the fountain by the pool. We'll see if I need to buy another one next year and accept it as an annual.

Typical red yellow orange gaillardia blanket flower

Lavender lilac colored spider cleome flower

One of the dahlias ordered from the van Bourgondien spring fundraiser at school

One of the delicate pink knockout rose buds

Some red / dark pink perfect cosmos

Wildflower Coreopsis planted in the annual cuttting garden

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Mother Plumeria has a bloom...

This is the momma plumeria we brought back from our Maui honeymoon over 6 years ago as a stick. I now have many many babies of this plant. Only one of the babies bloomed so far this year. Probably because I only gave them their special fertilizer once. It needs something like a 5-32-5 mix for maximum bloom. Not your normal Miracle Gro ratio.

But finally, Mother Plumeria has a bloom.

That made me think of a new lyric to this song and wondered who could write the whole thing. Any takers? Cyndi? Your prize could be one of the babies...
Instead of "Mother Superior jumped the gun", "Mother Plumeria has a bloom..."

Lennon rules.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wake me up when September ends

One of many scarecrows guarding the 'maters from the birds.

I just cannot capture the iridescent blue of these Morning glories but they are beauties.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Georgia on my mind

Something about sitting in a comfy chair on the front porch and seeing the asparagus fern in the hanging basket from this angle just makes me think of the spanish moss in Savannah...

I don't think I've been there since 1994 but the memories will always live with me.

And of course, I read the book, while staying there a few months for work. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt for those of you who are unfamiliar.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

NEW Dance school in Goochland ages 3 & up!!


Goochland County Parks & Rec is
happy to present a FULL LINE of
Dance Classes!

Featuring: Showcase Dance Studio
Lead Instructor: Susan Doczi

Complete Classes Offered for these varied Times & Age Groups
  • 3-5 Beginner ballet/tap Mon. 5– 6pm
  • 6-7 Beginner ballet/jazz Mon. 6– 7pm
  • 12 & Up Ballet Mon. 7– 8pm
  • 12 & Up Jazz Mon. 8– 9pm
  • 6-8 Ballet Tues. 5– 6pm
  • 6-8 Tap Tues. 6– 7pm
  • 6-8 Jazz Tues. 7– 8pm
  • 12 & Up Contemporary Tues. 8– 9pm
  • 6-7 Beginner ballet/tap Wed. 5– 6pm
  • 9-11 Ballet Wed. 6– 7pm
  • 9-11 Tap Wed. 7– 8pm
  • 9-11 Jazz Wed. 8– 9pm
  • 3-5 Beginner ballet/jazz Sat. 9– 10am


Tuition Rates
Due Monthly—prior to classes

Family with 1 or 2 dancers
  • $45.00 For one class
  • $35.00 Each additional class

Family with 3 or more dancers
  • $40.00 For one class
  • $30.00 Each additional class
$275.00 per month family tuition cap.

Year End Dance Recital!

Call Craig: 556-5856 or Debby:556-5854
or Email:

You can view the flyer on the Parks & Rec site at this address:

3 years old and up = some toddlers, preschool, elementary, middle and high school age
Affordable Dancing classes right here in Goochland