Woohoo I got my Yellow Stokesia and had loads of fun seeing all the great stuff at Hester & Zipperer's it has been a couple of years since I have stopped by and man have I been missing out !
So cute ! these are done by local artist Robert E Evans
isn't this great ..
I have to have a rain chain ... Oh hubby birthday in September !!!
everywhere I turned there was another beautiful display to look at.
all I had with me was my little camera so these pictures really don't show how wonderful Hester & Zipperer really is. Whatever you need they have it or will try to get it for you.
A great big thank you to Miss Cathrine for finding these for me. I can't wait till next year to see them blooming in my yard.
We have gotten a little break from the heat this week but I really haven't done much outside I have been playing with babies and loving every second of it .. The hibiscus are looking fabulous and I haven't taken a single picture guess I had better get busy..
Happy Friday ya'll wow the days just seem to be flying by lately .
Not much gardening going on around here these days just a whole lot of fun like spending time at the beach with the precious Miss Abbigail and her beautiful mother Miss Ashley.
This little one has her aunt Cherry completely mesmerized and at her beckon call ... lol Miss Nancy all of the babies are yummy and perfect thank you for asking.
Hope everyone has plans for a fun weekend ... it is going to be 100 here for the next couple of days so I plan on staying inside and watching the hubby work : )We have been doing what I'm calling a refreshing change in each of the downstairs room. This weekend we are working in our bedroom hubby is building a frame for the bed and a wall unit for storage. The carpet is coming up and if he finishes all that then he can start painting .. What a handy guy he is and a lucky girl I am to have him ...
OK ya'll know I will be doing more then just watching I will be at his beckon call and he does like to beck and call a lot .. lol
The History Of Flag Day
The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America's birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as 'Flag Birthday'. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as 'Flag Birthday', or 'Flag Day'.
On June 14, 1889, George Balch, a kindergarten teacher in New York City, planned appropriate ceremonies for the children of his school, and his idea of observing Flag Day was later adopted by the State Board of Education of New York. On June 14, 1891, the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia held a Flag Day celebration, and on June 14 of the following year, the New York Society of the Sons of the Revolution, celebrated Flag Day.
Following the suggestion of Colonel J Granville Leach (at the time historian of the Pennsylvania Society of the Sons of the Revolution), the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames of America on April 25, 1893 adopted a resolution requesting the mayor of Philadelphia and all others in authority and all private citizens to display the Flag on June 14th. Leach went on to recommend that thereafter the day be known as 'Flag Day', and on that day, school children be assembled for appropriate exercises, with each child being given a small Flag.
Two weeks later on May 8th, the Board of Managers of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution unanimously endorsed the action of the Pennsylvania Society of Colonial Dames. As a result of the resolution, Dr. Edward Brooks, then Superintendent of Public Schools of Philadelphia, directed that Flag Day exercises be held on June 14, 1893 in Independence Square. School children were assembled, each carrying a small Flag, and patriotic songs were sung and addresses delivered.
In 1894, the governor of New York directed that on June 14 the Flag be displayed on all public buildings. With BJ Cigrand and Leroy Van Horn as the moving spirits, the Illinois organization, known as the American Flag Day Association, was organized for the purpose of promoting the holding of Flag Day exercises. On June 14th, 1894, under the auspices of this association, the first general public school children's celebration of Flag Day in Chicago was held in Douglas, Garfield, Humboldt, Lincoln, and Washington Parks, with more than 300,000 children participating.
Adults, too, participated in patriotic programs. Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior, delivered a 1914 Flag Day address in which he repeated words he said the flag had spoken to him that morning: "I am what you make me; nothing more. I swing before your eyes as a bright gleam of color, a symbol of yourself."
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.
Have a beautiful Sunday ya'll
Summer has arrived in Savannah the humidity is awful, makes a girl want to get in the pool and just stay there... but if I did that then I would not have found this wonderful new garden shop..
Miss Beth and I took off for Bluffton South Carolina Tuesday morning to celebrate her birthday. We were in awe time we got out of the car. Bluffton is sitting along the May River between Daufuski and Hilton Head islands. We have both been here before as it's only 20 miles from Savannah but we have never taken the time to just park the car and walk the oak lined streets. We found so many treasures along the way from wild flowers to fabulous little shops and the best Chimi Del Mar in the world .. ok I don't really know if it's the best in the world but it was pretty damn awesome .. after lunch we were walking back towards our car and saw this fabulous garden shop
The Garden Gate
and met the wonderful Miss Margie Fox who has created this beautiful piece of heaven. The shop opened in March and I am sure it will be around forever because it has everything a gardener is looking for not only is it really pretty to look at but the staff was super warm and friendly. They have the most beautiful pots I think I have ever seen rich blues, turquoises, reds, greens, creams, etc ..etc ...etc ... I only wanted maybe one of everything ..lol
Rock salt on the sidewalk to pit it. The salt melts away and you are left with a really cool looking sidewalk. I love the way it is turning out and Miss Margie was very excited to get her sidewalk poured.
The Garden Gate is located at 2 State of Mind street Bluffton, SC you can reach Miss Margie Fox and gang at ( 843 ) 757-4040don't you just love her address ..lol
if you are near Bluffton you have to stop in . Thanks Miss Margie and gang we sure did enjoy ourselves and if you have a website please leave it in the comments section for us.
We had a wonderful day and there is so many more pictures to share.
Bluffton is a beautiful old town rich in history. I'll share more later right now I off to Benjamin Moore ..lol Miss Beth love ya and can't wait till our next road trip maybe you could have more than one birthday a year ??
HAPPY BIRTHDAYSista BethThere is not enough words to describe our friendship it seems we have seen more shade than sunshine here lately but as long as you and I are in the shade together it all works out.
With lots of loving thoughts and many happy wishes.
May your day be as special as you are my dearest friend ...
love ya with all my heart
hugs from the hubby, the kitty's and I
Tuesday ~ a shady spot with a couple of cupcakes I can't wait !!
I stopped by our Botanical garden after a yucky morning at the dentist this week and found this yellow Stokesia blooming .. My mind was whirling with thoughts about how beautiful it would be along side my blue stokesia. There was no one there at the time so when I got home I called the gardens and the lady that answered told me she had never seen a yellow one .... So I told her to walk out her back door and look left .. She got all excited when she saw it .. She took my phone number and I'm hoping that someone will call me back to tell me where I can get a piece from.
I have called every nursery in town and no one knows anything about it ..
I keep thinking I was the only person around I should have pinched a little piece ya'll know those stolen pieces always grow better then anything you pay for.. lol
A few things that were in bloom at the gardens .. it was high noon when I got there and very hot so it wasn't idea picture taking time but it was fun to see everything plus I brought my lunch and enjoyed the birds singing while I ate.
Hydrangea ' Fuji Waterfall '
Oh my goodness this was stunning
My friends at Savannah Secret Gardens have this and I will be picking one up it is beautiful !!! Soft, frilly with that light hint of pink got to have one ..lol
I have lots more to share but got to run for now
ya'll have a fun day