Patio Garden & Kitchen News

My patio garden is really growing. The cone flowers that were supposed to have different colored blooms didn’t turn out to have different colored blooms.
But that’s okay. I love this color anyway. It’s sort of a peachy, salmon-y color. I’d never seen this color of cone flowers before.

Cone flowers are supposed to be the perennial that always comes back. But I haven’t had that kind of luck. It could be because I have mine planted in containers and the winter cold gets them.

I typically buy one container of cone flowers each year just so I’ll have them, because I really do love this plant.

I don’t know if you can tell, but my white petunias aren’t all white. They have started blooming lavender and white petunias. Can you see the light lavender on some of the petals? Weird. Pretty. But weird.

My roses stopped blooming for a few weeks, and now they’re back to work putting out pretty blooms.

There’s just not anything much prettier or more romantic than a pink rose.

And what can I say. I adore daisies. Always have. Ever since I was a little girl my favorite flower has been a daisy. I look for various colors every year to spruce up my spring/summer garden.

They’re such a cheerful flower. Very welcoming. If I was trying to think of a flower that could welcome you right at the garden gate, I’d pick daisies.

I’m really tired. I finished up the kitchen. So tomorrow morning I will post the apartment kitchen reveal. I already have the post written and ready to go. In case I’m still just as tired.

Surely I will feel revived by then. I always tend to work till I drop, then pay for it later. But the kitchen is the heart of the home, so it was worth it.



  1. Beautiful! I have a coneflower that changes color over time. It came from Walmart and was called a "Tennessee Coneflower." Mine hasn't bloomed yet this year; I'm in Virginia.

    Blogless Peggy

  2. Nice flower photos! I get those white-to-lavender petunias every year if I see them at a store. They are one of my favorites. Coneflowers, anything daisy-like, are my favorites, too.

  3. You are SO good with flowers, Brenda! You should write a book on plant care. I do remember in one of your posts you said you can do more harm by over watering than under watering with plants. I've never forgotten that tip. I can't wait to see your kitchen!!!

  4. Our Roses were so vibrant and fragrant and full of blooms.
    Now… it is bare. The 'hoppers are making a slow comeback
    and they usually devour everything! …I'm starting to think its a curse. :/
    Looking forward to seeing your kitchen. — Pat

  5. I don't know what I like more, Brenda, looking at your beautiful flowers or knowing how happy they make you. I'm a big fan of pink roses, so that photo stole my heart. Looking forward to your kitchen reveal. 🙂

  6. Your flowers are beautiful! We planted a variety of coneflower called Pow Wow. They hot pink or fuchsia. So pretty!

  7. Brenda, You must have a magic thumb….your flowers are wonderful and two colors of petunias on one plant. I love how your plants look. I bet your patio smells so good. Can't wait to see your finished kitchen. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  8. I just love seeing pictures from your garden! The color of the cone flower is very pretty. Kind of a peachy pink on my screen. I've never seen a petunia develop an additional color like that! Very lovely. Really looking forward to your kitchen reveal tomorrow…

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