Thursday, July 21, 2011

Flashback Friday ~Missing In Action!

For this week's Flashback Friday I am showing a few things from my flower gardens that have decided to go A.W.O.L this year! We had a strange winter - late spring frosts that I think did a few things in. At least I have pictures to remember them by! I keep hoping some of these are hiding somewhere and will resurface later than normal..still have my fingers crossed. More than a couple roses bit the dust including this beautiful pink one whose name has been lost to me.

My cute little shaggy daisy is missing as well. Sniff Sniff

Bee balm borders on being a weed but I lost two different varieties. A pink and this purple

Another near weed but one I love - rose campion. I have a lighter pink but the neon pink one is gone.

To be honest I have no clue what got this clematis but I had to replant something else in its place.

Cone flowers are a tough one for me to begin with because I just don't have enough sunny prairie like spots in my yard!

And finally - the one that makes me the most sad. My little Hot Lips Salvia that I bragged on for several years as being hardy enough for my zone 7-8ish garden. This is definitely one I will try again! I had actually tempted fate and moved it to a less protected spot so I will be seeking out a tad more cozy spot next time around.

All is not lost though! I have plenty of beautiful plants blooming at the moment. Next post I'll take you on a tour of what IS still around :-)

If you have had a chance to check out the recipes shared at the Ice Cream Social last weekend take a few minutes to check some of the links out. There were some wonderful things blogged about! Click on the cones below to bring you to the Ice Cream Social post. Its actually not to late to add your link - the Social is open til the end of the month!

If you have a Flashback of any kind you'd like to share please add your link below.

I'm joining in for
Flaunt your Flowers Friday at Tootsie Time
Foodie Friday at Designs by Gollum


Anonymous said...

Across the pond in Denmark we had the same sort of weird spring, and coming after an unusually hard winter it did quite some damage. Fortunately most of the disappearances occurred amongst perennials that I have in several places, so it just means the garden isn't as full this year as it ought to be.

Tootsie said...

I lost a lot last winter too. my honeysuckle vine...was large hydrangea...and a few others...
I blame an idiot neighbor with a misguided downspout..that iced them to death before the frost set into the ground...long story...and I don't want to be cranky! lol
I thank you so much for linking in this week. It is an honor to host Friday's Flaunt and meet new friends and visit the regulars (who are like old friends) who share. I am always excited to tour each post and see the different flowers/ projects and garden art that everyone flaunts. It is a pleasure to tour and see all the gorgeous blooms...and I appreciate each and every link and comment! I hope you will link in again soon!
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SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

There's always something that decides not to come back from some, strange reason. I have a clematis that shows up some years and other years decides to hide!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Sorry about your missing pretties, but I know you have beautiful gardens even though a few decided not to show.
It was a great ice cream party, Suzy, so many great posts this year!

Foley said...

That is so sad some of your favorites didn't come back..Thankfully you have so many more beautiful ones to admire until you can plant some more!!

laxsupermom said...

Just when you think you've got the hang of gardening, mother nature throws a monkey wrench into things. I'm such a novice gardener, that I'm just excited when anything grows. Your MIA blooms were gorgeous! I'm sure you'll be able to replace them with equally beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing.

Raina said...

Gorgeous flowers! It is such a bummer to lose such beauties. I had a beautiful hot pink bee balm that I lost this year.

Karena said...

I feel so badly about your beautiful flowers and to lose so many. I know you are a great gardener though!


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Your blog is colorful. I also planted so many herbs in my garden. Planning to plant mint, lavender, rosemary and the other herbs. These are beautiful flowers collection.

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I like your farm. I planted vegetables and fruits in my farm. Planning to plant mint, lavender, rosemary and the other herbs. These are beautiful flowers collection.

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Jean said...

Hi there. Read your blog but haven't posted yet. Great blog by the way! Lots of things did not bloom for me this year. I am zone 7 and azaleas and many hydrangea did not bloom at all. Its just the way gardening is I suppose. Better luck to us next year!

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