Thursday, April 16, 2009

More of the Same...blah blah blah!!!






Me again.... this is the point where you can run away!!! Feel free to do so...this is only marginally better than a great Uncle Showing you slides of his summer trip to the Muskrat Farms of outer Blazonia....RUN I TELL YOU....RUN NOW WHILE YOU HAVE THE CHANCE!! Too late.......
OK...my very favorite flower is the Gardenia... the smell drives me somewhat mad... so Richard has through the years bought me my own Gardenia Bushes...I have cared for...nurtured and loved each one...but they have each 'fallen' because of either the weather, heat, cold, the water, the location, neglect (while a friend watched our house over the summer) ...and so we thought we would try it again... Richard bought a beautiful 'flowering' Gardenia Bush for me last year...it had lovely flowers when he brought it home... Oh that plant was kicking butt...I was thrilled....and hey, it was doing GREAT ....till one day I went out to see that it had been totally stripped...I mean...ALL the branches were gone..with one single nearly naked branch hovering above the 'stubble' ...now I know Richard Loves to prune things...but this was going too far.... I stormed into the house screaming like a banshee accusing him of all kinds of things one being a no good 'Plant Murderer'.... come to find out....a small Pack Rat had taken up residence in our yard...and had been selectively pruning the nicest of greenery from our yard to pad her nest for babies....UGH!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR... So of course I thought this was curtains for my beloved Gardenia... but with a little talking and loving care...I brought it back...and this is the first flower for the season and after the dreaded Massacre. The bush is now full of buds ...just waiting to make me smile with delight!
The second picture is of a surprise that Richard gave me a few days ago... Another of my Loves... 'Nightmare before Christmas'... OOoOOoOOo I love it so. So he bought me these two wonderful Busts (I love Busts) of Jack and Sally. So they now sit happily on my shelf.
The last is the Backside of the Bougainvillea and Jasmine...you can see the flowers better.
OK...now dolls.... Looks like we are starting on another Harry Potter piece just as soon as we return...
Will miss you all...don't forget me...and if there is cake...save me a piece!!
Hugs to All
Jodi

12 comments:

Debbie said...

Yes I'm back and I didn't run away. LOL.. And you quietly crept that bit in at the end about another Harry Potter Fiqure.. Oh hurry home,the anticipation is going to drive me round the twist.
Have a safe journey..

rosanna said...

Here I am, gone through all without running away. Gorgeous flowers, I'm a blach thumb so I envy you a little. Aren't you giving us the tiniest hint on the next HP figure?? please, please...

Judy C said...

The problem with your gardenia is that I can't smell it. They are truly wonderful.

Tallulah~Belle said...

Your bougainvillea is stunning ....absolutely gorgeous.

I had never heard of it until I started reading Anne Rice books. It is not common in England.

First thing I did when I got here was buy some. We had a major hail storm last year which literally tore them apart...what leaves were hanging on were just slashed. Hopefully they'll come back this year.

We have a small gardenia plant in our garden...it hasn't changed in 18 months...we had one flower, briefly :-(

Love those busts...what a nice surprise for you.

And I am like Debbie...can't wait to hear about the new HP sculpt !

I need to go read back to see where you are off to now :-)

Whittaker's Miniatures said...

What a beautiful flower Jodi, my favourites are Lillies, got some gorgeous ones from John for Easter. And I got a dozen peach roses today....hmm whats he after!!!
LOVE those busts, one of our fav films too, I still have to make my step daughter her Nightmare before Christmas Room box, when I get round to it ill post pics! Have a great time, safe journey, we'll miss you and agree with Debbie, cant wait to see the next Potter creation
lol Kate and John xx

Jodi said...

Hi Debbie...thanks for returning... guess I am not as scary as I thought I was...lol!
Well... we are actually doing two new minis...Another design of Lupin... and Bellatrix LaStrange.

See you next week....

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Rosanna...Hey...you stayed too!!! YEAH!!

Two hints... he turns into a Werewolf...and She is the cousin to Sirus Black!!! Both will be minis

See you when I return

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Judy...The smell is fabulous...I have three in my computer room as I type...I am syrprised that you cannot smell the smell through the monitor...get a little closer and I will hold it up....

See you when I return

Jodi

Jodi said...

Hi Jayne...

bougainvillea has always been a fav or mine...I adore the vibrant color...almost blinding in the full sun...growing up in So. Calif. it was everywhere...a messy plant but adds so much.
Not to worry...yours will pop back...When Richard took the Master Gardener Program at the University they told him it is almost impossible to kill a bougainvillea... they seem to thrive on punishment.

See You when I return

Jodi

Jodi said...

Thanks so much Kate and John....

Lilies are fantastic flowers ...as are the Iris...heck, lets face it...all flowers are grand...and you would be surprised at how many can grow here in our Hot Hot summer heat...of course...I personally can't get them to grow...but others can...LOL!

See you when I return

Jodi

Jean Day said...

That flower really is special, I hope your plant continues to prosper.
Thanks for sharing your treasures.

Designs By CK said...

Hi ya Jodi ~ The Jack & Sally busts are FUN! (-:

Chris