The locals know better than to try to get in the market on Friday, the day many vacationers drive up for the weekend and shop here in town. That is not a complaint, we all appreciate that the vacationers keep our economy moving along in this small mountain community, we just plan around the crowded times at the store.
It is a good thing I spent a day cleaning and organizing my studio. I have been flooded with custom orders for signs since and having my space mostly organized is making it much easier to dig in and get to painting. Here is one painting I finished today, it is one to put on my website but I painted it while the base coats on the custom signs are drying.
I think I may need to sand some on the Beauty-Full line as it seems so stark, it will soften it. I will wait first, sometimes I change my mind when I walk away for a day and then come back to it.
As promised I have my latest blooms for you. Here is a fun new one. Cherry Brandy Rudbeckia, Such an unusual color. The little spider stands out on the dark color.
Mesa Gaillardia, the only all yellow one I know of.
Demitasse miniature rose.
Happy Chappy ground cover rose. It really likes this spot I picked out for it, I was surprised since it is a rather rocky area.
I cannot remember the name of this Phlox, it is a newer variety that does not get as tall as most. This one is purple, I have a pink one too. I love that it is just starting to bloom when many other plants are fading.
This is a rose in my neighbors yard, this poor thing has been neglected for about 10 years. (the house has been rented out to folks who could could not care less about a yard or flowers) It does not receive any summer water, and with the house being remodeled now it has been trampled on by heavy booted men and yet it blooms its heart out. I have got to get myself a cutting to start of this one.
And last but not least my Tomato Soup Echinacea. The red is even more outstanding than I had hoped.
I hope you enjoyed my latest blooms. The only thing left to bloom for the year is my Hardy Hibiscus, and that usually starts about the first of September. I know summer is winding down when it starts to bloom. Enjoy your evening and your weekend!