Friday, July 12, 2013

Flower Power Friday

This week I'm featuring Coreopsis "Mercury Rising"

Coreopsis "Mercury Rising"
Coreopsis "Mercury Rising"
Height:  12-15 inches
Wide:  24-36 inches
Blossoms:  Beautiful ruby red with a bright yellow center.
Foliage:  Thread leaves that are bright green
Bloom time:  Early summer through fall
Full sun to part shade
Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.
Makes for a great cut flower

Coreopsis "Mercury Rising"

First let me just say I love my job, but working in a garden center can have it's disadvantages. 
So I saw this beautiful Coreopsis and I just couldn't resist.  Most coreopsis are shades of yellow and I've even seen some pinks, but this one took my breath away.  I just had to have it.  It has been blooming profusely since I planted it!  This is definitely a great addition to the garden. 
Oh and get this if you dislike deadheading.  You won't have to and maintenance is minimal too!  This is a great feature for those of us who are looking for maintenance free plants or for that beginner gardener. 

Coreopsis "Mercury Rising"
The Mercury Rising Coreopsis can be used as a border, in a cottage garden, or any garden for that matter.  If your looking for a plant that stands out.  This is the one to go with!
I've actually have this one with my yellow coreopsis which will look great together.
Quote of the week........
Just living is not enough...
one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. 
~Hans Christian Andersen
Happy Gardening!!

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Tuesday Treasury

Four Fantastic Treasuries this Week!!! 
This week we are featuring the curators of "Come Away with Me to the Sea" by Amy C. Lund of aclhandweaver, "Over the Moon" by Kim and Mark of three1seven designs,  "Vacationland Summer" and "Silver Slivers" by Nicola Joyner of nJoyArt.
Be sure to take some time to visit our curator's shops and all the other shops in these wonderful treasuries!

'Come Away with Me to the Sea...' by aclhandweaver

& put up your feet...

Unique Urban Tote Bag,Casual Tote Bag, Handwoven, Large, OOAK Beige,Blue - PenelopePouch
Unique Urban Tote Bag,C...
Blue Green and Violet Pendant Necklace - Artisan Lampwork Glass and Enameled Beads on Silver Plated Chain - lilicharms
Blue Green and Violet P...
Set of MERMAID and MERMAN Conch Shell Folk Art Prints by Donna Atkins - folkartbydonna
Set of MERMAID and MERM...
Small Original acrylic Painting .Wind Swept Sand Dunes ,matted to fit 5" X7" frame , ACEO expressive , texture , Blue Green beige - MyMainePaintings
Small Original acrylic ...
Shimmer  2x2 acrylic beach painting - mjjrosebuds
Shimmer 2x2 acrylic be...
Handwoven Tencel Scarf - Deep Blue Sea Waves Hand Woven Scarf - Teal Weft - eweniquelyewe
Handwoven Tencel Scarf ...
Long Necklace with Teal Blue Impression Jasper Gemstone and Swarovski Turquoise Crystal  Beads - 36 Inches to Wear Long or Double Wrapped - lilicharms
Long Necklace with Teal...
Handwoven Shawl MADE TO ORDER -  Soft and Cozy - handwoven scarf - stole - Mireloom
Handwoven Shawl MADE TO...
Wooden Row Boat, 5x7 Fine Art Photography, Black &White Photography, Nautical Photography - CindiRessler
Wooden Row Boat, 5x7 Fi...
Original Mixed Media, 3d, MIGRATION - MalcolmStudioShop
Original Mixed Media, 3...
Yesterday Harbor - Original Acrylic Oil Encaustic Diptych Painting - 18"x 10" - TheQuirkyArtisan
Yesterday Harbor - Orig...
Aqua Memories Handwoven Cotton Kitchen Towel - HorseshoeNeckWeavers
Aqua Memories Handwoven...
Woven bracelet - Unisex bracelet - Friendship bracelet - Black and white bracelet - Delicate, elegant bracelet - Card weaving bracelet p61 - asailorwhoweaves
Woven bracelet - Unisex...
Ocean Rug - NewMoonWeaver
Ocean Rug
Ocean seascape, landscape fine art print 8x10 Little Compton Rhode Island, Blue Green Orange - amostroutstudio
Ocean seascape, landsca...

'Over The Moon!' by kimberley426

�Trendsetting Team Fast and Furious, 100 Views or a Sale featuring Terese of EleganceMade Join in!���� thanks firstsnowfall for the title..xo

Wedding Signs, Shoe Valet, Ice Cream, S'more Love, S'more Bar, Custom Wedding Signs on Stakes - TheCommonSign
Wedding Signs, Shoe Val...
Embroidered Baby Dress, Cream and Pink Vintage dress ribbon ties, Great for beach weddings, portraits... 3m,6m,9m,12m,18m - SageNThymeDesigns
Embroidered Baby Dress,...
Over the Moon Wedding Sign-Custom Names-Ivory Cream - firstsnowfall
Over the Moon Wedding S...
ON SALE June - Pearl and Crystal Wrap Bracelet - EleganceMade
ON SALE June - Pearl an...
Bridesmaids Gift Set / White & Gold Daisy Trim Linen Wristlet with Custom Floral Thank You Card - atiliay
Bridesmaids Gift Set / ...
Yellow Ribbon Seashell Bouquet / Beach Bouquet - SlyCreationsBouquets
Yellow Ribbon Seashell ...
Blue sky tents - California seaside landscape photography - home decor - pastel colors - fabrikastudio
Blue sky tents - Califo...
A Seaside Romance - KHerreraDesigns
A Seaside Romance
White Flowers Hand Painted on Pearled Clam SeaShell Signed By Artist - MarineTreasuresArts
White Flowers Hand Pain...
Toast Plate - CharlotteMei
Toast Plate
Box Assemblage Beach Theme White Shabby Chic On the Boardwalk - VintagePortal
Box Assemblage Beach Th...
KELVANN -- Nautical Shell, Sea Urchin and Freshwater Pearl Grooms Boutonniere for Your Beach Wedding - KirahleyKreations
KELVANN -- Nautical She...
Felt Flower Brooch - Gray and Purple with Co-ordinating Button - SeasideRomance
Felt Flower Brooch - Gr...
Japanese Wonder Shell 2,  8x10 Matted Fine Art Photography, Seashell Photography - CindiRessler
Japanese Wonder Shell 2...
Kraft tag, kraft paper, gift tag, blank tag, hang tag, merchandise tag, holiday tag, thank you tag, wedding favor tag, price tag, set of 10 - PaperNotebook
Kraft tag, kraft paper,...

'Vacationland Summer' by nJoyArt

Maine State Graphic Coffee Mug k-aa-2015 - StickerSlug
Maine State Graphic Cof...
Archival print poster Lobster  for 16" x 20" mat - the way dinner should be. Originally hand illustrated by Patricia Shea - PatriciaSheaDesigns
Archival print poster L...
Natural Heart Rock - TidesTreasures
Natural Heart Rock
Log Cabin Wedding Favor - Personalized rustic wedding decor, groomsmen gift, log cabin ornament, green canoe, at the lake - DabHands
Log Cabin Wedding Favor...
16x24 Canvas Gallery Wrap-Fine Art Photography-"Afternoon Fog at Portland Head Light"- Maine - Ocean - Fog - mymainemuse
16x24 Canvas Gallery Wr...
KENNEBUNKPORT Crackled Picket Wood Sign - woodwords
S'mores Perfume Oil Coconut Hemp Roll On - LongWinterSoapCo
S'mores Perfume Oil...
Copper Halibut Fish Wall Hanging Rustic Primitive Metalwork Eco Friendly Decor - RoughMagicCreations
Copper Halibut Fish Wal...
Buoys, 5x7 Fine Art Photography, Nautical Photography, Abstract Photography - CindiRessler
Buoys, 5x7 Fine Art Pho...
Sterling Silver Antler Earrings - AutumnEquinox
Sterling Silver Antler ...
Sea Urchin No.2 - 12 x 12 beachcombing photograph - QuercusDesign
Sea Urchin No.2 - 12 x ...
Reserved for Joe and Jamie's Wedding Registry - madderroot
Reserved for Joe and Ja...
Slice of Wood Coffee/Beer Cozy with Gift Card Holder Option - ThinkGreene
Slice of Wood Coffee/Be...
Gilded Maine Moose - GildnTile
Gilded Maine Moose
Island or Beach Destination Wedding - Bride or Bridal Party Starfish, Pearl, and Stamped Initial Sterling Silver Necklace - allstrungout1
Island or Beach Destina...
Decorative Balsam Pillow / Brown Bear Pillow / Wool Pillow / Rustic Camp Pillow / Six Inch Pillow - AwayUpNorth
Decorative Balsam Pillo...

'Silver Slivers' by joyscottglass

Say that five times fast...

SILVER Mykonos Greek Ceramic Beads 5.5mm SQUARE Bead (10) - LindenAvenueDesigns
SILVER Mykonos Greek Ce...
Peace Photo, Silver Gold Natural Pale Decor, Golden Beige Champagne Holiday Lights Bokeh Silvery Glitter Word Art, 8x10 Neutral Photography - findingfocus
Peace Photo, Silver Gol...
Freshwater Pearl Earrings, Lavender, Sterling Silver Ear Wires,  Wedding Jewelry, Bridesmaids, Girl, Women - ChristinesJewelry
Freshwater Pearl Earrin...
Vintage Jeweled Mosaic Mirror Black and Silver OOAK - Nostalgianmore
Vintage Jeweled Mosaic ...
Sterling Silver Chain Bracelet - Oxidized Handmade Chain Jewelry - CharleneSevier
Sterling Silver Chain B...
Wedding Silk Wrap Bracelet Rhinestone Earring in Silver, Blue, Gray & Purple Statement Jewelry by ZiLLAs QuEeN - ZiLLAsQuEeN
Wedding Silk Wrap Brace...
Labradorite Sterling Silver Pendant  Vintage - artsandadornments
Labradorite Sterling Si...
Karma Charm Necklace, Lotus Flower Pendant, Silver Yoga Jewelry - BayMoonDesign
Karma Charm Necklace, L...
Vintage Small Silver, Shabby U.S.A.Christmas Ornament - bythewayside
Vintage Small Silver, S...
Liquid Silver, 5x7 Fine Art Photography,Color Reflections, Abstract Photography, - CindiRessler
Liquid Silver, 5x7 Fine...
Refresh - soft mint eco suede leather silver chains stacking boho chic bracelet - DivinaLocura
Refresh - soft mint eco...
Silver Earrings - Casting Dagger Dangles - TheApple
Silver Earrings - Casti...
Delicate Dainty Silver Necklace / Fringe Bohemian Necklace / Silver Jewelry / Modern Minimal Jewelry - CaprichosaJewelry
Delicate Dainty Silver ...
ORIGINAL Thick Texture Abstract Spider Web Art Painting Modern Contemporary Fine Art  black silver copper by Susanna Shap - ModernHouseArt
ORIGINAL Thick Texture ...
Greek Abstract Figurine Head in  Aluminium - GreekMythos
Greek Abstract Figurine...
Viking Knit Necklace - SilverWaveDesign
Viking Knit Necklace

I'd like to thank the curators for including my photography in their fantastic treasuries!
Have a Spectacular Week!
See you on Flower Power Friday!