Saturday, May 9, 2009

It's not just the Deer...Now it's the Hippies too!

No wonder I had to search all over town for Salvia with only limited success...seems the Hippies have discovered its hallucinative properties...there's even talk of outlawing it in Texas!!! I didn't connect the TV news story with the lack of pink Salvia for my garden until "David". probably not his real name, commented on my last Saturday's post with a link for a site dedicated to the joys of Salvia...Good grief! First the deer eat everything and now the Hippies might be raiding my "stash" looking for a cheap high! I'll bet there's not a Salvia left in Austin!...Just joking...well, not really...what other town wears the "Weird" label with such pride?

I do have a few pictures of my pink garden after the first week...lots of Deer tracks, but most of the young plants are intact...Notice I said "most"...they do love to munch on the rose buds and, although they usually leave the coneflower alone, they can't resist the flower buds and tender new leaves. My next week's pictures will probably have wire over the front roses to give them a chance to bloom...and the few volunteer Salvia that I found growing in old flower beds will be going to seed this summer... I'll just have to save seeds from them and start growing my own...maybe I have a possible cash crop... Well, for now I'm off to visit Beverly's Pink Saturday .


Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Have a great Mother's Day ~ Susan

Michelle said...

WOW...I don't grow salvia but will keep my eye out and see how our local nurseries are handling this new problem!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

That is too funny and I have never heard of that before. What will they smoke next??!! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day too, Char

Deanna said...

Hi LaVerne!
Good grief...what is this world coming to? Flowers being smuggled by hippies!! LOL! I'd better check around San Antonio and make sure we don't have a Salvia shortage on our hands!

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Deanna :D

Debby said...

Gorgeous pink flowers. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I feel your pain! We don't have hippies (well actually we do... I hear...they live out here in the country so they can do their own thing without anyone bothering them...if you know what I mean:) Anyway...back to the deer. You do have tons of deer there in the yard. I do too. My little veggie garden, I grow high on the deck. Last year the little darlin's ate all my lilys but so far this year not yet. They don't bother the wild roses...wonder why? Happy Belated Pink Saturday. ~ Lynn

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.