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Thursday, June 23, 2016


Last year something ate my climbing rose bush.  I did spray it a couple times this year and am excited to see it growing now!

Have been harvesting sugar peas from the garden!

The scarlet runner bean is climbing the pergola.  Coco kept pulling the leaves off them so I set some pots around it to keep her from eating it.

Potted up a couple more plants! 

The lavendar is doing the best ever this year!

One section of the garden!

Another section!

And another section!

This use to be the compost bin!

Lettuces and spinach planted here!

A section of the flower bed.

Another view of the flower bed!

Carrots in the boxes are flourishing!

For Sale sign went up today!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Coco, flowers and veggies

I think the clematis is so pretty this year but towards the top there are no flowers.  Why is that?

Color in the flower bed looking good!

I have picked lavendar a couple of times and will probably pick more if I have the time!

Scarlet Runner Beans doing well!

Oh, oh!  See the leaves on the deck?  Some critter got into my scarlet runner beans!

I believe this critter is guilty!!  I think the leaf stuck to her ear is enough evidence!!

I have stopped cutting asparagus to eat but have eaten a couple sugar peas from the garden.  Yum!  Thank you for visiting!  Happy Gardening!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Busy Gardening!

This is the time of year that gardeners are super busy!  The chives were so pretty and I am making chive blossom vinegar.

I think this is some kind of sage.  It is huge and so pretty this year.  I don't know how I manage to do it but it seems I get my taller plants at the front and the shorter ones in the middle.  Woe is me!

The spinach is really producing.  Not sure how long it will last with this hot weather we have been having.

I planted a couple pots of Scarlet Runner Beans.  Thought maybe they would look pretty climbing the lattice of the pergola.  That is if Coco doesn't eat the plants!

I think the flower garden looks prettier than this picture with all the color there is starting to show now.  The yarrow is just starting to bloom yellow and with all the lavendar color I have it makes a nice contrast.

The beans are growing well.  Now if the bunnies, Coco and beatles don't eat them I may get to harvest some!

I should be able to harvest some sugar peas from here before too much longer.  My asparagus is about done so will look forward to these!

The lettuce, spinach, and radish bed looks so pretty with the different colors.

I started drying my thyme today.  I plan to do more after this amount is dried.  That's it for this time.  Thank you for visiting and have a nice week-end!   

Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer has finally arrived!

At last!  Summer like weather and the chives are in bloom!

The first Iris to bloom!  These came from a friend in VA years ago.

New bushes planted!  Green Gem Boxwood.  I hope they do well.  I am trying for the cottage look!

I bought a hummingbird feeder and put it out today.  I saw a tiny hummingbird drinking from it this afternoon.  He has not come back but I am hoping he will and tell all his friends to come.  The feeder is in the sun.  Will that be okay?

Our kids living near us had work day here Saturday.  Here Sue is painting my garden gate.  She also washed my windows.

Melissa is washing the house down.

Cali is weeding around the tree.  She also had a big event this week and graduated from Kindergarten!  

Craig and Mike planting the bushes.

Gracie cutting the grass off between the board and the fence.

Grandson Travis digging out some grass for me.  I am so thankful to have all this done!  Thanks for visiting.  I enjoy any comments you might like to write.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time sure flies!!

Time sure flies once gardening season hits and I haven't had time to write my blog!  I brought ferns from Michigan a long time ago.  They spread and I put a few back by the fence.  Then we dug that area out but there were a few left among the raspberry bushes.  I dug those out this year and decided to put them in a pot in the corner as I really didn't want to get rid of them.  They seem to be doing well there.

I planted a few marigolds in the garden.  Already something has eaten off two or three of them.  A bunny?????

I have toads in my yard.  I think that is a good thing.  This one looked so cute amongst the clover and dandelion.  Today a baby one was in one of my plants on the deck.  I wanted to get a picture of him but was not fast enough.

My flowers around the fountain area was a complete flop last year.  I hope it looks better this year.  When we took out an area to make life easier I plopped the coral bells into here.  Bought three purple sage, three geraniums and some petunias.  Hoping for the best!

I would not be able to garden without this handy dandy gadget to help me up and down!

Radishes from the garden!  I didn't have to buy radishes this week!  Yay!!!!

I moved this Brunnera and wondered if it would live!  Was excited to see it did and bloomed!  Thanks for visiting.  We have had some lovely days lately! 

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

More Plants!

I received more beautiful plants for Mother's Day!  This hanging basket of petunias hangs between the pergola and the deck.

And this beautiful plant sits on the front step.  I think I am one lucky Mom!

This is my thrift store chair that hubby painted up for me to brighten the front porch!  I made up a little pot of impatiens to set on it.

Gracie and Cali gave me this organic green tea.  It has little paper bags so you can make it as strong or as weak as you like.  Nice big cup too that says Best Nana ever!  I enjoy drinking the tea in this cup.

Excuse the messy hose.  I made up these three pots for the deck.

Here is a close up of one of those pots.

Coco didn't forget me on Mother's Day either!  She gave me this beautiful two toned pink rose and some special candy!  Oh, yes, made me a card also!  

I have gotten a start on drying chives.  If it ever stops raining long enough I will dry more.  Thanks for visiting.  Happy Gardening and come again!