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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Produce and Moving!


Amy's organic eggs are so pretty!  And tasty too!  Lovely dark yellow yolks.



Beautiful pot of  zinnias grown from seed.



At least it seems that hot!  I wilt!



Not the best color combinations but still pretty!



Wish I could take starters of these with me!



The monarda by the deck is so pretty.  I thought I would see more hummingbirds on it.



A days picking from the garden!  Yum!



The empty shelves look lonely!



Some boxes already taken to storage and more to go.  Movers come a week from today!!  Will we be ready!!!!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Lots of things!


I didn't realize I had accumulated so many pictures but here goes!  This bird was in the peach tree one day and sat there all day even when I came near.



The next day there were two sitting there even when I came near and the next day they were both gone!  What kind were they?  Thanks!



I made up chive blossom vinegar from my garden.  I love the pretty pink color.



They will be gifts so I added my chive blossom vinegar dressing on a recipe card.



I made up a raspberry pie for hubby.  We will sure miss our raspberry patch when we move.  I will also miss my asparagus!



The sky was this gorgeous pink.  I am not a photographer but couldn't resist clicking this picture.  God must know that I love pink!



I am picking a few strawberries from my new strawberry bed.  So far I am not real pleased with them.



My carrots will not be very big by the time we move probably so I have been pulling a few and cutting them up for Coco.  She gets green beans with her breakfast dog food and cut up carrots with her evening dog food.  What a spoiled dog!



Time to pick raspberries from our patch!  It has been so hot and muggy I have been neglecting them.



The pot of scarlet runner beans on the deck is doing well growing up the pergola now that I have figured out how to keep Coco from eating them.  Thank you for visiting once again!


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Update!


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.