Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Stormy Weather

Straight line winds came through causing local tree damage, power outages, and flattening some plants.  Picked up the branches, tied up the plants to supports, and all is well...just not quite as pretty as yesterday.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Planting Day

We finally got most of the vegetable garden planted today.  Craig made more cages to keep the deer out and helped install the rabbit fence,  while I planted.  Also weeded some flower gardens & planted some annuals.  This year we're growing several varieties of tomatoes and peppers, heirloom green beans and carrots, onions, snap peas, peas, watermelon, and potatoes.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Let's remove the bushes along the house....

These are the first words I've always said after buying a house.  Three houses, and three sets of bushes removed the first week we lived there!

Our current home before we moved in:

Now we've lived here long enough that several transformations have occurred.  I went through the vine phase where I threw a vine up every railing, but those days are also over.  Nothing gets attached to the house these days.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

The Last of the Dwarf Iris

Tall bearded iris coming soon, but the dwarf are fast fading.  Until next year....

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Sunday, May 5, 2013

Signs of Spring


Spring feels so late this year, as we have had snow in May!  But the pixie bearded iris and daffodils have bloomed, and tulips are joining in soon.  I'm particularly smitten by the miniature iris, it is such a cheerful plant and one of the first blooms each spring, even earlier than the tulips.