Saturday, June 15, 2013

TGIF Bouquet

I'm working a 2nd job this summer, but managed to cut a deal to get off at noon on Fridays to work in the gardens, weather permitting.  Luckily the weather permitted this week!, and I got outside to weed my front yard garden, planted some annuals in a few bald spots, and collected some flowers from the yard to bring inside.  I'm going to like Fridays.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Everything's Rosy

Hot Cocoa, Marmalade Skies & Carefree Beauty

Saturday, June 8, 2013

My Hosta Farm

Why do I have a bunch of hosta in my vegetable garden?  Shade, I have lots of shade on my property.  So, I planted a little hosta farm here years ago, and have been dividing and filling in shade areas throughout my yard for free ever since.  Every time I see someone buying a $10 gallon pot of hosta, I cringe.  But I suppose that's how I got started.

Monday, June 3, 2013


One of the best assets of our property is our shade.  It keeps the house and deck cool, with the drawback of constantly pulling out tree seedlings.  But it's worth the trade-off.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Up Close

Avalon (above) and Before the Storm (below)