Tuesday, July 26, 2011

In the garden

Come walk in the garden with me. After many hot, hot days, my garden has had a sprinkle and seems to be saying Ahhhhh. Let me show you what is in bloom now.

The hydrangeas are in bloom and the color is vibrant. I add coffee grounds around the base all the time and they love this! If you want a deep purple blue give it a try.

I don't know the name of this hosta, I bought it from a local nursery and it was unmarked, but I love the white edge and it provides a bright spot in a shady area.

This peach tree grew from our old compost pile years ago and it has some delish peaches. Now I have been reading up on peaches so I am going to cut back some stuff around the tree and try to get more sunshine in there and possibly feed it too. It looks like this all on its own.
The rhubarb is something I am growing this year and I have already made strawberry rhubarb jam and I want to make up hypertufa and use the leaves as molds. I did one last year and I love the look of it.

My little raised bed with mints, lettuces, basil and Swiss chard and small strawberries.
We have sweet basil, lime basil and cinnamon basil.

Some rosemary and camomile, dill and sage.

This is crocosmia at the back of my herb bed and there are some peonies and false indigo. Along with some tansy and anise hyssop.

Now on Sunday this sweet bear was delivered by Lana and Dave of Winterberry Prims. Their beautiful home is featured in the new issue of A Primitive Place and Country Journal due out on Aug 1st. Lana makes collectiables for APP and this bear is holding the issue my home is featured in, so it is special to me. Let me just say pictures do not do these creations justice. He is beautifly made and just so exqusite. I love him to pieces. Thanks Lana!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Featured in our local newspaper!

Let me share this link with you all. This was done because our gardens were featured in A Primitive Place and now this: The South Coast Today  Check it out!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happiness is.......

OK, we were painting and weeding and trimming shrubs. Ken was adding ventilation in the eaves, before they come to do the central A/C......it was getting hotter and hotter, then our son, daughter and three of the four grandchildren arrived! Wahoooooo, we all hit the pool. What a great way to spend our Sunday afternoon!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Summer Days

I have been trying to get out in the garden early on the hot summer days. The hosta garden is doing well. I love the view of it from my kitchen window and there is really no work to it now that it is established.

 My small bed of sweet annie....I put it here so I could leave some plants to go to seed in the fall and not disturb it. I am hoping that I will have more next year.

Enjoy Summer!
Next week I have to go into Boston for Federal Grand Jury duty. One I hate going into the city myself, two if I take time off I would love a vacation not jury duty....I seem to get called every three years, like clockwork. No cell phones allowed in court so I will need to leave my cell at home, no electronic devices, does that mean my kindle? We are having central air put in and they start on Monday....I won't be home, oh yuk! I have closets to empty...can you spell anxiety? I will have to leave home about 6:30 AM. So if you don't hear from me you all will know where I am.