Friday, June 17, 2011

Garden

Tomorrow I get to cross of one of the items on my 40 for 40 list: Plant the North side. I can't tell you how excited I am. It's been nothing but weeds or a barren wasteland since we moved in. It is going to be beautiful.

The lilacs were amazing this year, but after a few days of blooms, I had to cut them down--they are just too much for my allergies to handle. Sniff.
The front of the house has the purple/white/yellow/red theme going on
It pays to be up at sunrise
Potatoes. Funny story, the puny plants on the left are ones I bought, and the big, bushy ones were started from seed potatoes. They are growing like weeds.
The birds have discovered our strawberries so I've installed some netting over those hoops. Now I just need to get a handle on the slugs.
I love me some home-grown basil
The peonies will be in bloom next week, and I can hardly wait
All that remains of the willow - ready to go for the firepit and s'mores
And nothing beats the light on English daisies at 7 PM.

Thanks to Von for being a good, no make that great, sport. Won't you join us with some swimsuit confidence of your own? And pop over and tell her how great she looks.

What are your weekend plans?

8 comments:

Tebbs Family said...

I'm not surprised that your gardening skills are right up there with everything else you do amazingly well... Weekend plans: Ragnar!

Queen Scarlett said...

Your talents never cease.

Emily said...

Okay, so I won't be posting photos of my new garden boxes. They pale in comparison to your seriously green thumb!

Heffalump said...

I love lilacs, but can't get near them either! Sniff is right!
I am having slug issues too. They are eating my beans, zucchini and strawberries.

Omgirl said...

I am nearly in tears about your cut down lilacs. Please PROMISE ME that you will give them to me next year when you cut them down. I sadly have no lilacs at this hose and it was the worst part of my spring this year, living in a house with no lilacs while someone else enjoyed all the ones I nurtured at my old house. WAH!

M-Cat said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

~j. said...

I want to see plants like you see plants.

Loralee and the gang... said...

Grat garden and flowers. My yard is still such a mess. Sigh.