Friday, June 17, 2011


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?


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.