Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Dragon fly and frog
Tradescantia'Sour Grapes'
Morning stroll
Color with foliage
new foliage on rhodo
Cherry Tomatoes

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Could it be guilt? Nah!

I did a walk about in the garden today. I realize the lawn needs mowed, there's a few weeds about and a swack of deadheading to be done, but it didn't get done today. It's's hot and I've worked hard all spring. So I grabbed another cuppa tea, sat down and planned what I'm going to change in the fall. I'll mow the lawn tomorrow.
Living on the Edge

Monday, July 25, 2005


Remember it is July and you are not ready(no where near ready) to plant 35-45 boxwoods. Buy them when you are ready. That might be in the fall or maybe next spring. Patience dear girl,patience.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Almost ready
Hydrangeas in bloom

Friday, July 22, 2005

Hydrangea'Bows and Bells'

Summer Garden

This is a view I don't normally take a picture of. It bugs me because it is the last part of the house that doesn't have new siding. We were hoping to do it this summer but the to do list is just too long! Hopefully next spring. We really want new french doors because the seals are broken in some of the panes and they can't be replaced. I want just plain glass ones without the panes. We have new windows for the bathrooms but we can't install them until we do the siding. I can't is going to look great!
Singing the blues

Sad Story

I heard a sad story on the news last night. There is a 72 year old man in Vancouver,B.C. who has for 30-40 years tended a couple dozen bonsai he started from seed. He woke up in the morning and someone stole them all out of his garden. No wonder old people are grumpy!!! That would be enough to make the happiest person miserable!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Went to the beach tonight.
Hot Day!
Giant Gunnera
Shasta Daisies

Poor Poor Petunias

I do very few containers in the summer. One reason is because I am cheap and the other is the constant watering. I have trees, hydrangeas, hostas, helebores and skimmia in containers and they keep me busy enough. I do love the cheerfulness of annuals but as I checked one window box on the shed.....those poor,poor, petunias. Fried. Crispy. Brown petunias. I swore I had watered them yesterday. Not. Ohh the guilt!

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

I love these lillies!!!
garden reno
Front garden

Bad blog!

Why when I add a link, are there spaces inbetween and > this kind of stuff????

Just put it down and walk away

My camera that is. I love my new camera but my garden is suffering because of it. I looked at my garden yesterday and just couldn't stand the mess any longer.

I managed to get quite a bit done. I mowed and edged the lawn and clipped my boxwood hedge. A job that kills my back! Did some deadheading though I have more to do today. Another job I have to do is weed in between the paving stones. I really must buy some thyme to plant to keep the weeds from wanting to live there.

Ahh, much better.

Sunday, July 17, 2005


Up close and personal

Today I felt like getting close to my plants. It was too hot to garden so I watered the containers and started to snap some pictures. I have been pretty lazy as far as gardening goes lately and it is starting to show. Wide shots were out of the question!
Fern and geranium
B/W Daisy

Friday, July 15, 2005

Monster Gunnera
Annabelle Hydrangea

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Hydrangea with allium seed head

Wednesday, July 13, 2005


These are pictures of some of my hydrangeas that are blooming right now.
Hydrangea collage

It's a Jungle!

Okay I admit my garden is over planted. I just can't seem to help myself!

Finally! A nice sunny morning!

We have had some crazy July weather. It hasn't been our nicest summer. Mind you that gardens and lawn have liked the rain. Not necessarily the roses or plants that love the heat. I like a happy medium. We have had below average temps and then in a few days the weather man says it is going to be 36C. Too bloody hot for me! The poor plants are going to fry because they won't be used to it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Little Hands

Monday, July 11, 2005

Wide Shot of July garden
Wrought Iron 2
Purple and Green

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Rainy Day blog reading

I came home early from work today because I was absolutely soaked from the rain. So I thought I would make a cuppa tea and read some other peoples garden blogs. I have discovered that most bloggers gardens I come across are really into perennial and annuals. I like flowers as much as next gardener but I love trees and shrubs the best. I would love to have a huge piece of property and plant a forest of cool trees and conifers. I like the structure, the permanence of trees and shrubs. They make my garden cozy!
Pansy Condos
Black Eye

Friday, July 08, 2005

Plant moving frenzy

Every once in awhile I start hating certain areas in my garden. Lately I have been doing my evening walk abouts dissatisfyed with some of my gardens. I just couldn't stand it any longer! So out I went after dinner and started ripping my gardens apart. One thing always leads to another and before I know it half my gardens are dug up, it starts getting dark and I'm out there until all hours trying to put in back together. I managed to get everything back in the ground and watered!!! Ahh...much better. I'll sleep good tonight.
B/W Lily 4
Lilly 4
Clematis viticella
Black and White
Bright Red
July evening