Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pansies, Anyone?

Everything about a garden doesn't always go as planned. Things bloom when they feel like it, not at all or even, in some instances, when you think they're dead.

These pansies? Should have been annuals, and should have never made an appearance in this year's garden. I figured that after the long, cold winter they were surely goners.

Apparently they had a different idea. And I'm glad, because they are truly breath-taking!

Unfortunately the poppies I planted last year, and expected to see this spring, croaked. I am sorely disappointed but realize it's all part of the gardening adventure. Besides, how can anyone be unhappy when the pansies are so pretty? Hmm?

Any unexpected news from your garden?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Take a Whiff!

I so wish this was a smell-o-vision blog. I'd love it if you could get a whiff of some of the things we've got growing around here.

Just a quick peek...

This Greek oregano smells heavenly. Every time I water it I want to rush right out and buy a pizza!

Note to self: Weed onion patch today. While weeding, enjoy the subtle aroma.

The cabbages are growing so quicklly! They don't smell like cabbage yet, but when Hubby walks by them he smiles, nods and says, "Oh yeah... I can smell the corned beef and cabbage already."
How are things growing--and smelling!--in your garden?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Fruit Update

We've kept a close eye on the fruit trees, shrubs and vines. With three late-season frosts, I worried they might be adversely affected. Fortunately my fretting was unnecessary. Everything looks to be just fine!

It's too early to know for sure just how many grape clusters
the vines will produce.
They look promising, though.
Once again, we're going to have a bumper crop of blueberries!

Hubby is over the moon about the cherry trees.
Last year there were precious few cherries.

This year?
It looks like we'll be eating cherries every day!

Saturday, May 30, 2009


Yes, I found ivy geraniums. Now we've got pots hanging around the yard and they look so festive!

Geraniums come in so many colors that there's sure to be one for nearly anyone's taste. Me? I'm partial to the hot pink varigated flowers on this variety but I don't play favorites. I picked up red, pink and wine colored I said, it's looking pretty festive around here!

Friday, May 29, 2009

Feathered Friend

Isn't this red-throated grosbeak sweet?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Seen and Heard

Okay, not "heard" exactly, but certainly seen. I've yet to take photos but I wanted to give you a quick update on the activity in my little greenhouse.

Everything has sprouted, and is growing like crazy. The tomatoes are getting nice, strong stems and there are a few flowers on some of the pepper plants. The zucchinis and cukes are rambling. A flat of yellow marigolds has pushed the clear top off and are leaning toward the windows.

In a nutshell, everything is begging to be planted!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So Sweet!

I love lilac time.
I wish you could smell these!