Thursday, June 28, 2007

Love-in a mist

The love-in-a-mist went from a nice little patch of blue in the garden to seed pods in about a week in the hot weather we had. Fortunately the pods are fun too. They look great in flower arrangements and make a great head for a flower doll.
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Saturday, June 23, 2007

Fruit Harvest Continues

The cherry tree really outdid itself! We were able to give away cherries to neighbors and friends and even sell some at the produce stand where I work. I let my husband do the picking at the top of the tree ( I held the ladder) . I had never seen a cherry tree loaded with fruit before. Truly a thing of beauty!
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Saturday, June 9, 2007

Crackpots in the Garden

I love terra cotta pots but they do have a tendency to get cracked or broken. A good use for those pieces is to make garden markers out of them. Using a paint pen write a plant name, garden quote or ? and place in your garden. A fun way to put those crackpots to use!
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Wednesday, June 6, 2007

More than 5!

This year our cherry tree has more than 5 cherries on it! It may have over 100. This is a first! I think the tree enjoyed the nice cold winter we had. We may have to invest in some bird netting to keep the birds from stealing the harvest.
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Sunday, June 3, 2007

A Nice Surprise

This past week when I was deadheading roses (and deadheading and deadheading...) I had a nice surprise. As I clipped away at the Climbing Iceberg, I suddenly glimpsed this white clematis in all its brilliant white glory. One more snip and it might have been a goner. I hadn't forgotten planting the clematis several years ago, but I didn't realize it was still alive! I had to dig a little in my garden notes to recall the name of this beauty which is "Marie Boisselot". It is also noteworthy that the flower isn't riddled with snail holes. Maybe the chickens are earning their keep after all!
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Friday, June 1, 2007

Our Favorite Sweetpea

Everyone at our house agrees-this is the best sweetpea! It is
called 'April in Paris' and is one of the Renee's Garden Seed
varieties. The colors are gorgeous; cream and lilac. We
never got around to planting our sweetpea seeds this year
but fortunately we had a few volunteers. We only have a
couple of plants, just enough for a couple of tiny bouquets
per week. By the way, 'April in Paris' does have a divine scent!

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