Saturday, May 30, 2009

MORNING SHOTS OF THE WOODLAND GARDEN

Whew...between work, the garden, sports and all the end of the year school activities I feel like I rarely get the chance to sit down at the computer. It's been rainy the past couple of days, so with the sun peeking through the trees this morning I took some shots of the garden that borders the woods. Things seem to be filling out nicely. It takes a bit longer for my plants to grow big because I have been splitting them so that there is no need to spend $ on new plants.Irises. You can see hubby is still busy choppin wood!

The hot pink azaleas are gorgeous this year!! I forget the exact name of the plant below. I believe it's Geranium Sang....something??? Anyhow, it's lookin great!









The elephant ear hostas are doing fabulous. I split this one just last week and it still looks pretty full. Although, you can see somthing has been getting at the leaves.



The Cranes bill next to this hosta will have really pretty purple flowers in no time. The purple always looks so lovely beside the darker colored hosta.







You can see the swamp land just beyond the trees . Last year we had a nest of geese back there. I have heard the geese back there this year, but no luck spotting their nest. The mosquitos have been terrible!! It's hard to get anything done without being drenched in bug spray!!













The irises have just started to open here.




You can see our path on the left hand side of this photo. Hubby cleared it a couple of years ago. I would love to expand the gardens to the back and along this path. It's really a beautiful walking trail. My daughter and I walked up on a newborn fawn last year. It was still wobbly on its feet. I wanted so badly to touch it, but I knew it was best we scoot on out of there so the Mama could do her business.



This planter and bench actually sit in the grass along the border of the woods. It's a spot that's sunny enough to grow geraniums.




Now up to the front of the house. Black eyed Susans are filling in nicely and surrounding my birdbath. Looks like the birdbath could use a scrubbin!!








Ferns and pink impatients are lookin pretty in the shabby garden house.


And that's it for today!! I'll be posting our progress on the ginormous veggie garden in a few days. Things are looking good. The potatoes have taken off and so have the peas. We have already been eating fresh spinach too. Even the kids will eat it freshly picked and plain. I also would like to post some photos of the Bald Eagles that have nested just up the road. It's the first time that I have actually seen a Bald Eagle in the wild. The nest is enormous and I wish I had a better camera in order to get some nice shots. I'll do what I can.


I hope you all are doing well and I'll be checkin in to see what your all up to here and there!!


Jen








Monday, May 18, 2009

SHABBY GARDEN HOUSE

So much to post so little time!My shabby garden house is in need of some TLC!! It's in need of a good painting but it may have to wait till next year.
I'll just disguise the chipping mess with some sweet flowers and ferns.

That's much better...don't ya think??


The window boxes have been stuffed with bright and colorful blooms!!


I look forward to watching them fill out and overflow!




I have not had much luck with the Lobelia the past couple of years. It seems to be really finicky!





My fern has been hung with care on the front porch.




The Memorial day decor is making it's debut and proudly showing the red white and blue!!




Hostas are filling out and looking lovely!



Hope everyone is doing great and enjoying spring!
Jen









Thursday, May 14, 2009

A FAVORITE CHAIR

My favorite chair....
to do this
and drink somthing nice and hot from this!!


Now I'm off to bed.
Goodnight!


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

SHOTS FROM THE GARDEN






























We have been very busy working in the yard and the gardens. I hope everyone is doing well!!
Jen






Sunday, May 10, 2009