Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Busy Planting....

I took last week off to plant in my garden.  I do every year.
I love spring and by this time I am really due for
a break from work.  So I take a week off
to do all my favorite things. 
We have had tons of rain.  Now we can do with some sunshine.
We live in a subdivision but I have planted trees
for privacy where I can. 
Must have lots of flowers.  I planted 10 flats of
flowers and veggies this year.
The vegetable garden... the right side are
herbs for sleeping.  Then tomatoes,
carrots, lettuce, peas & green beans.
Peppers and Berries are on the South
side of the house where they get lots of sun.
 Lettuce is growing in the green house.
 We can never have enough with 3 bunnies
in the house.
These Irises bloomed for the first time this year.
They were given to me 3 yrs. ago
and I had no idea what color they would be. 
I am so happy with this color!
Look close...I found these
 floating guards to protect the gold fish
from being eaten by Heron
and it doesn't look ugly with the netting
above the water.
Eventually this will be filled with
Hyacinth vine.  They are in there...
just little bitty now.
 Cooking Herbs are on the left side of my green house.
I like to dry them and then make my
own seasoning mixes.
Veggies that I ran out of space in the garden.
Tomatoes. spinach, kale, Celery, Onions
 & flowers to make it look pretty.
These Geraniums I saved inside from last year. 
That is just one big plant in a  2 ft wide pot.
I did this for several of my Geraniums and
they are just bigger and better
than anything I can find in a nursery.
My husband and I made this arbor from sticks
to go with our stick bench.


Left side
Right side.
I made the quirky little table
next to the chair.
I redid the wreath on my front door.
Added a hi and new bow
and some greenery.
This year I did inpatients out front
along the edge of the perennials.
I am thinking they will get bigger
 and brighter with fertilizer.
The purple balls are allium that I
I planted last fall.
We are happy with how big the trees have grown
surrounding our deck. Just 3 years after our
 huge apple tree collapsed
when it was so weighted down with apples.
We now have a very private deck.
Whew, got a bunch done, now it just has to grow.
Gardening makes me happy
and is a great pastime of mine.
I share pics as my garden grows
because I love it.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Spring flowers and Sweet Bunnies

We had a wonderful warm spring day
and  were doing spring clean up
from winter.  I brought the big
buns out and let them hang out in the
vegetable garden area.

I painted and repaired my trellis that
was looking a bit worn.  Looks like new now.
Hazel has to check it out!
I don't let them out often simple for this
menace neighbor dog that barks
non-stop.  You can tell Hazel doesn't like it.
I put out my plaques after winter.
My husband cleaned the pond out and put
all the gold fish back outside
   Pottery bird bath I made last year
getting used for the first time.
 New mulch all over Matt put down.
over all my beds in the front, sides & back.

A few of last years Geraniums are doing great in the
green house.  I started lettuce early from seeds for the buns.
my beautiful girl Murphy
in the plum tree
Every spring I am excited and
eager to get to plant & garden.

I love flower shopping....

The plants on the ground 
are the flowers I've
bought this year!


Monday, May 8, 2017

Do what You Love,

I have been working in my studio with spring
flowers being my inspiration. 
This flower is meant to be a
red poppy bird bath.
I am also trying to get back into practice on
the pottery wheel.
These are smaller tiles
A poppy
A violet bowl.  Violets are one
of my favorite flowers.
I am having fun playing with clay and
making new creations.  Sometimes
I get impatient wishing I had more time to
make things and do art.  I have to
remind myself  that I work full time and I
actually do a lot of stuff.  I am working
on training and riding with my horse,
I care really well for all my pets and
give them a lot of attention.
Plus I do more around the house that I
did when I lived in a small condo. I always
 have home projects.  Either gardening
& cleaning or things I want to organize.
I love organizing stuff.  LOL! I have a
super supportive husband that helps me so
I have time to do the things I love. 
When I think of all that I do now
I take a deep breath and smile.
I am loving my life.
I am very glad that I am so
busy that I cannot fit all that
I want to do in my day
because that means I am
making use of every minute
of my life! 
I would like to encourage
you to do what YOU LOVE!