Hot Temps….Horrible Rust…..Early Pickings & Health Stuffs

My pickings at 5 a.m. this morning Greetings on this sweltering hot Saturday! It's 82 in the house, it looks like we are peaking out at 98.7 for the day outside, with 116 in the greenhouse with the doors open. I've never experienced heat like this for this amount of time, I'm not sure I'm …

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Summer Vacation Begins….Clay Work…Garden Blooms & 10 Bouquets

My first Lily! Happy Wednesday my friends! My first three days of summer vacation has been action packed! With the weather being so nice, I wanted to be sure to get things on the calendar before (if it ever does) turns to cold and rainy again. The luncheon on Monday with my friends from work …

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Not As Much…Less Pressure….More Joy & Social Calendars

Happy Saturday afternoon my friends! I hope all is well with you. I'm super happy to report it's officially summer vacation. Things are looking great in the perennial patch, as well as the main garden. I was able to start the watering last night, and finished up this morning. I am so happy that I …

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Wet Pants….Time Warps….Shady Sunflowers…& Fairies

So, officially we ended up with .41 inches of rain yesterday. At one point Joe says to me "Can I coax you inside?..." I said "not yet, I only have a few more things to do, besides, I'm not DRIPPING wet"....I think the heavens took that as a challenge?! I was wet to the bone …

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Bloom Updates…..San Juan Islands…..Childhood Memories…& Clay Work

Greetings on this lovely soggy Sunday morning. As usual, I am happy to see the rain, a much needed little spritzer for the foilage, the last check an hour ago revealed a quarter of an inch. It will do wonders for the blooms in the garden. The Hungarian Poppies are doing great, producing nice big …

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Lies….Reality…..Sustainability…Hopes & Dreams….

An accidental bouquet Greetings on this lovely evening - I hope your Memorial Day weekend was enjoyable. I decided to "take the day off" from gardening....of course that was a lie.....I tried to say it with a straight face....but failed! I did manage to stay mostly clean today, but I did some picking, and arranging, …

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Thriving…..Just Getting by…..Learning…& Leakage

My granddaughter and I collecting wild flowers on our trip to Winthrop Happy Thursday my friends, I hope all is well with you and yours.  We've arrived at the end of May....goodness how time flies!  Seems like yesterday I was flipping through the full color catalog of different plugs to purchase, seed catalogs, websites and …

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Colds…Unofficial Numbers….Chores….& A Much Needed Break

Apricot Stock is coming in hot! Happy Happy Saturday my friends. I hope all is well within you and around you! It has been a whirlwind of a last few weeks. Joe and I have been dealing with the left overs of the snot fest the kids left behind two weeks ago, human bodies are …

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Test Results….Storms….Nature of the Beast & Smell-A-Vision

Happy Friday! I hope all is well with you and yours! I'm home today...with a bit of a cold. I mentioned to one of my co-workers that I had a sore throat yesterday, and that we had the grandkids over this weekend who were full of snot and goofiness, then the co-worker said it would …

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In the Ground…..In the Greenhouse….One person…& The Grands

Happy Monday evening, I hope all is well in your world. It's certainly been a bit busy over here - but when isn't it busy!? The ones that made it were few, but were so beautiful! What's in the ground...? So far around 800'ish Snap Dragons - mix color & the Dark Prince from The …

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