Just like many of you, I have been spending every spare moment working in the garden. This is such a glorious time, with changes happening everyday, and so many plants to buy at my favorite garden center!
To make the season even more special, we are anticipating the birth of our first grandchild. Andrew and Alison's baby shower was on Sunday. It was a great time and they received so many lovely and useful gifts.
I made this quilt using fabrics that Alison gave me. They are doing the nursery in muted primary colors and vintage toy motifs. We are so proud of our Andrew; he is remodeling the room and even put in new windows. Alison is doing the painting. It will be such a sweet room when they are done.
My niece and her boys came over from Illinois for the shower. We had some time to go to the first of the summer flea markets. We always have a great time shopping together. Sheila bought a unique wire egg basket. I finally bought this cast iron plant stand. I had my eye on it all last summer, and my husband told me to go ahead and make an offer. It was still $60.00, but I love it. What do you think?
Now for the last installment of my garden tour. This is the pond garden. It doesn't look that great right now, but when the butterfly bushes, loosestrife, and irises are blooming it's a wildlife magnet.
This last area is the border next to the veggie garden. We put in the greenhouse last summer and getting a lot of use out of it. I have the tomato plants in there waiting to be put in the ground this weekend.
That tree stump is from the last of the fruit trees we took out. (We decided to go with dwarf varieties.) Now I'm wondering what new garden to put there. Mmm..
|My gardening buddy, Loyal.|
Now, if you're still with me, a few plant pictures.
|Mouse Ears hosta|
|Japanese fern, pulmonaria, and caladium|
|Jack-in-the-Pulpit and a new coralbells|
|Late tulips and "Thumbles" oregano|
|A new iris, "Fall Fiesta"|
|Can't wait for these to open - love them!|