Friday, July 18, 2014

Fairy Gardens

Look at that cute miniature columbine!

 Technically, this is a gnome garden, only because we had a little gnome that needed a place to live.

 When we were in San Diego a few years ago we went to Summers Past Herb Farm. Oh what a place! I loved it and could have spent a whole day there. (I only got a couple of hours - our teenaged son was with us:) They had done a fairy garden in an old wheelbarrow. Well, we had an antique wheelbarrow and when we got home we went to work making a little garden of our own. Have you noticed how many places sell fairy garden stuff? Everywhere! And it's all so cute. Since then we've gotten more little things and so we made another garden this summer.

Rick made this planter box awhile ago and I wanted to use it again. It just needs a few more things. I think I might go back and buy a little pond I saw when I got the plants. Oh, and I guess it needs a fairy or two! 

Monday, July 7, 2014

This and That

I hope everyone had a great 4th. We had a wonderful time with family and friends. And the weather was perfect this year. Tad was thrilled to hold a sparkler, and watch the "color booms"!

The weather has also been perfect for the garden. We've been getting enough rain so that everything is growing well and we don't have to do any extra watering, which is my least favorite garden chore. I am harvesting green beans, red raspberries, onions, peas, and cucumbers every day. Now I just need some tomatoes for my favorite meal - bagels, cream cheese, and sliced veggies. It's so rewarding to go out to the garden and find what I need to fill out our dinner menu. One thing we don't plant is sweet corn (because of the raccoons) but there is a farm wagon that comes into town every morning with the best corn. Need to get some tomorrow:)

I was at Walmart the other day and found these Adirondack chairs marked down half price. $50.00 each! I had to get them, they were the last ones. They are very comfortable and we already love sitting out under the maple tree and reading, and in my case stitching. I am still working on the star quilt I started last fall. I'm quilting the borders now and that goes pretty fast. As much as I love it, I am ready to move on to something else. So many quilts, so little time!