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Showing posts from June, 2017

Empty nesters

The nest was built on the electrical meter by the back door and we have been monitoring the babies progress each time we go in and out of the house. The babies started to leave the nest yesterday. One by one, they each took that leap of faith and opened their wings to clumsily fly out on their own for the first time. By the day's end, all but one had left. While heading out to water the garden early this morning, I noticed the last little baby by the back step...He had bravely on his own taken that leap. A gentle reminder of where Troy and I are at ..... Watching our last baby bird leave the nest!

Really starting to bug me!

Most of the time I try to post about the Rainbows and Butterflies in my garden.. You know, the prettier side, but the reality is....My garden isn't perfect!
Yes, you read that right! I'm not perfect and neither is my garden. 
Here's what happens when a girl turns her back for a couple of days.....

They've really been having a hay day and it's really starting to bug me... if you know what I mean!

Time to make an organic spray and see if I can turn this damage around......


I imagine this is what Heaven looks like....

Peonies are in full bloom....

Oh, how I wished they bloomed forever!!!!!!

Snow Peas

A new variety in my garden Schweizer Riesen Snow Pea

An update from an earlier post I did back in March

 While it looks like only half of these seeds sprouted.... I am more than happy with the Beautiful flowers that accompanied the ones that did germinate.

Shouldn't be too much longer until the peas are on.

Now to be fair to the seeds and supplier, I have battled moles in my garden and a long wet season this Spring.

I would be willing to give these open-pollinated peas another try.

Stealing the show

This Rebecca Clematis was added along the Garden fence last Spring...Rebecca is really starting to make an impression and is already trying to steal the show... Wow!

June View

Lots of rain this month....

The garden is really starting to take off and fill in.

Don't overlook the small things...

Little and mighty...These Johnny jump ups were playng hide and seek under an old ladder.  Don't overlook the small things in life!!!

Harvesting Lettuce

Lettuce Harvest is in full swing. Typically I fight earwigs in the lettuce rows ...yet, not at all this year. Just fresh green, crisp lettuce.....Yum!

the slower I go...

ewwww....almost stepped on this slug bug!  You think I would learn my lesson and wear shoes while gardening but nope, it's just not possible ;-)

Actually, he was really interesting to watch as he slowly moved from dew drop to dew drop wetting his whistle.

Oh, the things you can see if only you slow down and take the time to pay attention!!!

Only the Lonely

Why....Oh why.... do I only own one, flowering Iris!
Well, one can still enjoy one...Only the Lonely IrisπŸ’œ

Queen of the garden

If I had to pick just one...This Clematis would be my all time favorite bloomer!

She is not fussy at all and grows as wild and carefree as a gypsy!

This bodacious beauty has earned her title as the Queen of my garden!

Sweet things to come...

Looking forward to the sweet things to come πŸ’– Stawberries are in full bloom!


Volunteer Buddies..... Dill and Calendula have prolifically reseeded themselves

and just a little Pok Choy growing among the Calendula

Return of the Voles


After a little break last year, these PITA's are back😠

It doesn't take them long to do a lot of damage. Looks like it's time to drag out the traps again!!!!

Makes me want to pull out the shotgun and go all Elmer Fud on them...If only it was that easy to battle these little buggers!

Damn Goods

Have you ever forgotten what variety of tomato you planted last year? Well I saved seeds from a tomato that I must have really liked because the notes on them just say "Damn Good"

So in the spirit of good gardening... we are planting a row of "Damn Goods" πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹

Reaching on up!

Tendrils strech and reach for the sun...first time growing this purple podded variety.