Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wrestling With The Azaleas

I've been at it for a week now... pruning back our Azaleas.
They were way over SEVEN FEET tall in places.
And one half of them were invaded by Honeysuckle vines.
So it was time.
Here's an "almost done" view from today.
 
 
And here is ME amidst those "near the end"...
Sweaty, windblown, and almost defeated... but NO!
I will remain strong!!
(Notice those on the right... above the railings... and I'm SIX FEET tall)
 
 


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

STOP! And smell the ....

 
...Asian Lillies.
They are beautiful...and more about to open!
So even with all the work going on, I do take time to enjoy the little things.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Entering The Garden

From my back yard (proper) I have not had a good entrance to the garden area,
which is fenced in by itself.
So a while back I found this vintage garden gate....
 
 
 
And now I have an entrance that leads right down the middle pathway,
straight to the gazebo covered in jasmine.
 
 
 
 
Now to get it all cleaned up, spit-and-polished,
with flowers brightening up the entry way. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Signs Of Goodness

Today I walked thru my garden, and then out to my fruit trees.
It was so wonderful to see the trees actually having something on them this year.  In years past, late frosts, birds, squirrels, and a host of other things have prevented ANY fruit harvest.
But this year... so far... this year looks promising!
 
 


Friday, May 13, 2016

Azalea Pruning

It's been a few years since I've REALLY pruned my azaleas.
OMG... they've grown 2 FEET above my porch railings.
When we sit on the swing, we can no longer see the street.
Well, this year is the year. 
It's slowwww going, but it IS going...
Wrapping up one side of the house here. 
Next will be the front.  Ugh!!
 
 


Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Working On That Barn Lean-To

Yep, I've been away from posting...
I've been busy in the garden, AND putting a tin roof on my lean-to addition to my barn.
This will be the new parking spot for my tractor.
FINISHED nailing the tin today!! 
 


Friday, May 6, 2016

Darn Crows !!!!!!!!

Went out to check on the garden this morning...
counted over 60 ... yes SIXTY... snap bean seedlings pulled up.
And there were some peas also, and some squash... although not as bad.
 
 
So I replanted, and then installed the SCARECROW....
Ooooo.... they'll be sorry now!!  Or scared, maybe!!
Maybe....  
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oh, It's SPROUTING Time!!

 
All of my recently planted seeds are spouting!!
Pushing their way through the dirt, reaching for that sunshine!
Come on, little seedlings, come on!