Well, things certainly turned on a dime this week. I can’t believe how much we have to do now. The great thing is that it is on *my* schedule. No waiting for other people to move their asses.
Lots of blooms, so let’s get a little closer! The butterfly bush has lots of blooms now, [...]
It’s been good weather this summer for the garden. It’s deserved after such a horrible winter. We have had a lot of rain, but it has come in chunks and not periods of days where it rains and is gloomy. I have had to hand water the garden once or twice this whole summer, [...]
Blooms and blooms and blooms! I woke up today to a temperature in the upper 50s, can you believe that? In July! That is not so unusual for later in August, but wow. It felt so refreshing!
Let’s start with a shot of the whole shebang. The lawn is neatly mowed and edged here.
What’s blooming? Lots of coneflowers! I took time last night and got in the garden. With the craziness of work, some things slipped down the list of being able to do and getting out in the garden was one of them, unfortunately. Last night I needed a good meditational period of weeding. Join me [...]
Glad it is Friday. It’s been a bumpy week.
My delphiniums are blooming better.
We had huge windy storms roll through the other day and this stem was broken off, so it actually is in a vase inside right now. I am definitely getting some of these for Radiance Manor.
Happy Independence Day!
The storms yesterday hit the garden pretty hard. Lots of plants knocked over and broken. You can see the butterfly weed laying on the ground by my cone flower. This coneflower is the hot papaya and look at how small it is? The ones next to it are normal size [...]
Here it is the last Friday of the month! One of my goals this month was to do some other gardening posts and *that* didn’t happen. Where the heck did the month go??
My tippy pot in the front along with some delphiniums that will be blooming soon. Eeeeee!
Firecracker plant. I really [...]
It’s Astilbe time around Casa Radiance this week! The front garden is a little quiet on the big showy flowers now that the irises are done. Lots of rose blooms, though.
My rose bush I planted last year. It’s filling in nicely. Note the black sprite centaurea not doing [...]
It was a rainy last half of the week. Really, the spring has been rainy and while it doesn’t help biking, it sure makes everything green!
Lots and lots of lawn clover
My campanula are blooming. These are hugely tall this year, although you can see how knocked over they got from [...]
First off, thanks for all the birthday wishes yesterday through various outlets! I had a great day, despite working mostly a full day. I would have liked to take the day off, but we are planning a mini trip this weekend and so I will take that instead
That also meant I couldn’t do [...]