Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Fresh Delivery

A little snack fresh from the garden was just what the little guy was looking for after some good play in the backyard.
Yep, he gobbles them right up. Nothing beats fresh off the vine.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Busy, busy, busy

Busy as a bee. That's the saying and boy am I ever. I'll hold my first class for Little Sprouts Gardening next weekend and I've been consumed with planning, preparation and paranoia. I'm really excited, but this is a whole new world I'm entering. I'm ecstatic to be doing anything related to gardening. It's also wonderful to have the chance to help introduce other little ones to the wonders of getting your hands dirty and nurturing something as it grows.
I apologize for my posts bing a bit sporadic, though. There's only so much time in the day, and unfortunately blogging has slipped a few notches. I hope everyone is well and I look forward to seeing your gardens !

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Coming along nicely

The daises I transplanted throughout the front garden are all putting on one solitary, fat bud. The white will offer cool spots for the eye to rest as it wanders around the yard.

Dahlias are persistent little buggers. This mangled mass is what I recently discovered pushing up through the newest garden bed we'd placed in the side yard. It's lifting the garlic and I fear it will crowd out the tomatoes if allowed to continue.

The corn seems to be enjoying its toasty warm spot against the south facing side of the house. The hope is heat reflecting off the building will give these sun lovers a bit more oomph to fully develop sweet juicy ears that my little guy insists are "nananas."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Cascading beauty

A busy day today so I'm sharing just a bit of what's happening in the garden. The bearded Iris are in full bloom now. Karen at Greenwalks asked if these smell as some she'd come across. Sadly, no real scent save that "flower" aroma.

The name of this plant escapes me, perhaps because I always think it looks like eucalyptus. Either way, I enjoy its weeping lavendar petals and the the soft gray leaves. The golden Spirea in the background serves as a nice canvas as well.

Blooms and such

Yellow columbine is in full bloom right now, just as the pale raspberry colored flowers are fading.

The lone sunflower to survive the great transplant of '09. Most of the loss was due to really leggy plants that broke when I moved them. I don't know sunflowers enough to properly identify this one, so it will be a surprise.

Ninebark 'Diablo' is alight with little pale pink flowers. This tall shrub in planted along the property line to hide some of the ugly chain link fence. Its rich color serves as a wonderful backdrop for the poppies and calla lilies in front of it.

Monday, June 1, 2009


Cute, but so not cool. Those bird feeders have lured a very much unwanted visitor to the backyard. We've had to trap some in the past when they came inside the crawl space in our house. So far this guy is staying outside and along the perimeter. How do you handle your unwanted guests?