Thursday, June 23, 2011
IN THE GARDEN-PINK!
Let's take a peek at what's happening in the garden this week!
I finally got the garage windowbox planted. It used to be red like the shutters, but I'm tired of so much red. REDnesday friends, please pick yourselves up off the floor! You know I do love red, but I like other colors too! So I painted it white and I hated it for a while but now it's starting to grow on me.
Pink Astilbe and some Hostas.
I dug up some suckers from my Grandma's rosebush many years ago, and it's just starting to bloom.
A Duchess of Albany Clematis. I have never known a Clematis to be invasive, but this thing comes up in places besides where I planted it every year.
It was my late father-in-law's, and it is pretty darn cute, so I guess it can stay.
I've been feeling a bit overwhelmed, trying to keep up with the gardens. It's a never-ending battle with Mother Nature, and she kicks my butt every time! Some days I just want to drop my pruning shears and my Deep Woods OFF and head for the beach.
I sure could use a crew like this! They don't look like they would be paralyzed with fear by the little patch of poison ivy I spotted yesterday.....