Friday, June 5, 2009
A Stroll In The Garden
Come take a stroll with me through my gardens. I love the color of that window, and that statue. I've been told he is either St. Francis, or St. Fiacre. Either way, I like him so much that I have two!
I made this birdhouse when the Purple Martin house that I had up there became infested with bees and started to rot. This is right by the property line, where my neighbor doesn't weed, so I had Liz (daughter) Photoshop some of the wild shrubbery! I wish I could remember the name of this clematis...
This clematis is finally staring to wind it's way up the windmill. Liz hates the windmill, because she thinks it makes the yard to farmy looking. I love it, and I guess I should have taken a picture of the whole thing. Ah well, next time!
This is one of my favorites, above, Corydalis Lutea. It blooms from April 'til hard frost. It's a perennial, can you believe it?!
Love the native Columbine too.
Lotsa violas, and a rooster!
Dames Rocket blooming profusely by the lamppost.
A friend made this pot out of a tortilla warmer, so that it goes around an umbrella pole.
I will be leaving Saturday for the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and my mother and I will be staying in a cottage by the lake. She was born and raised up there, so we always look forward to this trip, as we have alot of relatives there. I will be gone for a week, so this last picture is how I better find these flowers when I come back!! This is probably 25% of the annuals that I usually plant, but I didn't want to overwhelm my family by expecting them to keep it all alive! Oh, and just so you know, there is NO WIFI, AND NO CELL SERVICE!! I need to use a pay phone when I want to call home. But it's good antiquing and garage saling up there, so wish me luck, and you all have a great week!