|Project by erika||posted 07-21-2010 06:32 PM||3192 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Charlie put in a meandering path. It was sure hard work in part because our land is so rocky. As for making the beds, many times I’ve had to use a pickaxe to loosen the rocks so I can make a bed. As a result, I only have three beds in that part of the garden. Hey, but we tranplanted 10 maples along the front by the road for definition and shade (some day). I planted double hollyhocks along the north border. Believe it or not, although only less than 2 feet high, they will be blooming soon.
I’m excited over my butterfly bushes. Only two survived and flourished but they’re both over 2 feet high and blossoming. The daisy bed looks full and healthy although no daisies.
The Love Lies Bleeding are doing really well and folks have asked what they are. I planted them together rather than one here and one there etc. Celosia Chinatown Red and Geraniums are looking mighty fine.
I do believe I’m better at growing vegetables than flowers – or not. I’m growing monster cukes and oh, about a thousand beefeater tomatoes. Tomatoes aren’t ready yet but getting there. The lettuce I pick daily for my salad. The herbs I use daily fresh as well as I dry quite a few.
The sunflowers ar almost ready to open their beautiful flowers. Oh life is good.
-- Erika, Hastings, ON