Thursday, May 30, 2013

New Wash Tub Garden

While I was on vacation the past week I worked in the garden weeding, planting and playing.  One thing I did manage to get done was my wash tub garden I had been planning for ages.  The best thing of all was that I already had all the old tubs and didn't need to buy any!  Half of the tubs are in shade and the other half in sun - I couldn't have planned it better myself.

Monday, May 20, 2013

More Peonies

 Itoh Yumi (Beauty) Yellow Doodle Dandy Peony

Itoh Bartzella Peony

The Yellow Doodle Dandy is the one in front blooming it's heart out and Bartzella is in the back with a few blooms.  Bartzella is a much smaller plant than the Yellow Doodle Dandy is so in a few years it should have just as many blooms.  All the peonies are blooming much better this year than the last few but our winter was a little colder which seems to make a big difference.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Perfect Gift for Mother's Day

Artwork from Bella

Itoh Peony "Treasure" Peony Blooming

Itoh Peony "Pink Double Dandy" Blooming

Coral Charm Peony Blooming

After a nice cool weekend we have the perfect week coming up. Supposed to be 70 today and then 80s for the next 6 days.  Perfect for working in the garden since we had another load of mulch delivered Thursday!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013


were made for jumping in

We had another 1 3/4" of rain this past weekend which made Bella one very happy little girl.  She tried jumping in the puddles with her rain boots on during the morning but that just wasn't good enough.  When I got home from work we went out in the garden again and she had a blast!