This week has been filled with sunny days and the flowers are showing off their lovely blooms. It’s almost time to sit back and relax but I have a few more plantings to complete. I don’t think the garden is ever really done, is it?
The Sage is in full bloom and the bees are loving it. There is nothing better than having a herb garden right in your backyard. It makes dinner a breeze when you just have to walk outside to get your herbs.
The Poppies are absolutely beautiful and I have started popping seed heads in my pocket for next years sowing. I found some brilliant red Poppies at our community garden. They had reseeded themselves along our compost area.
The Alstromeria is just beginning to open under the Rose arbor. It’s such a great cut flower, often lasting up to two weeks in a vase.
Masses of Roses cover the arbor this month. They have to be the easiest Roses to care for. Just tie them in place to train them a bit and you are done.
I am having some fun doing the funky junk thing. This old bench was a found item and needs some work. I did a bit of stenciling, added a pot of Violas and a crow to dress it up. I still have the urge to sand it down and repaint the whole thing. Maybe next year.
The gnomes have finally found a home on the potting bench. There they can stay as I am not the biggest fan of gnomes. It also prevents me from putting any more junk on top.
I still have a coupe of new projects to finish. I found this derelict old bird house and added a bit of paint. I have one of those wrought iron hanging basket stands and I think the birdhouses will hang from it this year. I thought it would be fun to be able to move them around and use them in areas that need more colour.
Well that’s it for today. I am linking with Tootsie Time and hope you will too. I am off to get my Zinnias and Eggplant in containers but I have been saying that for two days. Of course, how could I resist getting my Mom some flowers for her patio.? I think I know how to create work for myself but I love it.