Friday, July 15, 2011

july garden walk

Look at these adorable Bumble Book Club party favors--I put a cutting of Russian Sage in each one.

I moved a bunch of pots to this retaining wall--really prettied it up.

See how the potager is coming along? It's not humiliating me anymore...and I've transplanted about 20 volunteer tomato plants in there.

The "hot" garden has great lilies right now.

I'm rather fond of this shady spot.

A bushel AND a peck of raspberries to pick.

And the pear crop looks abundant, too.

The south corner looks pretty right now.

Here's a slice of the prairie--bee balm, coneflowers, black eyed susans, false sunflowers and ox eye sunflowers are blooming.

Happy weekend! I'll be back Monday with a book review of The Year We Left Home.


  1. It all looks amazing!

    After your comment this morning, I started in on the bathroom. It's squeaky clean so now then I moved on to the kitchen, seeing as how food will be served there. Saving the living room for last. Ugh, I hate cleaning!

  2. Ooooo!!!! It all looks so pretty! Very lush! Isn't it just so relaxing to walk around outside and take it all in? Love. :)

  3. You have VOLUNTEER tomatoes?! We have to pay ours. The photos are gorgeous and show promise of wonderful snacks and meals to come. You must live on the Fruited Plain.

  4. Gorgeous! I'm only growing volunteer tomatoes after last year's fiasco with them. And the volunteers are doing beautifully - go figure! Have a great weekend!

  5. I'm on the hold list at the library for The Year We Left Home. Can't wait to hear what you have to say about it.

    I saw the backberries were almost ripe last weekend up north. We won't be up this weekend so probably next time we're up they'll be ready. Gotta get them before the bear and deer do.

  6. Those volunteer tomatoes! They turn up in the strangest places. I have one growing right next to the compost bin. Yep, next to it. Then there are the two invading the broccoli... that's okay. I didn't transplant them; just watching them do what they do, and grow.

  7. Oh wow! Can you come and work some green magic in my yard? I'm ready to cement it over! ;)

  8. your gardens look beautiful! love the pots on the retaining wall, too. awesome! it's so nice to see other people's gardens. i love to admire them. i can almost imagine myself visiting some of them in person.

  9. Your garden is indeed lovely. Laura Ingalls would feel right at home on your prairie. :)

  10. That looks like a heck of a lot of work...but it also looks A-MAZ-ING! I heart a lovely garden...

    Good job!

  11. wow, so beautiful. so lush!

    and i look forward to your review. (i loved that book very much.)

  12. You live in paradise. I know it's a lot of work, but it's paradise :-)

    xo jj

  13. Your gardens are gorgeous. And delicious raspberries and pears to boot! Yum.

  14. Aw this makes me miss WI so much! I hope I can come back some day and have a beautiful garden and green space like yours.


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