Tuesday, July 30, 2013

My Pride and Joy

Thank you to my dear friend, Mary Fetter, for sharing your Pride of Barbados seedling with me 2 springs ago. The first blossom popped out 4 days ago and it is now in full bloom, but this first one had been long awaited. Patience is a virtue... says an old saying, not from Proverbs, but true enough.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Giant Mammoth Sunflower



Saturday, July 13, 2013

Bumble Bee


{Temporary} Weed-pulling Hiatus

Last couple of weekends Tom and I made a concentrated effort to dig up most of the weeds in our garden. Tom made several runs to Home Depot for mulch to slow the return of the ever-present nuisance. Weeds. Weeds. Weeds. I'm really satisfied with the results of our sweat and sore muscles! The plants are happy too, although they seem to be a bit weary of the multiple days of over 100 degrees. We keep watering minimally and praying for rain. :-)

Friday, July 5, 2013