We planted a cutting flower garden this year. All the flower babies are starting to really take off, so I made our first arrangement. It will be fun to have fresh flowers in the house all season long!
My ma has this amazing tree in the front yard. Every spring, for a very brief period of time, it fills with millions of little white flowers.
This year, we braved all the busy, buzzing bees visiting all the flowers so we could take a picture under it. It was worth the risk to get a picture with my honey.
Our goals are pretty simple: 1. Make this yum looking strawberry ice cream. Doesn’t it look the creamiest? Where can I get some pretty strawberries? 2. Pick up a couple more flowers at the garden store. The key here is that we need some blooming flowers. We have a lot of flowers in the growing stages, but we want some blooms to attract some more bees! Have a good one!
Being outside really is great. Just a couple hours in the faux fall fresh air, and all my cares (except my constant worry about the state of the plants) slip away. I spent some time last week doing a little work around the yard.
There is no number high enough to describe the amount of times I have lost the clippers in the yard.
These flowers lost all their leaves at the end of summer, but they are making a strong comeback now.
I cleaned a bit of the gutter out, and a lizard almost killed me, but the view up there wasn’t too bad.
And to cap off an already pretty perfect day, frozen yogurt with my best friend.
After a hot couple months, the flowers in our yard are coming to life again. And they definitely have a purple trend going.
Our neighbor was adamant that we wouldn’t be able to grow lavender, since she had no luck after several tries. We planted it anyway, and would you look at that.
These asters have been waiting patiently all summer for their time, and we were super surprised at how enthusiastically they bloomed. They literally stop traffic.
A relatively new addition to the yard, but jumped right onto the purple bandwagon.
This was an experimental planting, in a very shady area. Do you have those areas in your yard where you aren’t quite sure what will want to grow there? It seems to be working hard to survive. Bloom where you are planted, right?
I took a little trip to see my family last month. Besides going to the fair, we spent a lot of time in the garden, checking on the flowers, baking cookies and muffins, and playing with fabric. A nice little summer vacation.