THURSDAY, Planting Day!!!

Finally, I spent the entire morning planting:

tomatoes, all kinds of peppers, sweet potato vines, hosta, caladiums, and hibiscus to accompany my herbs.

Now, thunderstorms tonight—no hail, thank you!  These will all look so much better as they bloom and grow, if the skies are kind.



GARDEN READY? Not Yet-First Step!


Kevin Vargus did a beautiful job of clearing all of the grass, weeds, etc. from last year’s garden, in order for us to prepare the soil for next year.  First step with many more steps remaining!  We have a plan for two raised troughs this year.  Have we found the troughs yet—not yet!

Fee’s English Garden

For several years, I’ve had a vision of creating a beautiful English garden.  In honor of my mother’s birthday this year, I have accomplished this dream.  My grandfather’s petrified wood; a rock path; a favorite pottery piece;  historic iris; a blooming salvia bush here and there; vegetable plants; verbena; phlox; and a velvet fuschia snapdragon-breathtaking.   We planted a grape vine last year (in honor of our trip with Brett, Leanna, and Brandon to San Francisco and the Napa Valley last summer) and it has returned along the rock fence on the edge of the garden, following a long, cold winter.  The yellow, purple, and cranberry iris adorn the perimeter in gorgeous color.