Thursday, June 12, 2008

Old and New

Just as I knew, the roses are gone but the Oak Leaf Hydrangeas are in full beautiful bloom. Mother Nature has been taunting me lately. I had to jump through hoops to get these two photos off of my camera and onto my computer. Don't even get me started with all of the technical issues. I'm just taking it as a sign from above and beyond that I need to be spending time outside instead of inside in front of a computer. So, with that said, here's a quick shot of the new flower bed that didn't exist just a few short days ago.

The area was covered in ivy and an old picket fence. I kept one of the posts to use for my "squirrel feeder". It's something I got from the GoodWill dumpster - yeah, the time my friend and I got busted for going through the trash pile behind GoodWill. They throw away all the GOOD STUFF and sell the junk. I just don't understand it.

Anyway, I've decided that I'd rather be spending time outside in the yard than inside at my computer. So, I guess I'm taking a temporary hiatus from blogland. I've still got lots to plant and I need to figure out what to put down in/on the dirt where the ivy once was. It's under big oak trees so I am not counting on growing any grass there. I'm looking at ground covers now. Maybe just a simple mulch path and even more flower beds. Shade loving - that's the phrase of the day. Or of the past week.

Drop me a note if you have any ideas about how to deal with the areas outside of the flower beds. I'm still checking email but don't feel like messing with all the photos from our UK trip. I'll get to them one day.

Anyone else been having fun outside? It's crazy hot and I'm half way insane to be obsessed with gardening right now but I just can't help it. I want a lush place to enjoy my glass of iced tea. Oh, that reminds me...I need to plant mint!


Lynn Fisher said...

Thanks for sharing the photos of your yard. Beautiful. We are having a colder than usual summer and stuff is just starting to grow...but that will good for squash...yum! Oh, I love that you call it, the "squirrel feeder".
And welcome back!

Katie said...

I've been outside, more than inside these days.
Our garden is growing like crazy. We've had a good Spring- rain wise. Bring on the tomatoes~

Carole Baker said...

Hi Jaimie, Your flowers are so beautiful. I enjoyed your pictures of England. I'll be going there in September and can hardly wait.

Mary said...

I noticed it's been over a month since your last post. I hope you come back because I only just found this site. I love what you did with the rock flower beds. I was also looking at your charms. I love them!