Tuesday Garden Party June 21st 2011

Wow I have been away a long time…not really away, just busy and coping with my new diagnosis.  I am finding it harder and harder to do the things I would like to do so my garden is not going to be as lovely as everyone else’s, but it is my garden and I like it!  My sweet granddaughter was here for the past week and she liked to “help”. 

With the diagnosis of lupus I must stay covered and wear hats outside all the time along with a light long sleeve shirt.  Luckily Humboldt County does not get that warm really so a light long sleeve shirt is comfortable most of the time.  Ally had to wear one of my new hats  as she “helped”.

Yes she still has her PJ’s on!  Those are miniture calla lillies she is watering. 

My peony actually bloomed this year.  I think it needed fresh soil and a slightly bigger pot, which DH took care of and we have been rewarded with:

Funny it is the same shade as the rose it sits next to, I guess I could have DH move it.

I changed out the primrose with new plants on my driveway planter, transferring the primroses into new containers to hopefully show them again next year:

My columbines and foxgloves have put on a nice show:

Lastly this week, my bleeding heart is blooming, it never really seems to do more than the year before, I am wondering if it is in too shady of an area in our entryway area:

It is surrounded by pots with baby Japanese maple trees from the 40-year-0ld one we have in the back yard.  It is interesting each year to see how far the seeds go and start to grow about the back yard.  I found one this year in our half wine barrel where we grow our herbs.  I must try to go get a picture of it!

Check out www.anoregoncottage.com for other inspiring posts (not that mine is inspiring!) haha.

We have had several bird nests in the trees in the surroundng yards and have found several babies that didn’t make it and the other day a real bird (as in not right out of the egg) was lying on our new patio.  We figure it must have ran into the sliding glass door.  It makes me sad.

About Allysgrandma
Passionate homemaker after 40 years of working and raising daughters! Finally time for my first love (other than DH who I met when I was 12)....sewing and quilting.

6 Responses to Tuesday Garden Party June 21st 2011

  1. minervasgardenwriter says:

    Your garden is just beautiful, and look at that amazing peony! Gorgeous!

  2. shopannies says:

    love the pictures your garden all atractive with loads of great colors come visit me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

  3. Your garden is lovely. So’s Ally!

  4. debbie says:

    you have a beautiful garden! looks like youve been working hard in it! cute granddaughter!


  5. Becky L says:

    Your plants are lovely. Much better than mine. I planted 5 tomato plants and 3 bell pepper plants last evening in my 4×4 ft. garden. That’s it for the year. Glad you are back to blogging and have missed you. Take care!

  6. Columbine and foxglove are so cottage garden-y, aren’t they?! I wish my foxglove would seed itself like everyone else’s. Lucky you to have bleeding heart! I know it’s not fun to deal with health problems, but all of us would probably benefit a sun hat and a bit of covering up like you 🙂

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