Sunday, August 18, 2019

Garden Pics...



Some pictures from my garden...  August 15,  2019
(Click on the picture to enlarge and get a closer look.)














It is breathtaking this year and the pictures do not do it justice.  I am happy to share the beauty with my neighbors and visitors.  I have so many people tell me how much they enjoy either walking by or driving by and some even stop to tell me that it is so pretty.  I enjoy all the work involved in making it this way.  And I love all the little surprises that I find also.  For instance,  I found that weeds actually help to mulch the soil and keep it from drying out.  I had a lot of them this year,  thanks to all the heat we have had this summer.  I have replaced a lot of them (the weeds and grasses) with real bark mulch,  now that the temperatures have gotten back to the 80's where they belong.  I love being out there,  working,  sweating,  whatever.  It will be gone all too soon,  as the temperatures start getting cooler  and Fall and Winter set in!  And so the cycle continues...

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Evalani...

Guess what!
  I got a new dress,  too!
Mommy has been sewing,
 'cause it's too hot outside to work in the garden..
My name is Evalani...


I feel so pretty...

I even have red shoes to match my pretty dress!

It'll be fun to see who gets a new dress next!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Mindy...



Hi,  I'm Mindy...
My Mom just made me a new jumpsuit.
I really like it!


I took my little doggie 
and we went outside for a while today.
Her name is Gund...
 I also put on my summer sandals 
and my little pony bracelet.
It was fun to go outside.

She is looking forward to the next time 
that we go outside.

Sooo......  'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Still going strong...

My fantasy garden on June 25,  2019...
Beautiful!

'Til next time, 
Love ya,  Jean

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Garden Ornaments...

My "fantasy garden" has grown up 
over the last couple of weeks...


 This is one end of my backyard...
As you can see,  I have a lot of "decorations"...

So cute!

'Til next time.  Love ya,  Jean

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Bunnies...

This little guy or gal lives under my shed...
It is so cute...
There are lots of them in my neighborhood!



This is what it loves to eat!

This is how it used to look!
But it's okay!
Just one of God's little creatures
living on this beautiful Earth!
They have to live,  too!
I love them all!

'Til next time,
Love ya,  Jean



Thursday, June 6, 2019

Irises and other bloomers...


Asiatic Lily...
new this year...
Unfortunately,
 the blooms did not last very long...
It will probably be longer next year
once it gets established!

Decorated for Memorial Day and July 4th...

This Iris smells just like grape KoolAid...



This is the patch of the above Iris...
Smells so good!

This one is a bicolor...
Given to me by a friend...

An old-fashioned bicolor
that is about 50 yrs old...
Also given to me by a neighbor...

This one is very unusual...
Given to me by my daughter...
Very beautiful...

Another 50 yr old bicolor...

Closeup of the purple bicolor...

This is a Siberian Iris...
Also very beautiful...

I love them all
and love to walk through my garden
and just enjoy the beauty of it all!
Or even work out there!
 God has been very good to me
and I am very thankful for that!
 May you all have a very wonderful week.

'Til next time,  Love ya,  Jean