Category Archives: our garden

total solar eclipse…amazing!

Did you see the solar eclipse on Monday? It was amazing! We had two minutes and sixteen seconds of totality in our back yard. A good reason to have a party! We had about 35 people here. Everyone who came brought something to share for dinner. We had quite a spread! We watched first contact […]

the same turtle…four times

We are blessed with a large yard. It’s about 3.5 acres. Most of the front yard has flower beds while the backyard has a few old oaks and some open grass. In the backyard, there’s an ancient mulberry tree with an old well under its branches. Near the well, a tiny spring bubbles up and […]

a peek at my week

Today has been a quiet day. The girls are gone for the afternoon…one to work and one to an appointment. DH is at work, of course. So it’s just me and the cats. Here are a few pictures of Winston from the past week. In the kitchen sunshine. He is quite fluffy and has very […]

daylily season

We have been blessed with several days of beautiful weather, enjoying highs of 80 or less. Saturday was perfection with blue skies, a breeze and low temps. I actually got chilly sitting on the front porch at 11:00 a.m. Unheard of for this time of year. Today is the last of that, though. An expected […]

springtime

Spring is my favorite season. Here are a few pictures from our yard. The first set is from a few weeks ago. The bloodroot was blooming alongside the grape hyacinth. The Lenten Rose was beautiful. Daffodils were blooming all over the garden. Poet’s daffodils are some of our end-of-the-season daffs. Snow White kept coming in […]

weekend garden

On Saturday, DH and I took a turn around the yard. There is a lot of spring out there! Lots of daffodils. DH picked a big bouquet of the larger daffodils for church on Sunday and he also picked a small bouquet of the tiny Tete-a-Tete daffodils. Little patches of spring moss are popping up. […]

a visit from family and a visit to the garden

Yesterday, my Dad, my sister and my brother-in-law came for the afternoon. They live about two hours due north of us. DH and my BIL went on a 22 mile bicycle ride. My Dad, my sister and I had a nice afternoon just visiting, catching up on news, and enjoying each other’s company. I’m so […]

a busy day turned into a lazy day

Hello, friends! I hope you are having a good weekend. Today turned out to be warm and humid, but it was beautiful this morning. We had planned to have a dinner party this evening, but the guest of honor is ill and had to postpone. We are praying he and his family recover and are […]

daylilies

The front yard is in the height of daylily season. If you are local, feel free to come by and look around. We will be open for another plant sale tomorrow, Saturday. High for the day is forecast as 68*. Unbelievable for July. Most years, DH is digging plants for the sale in 90+ temperatures. […]

daylilies…they’re not just orange or yellow

I have lost track of the number of people who have walked through our garden and then said, “I thought daylilies only came in orange or yellow!” Here’s proof they come in many colors… Let’s start with a beautiful white one with a lovely green throat. ‘Gentle Shepherd’ ‘Jungle Beauty’ is one of my favorite […]