A garden is a love song, a duet betweena human being and Mother Nature.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

What Do you Like about Summer

I must say that I am not a big Summer person, kind of odd since I live in the south. But I do look forward to Watermelon, the garden fills out, tomato sandwiches, berries, and plenty of produce for canning.
I know my girlfriend looks forward to, picnic's, entertaining on the deck, and swimming in her pool.
What do you look forward to in the Summer? I would love to know?

Monday, May 14, 2012

Bird Bath Fix Up

Some of you know I am living in my Grandmother-In-Law's home. Rumor has it, it might be ours...but this is just a rumor. So what is a gardener to do? Reduce/Reuse/Recycle, that's what.

We (when I say we, I mean Me, my Son and my Daughter) dug up Mondo grass (Lilly turf) and outlined a bed. The Birdbath was moved from the grass it was just floating out in an ocean of green adrift. And the Big concrete pavers were in the back yard not making much sense with their location either. The little pavers I moved from my house...oh yes I did...my kids made them...Mama's don't leave things like that behind.
Around the pavers I put in a creeping Sedum, I am not sure of the name but it will cover this area by fall and in the spring it will have little yellow flowers, that came with me from the old house too.
OK, I did spend a little money on some soil...cant you see the lovely red clay soil, I have so elegantly stretched my leg out onto. It needed my Next Top Model pose to show its unyielding hardness. And I bought two packs of wax begonia's to go around the base, just to make it pretty.
We had a great rain here for mothers day and we will be moving the giant Azalea bush and filling in the space behind me. I will share the update with you...maybe I will update my pose by then.