Wednesday, July 3, 2019

A Walk in the Garden

Every year I like to do a blog on my garden as my husband and son do a really good job with it. I have the total opposite of a green thumb and can't take any of the credit but I do enjoy it.
I draw a lot of inspiration for quilts from it as I love the flowers, the colors and especially love the trees.
We have a lot of perennials but I love the annuals as they bloom all summer. If you have to deal with the heat of summer, might as well get some beautiful color also.
Pow-Wows are in the Cone flower family...love the hot pink color.
We have tons of lilies....


and the beginning of a forest....When we first moved here, the property was 3 acres of "nothingness"...it used to be part of a farm and they used this particular area for grazing...so trees were non-existent...We planted trees (big twigs) and thought we will never have a forest of trees which I longed for but 10 years later, here we are.
My husband who likes to build things, built this arbor for some rose bushes to grow on.

This is nice and shaded and my granddaughter's favorite tree to climb....
My husband and son built this bee house out of bamboo...The bees seem to love it and fun to watch.



Birdbaths, birdhouses and
Sunflowers...
and this....ground cover which I have no idea what it is but the leaves all look like they were cut with pinking shears. Needless to say, it's one of my favorite things we have.
Our little woodland garden is my favorite as I love the variety of ferns...below is our vegetable garden ...and it's doing well this year...not always the case but we've had lots of rain. We had a bumper crop of spinach which was wonderful and now the zucchini and you know how that goes...can't give it away...So there you have it, I've taken lots of photos for color and texture and inspiration for quilts...Hope you enjoyed the tour!

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