Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Vegetable Garden

 Since the old garden is now only getting 3 hours of sun a day we decided to make a new garden out back - we started from scratch (scratch means 3 foot tall grass, raspberry bushes and big rocks) Here's how it started...

First we had to have the area flattened, grass and rocks pushed out of the way and a load of sand, then screened topsoil brought in.

Next David and I built a fence around the garden to keep the deer out!

Then  I made beds with a mix of the topsoil and a black earth/manure/compost mix.

and started planting!

Old Vegetable Garden

This is our "Old" vegetable garden. It has been great - and bountiful but since we moved here the trees around it have grown so tall the garden has more shade than sun. Here are some photos of the old garden over the last 7 years...

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Spring has sprung

Here are a few photos from our garden - can you smell the flowers?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Let there be Flowers!

 It is January and it looks like this out...

So I thought I'd cheer myself - and you! - up and post these photos of last summer's flowers.

Monday, March 15, 2010

The snow is melting!

Ahhh! I can smell the earth again.
The snow is melting and I can see patches of garden peeking out. The leaves on the aubritia are still green after a winter under cover.
I am now in a hurry to prune my fruit trees before the sap really gets running. I always bring in some of the cuttings and put them in vases all over my house so I will have greenery and blossoms before the trees outside begin to leaf out.
My forsythia bushes are big enough this year that I can steel a few branches for some lovely sun yellow flowers in my home. Welcome spring!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Summer 09

I have not posted since 2007!
Well last year was rainy and mildewy - that is my excuse and I am sticking to it!
We are just coming to the end of peony season and starting daylily heaven here in Elphin.
I wanted to post a photo of the center of one of my peonies - doesn't it look like a mandala? I love peonies for their beauty, scent and the structure they add to any border.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Spring Garden

So far, the garden this year has been absolutely stunning. I thought I would share photos from April until early June with you by creating a gallery called Spring Garden. Please have a look! Go to

Here's a photo from the spring gallery...