Sunday, June 1, 2008

Through the garden

Dahlings, it's June!!! It's hot and steamy and everything's growing like a weed, including the weeds. I've been outside quite a bit, pruning, straightening up, trimming, cleaning, mowing, getting my hands dirty and generally being happier than a pig stuck in mud. (How's that for a lovely visual?)

I'm sharing some of my hard work for your viewing pleasure today, mostly because I'm trying the different settings out on my camera and didn't think I should have to suffer alone. I've also been inspired by Ree's garden post, which has some wonderful links on it that have given me some good ideas.

I've been using this to scare small children for years. He's much more effective when sitting on dirt or grass. It looks like he's coming up from underground.

These are some examples of the fine housing I provide for our feathered friends:

Instead of using these, they pick an old stand on the bottom porch and make their nest in the top drawer:
Fountains that work:

And don't:

Purple flowers with small dog:

And without:

Finally, my favorite, the wisteria, which is fading fast:

Hopefully, we'll have some roses and peonies for next time! Out of curiosity, how do you pronounce peony? I say "PEE uh nee", my friend says "pee OH nee", hubs granny says "PIE nee". What's your version?


Twisting Ivy said...

I'm lovin' the creepy garden dude. I have such a soft spot for lawn ornaments, and the uglier/creepier the cooler, I say. =)

So jealous! lol

Ree said...

I love that gnome, too. I wanted to find one with character...instead, I got me a plain old red-hatted one that looks like the Travelocity gnome.

And I say Pee-uh-nee. Same way my gramma said it. ;-)

Vanessa said...

Love the garden guy! The fountains are pretty cool too. I love the sound the water makes when it splashes.

Anonymous said...

Neat images of your garden! It's nice to have a special place to spend beautiful moments in.

Kate said...

Someday I'll have a house with a garden! And I love the lush green. Not so much here just yet. Spring kind of went by the wayside and we went from snow to scorch. Although it IS finally raining.....

Rima said...


And I love your garden.