Thursday, August 28, 2008

Rounding up Summertime...

The past few days around here have felt more like fall with the cool crisp mornings and dewy walks to the guinea coop, so I thought it would be nice to reflect upon the past spring and this beautiful season.
Some of you may recall the work that went into my new gardens this spring. What a job it was and this was only half of it!! It'll be a year or two before it fills in and I'm sure some plants will come and some will go but it's a start!A late bloomer this Popsicle Lupine! And OH look there's Eve's Oaknut tree in the red pot! The Tiki Torch Coneflower, made it's debut.Cleaning up the backyard garden is always a good workout! My Flame Grass from last year is showing tassels for the first time! This annual Cleome is a wonderful self-seeder. Now I know these apples are small but they ARE apples and they are MY apples!! I'm sure they'll be a little bigger next year, and just as tasty!!

9 comments:

Stacey Huston said...

Eve, I just love the pictures of how far your garden has come. I bet it will be twice as wonderful next spring..

Mary said...

Your hard work shows in your lovely garden! Glad to know the oaknut tree is thriving :-) Love that Cleome! Very pretty. Little apples are a beginning and they probably taste great. Enjoy the fruits of your labor.

The Birdlady said...

Yes, I remember all the work you put into your garden, and it's really paying you back. Beautiful.

Lynne said...

Mary is right- they're all the fruits of your labors. The flower bed was an ambitious job and it looks terrific.

Bird Girl said...

Ya done good, Eve!!! Yes, a new garden is so much work...and if ONLY the work ended there - haha - a lifetime of work! You've got some beautiful flowers - I love cleome (though it isn't the best smelling plant--it makes up for it with late fall color and presence)!
You little apples look RIPE and perfectly wonderful!

Roy said...

Hey Eve,

It was a good plan, well executed with great results.

John Theberge said...

Yay, finally some after photos. Great progress and I can't wait to see what it looks like next year.

Jenny said...

Hi Eve
How exciting to watch a newly planted garden grow and mature. That Cleome is beautiful and delicate.

Denise said...

What a beautiful garden you have Eve, fun to see how it started and how it is progressing. Great post.
Those flowers are gorgeoous and your apples are going to taste better than any you can buy in a store.