The Gardens

Yesterday I started cleaning the outdoor sink.  I got these pics out of order but I will show you how bad this area was in after a few more photos.
Teddy and I checked out the lower gardens.  Soon the millstone will be gurgling away.  My faux boi sofa is under that brown tarp.  I am afraid to see the winter damage when I unwrap it.  Does anyone know how to repair faux boi?
I am still waiting for the daffodils to bloom.
That is Teddy back there doing pee pee.  She goes to the most remote areas of the garden and would rather not 'go' in the gardens at all.  Typical chow chow.
Here is the pic of the sink area after I removed the shelves.  One of my shelves needs to be prepared so this project is on hold until I take care of that.

Look at what a mess the gazebo area is.  I need a full day to clean this all out.

Ah ha!  One daffodil has bloomed!

The gargoyle has a head of ivy hair.  Can you find his face?

The hellebore's are blooming.

Teddy is visiting her fish.  She loves the taste of pond water.

Just trying to catch some fish mama!

What do you mean they will not swim into my mouth?

Hey are swimming the wrong way.

Damn!  No sushi today.

The toadflax is starting to grow.

The only ducks that Teddy will not kill.

Chives.  Time for an omelet.



Way back in the corner, Teddy is taking a poo.  She has been known to try to stick her butt outside of the fence. Chows are the neatest of dogs.

I need to do some work on the garden doors.  They are quite dull and one of the handles has fallen off.

An espaliered apple tree.

The Blog tech and I got up early and made four double recipes of jalapeno corn bread.  We took it with 120 pickled eggs, 4 pounds of pickled sausage, a huge vat of baked beans, 12 quarts of cole slaw and pounds of banana pudding and dropped it all off at the shelter.  One of the guys told me he woke up this morning wishing he had some of my cornbread and there it was. 


Anonymous said…
great photos today Joyce, love the new back ground too, what a good dog Teddy is!
Anonymous said…
Nice to see how far spring has sprung over at Yours. Not even the chives are showing here yet. Well the cranes started arriving today so I guess spring won't be far away :-)

Have a great day!
Teddy sorry you missed out on the sushi. That blooming daffodil is a welcome sight I'm sure.
Patty Woodland said…
Poor Teddy - no sushi. Maybe one day :)
You've made more than one guy's dreams come true! . . . wait, that doesn't sound quite right but you know what I mean!
Jan said…
Joyce, I just love your new cheerful, and it's wonderful to see photos of your backyard again.

Poor Sushi :(

luckybunny said…
Now you are getting to know what those guys want before they even tell you! ;) Loved the garden photos and especially that cutie pie Teddy!
Candace said…
You have your work cut out for you, but I know how nice it is to be outside after a long winter! We repair our faux boix with Quik Krete or anything with a similar name. Just take a trowel and fill in the splits and holes and let your "inner sculptress" take flight!
Barb said…
It looks like you have a good bit of work ahead of you. But I do love cleaning things up in spring!
Willow said…
Teddy you are far too cute, far too cute and what an adventurous boy you are! Nice yummmy treat for those at the shelter,good work.
Before/After pics, really show the work done. We know what we did. But it's also great, to have pic-proof! :-)

Teddy has tried to stick her butt outside the fence, to do-poo-poo. What a super dog. -giggggles-

Anonymous said…
Your gardens are just amazing!
Suzanne said…

I just love your blog
I hold you and the Blogtech in such high esteem. You share, not only your food and time but your heart. Truly good people..and I am so happy to have you in my life if only from afar. Your support during this sad and tragic time has meant to much to me, Joyce. Thank you.
P.s. Watching your yead come back to wonderful.