Friday, May 24, 2013

A Walk in the Garden at Sunrise

Cecilia is posting views from people's back porches on her blog.  It's lots of fun to see the different views from all over the world. You can check it out here:  http://thekitchensgarden.com/   This was the view yesterday from my kitchen window.  My back porch view is blocked by trees.  You can submit a view from your back porch on her blog.

I bought my husband a birdhouse for his birthday and he mounted it on an old tree trunk by the upper pond.

My gazebo is under there.  The Weeping Beech has produced a limb that acts like a curtain in front of the entrance to it.

The dogwoods are still blooming.

That is a Mock Orange over the waterfall.  I will take pics when it opens.


The hostas and ferns are bigger than Teddy.

I love the way they collect the rain water.  Click for a closer look.

This is a future project.  The faux bois under that brown tarp is crumbling and needs to be repaired.  I bought the Quikcrete and will try to repair it.

Some different fern color.

A view from the middle pond to the top.

Moss on the crossing stone.

The vegetable garden is filling in. 

My puny little corn patch.

When I planted these gardens, I planted lots of roses.  I lost lots of roses too.  The ones that survived are hardy and are about to put on quite a show.

I am anxious to see how my zucchini do this year.  I plant them each year but something eats the blossoms.  I think I have a groundhog somewhere.

The potting shed is covered in 'New Dawn' roses and will soon be spectacular.  I have carpenter bees drilling holes in my shed.  Does anyone else have them and how do you handle them?

I am hoping to get cucumbers to grow up this trellis so I can make lots of pickles.

Future tomatillas.

Teddy and I make this trek each morning just as the sun comes up.  We always feed the fish before we go back to the main house. The fish are now about a foot long.

Rain on the ladies mantle.

Teddy always beats me back to the top.  I always stop to weed.  Teddy doesn't weed too much!

The first Clematis of the season.

This is one of the flower beds I planted last year.  Most of the perennials came back. Hope you enjoyed the walk.