In the meantime, I'll share a picture of a summer activity that I am NOT doing.....
Miss A and Oreo
|This garden runs along the back of our property and took three hours to edge and weed this morning. Still need to mulch!|
|This is a lilac bush that my sister-in-law gifted me two years ago for my birthday. It was just a seedling when it arrived, but has grown beautifully. No buds yet, but soon there surely will be. The bush is in the same garden pictured above.|
|Bearded Flag Irises, which were started my Nonna Rose. No blooms this year because last year I divided and replanted. The mother rhizome was very old, and now new 'mothers' are taking root. I expect to have a fuller patch with blooms next spring. My nonna planted these irises when I was a very little girl, my mom took some when she moved to her first house, then she gave me some to plant at my first house and when we moved here 30 years ago, I dug a few up and brought them with me. Two years ago I gave a few plants to my cousin, Camille, so she and I are now the keepers of Nonna Rose's Bearded Flag Irises.|
|My newest Hosta bed; taken from the plants that surrounded our pool for twenty-two years.|
|The same perennial garden from the opposite end of the yard.|
|I love how the ferns look in the spring and early summer. Once it gets too hot they brown and start dying off. This year's patch is very lush.|
|This garden run along the right side of our property. At the opposite end is where the patch of fern is located.|
|It must be prom weekend! Actually, prom weekend in our area was last weekend, but generally speaking that is when my azalea bushes are in full bloom. I so wish they were a summer long flowering bush; they are so pretty.|
|The azaleas wrap around to the side of the house.|
|Next to the last azalea bush starts my rose garden, where Hubby is patiently removing a carpet rose bush that has totally overgrown and was half dead. I had 12 rose bushes, but the winter was hard on them, and I lost my Summer Sunshine, John F. Kennedy, Angel Face and two carpet bushes!|
|Ann and Lonni|
Ann was proud of her completed premie cap.
|Me (sitting) with my buddy, Sharon.|
|New friend, Linda with Bev and Me|
|One of my favorites moments at the retreat is when we have our hands blessed with oil.|
The prayer is that God bless our creative hands that do much for others.
|My finished premie hat.|