Well, I'm late and I'm not done yet, but I've been working on this years garden plantings.
First, I'll give you a couple of sneak peeks at Hanna's college quilt. Can't reveal it until after graduation later this month.
What do I hate more than pinning? trimming! But I love this self-retracting blade of the Fons & Porter rotary cutter :)
Here are my practice pieces for machine quilting. I use scraps and then test the stitch every time I first start and after any needle or bobbin changes.
Seriously? After measuring.....seriously???
Okay on to the gardens. The white garden is getting some pink and blue this year. It's year 3 so the roses (and all the perennial plants) look great! This one has a sweet scent.
Peonies look and smell good too. The white bleeding heart is fading fast, but it was good this year.
The knock out roses took a hard hit with the ice storms and coco this past winter. She actually chewed on them over the winter - duh, why? I cut them all back except one, now I wish I had cut it back to - next year.
Just planted the area around this tree this morning - it's magenta coleus and mixed impatient.
I picked up this pre-planted hanging shade basket for $30. A little pricey, but I got a second basket at 1/2 off and this one is chocked full of great plants.
Hooray - after about a three year shock rest, this gigantic lime green hosta is looking great. Look at the pansy for a size comparison -
This is the garden I can see from the dining table in the family room. I think I may have something like 60-80 hostas. I haven't counted, but I did a rough estimate.
Leaving the yard on the side.
I didn't get a photo of the azaleas, which are hot pink, but the side yard looks good. I planted this from total scratch about 4 years ago. Me and home depot. The ivy is totally grown in now.
This is the back of the garage, and I wish it was a koi pond - I really do. It will get a shot of color in the next couple of days.
I like inserting pots of coleus and impatient in these shade beds. In the front of the photo there is a bleeding heart that self seeded and grew between rocks in the wall - a nice surprise.
Herb garden, waiting for more herbs.
These are my new pots for the front of the house. We destroyed 2 with the car this past winter in the garage. They are the light weight ones but I think they look like the real deal.
They have tall yellow daisy like flowers which better start producing again or they're out.
Thanks for coming on my garden tour! Have a great week.