Today I thought I would just show a few of the stray photos I took during the past two days.
On each side of the deck entrance I have these planters that have tall liatris (blazing star). After the storms this weekend, a few of them toppled over. Don't you just hate when that happens?
I will probably cut them for a bouquet.
On Sunday morning it was so humid that my camera lens immediately filled with condensation when I walked out the door. Hence the hazy hosta picture below.
Here's a crocosmia 'Chopsticks' that fully opened.
This is just the view of my new arbor from the driveway. The white callas I bought from Walmart this spring are now blooming. They would be great in a bouquet. I hope the bulbs spread for next year. They are planted in a container that I can store for the winter. Callas cannot take the cold winters of N. Michigan. When I pulled out this very loosely woven jacket to wear today, I was shocked to see that the elbow was all ripped out. Sorry for the blurry picture. I must have moved when I snapped it. I have no idea how that happened. It's a good thing I get up early. I had plenty of time to cut the sleeves off and rehem them. Instead of long sleeves, I now have short sleeves, which is better for summer anyway.
I am so glad you stopped by to visit my garden. I garden in lower northern Michigan (zone 5) in far less than ideal conditions. I have too many pine trees, too much shade, too many rocks, herds of hosta-munching deer and rabbits who think my lilly buds are gourmet appetizers. I am by no means an expert in horticulture or garden design--just an amateur with a shovel and a passion. My garden changes daily during the summer and I will be updating frequently.
During the winter months, I blog about my favorite cold-weather hobby--quilting and just my everyday musings.
I hope you enjoy your visit, and that you will come back soon.