Monday, March 11, 2024

Fabric Carrots for Easter Decor

This year I made fabric carrots and had so much fun with them!
I put them on top of my largest hutch with a few wooden bunnies that my late uncle made.
I added a few real eggs that I decorated at least 25 years ago. It amazes me that they have lasted this long. I break a few each year, but luckily I made dozens of them.
I made lots of bunnies that I have scattered around.
This year I bought some new pillow covers and I thrifted that cake stand a few ago. It worked perfectly for the bunny vignette.
Even though I am not hosting an Easter event, I have still been enjoying these two rooms for the past weeks. I just do it for Hubs and myself and now to share with anyone who stumbles across my blog.

Sunday, January 21, 2024

Valentine's Day Tree

For years I have wanted to do a Valentine tree. This year I finally did!
I also did a lot of dining room decorating.
I also love vintage valentines.
It has been such fun!

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

BBQ Banana Ligularia

Wow, I am loving this new-to-me ligularia!
I liked it before it bloomed with only the huge dark leaves:
But I am really wowed now with those bright flowers. They are pretty much the same color as Black -Eyed Susan blooms.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Mid-Summer 2022 Garden

Just a few pictures so I can remember what was in bloom during July and early August. July 2 Loosestrife & Goatsbeard
More Loosestrife (I have planted it in numerouse areas)
July 10, 2022 shasta daisies and rose campion (lychnis coronaria)
July 10 - Smokebush shrub looking toward woodland area
August 7 Ligularia 'the Rocket'. Last photos show a riot of color with phlox, coneflower and black-eyed Susans.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

I have been adding more and more shrubs to my perennial borders

I am loving the yellow pops of color from the two spirea Goldstrom in the distance
This false cypress mophead echoes the same golden hue:
Flanking this arbor I have a Ninebark and a Royal Purple Smoketree:
From the road view, you can see another Spirea that moved last fall. It's doing great! The center shrub looks golden now, but it is actually a Burning Bush which will turn bright red in the fall. I have a number of burning bushes.
I also have 4 Limelight hydrangea shrubs, 3 of which I moved last fall from other areas of my yard. They, too, are doing great. I cannot wait until they are all in bloom!
There are two of the Limelight hydrangeas in this photo. The Queen Alexander poppies are blooming under one that was moved last fall. I am so pleased with all of the shrubs that I started moving into my garden about 8 years ago. I was unhappy with how the perennials looked good for a week or two and then they died and made the entire garden look bland and dull until the next plants came into bloom. The shrubs provide some needed constant structure. I don't know if anyone is still following me here from the old days when I blogged all the time. If anyone is still here, I would like to say "Thank you" for following me all these years! Please leave a comment so I know you are still checking in now and then. Hope you get some enjoyment from my garden pics. You may notice that there has been a lot of change. Just last year we had 33 huge pine trees removed which takes me from almost complete shade on the far border to nearly full sun now! I believe we have had at least 70 big pine trees removed since I began gardening here 34 years ago.
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