This morning I spent three hours digging weeds in my main garden. What a chore! I have let it go for a long time and now I must the price to get it looking decent again. DH and I have been working on it for weeks now.
This is one area that we have completely dug out and replanted.
I am spending the rest of the afternoon sitting on my deck reading a culinary murder mystery book that my son sent to me (for Christmas) and sipping an icy cold glass of Chardonnay. Life doesn’t get much better!
While sitting there, I took a few pics of the deck today.
The pink flowers are Zephranthes or rain lilies that my blog friend Pati sent me from her Missouri home. I can't remember how many years ago...maybe 8?? They are not winter hardy in Michigan, so I have to store them every winter.
This flowers stay very short and I love them as a centerpiece on my deck coffee table.
I almost lost these black/yellow lilies called Lionheart Tango Lilies (from Breck's). I had only one left in my garden, so two years ago I dug it up and planted it in a barrel on my deck. Look how it has multiplied! I think it likes its new home.
Yesterday I bought some Coneflower 'Sombrero Hot Coral'. I don't have much luck with coneflowers in my garden, so I put these three in another barrel on the deck. They should stay less than 2 feet tall. I hope they acclimate and come back next year!
Let the Basting Begin! - I am using my dining room table to baste this big one -- it's about 105 x 105 inches (king size). It's been a while since I've finished one this big.
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