a new fence

a new fence

I have mentioned in the past, our neighborhood has a growing problem with deer.  They are so comfortable here, they bed down in back yards, and it's not uncommon to see a whole family strolling down the sidewalks, sampling from every yard as they go.  There is not much I can do about what they [...]

this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week's bouquet comes from the last flowers of my garden.  The echinacea are having their second bloom of the season and their last hurray. They started blooming in July and I think the heat and dry summer was just too much for them, as the flowers were pale and scraggly..  This second flush of [...]

this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

This week's bouquet starts with some golden rod that I nabbed from my elderly neighbor's yard.  Usually it is only found along the road side or in a country field.  No one purposely allows this weed to grow in their yard.  This year, while she was away, her son's chopped down every weed and flower [...]

this week’s bouquet

this week’s bouquet

Thought I had better get back to making bouquets before the summer is over.  The August garden is waning, especially from the heat and lack of rain, but there are a few beauties still going strong. I started this bouquet with just zinnias since they needed picking.  Grown from a pack of seeds, a good [...]