Thursday, June 24, 2010

After midnight again, and here I am.  We got a lot accomplished today, so I am feeling rather optimistic about tomorrow.  The rain arrived around 5AM and we were very lucky because we only got a little over an inch of rain, not much wind, and no hail.  Thank goodness!
Our first clematis growing on the 'Egress' trellis; I don't have the name handy, but it is lovely and very floriferous. 
We were inspired to grow clematis by our friend who has an absolutely breath-taking garden.

This morning I worked on raking the yard and putting things away while I waited for the garden to dry up enough to work in.  Around noon, I went out to work on edging the backyard beds which look much nicer now.

Joel came home with a load of pallets for firewood and then mowed the lawn and after he was done with that he helped Carl clean up in front of the shop.  Carl and I worked on the beds behind the garage and up against the chicken coop--we finished those areas and then headed for the formal garden.

Ann came with her daughter and we had a mini-photo shoot of her beautiful new dress that they whipped up he night before.  Ann took her daughter home and came back later on alone; we worked on mulching right up until 10PM again. 

We ate supper, and I grabbed Teddy dog and gave him a bath.  I also mixed up a double batch of chocolate chip cookies (just in case the tour group is hungry) and will bake them sometime tomorrow.
Salvia 'Artemis'

I want to get up early tomorrow and see if we can put more of a polish on this yard.  Wish us luck.
Calla lily
Good Night!

Karen

2 comments:

LC said...

I'm sure the group who is visiting today will be very generous in their approval of your gardens... they are very nice folks as you well know! I spent yesterday with several who are attending today... thankfully, it shouldn't be as humid... I had a very bad heart spell while driving home... think I got too dehydrated after spending time in the sun outside. Thankfully Jerry B was with me and took over driving (and I was safely able to maneuver to the side of the road in all that traffic!). So here's my "Good Luck" offering!! Larry

Karen said...

Thank you, Larry, and I hope you are feeling better today!
Karen