I'm sure you've guessed that things have been pretty darned busy around my little house recently....thus the lack of blog posts!
There's so much I want to tell you and show you, and yet I don't have the time to get frequent posts written these days.
I am truly sorry, and I hope to be back to regular updates...and visits...again soon.
|My Crooked Little Country Garden|
|Sweetie's Veggie Garden|
We have more zucchinis and yellow squash than I know what to do with at this point, so I'm trying to be creative and come up with new ways to prepare them, preferably in soups and sauces that can be frozen for the long winter months ahead.
So far all my experiments have been incredibly successful! I'll be sharing some more with you in the near future, as I'm sure there are many of you who are also overwhelmed with zucchinis right now.
The garlic is ready to harvest, as are the black currants. I need a clone!
I sure hope I get to them before the critters do. They stripped every single red currant off the other bush....fortunately they don't seem to be as fond of the black currants!
I need to take an hour in the garden this evening, if the weather lets me. It's been raining here for three days now - and boy, did we need it!
I'm not the only one who's been busy around my house.
Well, he finished it - and I absolutely love it!
Originally, I got quotes to get this split rail fence installed by a local landscaper. But, at the end of the day, Sweetie decided to tackle it himself.
Which is just as well, as getting a landscaper to put in a fence at this time of year is nearly impossible, it seems.
My sweetie did such an amazing job, I'm so impressed!
Of course, he had his trusty little assistant right there with him the whole time. Monkey is such a good little helper, she keeps everything going smoothly during a project!
My handsome sweetie in his work clothes, admiring his work from the deck.
While I stand back and admire him, wink wink!
The fence looks just perfect, and really finishes off the front garden nicely.
The wild portion, behind the fence, drops off into a small ravine, and is full of berry brambles, tansy, and some other very large weeds and wildflowers that get out of control in late summer.
The fence will keep all those tall things from flopping over onto the shrubs I planted last spring, and give them a chance to grow up.
On the left side of the evergreen I planted a dwarf Lemon Candy Ninebark, which is a bright yellow/chartreuse color.
|Lemon Candy Ninebark|
In between each Ninebark is a Sunjoy Tangelo Barberry. The contrast will be amazing when they are established.
|Sunjoy Tangelo Barberry|
On the right side of the evergreen are Lilacs and Hydrangeas. Unfortunately I don't remember what varietal I planted, although I am sure I kept the information somewhere for future reference.
The lilacs will grow tall and help act as a privacy screen on that side, and the hydrangeas will help disguise the 'knees' of the lilacs.
I just love the way the new split rail fence looks, it's such a 'country' look!
Too bad it won't keep out the bear. Sigh. Apparently they are still around, as we spotted a tiny baby bear on the road near the house on Friday evening. You just know mama wasn't too far away!
What's been going on in your neck of the woods? I miss you all!