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Friday, May 20, 2011

Here Comes the Sun

Spring Garden Tour


I know it is late in May
but it has either been quite
cold or very rainy around
here, so we are just getting
the garden in now.


I bought a few flats
of annuals for containers.


I didn't go crazy this year
because I will be gone for
such a long period of time and
didn't want to have too much
watering for those that will
help me with the garden
while I'm away.


Let's take a look around
the Spring garden.  It will
be interesting to look again later
in the season to see the changes.
This is a hanging basket
that has just been planted.


The perennial border.


The butterfly garden.


Herbs gone wild.


Vegetable garden.
And my shadow...


I love to grow my own
food.  I am an Irish
girl after all...


A trellis I made, I grow
morning glories on it.


I include the birds
in my garden.


We haven't set up the
gazebo yet but we have
a candle-lit chandelier in
there and it is a great
place to end the evening.


The back 40.


Here is one of the toads
that live here,  I try to
encourage them to stay
since they eat tons of
mosquitoes.






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