Wednesday, July 27, 2011

MMM...mmm... Good!

It was a good day of Raspberry picking today!


 I don't have a special secret recipe, just the insert from the box of Sure-Jell to guide me.  It's SO GOOD!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011



I've long since lost the tags for these lilies, so while I don't know their varieties, I do know that I LOVE them!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

More Hostas

I just updated my blog to include a page devoted to my hosta collection.  It is my intent to grow this collection, and this is a way for me to simply keep track of things!  I also placed an order today with Bluestone Perennials for more.  Here's what I chose:

Great Expectations - Because I love to read and it is one of my favorite books

First Frost - Recommended by Diane at My Cottage Garden

Frosted Mouse Ears - I just added Blue Mouse Ears, may as well have a set

Lakeside Baby Face - Living on the lake, need I say more?

Patriot - Great name, beautiful hosta!

Stained Glass - Fell in love with this one after visiting a co-worker's beautiful backyard shade garden

There you have it!  What are your favorite hosta varieties?  Is there a must have that I'm missing?

Perennial Border Update

Well, I've been a bad garden blogger and have been gardening more than I've been blogging.  But here are updated photos of my sun border, both a pre-season photo and one I took a couple of days ago. 

Early Spring  Perennial Border
Mid-July Perennial Border  
Perennial Border
Perennial Border - Shadier End
The lilies are alive right now, which is so exciting!  I'll post some closeups of the lilies next week.  Happy gardening!