12 May 2013

Happy Mother's Day

For all the mothers out there and especially my own! Happy Mother's Day!

For me it was another day of gardening and trying to catch up with a very late winter. Two weeks ago we had snow. Tomorrow this is what we expect:

Yep. Already into the nineties, which means the gardening will have to happen in the mornings, because it's just too scorching hot after lunch.

Here's a bit of our newest project - a butterfly garden, which means tearing up 1/3 of the front yard. I'm using Barbara Damrosch's Theme Gardens book as a guide for the many flower and flowering bush plantings.

There'll be a white curved picket fence in front of the wishing well that will help define the actual flower plantings around the bird bath, stretching to the walk on the left, and road to the right. More photos when things start to grow, and I'll include a list of the plants as well. Wait until I paint the wishing well with a full palette of colors! I can't believe it's mid-May and the cottonwood tree behind the bench has barely begun to leaf out.

The flower boxes have been planted, but I still have to paint all the white trim. This is part of the springtime ritual  for me, sort of a "right of passage" into summer most people would just as soon avoid.

After a nice chicken dinner that hubbo cooked, we had homemade vanilla custard ice cream with raspberries soaked in St. Germaine elderflower liqueur. Very nice indeed!

All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his. - Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest



A great post to read.


Jan Newman said...

Ambitious. Looks like your plans are coming along well.

Jan Newman said...

I nominated you for a Liebster Award. If you are interested, see my blog post at http://blog.janridernewman.com/2013/05/accepting-challenge-and-passing-it-on.html. Happy blogging.

Rebecka Vigus said...

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Bettyann Schmidt said...

Your house is so lovely...and your butterfly garden too. Also loved that pic of your strawberry dessert! I find it's hard to keep the writing going and get out in the garden to work too. I do have some new garden areas, however, so I guess I'm doing okay. b.

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