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Saturday, July 20, 2013
Garden flowers and farm share
I’m running out of cards made before the basement flood, and
haven’t been able to make more since then. I’ll share some photos that are
slated to be made into cards, and will do the same with some travel blogs that
don’t have cards yet, either.
Can you see the moisture inside these flowers? They grew
mightily this spring, putting a big smile on my face every time I saw them. The
white ones on the other side of the yard were also gorgeous, but didn’t have
sunlight filtering through them like in this photo. After I’ve added another peony to the side of
the house, maybe it will be time for another bleeding heart. I wonder how many
colors they come in? Do you have a favorite color?
I’m so happy with the two hydrangeas that we added in the
past two years. They are stunning, especially this unusually flowering one. The
other is more traditional, but I’m amazed by the odd blossom pattern here. I’ve
seen some pink ones, too, but don’t know if they are recently planted ones that
haven’t changed color due to the soil composition. I’ll keep grinning every
time I see these, too! Good riddance, hostas, and thanks to my friends for
taking them off my hands/property.
Our garden experiment last year was a good learning
experience, lots of work, and little but cute yield. We decided to try a farm
share this year, and have also planted a few items that I’ll post as they grow
(bell peppers, sugar snap peas, watermelon, herbs). These strawberries came in
a huge flat of … pick-your-own! Now I respect why they cost so much in the
store. We had strawberry shortcake, strawberry milkshakes, strawberries and
yogurt, and still needed to freeze several bags for later use. Yum!