Yes, I still have my blog. I have thought about it each day I've been away from it and have missed all of you! I not only haven't posted, but am so far behind reading your blogs that I'll never catch up.
But you see, I've taken advantage of the (somewhat) warm days and stayed outdoors from almost sun-up until.....
There's just something so therapeutic about being in the garden. The sunshine and fresh air are rejuvenating, especially after a long winter. And I have ideas for new things I want to accomplish outside. And that's not even taking into account all the weeds that are flourishing in the rich, warm Earth.
I've not been lonely, however. The animals have been my constant companions. They enjoy being outside as much as I do.
|Kris taking a rest among the thyme and oregano|
|Not to be outdone, Valerie decides to lie down in a different bed of thyme.|
|Even Kitty Myrtle joins us. Her two brothers, Carl and Murtie, are off hunting for mice.|
|Another view of the thyme with the oregano and rosemary in the background. My herb garden is looking good. The tall dark green shrub is a yew.|
|St. Francis is a sentinel at the herb garden entrance|
|Liriiope border outside the herb garden|
|Potted up new this year|
|Kris is never very far away from me.|
|Ivy trained around a small baker's rack. A pot of bocappa sits on a shelf.|
|Sweet Potato Vine, which grows almost as fast as Kudzu Vine here in our Southern climate. Love the lime green color.|
|Creeping Jenny - a great ground cover.|
|There was much weeding to be done in this flower bed. At the forefront are Sedum Autumn Joy and Iris.|
|I have tons of Lemon Balm -- a quite invasive plant.|
|Vinca ground cover interspersed with hostas and hellebores.|
|Lamb's Ear, Lavender, Poppy and Snapdragon.|
|Wire Vine from last year. It stayed outside all winter so I found out it's winter hardy. Sweet Potato Vine peeking out at the bottom of the photo.|
|Snowball Bush. The blooms were huge this year.|
|Zephirine Drouhin Rose. Thornless, disease resistant and extremely fragrant. What more could you ask for in a rose?|
|Strawberries growing in concrete blocks - a new project.|
|My old bicycle fromthe 1980s has become a garden ornament.|
|Mock Orange - smells like heaven.|
|Mock Orange close-up|
|The beginning of my new Moon Garden|