Friday, May 3, 2024

This weather has been perfect for gardening!

 Hi Everyone!  I hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your Spring weather!  I have been taking advantage of this gorgeous weather and planting, weeding and mulching.  It is starting to get a little humid and very warm here now, so I need to finish up my gardening soon.

I have been putting in so many wonderful plants at my new house.  Things like foxglove, peonies, iris, coral bells (Heuchera), roses, clematis, astilbe, dahlias, etc., etc.  I have also planted chives, lavender, lemon thyme, a tomato plant and some romaine lettuce.  I have seeds to put in the ground like beans, squash, pumpkin,  and swiss chard.  I might be too late for the swiss chard though.



Foxglove upclose

Front Garden


Part of Front Garden and down the side of the house garden.

A week ago I went down to SC to see Jenny, Kevin and the boys.  It is Artfield there.  We walked around town and saw all the wonderful art entries.  This year Owen had an entry in Artfield Jr.  He did an awesome job!!

Edgar Alan Poe Entry-Made from all watch parts, coins, etc.

The boys in front of the Railway Station which had the Artfield Jr. entries.  Owen created this dinosaur model as if it were a "dig".  He did a great job and should be very proud!!

If you look closely the art on the turntable shines up to the middle column and it is the artist, Salvador Dali's face!!  So amazing!!

I love this painting entry of a path through the woods.  

After lunch and walking thru the entries at Artfield, Jenny and I took a Sweetgrass Basket making class at Moore Farm Botanical Gardens.  It was alot of fun but not as easy as it looks!

This is my sweetgrass basket I made.  I'm proud of it!

While Jenny and I were at MF Botanical Garden we could see some of the flowers before they closed.  It is just beautiful there!

Foxglove at MFBG

Jerusalem Artichoke, Foxglove and pansies at MFBG

Hot Poker Plants at MFBG

Amazing sculpture of woman asleep under a blanket at MFBG

Moore Farm Botanical Garden

Rose at MFBG

Roses at MFBG

After going to MFBG, it inspired me to create a grouping at my house.

Deutzia blooming on a bush, a very tall bush at my house.

Plants I bought to make up some pots by the garage.

A cute grouping of lavender, basil and a pot full of coleus, little petunia, geranium and creeping jenny by my little fountain I bought.

This is my favorite time of year and my favorite gardening time.  Next year my gardens will be even better than this year.  The one iris bloomed out front, but I planted 5 more colors and they will bloom next year.  I also planted alot of peonies in many colors, they will bloom next year also.  I have 2 plants from a very dear friend of mine, Esther Gallup who is no longer with us.  I am so glad I have these plants from here and I will think of her when they bloom!  She was an amazing woman and lived to be 106!!

I hope you have enjoyed the tour of my gardens/plants, Moore Farm Botanical Garden, etc.  Moore Farm Botanical Garden is in Lake City, SC if anyone every wanted to visit there.  They have limited hours, so check their website for info.

Have a wonderful rest of your day and weekend!