Thursday, June 20, 2013

Welcome the Summer Solstice

The back patio planter bed with the fountain
Spent Tuesday and Wednesday in the garden tidying and mulching. Received a violation from the police for "weeds" over 6" and blight so I had to go to town cleaning and weed-whipping. City Manager is supposed to drive by tomorrow so I hope it will pass muster with her. The police threatened to shut me down and said I couldn't have a home business...the city manager sang a different tune, so I don't know who to believe.

Anyhow, had the worst market ever today, should have stayed in bed or worked in the garden and nursery - it would have been more profitable. No traffic and the folks who cruised by were just looking. Oh well, can't win them all.

Working tomorrow at Vicki's to transplant and to get ready for the open house Sunday. AJ and I are going to weed and tidy and hopefully get some of the planter beds planted with vegetables. Spring is such a rush, so much needs to be done - all at once. Made the menu for Sunday - Hot dogs and Veggie Burgers on the grill. Broccoli Salad, chips, pop water and strawberry-rhubarb crisp. Vicki is making her famous two-bite brownies and hopefully some cole slaw, so I'm hoping we'll have lots of grub to share.
The patio

Letting parsley go to seed

The greenhouse
 For "Fertilizer Friday" with Tootsie Time, I'm offering a tour of the backyard nursery, freshly mulched and cleaned. Did even more weeding and planting after these photos were taken.
Nursery beds in the center of the yard

Garden totem moved to the tomato bed

Sweet William and Peachleaf bellflower

View from the back gate

Miniature Rose given to me long ago

Hosta and groundcover bed

Place for Hellebore near potting area

Two more hellebores will go here

That's all for this week. For everyone who can make it- I hope you get a chance to stop by the open house 1090 Meadowcrest, Waterford, MI 48327. We'll be welcoming people and passing food from 12-4 Sunday. See you there!


  1. Your yard is stunning, I know you'll pass her inspection!

  2. Your yard is stunning, I know you'll pass her inspection!

  3. You have a lot happening in your gardens... exciting stuff!! Larry


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