Gardening is a forgiving occupation, don't you think? I never read about it, I just mess around. Once you know the basics, it is quite okay to rearrange, make your own rules, and break up the dirt if necessary. Some years I have watched the earth nurse my seeds along and produce A LOT of plants and other years, not so much.
I went to a garden center and rolled a big cart around, placing random plants inside.
Little white petunias and alyssum were fun to tuck into my new dirt. Geraniums fit nicely, too.
Can you see Mr. Gnome?
Super-charged peonies! These are the less heavy blooms.
White flowers are like white dresses, soft and holy.
My neighbor (on the other side, sweet Joan) is going to share poppies with me.
I had to buy a curtain rod for the living room. I have the white valance, but the window is so wide. I measured so I bought the right size rod this time. The big craft store only had one choice, so a pineapple-y finial it is. I bought this "paint and decorate them yourself" bunting! I am going to collage and sticker it up. I'll paint and draw on it and glue photos to it. I love bunting.
More lovely white peonies. They really deserve all the photo ops.
It's VERY hot here. We had a fun sleepover last night. We dined at the bakery, went to the library for armfuls of books, came home and watched a long version of Snow White. We ran out of time. We'll have to do it again. We played in the pool in the afternoon and the pool is still inflated in the back yard. I am going to take a dip in it later because it is VERY hot here. It's full of floating grass and sunscreen rainbows, but it'll be cool.
As soon as it isn't scorching outside, I'm going to make the chimney garden into a toadstool haven. I bought perennials for that little area. There are so many fun little jobs to do in the garden and as long as I don't start thinking about it too much, I like it. Do you tend to turn small delights into "have to's" instead of allowing them to remain "want to's"? I do. I must keep telling myself, "If you aren't go to do it, quit thinking about it. Think about it while you are DOING it, not when you are not." That's good advice for me.
I am going to go upstairs and put a strip of flat lace on a pair of jeans (first I am going to cut them so they can be capri pants). Then, if I can do what I think I can, I am going to embroider them a bit, sew on a tree patch (see above) and basically embellish them just for fun.
Thank you for calling in! (BIG HUG!)