Sunday, May 18, 2008

Hard at Work in the Garden

... mmm, but not in my heels. This self-portrait with the timer on my camera is taken especially for Mom. (See what I bought with my birthday gift card?)
Other than the woman in the pink and black polka-dotted top and heels, these pics, show my cleaned-up raised garden beds which I finished yesterday. The quadrant to the left of me is the herb garden. It has (deep breath) lemon balm, rosemary, lavendar, chives, orange mint, pineapple mint, curly parsley, golden oregano, sage, and some snapdragons and impatiens for color.

The other three quadrants are mixtures of perennial and annual flowers. I give up on veggies - this photo looks sunny, but other than the early morning, my yard is in deep-eclipse shade from the many huge trees all around us.
My son and I did some research on butterfly- and hummingbird-attracting plants, so we have included quite a few of them. I also like to have lots of flowers to cut and bring into the house.
Another beautiful sunny day is predicted today, and then back to the rain! I'm soaking up all the lumens I can!!


Jeannie said...

looks great

Sushi Mama said...

I got to get working on mine, now, if only the weather would cooperate. Looks wonderfully cleaned up.

Nancy Bea Miller said...

You and your garden both look beautiful!