Thursday, July 28, 2011

Where the Wild Things Are

I love to play in the dirt and commune with the worms, and lately I could use the stress relief.   It's been an entire month since I've been able to get outside and work in the gardens.  Between torrential rains, floods, sickness and life in general, the gardens had to take a back seat for a while.  So, when the sun came out today, you know where I went.

Nothing in the gardens had been pruned, weeded or deadheaded for so long, they were starting to look like a jungle.  Some plants were beyond the point of no return.  Some had to be whacked way back so that they'll fill in and bloom again, but I think I have things (mostly) under control now.

All of these pics are of the same garden, because the other one had to be cut back so drastically.

Tonight, I tackle the back yard.


  1. Your garden is lovely! It must have felt good to be outside after so long.

    Here in DC, it's too hot to be outside for longer than it takes to get to the car. Ugh!

  2. GORGEOUS! I think it looks fantastic..great blend of colors!

  3. Gorgeous from me too! Beautiful colors. I would have a big smile looking at that garden!

  4. Love Cotton standing guard on the porch and the garden is lovely.