|little JOY gnome back by the baby's breath.|
|side view...the butterfly bush is taller than me, by far. The echinacea (large perennial next to butterfly bush) from Mary Helen is almost as tall.|
|the opposite side view.|
|David's little frog|
|forget me nots at the front.|
|lavender and rosemary.|
I'll admit, I didn't lay this out very well. I just kind of started plunking plants in this plot.
It will eventually need some pruning and purging but I kinda hope not.
|I planted this geranium last spring, while Jack was nestled safely in my womb. I think I will always try to keep this alive.|
|hello welcoming gnome|
|shamrocks from Tammy.|
These are my new favorites. They were practically dead but they are flourishing. We love how they fold down for night time.
|an early morning view. In this front corner is a hydrangea bush. It's not doing too well...I keep tending to it though...|
Mums, Russian Sage, Foxglove from Jodi.
|I come to the garden alone|
|While the dew is still on the roses...|
|The poor grass around it (it's mostly crabgrass anyways but geez) is dying a slow death. It's only June and we are drier than a bone out here. these are early evening shots|
|I have really come to appreciate this little plot of land. I sit on the bench (thanks Annette), pray, sing, cry, ponder, pray some more, pluck, prune, and cry some more. Who'd have thought a garden could be so therapeutic?|
We have trimmed it out in pieces of terrazzo floor, crunched up straight from Purdue University in W. Lafayette. how cool is this? little bits of each of us are out here, even Jack.
Ok, I've got children to tend to....
To each of you, faithful readers...I love you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.