Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday May 26th

 As you enter my yard this is the side garden along the fence.
The dark leafed plants are chocolate joe pye weed. 
They are supposed to attract butterflies.
They didn't read the book because they simply haven't called a butterfly to them in the 6 years or so that we've had them. 

You cannot see the moss rose border.  They have just been planted and need a good month of neglect to blossom and spread.
After years of having no success in those patches, we tried moss roses last year....and they took. 
The small irises were given me by a neighbor from her extras a few years ago.  This is their best showing ever. 
At the very end of the patch is a Stonecrop that another neighbor gave us last year. 

On tap for today:
more mittens to knit
leftover pasta salad, baked beans and burgers from our barbecue
a bike ride between the raindrops. 

That's a lot of b's.
So, in true Sesame Street style:
today's post is brought to you by the letter 
and the number 6. 


Nancy Kay said...

Your garden looks so lush!! Fantastic. Great eye candy to enjoy when you're outside! Your activities are sounding summer-ish! Could it be?

Teresa Kasner said...

Wow, that's really pretty! I have those Iris and just love them! Yours is nice and thick! Have a relaxing day. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Araignee said...

My mother had clumps of those little iris. They are so pretty. Your little garden is so neat and tidy. My yard looks like a jungle already.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's so nice to see everything filling out and blooming!

elns said...

Definitely a fan of that first photos. So pretty! My favorite B ... Kathy B!

Honoré said...

Your garden is lovely and I love the play on the letter B in your blog post. Sounds like you have a good summer ahead. And lots of mittens planned to knit. Enjoy your first summer of retirement...the days fly by!


Dee said...


Tired Teacher said...

Moss roses are so pretty and require little care - I love them!

karen said...

green green green! I loved sesame street and the way my children would watch as I blitzed the house clean :)

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