This week has been busy and exciting. Tom stopped to visit and brought me plants! A trunk load. I think I counted over 30, some little starts and some good size plants. All plants that they grow at their Black Hills Garden (last week I did a post about their amazing garden) All the plants are new to my garden except for a start of the Silky Rock Jasmine, adrosace prim. chubyi that at one time I had given him, then later, I choked it out among more aggressive plants. I created for it a bit of an alpine patch of ground. The Garden Tour is in 6 days so last week I was busy painting and doing those odd jobs that you decide you should do just because “company is coming”. First, I had to clean up the garden because of the big hail storm. Then last night we had another wild night of hail and thunderstorms. Thanks to Jeff, our friend who lives in the country and has become my private weather forecaster we have been able to save the tomatoes and most of the peppers by covering them with buckets and pots of all sizes. It’s amazing how some plants can withstand the hail. The big leaf plants suffer the most. In expectation of hail tonight, my veggies are covered at this moment.
So yesterday I was on a ladder painting away and caught this picture of our newly painted porch. Notice the large pink paver. It took 6 guys to unload this “paver”. I have a lemon, kumquat and a lime on the porch. During the winter, they live upstairs in a south side window. Check out those lemons.
Please come on in! The little sign on the left was painted by a friend. I used to put a little sticky note on the door that would say “If no answer come to the garden”. One day my friend Dell, made me this wonderful little hand painted sign with the words “If no answer come to the garden”. The little door knocker is a rooster.
Today on the ladder, I got a great view of the garden. Remember last night we had a hail storm. The green “wall o’ waters” are protecting a couple of tomatoes that I grow in large pots. At the very back is a raised garden where I grow vegetables.
This is the north wall of our garden. At the end is the little pink and yellow little garden house. If you turn the corner to the right you would find the corner arbor and a bit of a rose garden.
Outside our kitchen window is a very large elm tree. This is the view right outside our back door. To keep deer out, Ted made a fence out of a cattle panel. I grow vines on it and flowers on the carport side.
Chrysanthemum coccineum , Painted Daisy, Pyrethum and the only kind of chicken that I can have in my garden. I like chickens
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