Soft moss a downy pillow makes, and green leaves spread a tent,
Where faerie fold may rest and sleep until their night is spent.
The bluebird sings a lullaby, the firefly gives a light,
The twinkling stars are candles bright, Sleep, Faeries all, Goodnight.
---Elizabeth T. Dillingham "A Faery Song"

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gardening Tazmanian Devil Style

We have our 70s-80s back as of Saturday! I have been all over my garden kicking up dirt and weeds as I went.  I make a goal every spring to do at least one garden chore per day so I can keep on top of things.  So...when God let off the pause button I was ready to rip!  Storms are forecasted for tomorrow and as long as they are not severe I will welcome some showers-- I'm not ready to drag out the hose yet!

Glad these tulips returned, I needed a jolt of orange.

This "obelisk" brought to you by my wonderful brother-in-law Richard. He is an awesome woodworker and brother. (I apologize for being so bratty when you and Barb were dating!) I have been drooling for one of these for years but they are so expensive. I painted it red and planted an orange climbing rose beneath it.

Mom's funky birdbath I inherited.  I didn't want the bother of changing out annuals every year so I opted for green/white hosta in this shady area.  Good call?

I never get tired of photographing my bleeding heart (obviously)  I did manage to create a little vignette with my thrift store angel (thanks Barb), climbing euonymous and native sedum in my iron kettle.

My body told me to cool it for a while so I just sat on my stone walkway and enjoyed the view.  Thank you Lord for all of your beautiful creation and entrusting a slice to me!


  1. Jenn - love it!!! My bleeding hearts are absolutely beautiful - I have really enjoyed them. They have been a welcome reason to smile in a pretty awful couple of weeks.
    I really like the shade garden bird bath. Perhaps I will scout the yardsales this year for one and make one in the backyard where nothing but rocks grow...LOL.
    It's supposed to hit nearly 90 here tomorrow...and I can't wait. Signs of life are starting to sprout everyone in the garden... :D

  2. What a great idea!! I think I'll adopt the "do one a day" philosophy. It gets so hot around here in the summer that one-a-day might be the best solution. (Or a least one-every-other-day! LOL!) BTW, your garden looks beautiful - as always.
    Patricia :o)

  3. Amen to all of God's beutiful creations!! Jen you are a good steward of His land!! In my little notebook of all the cool things I see in magazines. .I have had a photo of the burning hearts diantrus. .which is new as of the last couple years. .I found one at Lowes yesterday. .and couldn't resist. It is sitting in my garage waiting for its spot in the ground next to the other two bleeding hearts that I have. .they are SOOO lovely!! Enjoy your spring!

  4. Looking good! Aren't you enjoying this weather? It is acutally some what cool here this morning...better enjoy it while I can because it will be hot soon enough. Have a great day

  5. Thanks for commenting on my Lady in Red. Keep me posted. I'm very interested in how yours does.