Sunday, June 9, 2013

Fluffing The Garden Up

It was a very nice day yesterday.  Bob and I spent the morning running errands, consolidating trips since gas is $4.19 a gallon.  That is the highest I have seen it around here.  After lunch we did yard work.  We bought 30 bags of cypress mulch last weekend.  We started spreading it out yesterday.  Bob would load it in the wheel barrel for me and get it to the bed I wanted it.  I would cut the bag open and spread it.  I spread 18 bags yesterday.  Everything always looks nice and fluffy after that.
I am a little sore today, you know those hidden muscles.  
  The coral bells have survived the move from a couple of weeks ago.     
 Autumn Sedum and Cranesbill under the Crabapple tree.  Not much 
likes to grow under it.  
 Some old roses that were overtaking the coral bells.  There are baby plants 
around the original plant.  They will continue to spread I'm sure.  It is okay because 
it really has a pretty, simple, and aromatic rose.
Too bad it blooms for such a short time.

A really spectacular hanging basket.  I have no idea what it is.
They look like a type of petunia.  
I was hopping to get a little more stitching done.  I did make
a sizeable dent in the grass.  I will be able to finish it this week.

I did get the latest Virtue in the Little House series.  The sheep is very cute.  I am anxious to get a start.   I also have some patriotic pieces for the Fourth of July.

Thanks for the great comments.  I appreciate the nice comments and the time you take.
Hope you have had a wonderful stitchy weekend!  There just never is enough time.

Have a great week
Keep on stitching


  1. Your gardens look great! Mine are being overrun and need a good weeding. Love the piece you are working on!

  2. Nice work on the garden! I love that kind of stuff too. Your stitching looks great and you've made good progress!

  3. Nothing like gardening to bring out those hidden muscles. :) Your garden is looking good - so worth the hard work. Lovely stitching too! :)

  4. I love your phrase, "fluffing" the garden up. We love fluffing our gardens as well. Keeps them weed free and helps retain moisture. Always looks so pretty once done.

  5. Great work on your garden! The flowers in your hanging basket are called Million Bells. I believe they are actually related to the petunia family. I love them and have one very similar to yours hanging in my front garden.
    Your stitching is looking lovely!