Kylie was very touched by all the birthday wishes and sweet comments you left on her birthday post. Here's what she said in her comment, "Awww, thanks Mummy. Those are lovely pictures. Thanks also to all of you who wished me a happy birthday. You sure are a nice bunch over here in blog land".
I've been helping with work on Vacation Bible School (VBS) scenery this week at church, getting ready for VBS next week.
The fence and driveway gardens.
Pink columbine (Aquilegia) blooming in the fence garden
I found these violets blooming beside a ploughed field among the dandelions.
Ross sewed these salad greens (and reds) in a cold frame in the early spring, and then removed the frame. The vege garden is chock-full now, and we've been eating lots of spinach, salad greens, radishes, and we've just had our first zucchinis this week. We'll soon have fresh peas, and perhaps some garlic.
And then came the poppies in all their splendor.
First the flamboyant reds..........
...........and then the lovely pinks.
The bees love them too!
Tissue paper petals
The shasta daisies are still nodding their bright faces in the breeze.
This is a passalong cranesbill geranium that I planted last summer.
This pink cranesbill is the one I've had for years. We've transplanted some to the front bank, by the road, and it's doing well.
The early yellow daylilies bloomed more briefly than usual, and the blooms were smaller....
........still pretty though.
A bit of the front view, with lupins and lilies.
This pink rose had more blooms on it this spring than I've ever seen before. Perhaps last year's abundant rains helped it develop a bigger root system. I've noticed all the rose bushes are doing well...except the new "Wild Blue Yonder" (planted last fall), which got bent by a naughty cat. It's OK though. I staked it up and it's given us one bloom so far (Picture next time).
And then there were peonies!
............accompanied by the lovely weigela.
This one is very fragrant
These 2 bushes have very large blooms.
Bees absolutely love the Evening Primrose.
Here's the first blossom on the Jackmanii Clematis (taken June 21st). It's absolutely covered in blooms right now. It gets the prize for the showiest plant in the garden!
We had a fun Fourth of July picnic with family. Our son and his wife came for a couple of days with the grandsons. The little boys have such a great time riding on the tractors and playing with the kitties. They really love the farm and it's such fun to see their excitement and glee as they play with old toy tractors and farm equipment that used to be their dad's.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Hey, it's raining!!!
(accompanied by thunder and lightning)!