Russian Sage

I thought he'd killed it when he cut it back so savagely last fall.
But no.  
Here it is in all its wispy splendor.

17th Annual DeKalb Show Choirs' Garden Walk


Here, in no particular order, are photos from our afternoon walk
 through eight beautiful gardens in Auburn, IN.
 The well-organized event benefits the local Show Choir.
 The weather was near perfect!

 The only thing that could make it better
would be if we won one of the many drawings for plants or garden supplies!

 I especially enjoyed the garden of a friend. 
I hadn't seen it before...
 (I'd love to find a similar holder and feature the variety of small bottles like the one above.)
I like the fact that the Show Choir members are visible at the various sites.
 It was a very good day.


 Note the chandelier here!  It's holding tea cups and pots.


 We returned home with our heads full of ideas to enhance our own yard and flower beds.


 I didn't mention how reasonably priced this garden walk was!
Only $6 if purchased the day of the walk...
 

 I wish I had more photos of specific features.
I used the camera on my cell phone, and the sunshine kept me from
lining up my photos as nicely as I would have liked.


I'm really happy we made time for this event in our schedule today.

This. And Weeds.

This.
And weeds.  Lots of weeds.

First Day of Summer

He spent the morning weeding and trimming in our beds this morning.
 This clematis is hidden from view from our house, so it wasn't until he sent in the phot
from is cell phone's camera that I realized it was blooming!
 A major chore was accomplished with the trimming of The Three Sisters
as we've come to call these three viburnum bushes growing along our property line.
For better or for worse, this is how we've been trimming them.
Somehow it appeals to us, but the look requires periodic "pedicures"!
In another part of our yard sits this potted tomato plant.
We are very inexperienced in the vegetable-cultivation department.
Maybe that explains our excitement over finding FOUR tomatoes on the vine last Saturday.
Why in the world have we not done this sooner???

His, Mine, Ours





Photos from our phones' cameras this morning...
His, mine, ours.
Mostly his.

A Big Deal

 We're taking our gardening to a whole new level!
Planted "fruit" today! 
It's staked, watered, and ready to grow!
(I know.  This is elementary.  But it's a big deal to us.)

Yellow




Though not my favorite color of iris,
as I told one friend,
"Beggars can't be choosers!"
I was gifted with these and must admit
they are cheerful!