Monday, August 16, 2010

Spider Love

I just felt the need to say, if clematis "Arabella" performs for me every year the way she has this year, she will fast become my new favorite clematis. Wow!
These blooms skirt the walkway to my front door.

Also, this gorgeous spider has made a beautiful web in my front yard. I usually find at least one of these each year. I have come a long way from my old arachnophobia!

Happy gardening!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Brookfield Zoo Butterfly Exhibit

This weekend my aunt and uncle took us to the Brookfield Zoo. I was able to steal a few minutes in the butterfly exhibit. I took dozens of pictures, and I had to share them here! Enjoy!

Happy gardening!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Busy summer.

I have enjoyed my edible garden more than ever this year! I have been pulling in a whole collander of goodies almost daily! I am sweaty hot mess in this picture, but I am so happy!

I also had to add a quick photo of my favorite new perennial this year: Echinacea "Hot Papaya" is a real stunner. I am so glad I planted it right in front of the house for all the world to see.

Happy gardening!