The gardens feel like the end of August..so parched and dry..and bug eaten..
I cut back all my lilies apart from a very few..all shastas..The peony leaves are turning brown.. honestly.. it's all going to pot.
Except the zinnias and hydrangeas..
And some cute marigolds:) Some phlox but quite a lot has been eaten by the chafers..
The 4 o'clocks are just starting..rudbeckias..russian sage..
Ever since we moved here I have had Japanese Anemones around our small pond..A lot..dancing in the breeze attracting bees bees bees..
NONE..These are true blues but pink for me..
Across the street they have gone forth and multiplied..Imagine that.
The destruction of squirrels..
I always said a good time to go away was September as my gardens were pretty much done by Sept..August is the new September.
And gardening has changed with the coming of Japanese Beetles.. I was used to rose chafers.. 2 yrs ago or so beetles appeared.Those are lasting much longer.
And squirrels never ate my tomatoes..never..I had such beauties..
Garlic is my first love now..
Squirrels don't eat garlic..I have tried planting garlic close..I'll get closer next yr..I'll plant in between.
Definitely not starting indoors..
Nope..no way..enough self-punishment.
They are slow this yr and Babette's Feast for the squirrels.
I HATE squirrels.
There.I said it.I won't change my mind.
Living in the country has so many advantages..but the wildlife is not always friendly:(
Celebrating our eldest daughter's bday today..it was the 10th..I was up at 5.30 AM..why?
Most of the things are prepped..
That's me in a nutshell..Never late.
Every home we lived in when the girls were young...my husband built them a playhouse..this was the first..La maison Sous Les Arbres I called it..She's in pink..and white (second pic) I made that..never had zippers I didn't know how:) I guess I was 25 ..oyoyoy..
My red dodge dart out there..:)
I like everything matchy matchy..she's in the dark Polly Flinders below..they looked like they were now fed up w/ pic taking..
I loved those purses..I was maybe 26 by then..I was all bout Priscillas and gingham..Raggedy Ann's to match..bows..barettes..
I never wanted them to be cold;)
La Maison sous les arbres~
I think I loved those years the very best..until we had our grandsons.
I have always loved children..Embroidered her little dress..