I got my baking all done today and Norman worked on the computer all evening but finally found out how to put the pictures onto the computer without having to take them to Walmarts to put on a CD.  I wanted to show you

my garden.  This is the hellabor that was in bloom when we got home the end of Feb.  It is still blooming now but all the flowers are now white or a sort of greenish white and none are pink.   The tall ones behind and to the left are the fox gloves just starting to open.  This garden get almost no sun.  It is on the north side of the house and right up next to the house.  These plants seem to like the shade.  There are two big hostas just to the right of this picture, several coral bells, lilie of the valley and several Chinese Lanterns. Remember I told you everything grows well here but the plants know where they want to grown and just refuse if they are not in the right place.  Four years ago I thought I wanted a rose garden so just up from the grape arbor I put in 6 Mr Lincoln roses.  I ordered them and because they were late in shipping them they sent me a bonus rose called the Love Struck.  Well we prepared the soil just right and planted the Mr Lincolns in the prepared bed. There was not room for the Love Struck so I put that in the hosta bed next to the lilac.  All six Mr Lincolns were dead in two years.   This is the Love Struck rose, it seems to love the spot where it was put so I haven’t tried to move it.   There are some of the iris I could not find room for when I moved them from the south side under the trees.  There are also lilies just in front of the rose, they will be blooming later.  So there is something blooming in this garden most of the time.  When we got home in Feb the spring bulbs were all in bloom but of course they have long since gone and just the green leaves are left and just blend in with the iris and hosta which are just on this side of the garden.   All of these iris came from Blairsville five years ago and have just spread, spread.  I need to move more from the front as they are being take over by the forsythia.

 These are the hostas that are on the other side of the above bed.  This garden is just in front of the downstairs deck.  I love to sit in the swing on the porch and watch the flowers grown.  there is always something blooming here also.    Tomorrow I will show you the picture of the vegetable we took and later where the blueberries are blue I will take some pictures of those also, they are just so loaded.  Also the raspberries are all budded but it does no good to take pictures of those until they turn red, you can see the buds.  Have a good night.   

 

About Carol (Ouma) Petts

I am a retired teacher. I have taught all levels from kindergarten through college and have been retired now for over 20 years. The last ten years we have lived on a farm and lived off the land, growing our own food and canning for our extended family. Now we have sold the farm and are moving to Florida to truly retire. I guess I have always had a short attention span as this is our 11th move. We have moved from a small farm in New Hampshire, to more city type living, small business adventures, focusing more on traveling, Florida living, Georgia, and Tennessee farming and now back to Florida. My blog is a way to keep my children up to date on what I am doing and letting them know I am still alive and well. My children are spread across the country from New England to Florida, Nova Scotia to New Mexico and CA and several places between, They let me know what they are up to by commenting on my blog but they are so busy with their own lives most times I have to assume " no news is good news". Now I are starting on a new adventure so will try to give daily updates until we get settled into a routine. Then I know even if I am getting older and should settle down I will start looking for some new and exciting adventure to start. Welcome aboard. Norman died Oct 30, 2017 so I am continuing the journey alone with the aid of my children, grand children and great grand children. At present I am living with my daughter and we are 7 in one house and cover four generations. We range in age from 7 to 85 and are finding common ground, we are living proof that multi generations can live and function in a three bedroom house if they really want to. Soon my grandson will have his house built next door so we all will have a room of their own except for the seven year old twins who by choice will share a room.
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2 Responses to

  1. Don and Joyce Larrabee says:

    Your flowers are beautiful ! ♥

    • Thank you, Joyce. I wish I could send them to you. Everything grows so well here and not a stone on the place. Nothing like New Hampshire. I loved New Hampshire and it will always be my home state, but I don’t like the long winters and the rocks in every garden.

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