In the good ole’ summertime….

I can’t believe we are less than two weeks out from Labor Day. That means summer is coming to quick end. I know summer always has the same number of days but why does it seem to go by faster every year? There are still so many things I want to do in my yard and garden.  I know, I know; you eat an elephant one bite at a time. Plans and ideas are infinite but time seems to be at a premium.

At least I can say I accomplished three of my goals for this year. I got my rose garden started. I have to expand it a bit as I have one more rose bush to move. I also planted my first vegetable garden, which was kind of neat. Again, I may expand it a bit. Best of all, I exposed my daughter to gardening in a more hands-on way by letting her “help” mom. In retrospect, I guess it’s been a pretty successful summer. And there are still at least a few more weeks of warm weather coming. Yahoo!

Here are a few of my favorite memories – to date! – of this summer.

My day lilies didn't produce too many flowers last summer. This year, they just went nuts and were gorgeous!
I caught this bird cooling off under the sprinkler. I guess "running through the hose" isn't just for kids!
This may be an "Easter Lily" but it sure looked and smelled wonderful this summer.
I love it when my hybiscus trees bloom. Just beautiful!
My little gardener...she prefers to water by hand!










Uh-oh! Out of water. Mommy, can I have a refill please?
Heading home after a great day at Meijer Gardens with friends.
























Until next…Get out and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Mary Gold