First my lettuce!
Had some in our shrimp salad boats (hot dog rolls) for dinner tonight. Lots more left too.
And where I snipped it from, the garden in an old tractor tire:
I didn’t pull it out, I snipped it with my kitchen scissors. I plan to do that again before our heat wave arrives as it may bolt. I also have nasturtiums in there. I have nasturtiums everywhere! I just found two more packs of them and decided to add them to flowerpots and in the ground all over the yard.
Then I assembled this cross stitch flat fold for my friend’s upcoming birthday (I don’t think she reads my blog). She’s from Birdsboro, PA and I thought this was perfect. It took me about 3 weeks (exclusively, but not that many hours each evening). It’s a The Prairie Schooler design. Shrinking the photo made it look a bit distorted:
Here’s the backing material. I am glad it matched the design so well as I had bought it years ago!
My garden across from the front door is looking good. The large plant is coreopsis:
Mom suggested floating the fallen begonia blossoms (from the heavy rain) in my different birdbaths:
Peonies are so gorgeous and last such a short time, but unfortunately, both my shrubs had one only bloom this year. Any ideas why? The leaves are healthy!
And last but not least, a cool plant called ‘Spiralis’ surrounded by portacula:
Yes, we are expecting a heat wave starting Saturday-ugh! Got to be expected. I am sure it will boost seed growth. I did weed out my seed only garden of zinnias, etc. and I see more of them all then I thought. Whew.
Sean will cut the grass tomorrow. I asked him to get out the weed whacker to do a few areas. He bought it for me, but it’s for a taller person, or I just can’t handle it well. I loved my little Toro one that I had for about 15+ years and it just fizzled out.