Canada Garden: 06/09

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Oakleaf Hydrangea

As requested by Jo-An's friend Karen. I love getting comments!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Driveway Pots

Here's one of the pots along the driveway. Her skirt needs hemming, otherwise we're going to be driving on it.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Missing Our Girl!

I've been going over our pictures from the last few weeks. It was wonderful having Betsy here for such a nice long visit. I'm sure she's glad to be home though, and her mom and dad glad too. This shot makes me smile.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Thursday Hosta

Love this Yabba Dabba Doo hosta. I didn't know if it would survive last year's digging disaster --brought about by Lilla--but it's gorgeous. Hoping that Lakeside Kaleidescope can make the same comeback, as it too had a digging disaster this year--thanks to Cookie and Gumbo!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Vintage Purses At The Farm

One of my very favorite places of all time. The shop is full of beautiful things right now and the gardens are wonderful as always. If you haven't visited lately, it's time!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Mammy's Birdhouse

Broken in a couple of places, but I still love it. The price, $1.25, is still there, written in pencil. I remember it used to hang in the pine tree in front of her trailer.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday Vase

Larkspur in Grandma's vase. This one is going to work with me. In about 30 minutes. Guess I'd better get ready!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Saturday Orange

It's time for orange, don't ya think? So hot and humid. We had BIG rains last night. Everything is happy in the garden.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Something Old Something New

Here's our new bathroom curtain, with some of Mammy's old buttons incorporated.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

More from Hitomi Show

Mama and I have been talking about aluminum wire. Here's a ring and a bracelet Hitomi showed us last weekend. They look pretty even without the fresh flowers.

Book Review

I finished Columbine. It kept me up nights. It is a story about the killers, of course, but also about the families, the media, the police. Okay, now on to Elizabeth Berg, who always opens her stories with a big tragedy and ends with survival and love.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Tuesday Night Garden Walk

It was a beautiful evening. The garden is so pretty. Betsy loves being in it and she makes it even better. (Painting that flower pot is going on the to-do list of garden projects.)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

More Bouquets

from the Hitomi show. Wish I had one of these for my desk today! They raffled off the pieces at the end of the show. It was running late, so I left early, gave my tickets to Sarah. I hope she won something.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Hitomi Gilliam did an incredible bridal show yesterday in St. Louis. And I got to be there! Every bouquet was luscious. . .

Saturday, June 13, 2009

This Is What Happens

when you say, "no, don't play in the dirty water." So today, Betsy played in the fountain all she wanted. And then she got all cleaned up, and she's good as new.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Book Review

Finished Handle with Care by Jodi Picoult. Great story, as usual. I try to make wild guesses as to how she might end her stories, but I'm always surprised.

Okay, You Get to Stay

Here are the lone survivors of the rose purge of 2008: Graham Thomas and St. Cecile. All the others were ripped out when I got tired of blackspot and mildew and japanese beetles and more japanese beetles, along with endless spraying. We kept the right ones. They might even be worth a bottle of rose pride. But just one.

Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mammy's Slip

Mammy's slip has hung in my bathroom for years. And years. I don't know why, but I love having it so much. The corsage was mama's suggestion.

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Quiet Book

My mama made two quiet books for the boys when they were little, to keep them occupied when we went to church. Some of the pieces were lost; but between the two, we've got enough to make one (almost) complete book. Betsy LOVES taking all the pieces out. She doesn't like putting them back on, but she really likes the taking-it-apart thing.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Monday Betsy Report

Betsy has gone to visit with her Grandpa Kevin and Grandma Joan for the afternoon. And tomorrow is her Grannie Boo Boo's birthday. That Betsy has a full social calendar when she comes to visit us. We have had the best time with her.