Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garden Goodness

I am embarrassed to admit that I never got a single new shot of my blooming peonies this spring.  I sniffed their heavenly fragrance almost every morning on my way to work, but most days were so gray and overcast that I put off taking pictures until it was too late.  I'm really kicking myself now.

Instead, I will share my glorious hydrangea - I just love the large deep green leaves on hydrangea plants in contrast with the gentle pink of the blossoms.  I have never tried changing the pH of the soil to get blue or true hydrangea colored blooms.  I'm just happy with what I get naturally.


My garden fairy with a normally beautiful hosta that is now being eaten by something evil.  Anyone have advice on helping it?   Yes, when you own a garden decor shop, you can have beautiful things in your garden!  Isn't she lovely?  I've named her Ophelia.


And the grass, yes, grass growing in my birdfeeder.  Apparently when you go away on vacation and it rains a whole lot, the seed mix sprouts its own garden goodness.  I have cleaned it out now, but I haven't seen my cardinal couple in a few days.  I hope they forgive me and come back soon!

seed sprouts

Staying Busy!

Not much to report along the knitting lines, but I do want to pass along a chance to win something!

My shop has been very busy with the 'social media' lately - I set up a Facebook page and I've been Twittering like a madwoman. In an effort to get more attention on Facebook, I have another giveaway going on now through Sat. June 20. Either be our friend on Facebook or leave a message on our blog and tell us something about butterflies. I'm giving away a 'Create a Butterfly Garden' Gift Pack - a butterfly feeder with a starter pack of nectar crystals (they like the same sugar water as hummingbirds), a great little book called Creating a Butterfly Garden by Marcus Schneck, and a jumbo pack of seeds that has about 14 different flowers that butterflies like to visit. The seed pack has enough seeds to cover 45 square feet.

Yes, I am trying to buy new friends on Facebook with the chance to win a prize, but you can also enter to win (or enter twice!) by leaving a comment on our blog, so the Facebook thing isn't strictly necessary.