Wednesday, July 25, 2012


I awoke this morning at 4:45 to a very loud Thunder boom
and a very bright lightening crack.
Nothing unusual here...
for the past two weeks it has rained or stormed 
in my neck of the woods.

My rain barrel is full ten times over.
This is one gardener that wished she had been
a little more proactive and gotten
 a daisy chain going on
with her rain barrels.

The weeds in my beds are absolutely 
Between work and rain, there's been
no time for weeding.  I'm thinking,
maybe it's time to simplify 
my garden.

 Before the rains came
it had been so hot
that my make shift gardening bench
has not seen much activity
this Summer.

Needless to say my new hammock
I received for Christmas
has not gotten a lot of use.

One thing that has enjoyed the
heat, sun and rain 
is this Hyacinth Bean plant
a sweet neighbor gave me last month.
It started as a wee plant
and now just look!

I've wanted to get some type of vine growing over
this little window greenhouse I made
and this bean is doing the trick.

Can I also say before I close out,
I've found the perfect use for old vintage
salt and pepper shakers.
What a wonderful topper
for your trellis' and stakes.

Happy Gardening!

linking this week with:
Fishtail Cottage's


  1. I would LOVE to have some of your rain. We are at dangerous dry levels now and desperately need rain. I can't believe how big that vine has grown....everything looks lush and gorgeous- xo Diana

  2. the salt shaker enchanting! Beautiful post..I also love the hyacinth bean plant..what a gorgeous photo! Wonderfully inspiring post!
    Visiting from Fishtail cottage

  3. Lovely photos. I love the salt shaker toppers. I may have to do this.

    Yael from Home Garden Diggers


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