Retaining Wall

The wooden retaining wall that was built a few years ago is holding a planter full of Roses, Ligularia, and Wild Iris. A very lush border.

Stepping Stones

A few cement pavers were leftover from paving the garden bed, they make nice stepping stones leading to the garden path out near the road.

Garden Path

The Paper Birch trees that I planted 10 years ago have grown tall and with selective pruning have created an archway over the garden path.

Vegetable Garden

Fortunately I picked most of my broccoli last week and froze it, because it has already gone to seed! The Sugar Snap Peas are so tasty that we pick them raw and snack on them in the garden. Miss Princess puppy loves Sugar Snaps. The carrot bed is densely planted and is yielding sweet tender […]

Potato Beds

The potato beds are yielding small new potatoes at the moment, I dug some yesterday and added them to the crock pot with ribs. They are sweet and tender.

Perennial Explosion, Petunia Pot

The Petunias are beginning to cascade down the sides of the pot. Our Asiatic Lilies are exploding in the Perennial Garden. The yard is alive in color at the moment.

First Produce From the Garden

The garden is growing beautifully and is so easy to care for with everything planted in raised beds and the new drip watering system on a timer installed. Now all I do is pick an occasional weed, this sure beats all the years that I cultivated the ground and had to stoop over to weed. […]

Common Loon

Last night as I gazed out the window before going to bed I spotted this beautiful Loon quietly swimming and feeding in our cove. These are such majestic birds, I love watching them.

Weed Control Patrol

We are so thankful that our lawn maintenance crew, the Lawn Ranger, has people who just do weed control. The perfect combination of sun and rain has made this a gigantic weedy year in our yard. This worker is using a combination of weed whacker, physical pulling, and weed killer spray to get our yard […]

Gutter Guy Ron

It is so nice when my son and daughter-in-law come for a visit, you can be sure mom has a list of jobs that Bob and I are unable to do anymore. One pesky job is the clearing of debris blocking the gutter downspouts. After Ron cleared this one, great torrents of water whooshed out […]

Lawn Full of Clover

Help James! My lawn is full of clover.

Potato Plants are Growing

Everything is growing fast in the yard right now, and growing the fastest are the WEEDS!!

Flowers Blooming Everywhere in the Yard

The perennials are blooming beautifully, all that are left to break into flower are the Asiatic Lilies. Soon their riot of orange/red/yellow color will dominate the garden.

Summer Downpour

This morning was dark, rainy, and a place fit for ducks. The gutters were full, gushing rainwater through the downspouts. No need to water the garden today.

Two Big Duck Families

Lots of ducks on the lake right now. The babies are almost as large as their parents.

Hansa Rugosa

The roses are prolific, I have been dead-heading them every day.

Blue Poppies

The Blue Poppies in the perennial garden have reached their peak bloom.

We Make Salad From The Garden

Every evening at dinner time I go out into the garden and snip off just enough lettuce for our salad. It tastes so good fresh from the garden. I miss doing this during winter.

White Hansa Rugosa

The rose bushes are loaded with blooms, the yard is looking festive with all the color.

4th Of July Boat Parade

It has been a few years since we stayed home on the 4th of July and we were pleasantly surprised by the fun parade of boats complete with American flags that motored by our yard. Fun day.

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