Max has been giving me that look. "Mom, do you know how long it's been since you've updated your blog? Aren't you going to tell them about my ear infection? You could show them pictures of the garden you've been working so hard in the last couple of weeks...... Mom.... just post SOMETHING so they know you're still alive!"
Okay Max. You're right! I owe it to my readers to at least let them know I haven't given up on blogging. I think I'll show them these new varieties of window box plants I found yesterday. The yellow one in front is Lysimachia. The pretty purple one is Littletunia Blue Vein. Every year I try to find something a little bit different to plant in the window box on the front deck.
Have you noticed how the price of plants and even Miracle Gro potting soil have gone up? It's very hard for me to walk through the garden centers and see all the different varieties and select only a few. Luckily I have a lot of perennials that come up every year in the gardens.
Here is another fun variety of Supertunia I found. It is called Pretty Much Picasso. Maybe the names attract me as much as the colors! I can't wait for this one to fill the planter with these bright pink and green edge flowers!
Another new addition to my rock garden in the back yard is this water fountain with cherubs! It was on clearance at the Farm and Fleet garden center for $39.00. I love a water feature in the garden and have been looking at fountains for a couple of years. They are always priced beyond my budget so I was delighted to have found this one so reasonable.
The purple Iris are just starting to bloom. They never fail to fascinate with their mysterious deep color and velvety petals! Some day I would love to hook a rug depicting these exotic looking blooms! Speaking of hooking.............
My lovely and exotic friends Eva, Lorena and Sharon are showing off their projects of late. Eva has been recuperating from back surgery and a recent broken arm ( she fell off her bike)... kids!! So she hasn't been able to hook but is starting a little bird kit I made up for her. Lorena hooked my Grinning Jack pattern in very unusual colors of black, white and gray with orange accents. Isn't it stunning!! Sharon is working on a pattern that she and her husband drew. It is a likeness of their daughter's logo for a design business she has. Sharon has beautiful loops and this is only her second project! I am so happy to have a group of wonderful hookers who are meeting here regularly now. We keep one another inspired and I can tell you I am the one who needs it the most!
Lastly I want to remind you of the May update on Primitive Handmades Mercantile tomorrow. I did manage to make something and will be updating my page sometime tomorrow afternoon. I have Dr.s appointments all morning so hope to be able to update later in the day. Here is a sneak peek.
We are having a give-away again this month where you find the letters and figure out the phrase to be entered to win! Come join in and shop some of the best hand mades in town!!
See you tomorrow!