This morning I picked a few sprigs and bundled them to dry for sachet's in my linen closets to keep them smelling fresh through the winter months. Paul made a little drying rack area in his tool shed for me to hang them.
Here's our front planters at the entrance to our front porch. They are full of Marigolds. Jenee said she did nothing, the seeds just fall from the plants, and then in spring you pull old the dead plants out which loosens the soil, water and the seeds will take root. They are so beautiful without really any maintenance. Plus I love this little area with the bench and "Disneyland" light - as my grandkids call it.
This was my favorite picture from the morning walk. This is in the fenced in area that serves us both as Victorian flower garden and vegetable garden. The previous owners left birdhouses and birdfeeders all throughout the property and I just love them. But this one particularly because of the beautiful morning glory that has wrapped itself around the base - looks like a magazine picture to me.
Here's a bigger overview of the garden. The sun was shining brightly, and everything just seemed so lovely to me. There are flowers everywhere plus radishes, tomatoes, cucumbers and squash. The flag pole in the forefront needs to be taken down and repainted - but I think that will happen next year. So much other stuff to do this summer and fall.
Another close-up of a morning glory that found its way around our split rail fence. I absolutely love the vibrant purple.
And finally,a close up of the Trumpet Vine on our arbor. Last year Paul cut it way back in it's dormant season, and I was not sure it would come back - but I was wrong! Just look at it! The blossoms are amazing and the hummingbirds love it. See the picture a couple above to see how it has grown over the arbor again. Looks like we'll be cutting it back again this year.