This time I was able to tour my friend Judy’s garden a few miles from my house…..and I didn’t need my purse again! Ha!
Admittedly I missed the height of blooming time. It I wanted to visit Mike and Judy when they were home with their dogs, Gus and Claire. If you’ve been a long time reader you’ll remember I used to board Gus, a yellow English lab and Claire, a Cairn Terrier and I think they might have even remembered me. I sure remember them!
Loved this iron garden art built by Mike when he was in college.
This is Gracie, the resident cat and the only one left due to coyotes in the area.
Loved this old feed shed!
These were the most beautiful phlox I’ve ever seen – deep rose pink!
Judy and I share a love of broken crockery – this charming piece was in the rock garden.
The hollyhocks that grow in many places on the farm were here when Mike’s grandparents lived on the farm.
Look at this majestic old weeping willow!
I took pictures of the pole bean trellises in her vegetable garden so I could show Rick for next year. It would be so much easier to pick the beans!
Garden tours two days in a row! I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of Gus and Claire – darn! The gardens were beautiful and lots of work, I know! Thanks, Mike and Judy!
And here’s a funny story about yesterday where we ate lunch. After I handed our waitress $25 in one dollar bills, she came to me and said, “Are you a dancer?” I said, “Do I look like a dancer?” She chuckled and said, “One never knows – you paid in one dollar bills!” Hahaha!
I also have information from several readers about those giant lily pads I asked about. Fiona wrote to me as well as Brenda whose son’s pond is shown here. He says these are the Victoria. The ones with the red streaks through them are called Fox Fire. His pond is his stress reliever …. and I can see why. It is lovely!
And so the hot dog relish season begins. I will write it all in a separate post so you’ll be able to find it in the future. Recipe and step by step photos will follow.