Garden Day

gardening, Handful of Scraps

I was extremely lazy in the sewing department yesterday – all that got done were some thread basted hexies!!  I planned on getting binding ready, cutting border fabric for the stars – but none of it got done.  We are supposed to get a bit of rain Wednesday through Sunday so I thought I better get the last of the flowers and seeds planted that I had still sitting on the porch.  So here are a tin full of hexies and that is it!  And I still have not decided on how the border will be – I’m thinking on it.


But here are some of my first red roses for the season.  I had cut these two rose bushes way back towards the end of summer as the plants looked awful – the leaves were dropping and looked diseased.  I wasn’t sure what would grow back but they (for now) look as healthy as usual.


Clematis in full bloom – I love these flowers.


My cement block garden taking shape – I hope to get some mulch put around today.  Cucumbers and melons – a couple tiny tomato plants scattered throughout and petunias and marigolds.  Haven’t a clue how they would grow here but other than the soil it didn’t cost anything but a day of labor as the cement blocks were stacked by the workshop.


When looking over the garden as I was working on it I noticed a row of these little plants and thought the leaves so odd shaped – what had I planted there – I didn’t leave a marker – obviously I planted something there were too many in a fairly straight row to have grown by itself – then I remembered I had put in a packet of Morning Glories to climb the wire with the peas.


Green Beans and the Peas.  The  row of green beans will be a little close when they are fully bushed out – but I ran out of room they had to go there to finish out the packet of seeds.


And still plenty of iris’s blooming.  In the fall when they start to sell Iris’s again I want to get quite a few other colors and put them around – I do love these flowers.



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13 comments… add one
  • Marianne Apr 25, 2017

    Wow – that’s some serious gardening! Everything’s coming up so well. Your clematis is really pretty. Here, my lilac bush is nearly ready to pop. The pruning we did last spring has resulted in lots of buds, which will be great.

  • Barbara Apr 25, 2017

    Wow, you are way ahead of us spring-wise. The daffodils are just blooming and no leaves on the trees yet. Your garden looks healthy and wonderful!

  • Deb Apr 25, 2017

    Everything is coming up ….amazing! Love the cinder block garden. It’s a month until we can plant here yet.
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  • Mary Apr 25, 2017

    After all that garden work you have a great excuse for not getting a lot of stitching done. Thanks for sharing those pictures of your yard.
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  • Mary Apr 25, 2017

    Love your garden. All that hard work certainly paid off.

  • Vicki W Apr 25, 2017

    We are on our 4th day of rain and I’m over it!

  • Dottie bishaw Apr 25, 2017

    Your garden is looking so good Karen. Everything is growing so well and I love your cinder block garden. I had one when we lived in Colorado, and I planted lavender in the little holes. Yours reminded me how much I enjoyed it. Oh, your clematis is just gorgeous! It’s always such a nice surprise when one remembers what you planted and forgot about, isn’t it? Thank you for all the lovely pictures, I enjoy them so much.

  • Wanda Apr 25, 2017

    Your gardens look great!

  • Michele Hill Apr 25, 2017

    It is all looking lovely Karen….especially the roses!!
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  • Kathleen Apr 25, 2017

    Impressive garden, should give you a good harvest. I need to that to my apple trees too. They have outgrown their cages. Congrats on your finishing quilting on the postage stamp.
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  • Nanette Apr 26, 2017

    Beautiful purple flowers! Nice garden
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  • Emily Aug 18, 2017

    Love your idea on cement block garden

    • Karen Aug 18, 2017


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