Hexies and Garden

gardening, Handful of Scraps

Managed to get a little work done on the hexies but will finish this side I image sometime later today as rain will start late afternoon and the work in the garden will need to wait until later in the week again as it will be wet again unless most of  the rain misses us. This part is stitched down already, I got almost to the half way point on it Friday evening.  I will try to finish up this side today joining in the Slow Sunday Stitching with Kathy and then get the next side glue basted in place on Monday.  Also linking to Quilting is More Fun Than Housework.

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The dark blue hexie is the half way point and I am just about there.

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The mints are all in pots – spearmint, peppermint and sweet mint – the pot on the end are some flowers, I don’t remember the name off hand.

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The tulips are all looking great still with just a few that have fallen apart.

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Extending this flower bed out a bit, some rocks added, some dirt added, still need to put in more dirt and then some flowers (annuals)– the lily bulbs need to be divided this fall and I will spread them out here.

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The oregano is on the end closest – 2 plants they were green all winter and are ready to be used already – other herbs on the opposite end and fencing wire around some Romaine lettuce

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Mike put some fencing up for me for the Green Peas to climb – on the opposite side of the bed are some purple coneflowers planted last year that came back I need to dig some up and plant elsewhere.

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last fall when we were redoing the foot of the driveway, dismantling an old flower bed I got so tired of transplanting tiger lilies that I put them all here – I just dug trenches and put the bulbs in – not expecting all of them to grow – well you can see how thick they are LOL – well need to get some of them out of there in the fall.

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Pretty lily of the valleys are coming up and look so pretty – I love the way they smell even though you have to get all the way down to smell them!  The wild violets are all looking good and blooming too.

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The big green guy here is my best friend almost all year round LOL – it sure does help me out to have this machine and the trailer behind him.  I couldn’t get all the yard work done that I do with out it.

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16 comments… add one
  • Deb Apr 2, 2017

    Wow, your garden areas look wonderful!
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  • Jayne Apr 2, 2017

    Spring has sprung! What a beautiful set up you have for growing!

  • CathieJ Apr 2, 2017

    Thanks for those great Spring pictures. It gives me hope. It has been cold and rainy here all week. We are finally supposed to get temps in the 50s. Maybe some of my flowers will start blooming.
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  • Kathi Apr 2, 2017

    Thanks for sharing so many fun and fragrant spots of your property… Love your Deere too! I am sure it and the trailer do come in handy there!
    Your hexies are looking great along the ironed line too! Wonderful idea!!!! <3 Happy Sunday! Kathi
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  • Lorraine bujnowski Apr 2, 2017

    I love seeing your peas coming up all in a nice row! Up north where I live we have had much badly needed rain and cool temps. this past week. Hopefully, things will improve this week and gardening will begin.

  • Sarah Apr 2, 2017

    It’s lovely to see the garden start to grow. I think that flower next to your mint is forget me not! Lol
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  • yanicka Apr 2, 2017

    So.much.green.!!!!
    *Look outside* Everything is still gray and brown here (even the snow) I miss the green. That is what happen when you live in the arctic (well ok just Montreal)
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  • Dottie bishaw Apr 2, 2017

    Your hexies are so straight thanks to the ironed line, such a smart idea! I love your spacious yard and all your beautiful flowers especially the lilies of the valley and the wild violets. Arkansas is so beautiful, I always enjoy seeing the scenery. Those lilies are going to be so beautiful!

  • Pat Apr 2, 2017

    I love your hexies. Beautiful garden photos. We still have winter so I really enjoyed all the green and the flowers today. Thanks for sharing … 🙂 Pat
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  • Ivani Vieira Apr 2, 2017

    Are you doing applique for the borders? I have a hexies UFO that I haven’t decided how to finish. Your garden area is wonderful.
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  • Belarmina Apr 2, 2017

    Karen me encantan el Lirio de los Valles

  • LisaS Apr 2, 2017

    Your yard is looking beautiful! We are a month or two behind you so it’s nice to see some growing things. I hope you will post pictures of your tiger lillies when they are blossoming.

  • Astrid Apr 2, 2017

    You’ve been busy doing yard work, it looks great. Lily of the valleys is beautiful and smell so good.
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  • Mary Apr 2, 2017

    Your garden is looking great.

    The hexi quilt is stunning.

  • Diann Bottrell Apr 2, 2017

    I love Lilies of the Valley! Where I grew up in NY state, we had them, but they don’t grow out here in Colorado. Your gardens and pots are already looking wonderful!
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  • Denise :) Apr 3, 2017

    I love all your fresh herbs and pretty plants! It feels good to grow things, doesn’t it? As much as I adore tulips, they don’t stay pert and pretty long…especially if there’s any wind!! Your hexie flower garden blocks are beautiful. That’s such a classic quilt! 🙂
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