My son Rick made me this sign out of Cedar a few years ago and I just recently sanded it down from the gray stain. You can still see a faint "Bird Nest Cottage" on it. I have to get out there and paint it again before it gets too hot here. Actually, it is 85 degrees here right now, so it may already be to late.
This time of year is just so hectic trying to get the yard and gardens all ready for summer. There's always something to do and not enough time or energy from me.
It was kind of bright when I took this photo but "Welcome to My Garden".
We had planted all the peppers and tomatoes, so today, I finally put in the zucchini, yellow squash and Burpee burpless cucumbers. It you haven't ever planted these cucumbers, try them, you'll never settle for any others.
You don't need a big space to have fresh vegetables all summer long. My grandchildren just love pickin' the crops.
I have three of these little chicks that were sent to me by my good garden friend Brenda at Cozy Little House. They were painted with little polka dots then but due to some rust I recently painted them this red. They guard the plants for me.
This is my Lemon Balm and it's doing really well. I recently saw a recipe for a Lemon Herb Tea Bread at
Life at Wildberry Cottage. I'm anxious to try it when my Lemon Balm gets just a little bigger.
I've never gotten Onion Chives before but I think they will be a great addition to many summer recipes.
You can never have too much parsley.
My Sweet Basil was taller but I cut it off today to try to get it to spread out a little.
The tomatoes are working their way up the cages.
Finally, this is my Zinnia "Cut & Come Again" cutting garden. I just can't wait until I can cut some of these for the house and screened porch.
Oops! Look at that "dern" Bermuda grass trying to creep up the rocks and into my flower bed. It's the best and worst thing about living in the South. Bermuda grass stays lush and green all Summer long and any other kind of grass just burns up. We could have a sprinkler system but we're just too cheap and with the drought's, we probably couldn't run it anyway.
How is your garden growing?