Thursday, June 6, 2019

I like Thursday, May 6, 2019

Welcome to "I like Thursdays"  sponsored by Leeanna!  To read more positive posts, visit her here.

Good Morning!

I like that my husband is home--even if it is for only a week.  He works on the road most of the time.  Last Saturday we went to see my grandson play flag football and I love that boy so much :D

And so does Scout :)

I like my new T-shirt, do you?

The summer is quickly approaching and to be honest, my body will be relieved.  It's hard work weeding and mulching the extensive garden we have and honestly, I ache everywhere.  Although my husband has balked about taking out the front yard beds, he doesn't do much of the work.  I've already informed him we are hiring landscapers to mulch the front yard next year.  

I like this product which has been helping the aches and pains:

Still I'm enjoying the results as I clear out a lot of plants and weeds and rearrange things.  Since he is home, I'm hoping we will get done most of what is left of the front yard, like this bed:

Once the front yard is finished, I can take my time in the backyard.  There's a lot to do back there but it's private and Scout and I can take our time during the early summer mornings.  I like our new patio ensemble--which is not so new because we purchased the rug and the umbrella last year but it rained so much that we decided to wait to put it out.

The old umbrella is still useable and I'm using that in my upper beds where we took down the old tree.  The shade is very helpful to me and my Irish/Scottish moss!

 This year nearly all of my roses have reverted to the root stock.  I can't complain, I've had them nearly two decades but I have an intense dislike for Dr. Huey roses.   Dr. Huey roses are what most grafted roses are paired with but eventually the hardy Dr. Huey wins out.  They are scraggly and lack a rose scent.   I dug them out this past week.

However one rose survived, it is pretty and coral and among the oldest ones I have.  The fragrance fills the upper bed and makes working up there so very pleasant!

Summer is a-coming and this morning it is warm and humid.  Soon I will be spending most of my afternoons indoors and that means sewing again!  

Have a wonderful week!


Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Michele! Your gardens looks so very pretty. You've worked hard at it and all of your efforts show. I would love to come enjoy your backyard and sit at that table with the umbrella. It just looks so inviting. ~smile~ Roseanne

Suzanne said...

Gorgeous plants and flowers.

Julierose said...

You have a lovely garden and a gorgeous spot to sit and relax--or stitch? ;)))
I used to garden a lot, but my back problems have stopped that activity--I miss it...I get small pots of flowers (but just not the same, is it??)
for my front shrubby spot near our far my Japanese Iris have come out--no lilies as yet and now a medium
size pot of marigolds (Durango with that nice maroon color)..I want to plant pots of Asters and some herbs to dry....
thanks for sharing that lovely tour of your garden hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your gardens look so pretty, Michelle! I can imagine they are a lot of work, though. Glad you found something to help with the aches and pains! So interesting to learn more about the roses - that coral one is lovely!

PaintedThread said...

Pretty roses. What a fun shirt! Your moss is so green.

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Our doctor once told the Husband he needed to exercise, to which the Husband said he works in the garden. Doctor said that's not enough exercise. Ha! Silly doctor. We like him regardless. :-)

Mary in Peoria Handmade said...

I have so been enjoying your garden but I wondered how you were able to keep it up. Good ole Biofreeze. Be careful working so hard. mary

LA Paylor said...

your grandson is so cute! What a smile. I am always amazed how much Scout and Milo look alike. Your garden is gorgeous. An oasis.