Good Morning! It's "I Like Thursday" and time to plant positive likes on the internet! Be sure to visit our hostess, LeeAnna to read more positive blogs!!!
First off, Happy Canada Day! I know I'm a day late but I have to send out well wishes to our Canadian friends. I used to go to Canada every summer when the kids were young to a family cabin my friends owned. Canadians are the nicest people and we loved all the time we spent there. Now I have Canadian quilter friends and they are a delight. So Happy Canada Day my friends!
I'm grateful to have the garden and something to keep myself busy during these anxious times.
Our first pepper!! This is the smallest pepper plant we have and not very bushy at all but it has fruit!!
I like this butterfly bush. I have the traditional purple butterfly bushes throughout my garden but just loved the magenta color of the flowers!
The purple butterfly bushes self-sow everywhere in the garden and usually I weed them out. But last year we removed our willow tree from the garden and our shade garden was quite stressed with all the full sunshine. I transplanted two butterfly seedlings in an attempt to create a shade screen for the plants and it seems to be working...as long as we get some rain...which we did this past week. Two storms brief but heavy gave our garden a good soak!
Last year was also the year we didn't have many of our hydrangeas bloom--but this year--Yowsa!
Even the mystery hydrangea is blooming. My husband bought this on a whim a few years ago at the grocery store and it hasn't bloomed. But this year it may be small, but it is getting colored blooms and they are so pretty!
I know I am going on and on about the garden but if you are lucky and persist, there are a few times when things come together and you are grateful for all the hard work you've put in. There will always be weeds and challenges but there is enough beauty to sustain you. That is what I feel about the garden this week. And maybe that is just another way to look at life.
Scout has been upset in the garden lately and mostly at night. We knew something was visiting our garden, we suspected skunks. And whatever it was I thought was encroaching too close to our peppers so I fenced it off and put a potted geranium near it. But one night Scout was absolutely on guard outside.
My husband had an ingenious solution. He has a hunting camera that takes photographs when it detects movement. So umm...here is what he got Tuesday night...
Nothing last night but that have been because of where he had the camera set up. Stay tuned... 😁
I haven't done much sewing since Tuesday but I wanted to share an interesting link published by the Craft Alliance. It's a survey about quilting and you might find it enjoyable. It is here!
Have a safe and happy day!