The picture below shows our front entry garden and the shade tree we had to have removed because of disease, we really miss the beautiful tree and the shade it provided on our deck.
I wanted to share this so that you could see how quickly the little plants I planted have filled in. I really like the "cottage" look as you can see but it can get a little out of control.
Many of the plants in our garden have been purchased from the clearance shelves at our favorite nurseries and I find a home for them and give them a little TLC. It is fun to see them thrive a year or two later.
Ceanothus "California Lilac"
I have two plants, they were tiny and sad when I bought them. It is very different from the evergreen ceanothus with the blue flowers we are used to seeing around this area.
We have had some fun family times in the past couple of weeks and the picture below shows two family members taking a break from all of the outdoor fun.
Our youngest son and one of our grandsons are busy keeping up with important business.
I spent a little time with a bucket of white paint and a brush giving my little garden fences a touch up. I painted 4 and have at least 25 or 30 to go, a project I hope to complete this summer. These were hand made by my Grandpa Backstrom many years ago. He cut them by hand, and nailed each one together. He would paint them each year before placing them around his vegetable garden. I brought many of them home some time in the 90's and have used them several times.
This picture shows how he would nail them and bend the nail over to keep it secure.
Today is another beautiful summer day in the Pacific Northwest, I plan to be looking so that I don't miss the little blessings.
I will be joining Home and Garden Thursday at A Delightsom Life.