9/15/2007

More Window Issues...but, the Garden Looks Good!

Oops...We seem to be having trouble with windows around here. While working in our Family Room, where he just replaced a HUGE 8-foot-wide slider, Hubby tried to pry off the trim on one of the side windows...
His intentions were good, but the results?

It was painful watching the glass S-L-O-W-L-Y crack and crumble. At least it was safety class. A 79-inch high piece of plate glass could probably do some horrific damage!
BUT, the deck area is looking good! A cool little vignette. I painted the Mary Engelbreit-style birdbath about 8 years ago. I've broken its top at least 4 times, so I bought something smaller this time. It looks out of proportion. Newly repotted annuals make for a pretty picnic table!
I created a mini-ruins at the base of the big Japanese maple right off the deck. Ooooo...

I've gotten into the raised herb beds and done some major work. I actually dug out the 18-foot high Cardoons that had taken over 2 of the beds and looked quite ragged, now that summer is nearing the end...and I put in a lot more culinary sage, anise, basil, thyme, and lavendar! I really like this pot...and I put in a new annual, just so I could enjoy its beautiful purple (my favorite shade, no doubt!) And, finally (for now) the 12-foot tall "bundle" of perinneal sunflower (Helianthus spp). Hubby hacked it back pretty hard recently, complaining, "I can't even get through the pathway anymore!"


3 comments:

farmingfriends said...

I love visiting your garden - it is so pretty. Sara from farmingfriends

Skittles said...

Every time I see your garden it takes my breath away. :)

Lotta said...

That looks amazing. Wish I was sitting there right now with a big glass of wine and some candles.