Taken at The Cat Shack
Gardens Gone Wild! Originally uploaded by Kate O’ Our garden has gone almost all summer without maintenance (darn my pesky thyroid), and it really shows. We haven’t been too concerned about it, figuring my health us more important than a perfectly manicured front yard, and anyway perfectly manicured was never our style, so it’s been Read more about Gardens Gone Wild![…]
Lily Originally uploaded by Kate O’ These Asiatic lilies have been incredibly fussy since I planted them, so I’m thrilled to see a flower turn up.
Detail of front walkway at gate, originally uploaded by Kate O’. One of the interesting things about getting deep into any major project, like renovating a house and yard, is that new metaphors sometimes emerge throughout the process. For me, one of the best new metaphors to come out of the work we’ve been doing Read more about The fieldstone effect[…]
I didn’t think I was in the mood to do it, but I did it. I got outside right after breakfast (which, by the way, was a waffle with diced mango and kiwi along with my absolute favorite coffee, Bongo Java Kaldi’s Dog — but I digress) and got my gardening stuff all set up. Read more about The amazing resurrecting lilies![…]
I backed out of the backyard into the alley this morning — naturally, we’re parking out back these days — and was detoured when I got to the end of the alley by Morgan Park Place construction blocking my normal route out to I-65. So I didn’t drive by the front of our house, as Read more about I can’t think of a subject stupid enough[…]
This is the moment Karsten and I have been waiting for: the daylilies have started to bloom! Thought I’d show a picture or two of the stars, as well as a few pics of some of the other sections of the yard garden, like the herb garden: Also a pic of our new bikes!
Springtime in the garden, originally uploaded by Kate O’. All our hard work last year in the garden is starting to pay off in bright, beautiful color across the yard. The only disappointment so far is that the boxwoods we planted as a beginning hedge are looking pretty sad.