Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sprucing Up My Garden

 Unable to plant anything all season, I finally had the opportunity this weekend.  Selling our house and moving 900 miles away into a new home kept us busy all Spring long. 

I planted herbs because I love using them in my recipes

I bought the T labels today and had fun writing the name on each

I also planted some sunflowers (I attempted to grow some in Virginia but darn those deer, they chewed those down too)

I was successful in planting and growing some Black-Eyed Susans last year so I'm attempting it once again.  They're a vine type of plant/flower, I'll have them take hold of the lattice and they'll take it from there.  Can't wait to see how they come out, they're so pretty!

My Peonies have finally bloomed and oh they smell so wonderful.  I did not plant these, they were already here.

 I took a trip to our local antique shop downtown earlier today and I picked up this vintage watering can.  Isn't it adorable?

Mo was my assistant today.  We adopted him from my sister, she's going to be doing a lot of traveling this next coming year and needed someone to take care of Mo, we jumped at the opportunity.  Mo is such a good dog, he's a little older and tamer, loves to snuggle and makes a great assistant! :)

Hope you had a blessed weekend!

Until next time,


  1. Your herbs look great and I know you will enjoy using them in your cooking. Mo is adorable and I know you are going to enjoy keeping him while your sister travels.

    FYI: I am working on the coffee table that I got from you this week. Look for the reveal on Thursday!

    1. Oh Paula I can't wait to see it! I know you'll do an amazing job :) Thanks for all the kind words too!

  2. One can never plant too many herbs. Love your tags.. so sweet.
    What a charming little helper you have there too. I'm happy for you that you are able to give Mo a forever home. Plus, your sister can still visit him :)

    Hope this is a great week for you!


    1. So true about one can never plant too many herbs! Someday I'll move on to vegetables which I've never planted. Hope you have a great week too :)

  3. Those herbs will be taking off in no time! I love that viningBlack Eyed Susan's. They can't survive our winters so when I plant them it's a one time deal. That's a cute watering can and so is your assistant! He looks like a good buddy to have around.
    I hope your new home will provide you with lots of good times!
    Thanks for visiting my blog today!
    XO, Liz

    1. Thanks Liz, I will listen to any advice you have to give, I look forward to also reading and learning from your garden blog. Have a blessed day :)

  4. Hi Bev. :) First let me say that Mo is precious! Your plants are coming along nicely. I've never planted herbs much. I do have a big sunflower coming up in the middle of my roses right now. I think a bird dropped it there.

    Just read the claim to fame your house has. How cool!!

    1. Hi Stacey, thank you so much for your kind words. Mo is a keeper! You must take a picture of your sunflower and post it! I think they are beautiful and they grow them here in Michigan by fields and fields, what a sight to see! Thanks again! -Bev