Rest assured, knitting will make an appearance on this blog again someday. Norma wonders if she's not becoming a food blog (yum), I wonder about a garden blog.
I piped up a little too soon this spring about the foxglove. How sad is it that I still have the marker in the ground -- like a little tombstone?
And I'm over the moon about the hostas. My appreciation and love for them continues to grow (and surprise me!). I add one or two every year in various places -- I'll have to look up the varieties (the big ones at top left and right are Blue Angel) -- but these are all looking very well established!
I've never taken a picture of the back garden from this angle before -- it's from the top of the wall (about 5' tall). You see daylilies, hosta, the bleeding heart(s), forget-me-nots, some garden phlox and the ghostly allium on the left which has nearly finished blooming. I've never had a big problem with weeds here, thankfully. When it was established, I surrounded all the plants with a few sheets of newsprint before covering the whole area with mulch. It was kind of icky the first year or two if I wanted to plant something new, but it really did help with the long-term weed problem. I didn't do that when I planted the front garden (where those hostas are), but I'm thinking that I should -- at least in some trouble areas.
I'm so excited about my upcoming visit to NYC that I can barely blog about it. For me, right now, this is spontaneous. I used to be really spontaneous, and it'll come again, but this will have to do for now. I'm going to have a major guilt trip about running off and having FUN, but y'all remind me about Mdd getting to go to camp (with horses!) for an entire week (again!) next month, and Kt getting to study in the U.K. next year (for months!) (not to mention the 3-week Continental tour before arriving back in the States), and Ai who gets to do/does pretty much whatever she wants, whenever she wants -- it's just the way.
Ann, my fellow quitter and friend, will carve time out of an extremely busy family weekend to meet up with me and I'm thrilled. Katy has sent me a list of hotels to consider and would like to meet up, too. Cara has been invaluable! We spoke on the phone last night and, I've got to say, people, that the more I get to know her, the more I love her. Late last week, her Sheep & Wool cards arrived in my mailbox, along with some extras -- they are exquisite and definitely suitable for framing. Anywho, thank you so much for all your help, advice, and ideas, Cara. I can't wait to meet you all -- and MORE!!