It's a Miracle...


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And Friday is Flower Day!  I have three small hydrangea plants out front.  There was a total of one flower from all three last year, but all are producing this year.  Every once in a while, when I think of it, I dump the coffee grounds 'round the base of the plants.

Yes, I was flat out on the lawn -- on the side of the house that has neighbors, no less -- to take the lily of the valley going-to-seed photo.  The neighboring house is for sale, but I don't think it's because of the lunatic knitter/photographer next door -- although it could definitely be because of the neighbors on the other side.  No love lost there; in fact, the police have been called and a summons has been served, but I just listen when I have to and nod/shake my head a lot and really try to stay out of it, thankyouverymuch.

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My favorite wild bellflower -- I'll have to look that one up again.  Most people would consider it a weed, but it's definitely a wildflower to me and I look forward to seeing it every single year.  ; )  Heh, my espalier crabapple will definitely be getting a haircut this weekend!

I was dog tired last night and went to bed early.  I didn't knit a single stitch, but would have if I'd have been able to locate my knitting!  Y'all are right about summertime and knitting socks, and I just happen to have at least two pair underway -- but I couldn't find them!  That's the problem with "organizing" the stash and WIPs.  I spent whatever energy I could muster on searching, and I kept opening the same drawers, disbelieving that my sock bag wasn't there... It's GOT to be here!  I just SAW it here!  Finally, I opened the lid of a sewing stand that's never held anything but knitting (usually, all my Lamb's Pride, but it's recently outgrown the space) and there it was.  I think I'll work at finishing the second Celtic Braid, but Bayerische is riding shotgun and may get a turn, too.

Happy Weekend!



Your yard looks so beautiful and full of flowers. I'd love to have a crazy/knitter/neighbor like you;-)


What lovely flowers! Organizing the stash can be dangerous. LOL Glad you found everything okay. :)


Your flowers are so lovely, Vicki! I hope you have a glorious, inspiring weekend.


Your hydrangea is so pretty! I love drying hydrangea's for wreaths :-).

Your sock story made me laugh......that is SO me...hahahaha!!


Did you ever stop to think that if you DON'T have a crazy/knitter/photographer lady that perhaps you ARE the crazy/knitter/photographer lady. That's the situation I find myself in!!


What do coffee grounds do?
I got a hydrangea last year, which doesn't look like it's going to flower this year. Boo.


The lily of the valley looks so sweet - like a bunch of green peas wearing night caps! ;D


Have an awesome weekend, Vicki!


Vicki, your flower photos are spectacular!! Thanks for your comment on my blog, guessing why we have an upside down laundry basket in our yard, with a long cord attached. The answer is in the current post.


hee hee My neighbors are beginning I may b alittle strange too. Running through the yard with the camera trying to get a shot of the ice cream truck rolling by. The Lily of the Valley looks like little peas with hats on! So cute! Hope you get nice neighbors next time around :)


Summer is so GREEN where you live! I love the flower photos. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


all this time and you've never once mentioned an espalier! that's quite the gardening trick!

ps. did you ever watch the Free to Be?


Anytime you want to show off your flowers in real life, give me a shout. I really miss my perennials in Waupaca....renting is the pits...sigh.
Beautiful pictures, btw.


Oh, Vicki, you have espelier! You are now on my list of gardeners who most impress me. That is so cool.


You must have a pretty yard! That lily of the valley photo really caught my eye.

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