Record heat today and no rain,not a good thing. I can't believe I am having to water everything in May. I hope this summer is not going to be another hot dry one. I am glad I have mostly potted plants, they are easier to keep watered and i can move them to a shady location if I need to.
The old greenhouse in my labyrinth garden is getting a makeover. Although it is not quite done I thought I would show a before and after of it. In the first picture you can see the concrete board was coming apart and falling off. I keep a lot of plants in that green house over the winter so it is very important to keep it in good shape. I have a ponderosa lemon tree that was my grandmothers, it has gotten so big it never comes out, I love that tree.
This is how the greenhouse looks now, with log cabin siding. I would never have thought of using log cabin siding on a greenhouse but I like it. It really dresses up the garden. The path you see in front of the greenhouse is made up of names of pets I have had throughout my life, dogs, cats,mice,hamsters, birds and a praying mantis. I hope to work on it this year but it will be a year or two before it is complete.
I don't know why more people don't grow milkweed, it is a wonderful group of plants. This a a picture from my Monarch Waystation beside my house. The common milkweed is in bloom and attracting all kinds of butterflies! At one time today I counted 5 different kinds of butterflies, I have been out there with the camera clicking away. Besides attracting butterflies and moths it smells wonderful, I have had people describe it as similar to honeysuckle and lilac, whatever it smells like it is sweet and lovely. Please do try growing some common milkweed, you won't regret it.
i had a real cartoon fall walking my two dogs and have been pretty sore and bruised, but I am back now and will be back to updating my site more often. I have been busy with the camera and have some good pictures to add. I did add a couple today you can find them at the bottom of the Garden page.
We had 17 or 18 people walk the labyrinth for world labyrinth day. It was a very hot spring day with a high temp of 90 degrees. Not a bad turnout for my first event. The trolly from Iola will be coming to my garden on June 23rd. I have not decided yet if I will have an event other than that for June. I am thinking an evening of music would be nice and people could walk the labyrinth whenever they want that night.
I know i promised pictures but that day was a very bad day, everything went wrong, and it put me behind in getting ready for the labyrinth walk tomorrow. I was hoping to have more of the garden done but it will have to do. It is looking pretty good now just a few things left to do. I will post pictures after the walk. Then I will start planning my next event. Maybe an evening of music in the garden for
June? Any ideas out there? Let me know what you think. I would like to have one event a month. I already plan a candlelight walk in the fall.
I still have work to do in the garden that I wanted to get done before the walk saturday. I am working 12 hours a day in the garden and feel I may not get everything done, I am going need a rest when it is all over with. I want to work in my miniature garden but there are so many other things that need done first. I am going to take some pictures out there today so look for some new ones soon. If I am not too tired tonight I will add them when I come in.