Thursday, June 2, 2016

Second on the 2nd.

I know I've been missing ... but thought I would try to get back into the swing of things and join you all here. 
Here's a post from back in 2013 ...

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Welcome June !!! My Birthday MONTH ...Let the Celebrations Begin

My month long celebration of my birthday is off to a GREAT start. 
I won a $50 gift card to a site that sells ORGANIC body and home products!!!!!! Took me all of 5 minutes to spend every penny of it and then some :) 
I also received a $5 coupon from my favorite online herb shop...
Check them out if you're into herbs.

The gardens are coming along slowly.... I still have lots to get into the ground because of all the rain. What is in the ground is growing by leaps and bounds!!!!!

I can't keep up with the Herbs! I have a new decorating theme going on...brown paper bags hanging everywhere  :) I don't think the Hubs is as appreciative as I am. But the house does smell nice. 

My Iris are all fading now..but Oh how beautiful they were this year. 

This bed really needs thinned out....but I love how it looks like a purple river so I keep putting it off.  Maybe I'll thin it a tiny bit this summer and start a new bed somewhere  else. 

The potted succulents are crazy full too. I'm thinking this swan needs to find a mate to share her bounty with ♥

I bought a bag of assorted Iris at the flea market last year and I'm getting some beauties out of it. I have never had a white Iris before and I love this one. Can't wait til it multiplies !!! I'll share some of the other colors in a later post. 

The basement purge is coming along! This will be the last weekend we have the dumpster and it will be full when it goes away on Monday :) 
It's hard to turn loose of some of the things .... but there is only so much time and not enough room for all of the projects. 

And here is another of the  inspiration art cards I received in my deck

from Kara Rogers

It must have been a later Spring that year because the Iris are long gone this year and the summer perennials have started to bloom. The flower beds are no where near as pretty as they were that year. Mother Nature has been hard on them the years following 2013 . 

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  1. Your garden is doing really well, and I LOVE those white iris, never seen them before! The inspirational card for your deck is great. Have a really wonderful birthday month, and congrats on the vouchers you won! Look after yourself, and have fun with your beautiful herbs and flowers, hugs, Valerie

  2. Glad to hear from you Carol! Hoping you have a wonderful birthday!!!

  3. Really fun to see your pretty garden anytime.
    That sea of blue Irises slays me ♥ mass blooms like that are such a delight.
    Here's hoping your birthday month is wonderful again this year from beginning to end dear Carol!
    It looks like our Lavender will be blooming before Father's Day this year. So often in the past it does its thing right around that time.
    Anytime is a great time for Lavender though in my book.
    Another blue bloomer!

  4. Super fun photos of the garden long ago...well not that long ago. :)

  5. Happy birthday month- and what a great win. I am jealous about your irises. I think my Siberian ones will bloom fine but my gorgeous frilled one just haven't really come up much. Hopefully they aren't gone for good, and I guess they are making me be patient until next year. The rest of your garden looks beautiful. Its so exciting, isn't it?

  6. It was fun looking back on the month of June for 2013. Your irises were gorgeous,and that swan planter is out of this world.

    Mother Nature has truly been cruel the last three years with such extremes in weather and growing conditions. I hope this year turns out spectacular gardens as you celebrate your birthday. This is a really lovely look back at a second look on the 2nd.

  7. I don't know if I saw this one when originally posted, but your garden is absolutely amazing!