My name is Katie, and I'm a scatterbrain.
I thought the BIG 50th How Does Your Garden Grow Anniversary was TODAY! Not last week!
Annie even numbers on her headings to make it obvious.
But my eyes must have been distracted from the numbers by the pretty flowers.
I was all geared up to congratulate Mammasaurus for hosting us so graciously for all these weeks.
And I made a sign, so I'm posting it.
Even if it is a week late.
Having participated in 37 of these link ups, it has been the main part of blog land that I join in with regularly and look forward to.
It's just the best place to hang out and the best way to appreciate nature on a daily basis.
So thank you Annie.
|Admiring the Neighbour's tree|
Attempting to overcome my unease with the snail population in our garden by getting up close and personal.
It may have suceeded in increasing my nerves.
The lavender is taking it's place of pride ready for the summer ahead.
Watching the Marigolds and the Osterospermums as they close up, ready for the night.
Been doing some weeding and I was pretty proud of the size of this dandelion I pulled.
Why did I bring a dirty weed with a snail attached, into the house?
I don't know what possesses me.
I just wanted to show off the size of it I guess.
It's tempting to let them all get to that size, just for the joy of pulling them out. They come out so much easier than the less-advanced Dandelions. This one had been hidden in the Poppy growth.
I love these pink tips. Like a lady who has just stepped out the nail salon.
Being able to see the Allium just before it emerges is thrilling.
|Bursting at the seams.|
He's had to wait a while to see the effects of his planting.
But it's worth it.
The Daisies are plentiful, and I've decided that I don't care about the bare patched that might be there when they go.
The Daisies stay.
They are prettier than grass anyway.
And useful when making words and pictures with flowers.
Yet another pallet planter for us.
We have seeds to plant, but no where for them to go, so this is our solution.
Our new, slightly raised bed.
In the background, you can see the path in the border where the dog runs, guarding our perimeters. The plants do remarkably well considering the abuse they take from her.
But I don't think that the Osteospermums will last long, so I have been making an extra effort to appreciate them while they last.
My fav alpine in the 1st pallet planter is in bloom.
The trolls have also been inspired by Annie this year and wanted to come out and honour her with a little tribute of sorts in the garden sand pit.
50 (51) Honks for Mammasaurus!