Sunday, April 29, 2007

we had some gardeners come out to do some work in our yard today. it does not have access to the back, so we hired some guys to come and move a lot of dirt and rocks to make a pathway to the back.










well, it made me feel guilty, 'cause here is what my herb garden looks like these days! if you click on the photo, it will get bigger, and close-up you can see how scary, out-of-control the weeds really are!














some of the flowers are blooming and looking so pretty. i love these blue violets! i had my daughter time me, and only let me be out pulling weeds for a half an hour...i usually only stop when i hurt too badly to go on!











i made a tiny dent in the wilderness, and got a couple more herbs planted. here are my son's boots that he gave to me before he got deployed to iraq...he laughed when saw i planted flowers in them!










i love the bleeding heart...so pretty!









13 comments:

Vanessa V said...

Oh My Goodness!!! How lovely!!! Psssssttttt, you are a WINNER!!! xxo, V

Amanda Button said...

i think it all looks gorgeous! Love the violets!!! It's been KILLING me to no be able to do any gardening this spring...i love living vicariously through other's wonderful flowers herbs and veggies!!!

Betty @ She's Sew Pretty said...

Those bleeding hearts are so pretty. I like your garden...weeds and all. LOL

Ana Banana said...

Beautiful garden! REally love the sculpture, too. And bleeding heart is one of my favorite plants, I think maybe because I am one myself. I noticed that you enjoy belly dancing. I used to belly dance, but was so clumsy I gave it up out of embarassment! Do you bellydance?

Thank you for your sweet words. I will return.

Ana

Anonymous said...

I'm putting up those bleeding hearts on my desktop!

- EE

The Feathered Nest said...

My bleeding hearts are being choked out by weeds! I just haven't gotten around to that bed yet. I love your sculpture!

Manuela

Marilyn said...

I have lots of the little blue violets in my garden and just love them. They look so delicate yet they are very hardy! The bleeding hearts are just beautiful, too.

catalyst0527 said...

You makes me want to have a garden!
I like the bleeding heart to. :)

cinderelly said...

vanessa ~ thanks, you have such a generous heart!

amanda ~ you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the fruit of my labor (or maybe lack of...they all grew in spite of ME!) enjoy anyway, dear!

betty ~ thanks!

ana ~ i really love that one too, i have a few in the yard! thanks for your visit, too...i'll be back to your's as well. your works are sooo beautiful!

hi ee!

thanks manuela!

marilyn ~ the funny thing about the violets, when i lived in california, i planted violets and it always got too hot, and they always died...here they just GROW! and my neighbor across the street thinks it is a kick that i love them, and keep them in the yard...she is constantly ripping them out!

catalyst ~ i guess everyone loves them...they are beautiful! thanks for your visit! your blog was delicious!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Oh, I just LOVE Lily of the valley.
I wish I could find a perfume in that scent.

I had a piece of vintage fabric with Lily of the valley and roses.
It sold for some crazy amount of money within 24 hrs of listing it.

I was sad to see it go.

cinderelly said...

i love it too! our neighbor gave them too me...she has them planted all over her yard and they are so beautiful when they bloom! i like that movie 'practical magic', and sandra bullock wears a sweater in one scene, with lilies of the valley on it...i always wonder where they got it!

ButtercupElffly said...

Hi Cindy, Love the flowers..--> So much I need some of those bleeding hearts for my garden!!!
Oh weeds! I have been at it for a month!! they grow back faster than I can get all done!!! The boots are so great!! I do that too I plant in every thing I have chickens & hens in a pair of hubbys loafers he hated!!
Sparkles
Tess

Gina said...

Great photos! Wonderful flowers!
LOVE the boots! Brilliant idea!
Thanks for the tidbit!
Gina