Deadheading, cutting back, dividing and yanking out all the plants that are spent.
It's a messy time of year...
I get dirtier as the garden gets tidier!
These alliums are a lucky couple of blooms that survived being blown over by the recent wind and rain.
The rest sadly are in the compost bins.
I love to pop these into arrangements as fillers.
The bees love these too.
The recent rainy day knitting project went much faster than I thought it would...
and the rain did not last all that long!
Sunny days followed and I spent quite a bit of time out in the garden.
How do the weeds grow overnight?
I have more yarn and will make another hat in the next few weeks.
With the weather so warm and sunny I like to be outdoors.
One thing you notice is that it's definitely cheerful.
Have started and am enjoying a new book that I picked up on my walk to the Village.
Speaking of walks,
I bought a new walking coat when Mother and I were out last week.
It's by Chillox and has some great features,
perfect for our climate.
Arm pocket and side pockets
a front zipper that can be zipped from the top or from the bottom
This purchase was on the need list not the want/lust list!
I found this book at Value Village for $4.99
I haven't had a Waldorf Salad for years!
There are lots of local apples available right now.
Windfalls are plentiful.
Neighbours put their fruit out in front of their homes and passers by can help themself to a few.
I took advantage of this and made a salad.
There are so many great recipes for salads in this book.
I am not sure which one to try next.
I love the inspiration and ideas here as I tend to use the same ingredients and welcome a change.
I am reminded that I need to cull my cookbook collection...
so many books get ignored.
How many cookbooks do you own?
Do you use them all or hang onto to them for sentimental reasons?