It's not like I have been ignoring the garden,
I feel that I have written so many posts on it that you might be bored to tears.
You might be yawning as I have been writing about my simple life in this wee house for quite sometime...
Why do I blog?
I like writing.
This Humble Blog has become a habit and an online diary.
Some of you are commenting and a lot more of you are reading.
I check the stats periodically just to reaffirm that I have an audience.
but I digress...
I was outside for hours yesterday and in my zeal to dead head the roses I gave myself a nasty cut with the secateurs.
It might have needed a stitch but I cleaned it well with hydrogen peroxide and slathered some antibiotic cream on it and plastered a bandage on it pronto. It throbbed for about an hour and so I took myself off for a walk in the neighbourhood to take my mind off it....
I am such a sissy when it comes right down to it.
When I returned I got right back in garden mode, I put on my gloves this time and trimmed the edges and mowed the lawn.
Did I mention that Mr. HB bought us a new lawn mower this season?
a cute chartreuse green rechargeable battery type that is so much lighter than our old gas guzzling Toro.
This one is quieter and does a great job and I can use it without being pulled off my feet!
I am achy and tired after my stint in the garden and needed to sit for a bit and rest up before making dinner...
so I thought why not sip tea and do a garden post.
Be mindful not to type with the bandaged finger.
(Can you tell that I am having a bit of a pity party?)
Peeking through the pillars
is a sturdy Arbutus tree
I love how the bark peels
Look at that earthy olive green shade underneath the rusty red bark
This tree drops lots of leaves on our garden
I use a childs rake when tidying up the beds
it certainly comes in handy.
floppy heads that droop a bit after the rain,
they are stunning in a bouquet.
roses are still blooming
coreopsis and a yellow rose
fried egg plant as some like to call it...
The Humble Bungalow
You can see how tall the grass was before I cut it!
Hope that your week is going well...