Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Life grows on...

The garden is coming along a little bit each day. We were outside all weekend working (and playing softball!) and have the sunburn and sore muscles to prove it. Did some hardscaping, planted some new green friends and moved others to places where we thought they would be happier.

This is the first year I have ever grown columbine (on the left) and I am a big fan. The flowers are so unique I can't recall any others that look quite like them. They aren't very showy, but are special in their own way. Pincushion Flower (on the right) has some adorable qualities also. I think each flower was designed to be the perfect little landing pad for a bee or butterfly. How can you not love that?

By far though, my favorite plant in the garden right now is this
Silver Sage Salvia. The leaves are enormous, and have the most wonderful fuzzy texture. I like to imagine that this variety comes from a magical dewy forest full of unicorns. (In reality - it probably originated in a sunny, arid environment- but oh well!)

We built a little garden path this weekend leading from the street to our patch of grass. It makes the whole layout a lot more welcoming to our friends and neighbors. I'd like to plant a bunch of creeping ground covers and low growing flowers around it eventually...


  1. so pretty!
    i'm so glad you came for a visit...love your blog and your etsy shop :)

  2. Oh my goodness, this is my first time on your blog, your home is beautiful! I dream of someday living like this. What a beautiful time of day, it so makes me miss sunset evenings outside in warm air walking barefoot on the grass.

  3. Thank you so much for the sweet comments! Evenings and early mornings are definitely my favorite time of day! I can't wait until the summer when the fireflies make an appearance... we don't get a ton of them at our house (because we live in the city I guess?) but I still appreciate the ones who do show up - they just make the evenings that much better!

  4. i love the new garden path!! your lawn is looking great. <3 brit tickles