|Huckleberry Fudge and Chocolate Chess Irises June 2011|
|Chocolate Heart Garden June 2011|
The problem is grass. Some weeds, but grass has crept in under those rocks. I have chocolate chip ajuga(bugleweed) for a ground cover. Even in the areas that it completely covered the ground, that darn grass grows into it. I have had to dig it ALL out. I have dug many plants in the garden out also. Then I replaced them. I have moved each rock in about 3 inches. This will make the heart a bit smaller. I had left more room on purpose for additional chocolate plants. As the money for more plants is not anywhere to be found, I am moving it in. This will make it easier for me to manage. Once this yucky part is all done! AAHH!!
Okay, isn't this an adorable picture of Mabel? Madeleine took it this week. She was barking and being sassy. Maggie and Mabel hang out in the yard with me while I garden. Mabel is the garden assistant however. When I pull weeds she has her nose 1 inch from my hands. She then "kills" the weed for me. :) It does get messy with her spreading the weeds about. She doesn't do every one thank goodness! It gets a bit counterproductive.
|taken by Madeleine|
The little female sparrow having a bath in the teacup bird bath.
I have been stitching, just not much. I am working on a Mother's Day project for my mom.
I have also been reading Hush Now, Don't You Cry by Rhys Bowen. It is a new book for our library so I only get it for one week. I am overdue right now, but I am almost done with it. I will just keep it, finish it and pay the fine. Otherwise I would have to get on the waiting list again as she has popular books! This is a good one. Another historical fiction mystery in the Molly Murphy series. This one takes place in 1903. Molly is a female detective. Very unusual in those days.
gardening, stitching, reading and praying,