Friday, April 27, 2012

Friday in the garden...

Things in my garden seem to get out of hand, to name a few, the New Dawn rose that almost ate my whole yard; the Sweet Autuum clematis that almost went to the next street over; and now the butterfly bushes. They have to be cut down and you are left with these really sturdy straight limbs you will have to cut up or find some use.

Kynda mentioned that I made fences with mine and that reminded me that I need a fence around my strawberries, so that's what I did today. I am giving it a name. It is called "The Joy and Rosie Fence" . In case you don't remember, Joy and Rosie are PJ's (and Jeff's) goldens and do they ever love being in the patch. I hope they won't be too disappointed and yes it will be enough of a fence as we tried it last year when they needed to re-seed a patch in their lawn. The down side is probably that most of the sticks will root and I will have 40 butterfly bushes.

This is what I intended to do today...SEW! Somehow that fell through, once I go outside I don't want to come in. I hope your Friday was good. Love from Michigan.

6 comments:

Kynda said...

I love your pilgrims and your clematis is gorgeous! We're hoping to garden tomorrow, but maybe it will rain, which would be just fine too. We'll talk tomorrow. love love :)

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Great idea to use what you have efficiently. Rainy days are good for sewing inside so on the good days to be out is great. We've been too cold to be out and it's a good thing as I had much to do inside this week. I didn't get everything done that I wanted but it is what it is...today I'm celebrating with my daughter at her baby shower and that is a wonderful thing indeed. Hope your Saturday is a super one!

Susie said...

Peggy, I once make a small border fence with limber cherrytree branches. It was so cute.. plus I tied some together to make a heart for hanging on the shed. You have a nice garden. Don;t over do lady..with the rain in our forcast for the whole next week here in Indiana, you may have rain also.. so sewing will be a fun thing to do. Smiles, Susie

Lin said...

Great idea for the fence! I just found your blog....will come back to read more :-)

Unknown said...

Do you put a lot of fertilizer in your garden? My clematis sure does not look like that,barely in bloom.

peggy said...

I have some wimpy clematis too, but this one is just good stock. I don't fertilize it or cut it back at all. If my luck holds, it will bloom about three weeks.