Monday, September 16, 2013

I Have a Moss Garden

What do you do when something happens by accident? You pretend you planned it that way! This is my Moss Garden. Yep, I planned it that way. Well, not really. Ok, so it’s really what I refer to as my Secret Garden, but it is so shady and has been so damp this year that it has grown a really lovely carpet of moss.

Moss growing in the Secret Garden.

I had often wanted to try to get moss to grow in this area and now it’s happening naturally. I’m liking it. It has spread to the Fairy Garden area by the back yard gate.

Moss growing near the little Fairy Garden.

I have thought about putting some slate stones in these area and that would look nice with the moss growing around them. Maybe someday I’ll get around to doing that....

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Light in the Garden

I love the way the sun casts light and shadows over the garden at different times of the day. This morning the Morning Glory looked like it was about to ignite from the sunlight beaming behind it.

Morning Glory in the morning light.

A few weeks ago I caught the late afternoon sun casting shadows on a Hydrangea and the Beautyberry Bush.

Late afternoon sun on a Hydrangea.

Late afternoon sun on the Beautyberry.

The weather has been gorgeous the past few days – sunny, not too hot, and low humidity. Why can’t every day be like that?!

My First Limas

This is my first year trying lima beans. I counted exactly three this morning. There are several flowers on the vine, though, so I’m hoping for more. These were planted from seed: Burpee’s Best Pole Lima Beans.

Burpee’s Best Pole Lima Beans.

Burpee’s Best Pole Lima Beans.