Monday, June 13, 2011

In the garden...

There are so many things growing in the garden this month.
Not the least of which are tiny little tree seedling from the river birch and maple.
Tiny little green tomatoes are dangling off the tomato branch.
Between the weeding and the watering I found some other things blooming too...

Nasturtium  with variegated leaves.

Purple Cone Flower

Goose Neck Loose strife

Butterfly Weed


Bee Balm


Just when I was happy with all the blooms...
I realized we had to trim the shrubs...all 31 of them.
  I despise trimming shrubs and even more I despise trimming them into balls. 
 My husband does that.  
It is such an unnatural shape but oh so suburban. 
 I guess you can never take the suburbs out of the man...darn it!
Eight loads of trimmings later I can hardly feel my feet and my lower back is aching.
I must admit it looks so nice...don't tell him its because of his beloved topiary shaped shrubs.
I can hardly contain him as it is.
You should hear the kids.
"Mom! Dad's got the clippers!"
Never a dull moment.

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laurie -magpie ethel said...

Send your hubby my way to trim my boxwoods...I love the shape and never get mine right. Your garden must look amazing - I have the loose strife too - great cut flower but so invasive in my flower beds.

Nan said...

oh my goodness all those round shrubs that is taking on a load of clippings. Up here no one does this, things in Alaska cannot be trimmed into shape it's far too wild up here lol..

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

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fee @ chipper nelly said...

love your privet balls!
Good work suburban man
fee x

Musings from Kim K. said...

Beautiful pictures. Your blossoms are just gorgeous. I'll be dragging my husband over to the computer to check out your latest post. Great minds think alike. Today's post on my blog is about my husband's last acquisition of 60 new pine trees. He was outside again last night until he couldn't see, trying to find spots for all of them in the woods.

Carrie P. said...

Oh, such beautiful flowers. Spring can be so colorful. The shrubs look very nicely done even though they are round.:D

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