Sunday, September 11, 2011

Summer Garden Lessons

Beth at Plant Postings invited me to participitate in her meme on Garden Lessons Learned: Summer 2011. Here's a few things I learned. 


















16 comments :

Karin / Southern Meadows said...

Some very good lessons learned indeed! I love all your photos and that one of the deer is really an amazing capture!

PlantPostings said...

Sheila: What a great way to document the lessons! I love it! And thanks for joining in the meme.

Ginny said...

Love the way you have illustrated your valuable lessons. And I SO agree that the birdbath is better than the tv!

The Sage Butterfly said...

Some excellent lessons, and I really enjoyed how your presented them. The garden does look so beautiful in May. By late July, I am wondering where my garden went. Although there is lots to be grateful for and there is still beauty, the May garden is certainly a showstopper.

pumpkydine said...

Well that is just a fantastic tribute to a gardening year. There is just so much more to gardening than growing flowers. Love the pictures and the captions as well. Very good job!

Sheila said...

Thanks, everyone, for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed the photos with captions. It was a fun post to put together.

Donna said...

Sheila what great lessons. I agree about bunnies which is why I net the veg garden. I also love the birdbath...my pond is better entertainment than TV too...love the captions!!

HolleyGarden said...

Cute post. Love the way you presented your lessons. The last one is the one that always makes me a bit sad. Have to wait until May again for that one bright shining moment when everything is in bloom.

linniew said...

That bunny is surely a cutie. You could just leave a few beans out there on a plate... You learned a lot of things this year from your gardens. I guess our assignment here is to learn, and gardening certainly keeps us doing it-- Great photos.

Foxglove Lane said...

Lovely animals and plants, beautifully presented, sweet and thoughtful.

Sheila said...

Donna, I thought the bunny was cute when it first appeared. then I went out of town for the weekend and came back and the bush beans were gone! Lesson: don't delay on the netting!

HolleyGarden, I know, I wish the garden would look so good all year. But then it probably would be made of fake plants ...

Linnie, I'll try the plate of beans next year. And netting!

Foxglove Lane, thanks for the visit and your comments. I'm glad the post resonated with you.

Carolyn @ Carolyn's Shade Gardens said...

I love the way you wrote on the photos--very clever. Hellebores grow wonderfully in the conditions you describe for daylilies. Autumn ferns' new growth comes out looking like your photo that's how it got its name, but they don't like full sun as you say. We went to Chebeague several times this summer--great mussels on the porch of the inn.

Christine @ the Gardening Blog said...

A lovely post and great lessons!

Sheila said...

Carolyn, I've found autumn ferns won't even take 2 to 3 hours morning sun, at least not in the South and with the amount of water I'm willing to give them.

Thanks for the comment, Christine.

Indie said...

Cute photos and post! I love the bunny one. My preschooler is always saying, "Mommy, we can share with the bunnies!" after I see the nibbled plants.
Mommy's not so sure she wants to share..

Cat said...

Ha! Couldn't agree more about so many. Especially more rudbeckia, bird baths being better than TV and not being too kind to the bunnies. What the drought and heat haven't taken, the bunnies have eaten!