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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of one. I have many hobbies and interests but gardening and rug hooking are my main interest at the moment. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and have been married for 51years.

Saturday, May 21, 2011


Because some of you who read my post yesterday were enquiring about the taste and how to prepare fiddleheads, I've checked it up online and I have found this site that may answer your questions.


You may have to type the address as for some reason  blogger can't seem to find the site after I fixed my error. I had put a p instead of a m and still it won't work unless I type it in.

The daffodils are finished and the Leopard bane is in bloom.

this section of my backyard taken from the back of the garage. My son's unfinished shed in the back and my broken trellis sitting against the hedge.  The shed was supposed to be moved but is still there.

Another shot to the right from the same location. This is a raised area and there are rock steps that goes to the patio down below. My huge maple tree had to be cut last year and the stump is still visible in the flower bed  near the shed. The cracked pavement needs repairs because weeds love to grow in those cracks. Oh how I miss my big shade tree. Last evening I've started to put a border along the vegetable garden as it's difficult to know where the garden starts and the green starts and the grass makes it way in the garden. It's a big job but I'll tackle a little bit at a time.

Another view of my weedy vegetable garden taken from  the raise driveway. The middle section of the garden never got finished weeding last fall as we got some snow and they all went to seed early this spring. I pulled the weeds out yesterday .

This is  the end of the rock garden at the end of the driveway. This is a long flower bed that runs all the length of my driveway. These are Leopard Bane that I planted last spring. They are just starting to bloom  along with the dandelions and my Mother of Thyme is spilling on the driveway.

Another flowerbed on the south side of the house. There is a lot of painting thsat needs to be done.
One of my hosta is starting to open up at last. I have lots of Hostas. That's my post for today. It's raining and I don't feel like working so I think that I'll take it easy today and do things inside.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.  Have a great weekend and try to rest too.  JB


  1. I hope you have a very nice rest inside. I know you need to rest. I think your yard is pretty. I love all of your flowers.
    Just a question, what size wool do you hook with. I got out my cutter today to cut wool I put in my 6 for my cutter, it makes a 1/4 cut in the wool.
    You get such good definition in your rugs so I just wondered.

  2. Thanks for the link on the recipes....I'll have to remember to try this next year! love, Love, LOVE your tulips.....spectacular!

  3. Your yard and flowers look great.
    Thanks also for the web site it is very interesting.
    Have a restful day.

  4. Thanks for the info on the fiddleheads - off to read about them....

  5. Julia ~
    The fiddleheads sound yummy. I even like the sound of the name!
    Your gardens are lovely. So much to do and so little time.
    Hugs :)

  6. I love how the Leopard's Bane looks against the red tulips. I know how you feel about the loss of the tree. In my old garden, I had to cut down a maple tree that I used to climb as a girl. I really missed the shade and the way the light slanted through during the day. Trees are like old friends!
    Thanks for the garden tour!

  7. Thanks for your information on the fiddleheads. I haven't seen any in our grocery stores, but if I do, we'll try them.
    Your flower beds are absolutely lovely, but so much work!
    I totally understand missing the tree. We have many large trees around our house, and the loss of any one of them would make me sad.
    Enjoy your rainy day.

  8. Truly beautiful gardens, Julia.