Thursday, July 29, 2010

Summer at it's Best






We never say the "Dead Of Summer" Lush, bounty, hot, steamy, colorful, summer words that we wish for in the "Dead Of Winter"

Can you believe I am still planting, as I cut back there are empty places, and like painting emptiness bothers me. So I buy leftovers at the garden center and feed them, coaz them and they respond and will look good for the late summer garden which I like better than the tall plants of summer that tend to fall this way and that if not staked. Too big a garden for all that staking and can you imagine the frustration when it all has to be cut back in late October, fussing with stakes and ties when you just want to hurry and get it cleaned up.

We are enjoying the fresh vegetables, it is a huge treat to go out late afternoon and gather what you want for dinner. Also gathering of a fresh bouquet is the best as I like a vase of flowers in the kitchen.

These are a bit blurry, I must of not been still enough or something????

4 comments:

Diane said...

What a beautiful array of color, Emelie. All of your TLC is being appreciated by your lovely garden. I love this time of year, because our area is now getting in fresh vegetables too, and because of the warmer weather this year, they're coming in early. We grew tomatoes, and we're actually getting alot--that doesn't always happen :)

Kris said...

Just so wonderful to see all the colors! And your wedding photos are so wonderful, something I haven't see before. A much simpler time, even though I am sure it didn't seem that way at the time! And think of all the life you have lived together in all that time...

wanda miller said...

thank you for the lovely lovely stroll through your gardens, emelie...that labor of love pays off! happy end of july to you! xo

Laura said...

It is no wonder your backgrounds are so beautiful and busy in your paintings Emelie. They reflect your beautiful, busy gardens! My you have such a wonderful green thumb. ( But what color green...sap green, green gold, maybe permanent green light?)Yours is the garden I want when I "grow up"!