Sunday, May 18, 2008

From the Garden

My right elbow is in extreme pain from lots of weeding that I have done over the past two weeks. Has it stopped me? Not completely, but it has slowed me down. Working at the keyboard is more painful than weeding after a day in the yard. I am thinking of you, my gardening / blog friends but I may need to slip out the blog communication for a couple weeks at least due to tennis elbow that is, in my case, gardener's elbow.

Matt's Indeterminate Cherry tomato is in the burlap sack. I got this idea as I was doing my early morning jog last weekend. I lined the sack with cocoa mat before adding soil and the tomato plant.

See the graceful curve of the path of green lawn as it leads to the old apple tree? I am so proud of this path and the beds on either side. They are my design and I think they add so much to our yard.
The wisteria arbor is eye catching but it also smells sweet and enticing; especially to bees. The yellow azalea is also very fragrant .

The shadows of midday are always intriguing. Color seems to fade in the sunlight of hot days but shadows reign, providing interest for sun weary eyes.


Hootin' Anni said...

Beautiful! I can see why you have "Gardner's Elbow"!!!

My Green Thumb is shared...stop by if you have some time!! Happy Sunday.

No Rain said...

Beautiful photos. Hope your tennis elbow gets better quickly. I know how those feel!

farmingfriends said...

What a beautiful grass path and garden. Thanks for sharing a view of your garden with us. Hope the elbow gets better soon. sara from farmingfriends

Laura said...

Lovely landscaping! I hope you get better soon! Happy GTS!

Adam Dilip Mutum said...

You have a lovely garden. Hope the pain in your elbow goes off soon.

WiseAcre said...

I do like the path (excellent layout) but what caught my attention were the rocks. They're so much nicer than a plain retaining wall with all the nooks and crannies to plant. I'm a bit jealous of the Wisteria but I'll get over it.

I hope your elbow recoves soon. All those nooks and crannies are waiting for you.

Bengbeng said...

looking at yr lovely garden i feel motivated t do more gardening :)

Blackswamp_Girl said...

You should definitely be proud of that pathway... it's absolutely perfect, and it looks like the old apple is working with you to grow in just the right way to keep it that way.

Your yellow arbor is very fun! Makes me wish I hadn't gone dark with mine.

By the way, just in case you don't read my response comment to your original comment, these allium karataviense are supposed to be relatively short, but might get a little tiny bit taller. If you're looking for a tall white allium, look for 'Mount Everest' as I think that's the tallest.