Wednesday, July 09, 2008

It's raining, it's raining.......

and the garden is loving it.
These are the first of my lilies that have decided to open up. They seem late this year to me for some reason. This is the second summer they've come back. I will probably have to dig them up this fall and clear off any of the little cling-on's (sorry that's my terminology). The little tubers that cling on to the bigger main ones tend to drain the plant of energy and if you can pick them off you'll maintain the larger blooms for next season.


I bought most of my annuals from Home Depot, and I'm enjoying the nasturtiums this year with they're profusion of blooms. They're a great trailing plant for pots, and baskets.

My delphiniums have just started to bloom as well. Both of these plants were self propagated in a hedge I have in the front yard. My previous neighbour had planted them, and for some reason they had reseeded into my hedge. So I dug them up, and happy days, they've managed to come back for the last four years.

<--LightPurple/Pink Delphiniums

More blue delphiniums... So you're wondering where's the knitting content in this spinning/knitting blog???? Well I've got nothing new right now. I've been trying to focus on getting projects finished, but I tell you I've been piling up a list of things I'd like to do. So when the garden is less demanding I'll be sure to post some of the lace I'm dreaming about knitting.

In the meantime this is my spinning......

There's nothing more enjoyable than looking at a fat bobbin of singles, except when you get to finally ply them together.....

Which is where I'm heading now.....

Have a Great Day!!

4 comments:

Jody said...

Your garden is absolutely beautiful Charlene. Lillies are my favourite flower. Wow that sweater you're knitting with your handspun alpaca looks amazing. I would love to make myself a sweater too but not enough time to actually spin for myself it seems.

~ P ~ said...

Charlene,
Your flowers are beautiful. I love the Nasturtiums. I usually plant some but didn't get around to it this year. I'll just enjoy looking at yours.

MRS MJW said...

Wow. I am jealous of that garden. That must have taken years of work.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Hey Charlene,
I've missed your blogging. Hope everthing is okay.