So shady


And after…

An annual blog post

So, maybe I’m not  the best blogger. Maybe I just don’t have much to say. Maybe I’m better at posting a random picture on Instagram than I am at stringing together a few sentences on a regular basis. 

the last one

As I’ve mentioned before, we have peonies planted in two spots. The ones along the driveway always bloom first. Then in the back yard, we have one single peony and one tree peony. Unfortunately the tree peony didn’t survive the harsh winter, wild little boy, and over zealous lawn mowing husband. At least the single one looks good.  


what’s blooming (late May edition)


dirt + seeds + water = science fun

Neither of my children enjoy helping me do yard work. Maybe because I only pay 5 cents for each stick they pick up. Anyway, we’ve graduates from Kiwi Crates to Tinker Crates and the current one includes all the supplies you need to make your own irrigation system. The best part was watching the soil pod expand when you add water. Nerd alert!


so that’s what you look like

For the first time in about 10 years, the  Baptisia Australius bloomed.  The pictures were taken about a week apart. 



is that poison ivy

the alliums have bloomed. Every fall I forget about my plan to plant like 20 more. But seriously is that poison ivy?