Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Perennials are a Girl's Best Friend

For those of you who don't know, we moved into the house of an avid gardener of about 50 years. The same owners have lived in the house since it was built in the 1950's. Mrs. Miller improved and perfected her gardens throughout the duration of her living in our lovely home. Unfortunately, the last 4 years or so of her living here she was ill and couldn't tend to any of it. Enter the novice gardener into a jungle of LARGE weeds and overgrown everything. Last year my excuses were that I had a new baby, I hate hot weather, and I didn't even know what was weeds and what was the good stuff. I no longer have a new baby, the weather has been mild and now I can identify those nasty weeds in my sleep. Excuses gone, I've been enjoying cultivating, weeding, learning, and transplanting. A major perk of all of Mrs. Miller's years of garden love is that she planted all different perennials that bloom at different points throughout the summer. There's always something beautiful in bloom. The peonies are on their way out and I have a beautiful yellow lily that's just coming out now.


4 comments:

gina said...

lucky! we live in a house that is nearly 100 years old and the people who lived here must have just really liked grass. all the blood, sweat, and tears have been mine so far. i guess in 50+ years, some young mother will be singing MY praises! also, peonies are my favorites...glad you're enjoying your yard full of treasures.

Emily said...

Your peonies are beautiful! I have one that blooms each year over near the edge of our woods:) I should look into transplanting, etc. :) Continuing enjoying your flower gardens! :)

jessica said...

That's so great! Can you come tell me what are weeds in my yard!?

Lovely Little Nest said...

Peonies are my favorite! What a blessing to have such beautiful flowers you can pick at your liesure. :)