Summer Opener

We are predicted to have a pretty nice weekend, weather-wise, which is rare for us. The year we got married, EIGHT years ago this weekend, the temperatures were in the 50s and it was very foggy.  Good thing we didn’t count on having the wedding outdoors.

On top of celebrating our anniversary, spending time with family from New York City, we will be busy planting more flowers in our containers.

annuals to plantAnd we will be digging holes for these new additions to our backyard:

one new treeThese were delivered this morning!

two new treeThey will block the neighbor’s house that stares at us over the fence, giving our yard a little more privacy. They are flowering crab apples, which will make our yard look even more like a giant blossom in spring.

I also wanted to show you these amazing columbines we have growing on the side of our house. We used to live in Colorado (and miss it), so we have a fond affection for these flowers.

amazing columbinesA couple years ago, my mom gave us a bunch of Siberian Irises, which have grown like crazy in our yard.

Siberian Irises getting biggerOne last section in the yard I have to show you before they fade until next year – these alliums were already planted when we bought the house. Aren’t they cool? I think they look like they are floating in the air.

Allium forestI’m off to enjoy the holiday weekend! I will be back in a few days with updates on my free motion quilting practice. (hint – I finished FOUR mini projects on my extra day off!) Enjoy your weekend summer opener!

5 comments

  • The flats of flowers look great…looking forward to seeing the free-motion quilting!

  • Terri,

    Your yard looks wonderful! Columbine’s are also a flower I miss here in Arizona. The flowering crab apple trees are beautiful!

    I can’t wait to see your finished projects!

  • I hope you’ll post pics of everything you plant! And I cannot wait to see your free-motion quilting!! I finished quilting my latest quilt today and will post pics in the morning.

  • Happy belated anniversary and many more happy days to come! I am loving your garden…so many pretty pretty flowers! Hve lots of fun with your free-motion quilting!! Love to you!

  • I live in Colorado and I think the Columbines are the prettiest flowers glad they are our State flowers.

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