Today is my hubby's and I's Wedding Anniversary. We celebrated by a nice dinner last night and then he surprised me when I woke up with this:
Tolles on's Blue Weeping Juniper!
You can tell by these picts (taken on my phone) how nice and sunny it is today. Hubby even planted it for me before he had to leave for work! It found a place in the back in a sunny spot near the veggie beds. I can see it beautifully from my kitchen window. Here is a close up:
And here is a pict I found of what they can look like when happy:
We have been busy here at the soapHOUSE! I am finding that life with 2 little ones, homeschooling and expecting our 3rd is busy and super fun! We have been having a great time in the garden. The backyard-work-in-progress is coming along and we are able to see some things reaching their potential this year. Despite our HUGE infestation of box elder bugs around the veggie beds:
We are still managing to get some great progress with the veggies. Most notable this week are the fresh strawberries:
In celebration of good news over bad news recently, I headed to the nursery for some goodies:
Purple Palace Heucheras were planted among the sum and substance hostas:
I also picked up a couple of Scotch Moss plants:
And some elfin thyme to put in around the stepping stone path.
Hubby has been so sweet lately helping out the preggers in the garden. He helped me dig up and move some of the pitiful fruit trees in the back yesterday. They were infested with spider mites their first year and although they are still alive, we are going on year 4 with no action....so the plums went by the creek and the apricot went in a pot. The peach remains as it is the only one that has not suffered.
I was also given some great divisions from my mom's garden lately. Hellebores, Solomon's Seal, Turk's Cap Lilies, Asters, Day Lilies, Peacock fern and Fennel....to name a few. Hubby planted all of them for me!
And, to top it off, today he is restaining the deck: