Friday, August 19, 2016

Garden Work

This week I have been busy in my flower beds and garden plot.

I have done a lot of digging...

...which Boy In The Mid-west loved. :) He has had several baths. :)

A neighbor gave me some asparagus starts from her patch.

I am very grateful for her sharing her asparagus. We really like the vegetable and hope it grows well in our garden plot.

I rearranged a bunch of bulbs, herbs, and flowers in my flower bed.

I transplanted and devided all of my purple irises.

I moved my daisies. They were becoming over crowded by my giant oregano bush.

I did a lot of weeding and pruning. When I was hauling a load of garden waste to our compost pile I found this big, (beautiful?), garden spider. I am not sure if they have a more official name, but my Dad always calls them Garden Spiders.

I have always been fascinated by the way they will shake their web back and forth when they sense a predator close by. 

I think the zigzag pattern they weave into the center of their web is interesting, too.


Sunshine Country said...

I admire your flower bed! You do a really good job, and I wish I could get ours to grow as well as yours. I finally got the mint plant into the ground, and it still looks like its doing good; thanks so much for giving that to me! I'm really looking forward to when it hopefully gets big enough that I can make my own mint tea. :)

Sister in the Mid-west said...

Thank you for the complement on my flower bed, Sunshine Country! Give it some time and yours will be flourishing as well! :)

You are quite welcome for the mint! That stuff grows so quickly! Hopefully it won't be long before you will be making some mint tea! :)