Monday, July 9, 2012


I haven't seen a dragon fly in the garden before. I suppose the are around even though I don't see them. This one was resting on an unripe raspberry.

They say (on the internet), "the meaning of a dragonfly changes with each culture. The main symbolisms of the dragonfly are renewal, positive force and the power of life in general. Dragonflies can also be a symbol of the sense of self that comes with maturity. Also, as a creature of the wind, the dragonfly frequently represents change. And as a dragonfly lives a short life, it knows it must live its life to the fullest with the short time it has - which is a lesson for all of us."

Thursday, July 5, 2012

First Bounty

First raspberry taken on June 30th.  This is about two weeks later than last couple of years. I think due to the rainy and cold June that we've had.

The first blueberries also, taken on June 30th, from only one bush. I don't remember which kind of blue this is ... but it's one of the ones planted 2 yrs ago. The berries are big. The other 3 bushes have berries still in the making.

Today it's about 79, fair, breezy at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Reuse and Recycle

Today, I bought some plants to help extend the season and bring more color to the garden. Got home and realized I didn't have the right size containers to pot up the plants as I had envisioned. Looked around and decided to reuse and recylce to make do. The containers aren't the prettiest, but they work, so they are good enough!

I used a cardboard box, and plastic crate, wrapped them both in leaf bags, and voila! just the right size pots!! I put the bags into the crate and the box - like liners.

 I cut holes in the bottom of the bags for drainage. Cut off the excess bag length. And taped the bottom.

Before potting, I put rocks in the bottom to help with drainage. I rumpled up a brown paper bag to take up some  of the space, as I thought it was more than needed for the plants I was putting in.
And there you have it - the wrapped box and crate as planters.