they cut it off fast...had to have a friend get them for me...then he sent them on to me...we got 8 a piece and think shipping to him,and on to me was only $35.00...we each got 2 fern ones each...hollingsworth peonies and they were huge...
Our passion vines are all over the place, growing on the fience and climeing over to our birch tree,the flowers are so beautiful. Google the meaning of the passion flower, you will see. (Sorry @ spelling)
I bought the above plant last year from Annie's Annuals. It died in late summer. I intended to save the seeds, didn't happen. However a big bunch of those seeds were hiding from me. Much to my delight they came up in abundance this spring. Yipee skippy!
We had a dead lawn, sucking up water. Best thing we ever did, let the lawn die in peace. We then put in fruit trees, vegetables and more flowers. We're going for the cottage garden, garden art look. Whatever we like we put there. Much to our surprise (we're far from the look we imagine) a fellow walking down our little road stopped to tell DH how much he admired what we are doing. Joy!
No canning for me unless I get truly motivated. Last year I did dry some nectarine slices,in one of those counter top dryers (to lazy to look up how to spell the proper name for it) for quick breads or whatever. Used to love to can, guess the heat of it all and laziness prevents that now. Other priorities!
Tomato sauce, that's what I have cooking in my crock pot right now. Had at least 10 pound of whole tomatoes in my freezer for way too long. What to so with them? Through them in the crock pot with garlic and basil. When they are done, I'll put them through the food mill to remove the skins etc. Then freeze the sauce.
Our arbor is wood. Kinda "shabby ". We love the look. In fact we got 2 of them for $25 at a yard sale. One for each side of the house. One has a climbing jasmine, the other a climbing Cecil Brunner rose.
My jasmine was in a "stack" on our left arbor yesterday. Finally got out in the 100+ heat yesterday and cleaned it up, plus about 15 mins. more of simple jobs before I had to come into the house and cool myself off.
I'm sorry I didn't notice sooner. Even though Warren Kimble lives about 45 minutes south of me, I've never seen him. His artwork is very nice. It looks somewhat similar to Grandma Moses. Michigan to Vermont must of been quite a trip.