20 May 2014

Round the Garden














Looking Glass









Chiminea and the Garden Beds we Built


















Mint






Clara






Corn







Corn from our Desert Garden




















Blooms and Dried Blooms from our Desert Garden in a Teacup










Cold Water with Strawberries and Ice.
It's also good with a sprig of mint.
It's great for staying hydrated.






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60 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love the strawberry water idea. It would be perfect for the hot summer days. Loving all your roses. Mine are just starting to show buds. I was told it might still be a bit cool to start my veggie garden. So I am going to have to wait until the end of May. In the mean time, I will get my flower happiness through your garden.

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. It gets so hot here that we can garden from February to June and then September to December. xoxo

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  2. your blooms from the garden are so pretty. It makes the early heat worth it to be able to grow such pretty blooms this early.

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  3. Awesome! Your corn rocks! I haven't tried to grow it just yet. Maybe next year. Ciara is adorbs! xoxo Jen

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    1. Thank you, Jen. I thought it was cool too! It was actually pretty easy to grow and not too much maintenance. Every seed planted sprouted, so next time, I will put only one seed per hole, not two, and plant them a little closer, because the seedlings didn't like being moved. It's tasty too. xoxo

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  4. I saw your mint and your kitty and thought, oh my garden looks like that! Then I saw the corn and thought, oh, I am so out of my league! ;) I could never grow corn!! It looks yummy!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. Corn is pretty easy to grow. Around here, it gets planted in February. xoxo

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  5. Su, your photos are incredible! I want to learn from you and eat from your garden. xo

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  6. Your roses look beautiful. I always liked growing mint in NC...it takes over but it's so nice to put sprigs in iced tea in the summer months. I liked just putting some in a bowl to add fragrance to the kitchen. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  7. Yes, you roses are beautiful! I love how you are growing mint and corn! You have such a cute cat too! My daughter turned me on to strawberries in water and it tastes nice and refreshing. Enjoy the rest of the week and Happy Memorial Day.
    Julie

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    1. Thank you, Julie. I picked green peppers too today, but forgot to get a photo. xoxo

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  8. What a sweet post, those flowers are just beautiful, and Clara is loving the photo shoot. :-)
    The Lord bless you!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. She is usually aloof, but she was living it up today. xoxo

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  9. Oh, Miss Clara! Love the photo of her enjoying the day! Lovely garden photos!!... Donna

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    1. Miss Clara is so cute, her favorite friend is the toy poodle, not our two other adopted kitties. Thank you, Donna. xoxo

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  10. your roses are so pretty and your yard looks so inviting. Miss Clara looks like she is enjoying herself.
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Mary

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  11. A lovely Summery post. Your roses are beautiful. We have one rose bush of yellow blooms opening, but I'm waiting for my pink roses to come into flower.

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    1. Thank you, Linda for your lovely comment. I think I called you Rose by accident. xoxo

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    1. Thank you, Lady Parisienne. I hope all is well. xoxo

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  13. Clara the kitty is the cutest! Love the little paw up! :) That mint looks yummy too. I am thinking of getting some mint for my garden because it's supposed to be easy and spread.

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    1. Hi, Lindsey. Mint does spread, even in our climate, and it would probably do better in yours. xoxo Su

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  14. You cat looks just like mine! I have tasted one of the best lemonades--it is called lavendar lemonade. Maybe that is something you will want to try!!

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    1. Thank you, Rose. We adopted her. I'm going to have to try it. I have lavender buried under the tomatoes, and although my lemons are probably done for the season, I could buy some. xoxo

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  15. Wow! Your garden of roses and veggies is beautiful! Gary and I are rebuilding our yard it was in need of al lot of work. I want to plant roses when its time.
    A really pretty post..Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

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  16. Oh my Dear,
    I would like to have a strawberry water with you in your dream of garden. The roses are fantastic! It's so very wonderful to have you around!
    All the best
    Elisabeth

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  17. It looks like you are having a lovely spring!

    ~Trisha

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  18. Gorgeous photos - so simple and lovely. I want to live in your garden...

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  19. Wow, you grow your own corn.. That is pretty cool. I love the roses and strawberry water. But my favorite photos is of Clara. She is a little Diva.

    Janet

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    1. Thank you, Janet. Mine too, because she doesn't like to pose to often unlike the boy kitties who jump in all the time; that's why her eyes were that way. One of the other kitties stood against me. Corn is pretty easy to grow. xoxo

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  20. Such lovely roses and kitty. Thanks so much for your visit and I hope your Mother's day was awesome!

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  21. Beautiful roses, mint and corn.!

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  22. I love your photos. And I could go for some of that refreshing water right now. :-)
    Looks wonderful, I will have to make some. I have mint in my garden too. But I do not have strawberries.

    xx oo

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    1. Thank you, Carla. The water is a good thing on hot days. We might go through a gallon.

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  23. absolutely delightful photos today! I keep my mint in a container in my garden to keep it from spreading too wildly. I love to walk by and snip a leaf for a snif and a taste!

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    1. Thank you, Beth. I love to do that too! The mint is spreading, Beth, but I'm not sure it will spread as much in the desert as it does in other places. It's doing well in the bed, but wouldn't do well in a stand alone container. However next time, if it spreads too much I could try planting it in the container into the bed. On the other hand, I noticed that anything squash like really spreads around here; they seem to love the dry heat. I'm told I might not have to plant the squash again, because it will just come back. xoxo

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  24. Great photos, beautiful roses but Clara is the star !

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  25. Ohhh I dream of making lemonade with fresh mint from the garden! And sweet Clara is so lovely. Love the strawberry water, that must taste so refreshing.

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    1. Thank you, it is, Jennifer. Whatever fruit or herb one throws in, the water will pick up the essence. xoxo

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  26. You have corn already, wow! It will be a good month before we see corn around here. I bet it was yummy. So glad you are joining us over at Life Through the Lens.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. We have to plant it in February, so that we can harvest it before it gets too hot. xoxo

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  27. Oh my goodness - your garden is lovely.

    I wish I had your green thumb because I am trying to get my garden ready for a high school reunion BBQ. It is coming along slowly.

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  28. Your roses are beautiful... and so is Clara!

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    1. Thank you, Magali. It's unusual for her to hang around to take her photo. xoxo

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  29. Beautiful photos, Su. Clara cracks me up. she looks so comfy. A gorgeous cat. I love the roses and the strawberries in the water. It's all is so charming. ~ Nancy

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I just saw this! Clara is a funny cat. xoxo

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