Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Arrowhead Wrap

No excuses for not updating since June 8th.
Let it just be said, the summer is not conducive to blogging.

I have started a new knitting project and here is a tiny peak.

Project Details:
Arrowhead Shawl,originally published by Interweave Knits, Spring 2006
Available as a free download from Knitting Daily

Yarn: Reynolds Sea Wool in Colourway 1030
Needle: size 8

And oh yeah, it is 90 degrees today with no breeze and a heat index of 96 degrees, summer has finally hit and with a vengeance!
Perfect for knitting with wool!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Busy Times

Allium bulgaricum
Syn: Nectaroscordum siculum.
Clusters of pendant, greenish-white florets, strongly flushed purple and edged in white. height 36". Hardiness Zones: 6-10.

The Spring goes so quickly when you are busy running a small garden shoppe.

Most customers assume that I have wonderful flower gardens, and I hate to disappoint them, but I always have to say....I used to.

I spend on average 60 hours a week between the shoppe and the greenhouse. I have several clients that I do custom container plantings and that takes up most evenings.

The last of the custom works gets delivered next week and the schedule opens up a tad more.

But never enough time to garden in my own backyard.

Insert "Big Sigh" here.

The above photo was snapped last week when all the alliums were blooming in what is left of my Perennial boarders.

Thanks goodness for the bulbs I planted years ago before I owned the shoppe.
While other perennials have been choked out by crabgrass and thistle, the bulbs always hold their own.