On the west side of the pond area, the daylilies, violets, and marshmallow have grown so much I couldn’t even find the soapwort! I decided the next project would be to thin out that area
A bucket full of daylilies and violets to transplanted elsewhere
Found the soapwort! LOL
The cattails at the pond need divided too, but that will have to be on another day as I noticed this
I couldn’t see the lily of the valleys for the bleeding hearts and hostas! So…. thin and trim time there also and suddenly
They are blooming and I didn’t even know it! Lily of the Valleys are my daughters birth month flower, the flower for May, so especially dear to me:) My friend Debs, of Herbal Haven, wrote extensively about this lovely flower.
the pictures above and below show the area after the cleanup. I can now see and enjoy the lily of the valley now:) Btw, another reason to love this flower, my little granddaughter Lily Lynn is named for her xx
Now the strawberry bed… or should I say weed patch?
I have since removed the strawberries and put them in pots for the time being. Thinking to make a strawberry tower like my friend Anke did and posted about! Did manage to get most of this area tilled up before full dark and intend to plant it with my rose bushes, and probably plant in the front with rosemary, calendula, borage, and lavender. Will share with you when completed. It is raining today which is probably a good thing because my back needs a break. Between the garden work, the trellis revamp, my back is pretty sore!
I brought some flowers in to press. I am suddenly enamored with pressing flowers and maybe making my own cards etc with them. I don’t think Mrs. Maude Grieve’s would mind a bit her book being used for this purpose, do you?:)
If this fascination continues, I might have to build a real flower press:O
Well off to an auction! have a great day:)
Big herbal and honey hugs to all who visit Comfrey Cottagesxx