The Background

The Background

The Alter.

June 20 on a beautiful Saturday, our daughter Laura married Drew.

The details were months in making.

After years of making wedding bouquets for brides, I created flowers for one of my own.

This is were they said their vows to each other.

Pausing

Pausing

In one week we will gather lots of family and friends for a wedding.

Every minute of each day is filled with preparations.

Some of the very flowers growing here around the garden will be used at the event.

I can’t wait to share it with all of my garden friends here on Down To Earth Digs.

You may find sneak peeks on my Instagram @Downtoearthdigs

Petting Zoo

Petting Zoo

This little baby bird was wandering the yard yesterday.

His little wing is injured and I couldn’t leave him to suffer.

His first night was in the greenhouse but it became quite warm today.

I moved him to the potting shed and gave him his own little nest from my collection.

A trip to the store for some mealy worms to feed him, I’m now squeezing in mama bird duties to my day.

Otto is so curious!

The Heat Is On

The Heat Is On

Just what the garden has been waiting for!

The flowers were just waiting for the warm up to show their flowers.

It’s going to be a colorful week here in the little garden.

Nasturtium is one of my favorite flowers.

The entire plant is edible!  Add them to your fresh salad for a little peppery zip.

Now I just need some tasty heirloom tomatoes….come on garden!

Rabbit Run Cottage

What color is your potting shed?

I have been asked to share the color used on Rabbit Run Cottage from several gardeners

in the past few weeks.

Rabbit Run Cottage

Though the trim color has changed a few times since Rabbit Run Cottage was built,

the building color has remained the same color.

The building is sided with cedar and stained with Cabot solid finish stain–color Sycamore.

This stain has held up incredibly well, does not fade!

In 10 years the little garden shed has only been stained twice.

It’s a color I have never tired of, it blends nicely in the garden.

It’s a color that looks nice with every season of the garden.

Green

Green

“To putter with green growing things, watching each day to see the dear new sprouts come up,

is taking a hand in creation, I think.

Just now my garden is like faith–the substance of things hoped for.”

–Lucy Maud Montgomery