I bought this stone mask in Belize a million years ago. Its faded from the weather and the top of the head broke off. I tucked it under the foliage of this day lily as if the leaves are long hair coming out the top. Its very hidden and few people have ever seen it, but it makes me smile when a new hairstyle emerges. A fun garden visual.
I also love putting subtle things in pots. Just a little something to make someone look twice. Kathy gave me this beautiful silver garden spoon that personalizes my garden. I was very touched by her generosity and quickly put it in one of my favorite pots!
Guaranteed Deer Repellent
For every One Gallon of Water add:
1/3 cup milk
1t vegetable oil
Whisk together and put in a watering can or spray bottle
Spray every 4-5 days
I haven't tried this yet because I don't have a deer problem but one of my Garden Gurus, Melinda gave it to me. Give it a try if you've got the need!
A POSSIBLE NEW GARDENING PROJECT
I'm going to an informational meeting regarding applying to the Santa Clara County Master Gardeners Program! This may be just the thing for me to pursue as one of my babes moves onto college. They only admit 50 people and I've heard there are several applicants. If I don't get in, I just won't talk about it anymore... wink,wink.
GARDEN FAILURE: Perhaps this isn't the best thing to write following my possible desire to become a Master Gardener, but I imagine the Masters would appreciate honesty. Okay, here it is: One of my tomato plants turned an unpleasant brown color. It was large and healthy otherwise, which makes me think it was not due to water. It must have been something systemic. Its the one I bought at Love Apple Farm. Of all the plants! I had to pull the whole thing out because I couldn't stand looking at it amongst all the beautiful, healthy, sea of green. Yikes... They better let me into this program. I need help!
We just got back from a week at Pinecrest Lake. Natural gardens are truly amazing because they are taken care of by Mother Nature. Her sun and her water. We take 5 mile walks around the lake during the week. This was a beautiful surprise. One of those bonus visuals I've been talking about. Someone carved a chair into this old tree stump. It was irresistible.
This is the Pinecrest Crew. We've been going there for 11 years with this same group. They are irresistible too.
I went on a Magical Mystery Day. It was a day that two wonderful women created for an auction item to benefit The Los Gatos New Millennium Foundation. I have some beautiful pictures from that day that I plan to share on my next blog. Until then, I will leave you with a "Garden Blessing" that was posted outside the Le Potager (vegetable garden) at Maison du Lac in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
|Le Maison du Lac gate|
|Le Maison du Lac|