Friday, June 24, 2016

PROGRESS IN THE GARDEN for "Tea In The Garden"

After so much work in very hot weather
now is the perfect time to pause and
 be refreshed with a cup of tea.  This has
been a busy week for us.

Jeremy Fisher knows today is the "big" day!
He will supervise the work.

We have faced the "mountain of dirt" head
on this week and figure we have put in a good
24 hours moving it here and there and mostly
along the banks of the creek behind our house
filling in the low spots.  This was the huge
dirt mountain I created by digging out the yard.  
Glad it is officially g o n e!

 I was very excited to
see that the Queen Anne's Lace seeds I planted
along the creek bank back in May are showing up
as tiny little plants which is the
 way it works the first year.
That means next year those will shoot up and bloom.
The 5 plants I brought with me from Colorado and
planted in my front yard are blooming now.  The
truth is that there is Queen Anne's lace blooming
 everywhere here now - ever side of the road.

Notice a new color on the ladder birdhouses?

Another birdhouse on the side of the yard:

Please pour yourself a cup of tea: 

Yesterday we went to Jefferson City which is the
capitol of Missouri to visit
the Missouri Wildflower Nursery. 
I wanted to see what native plants
they had that would grow
in the shade back by the woods.

Today is a very big day for us as Josiah
 (the professional pond man) will be
coming to completely clean the pond, empty, refill,
 remove fish (not in that order of course) and put in
a pump and cleaning system so that there is
a water effect and clean water.  A little over a
week ago I realized the lily plant had floated
to the top.  It is a huge glob mess - help!
  Josiah will be here soon!

I have been enjoying all this garden
work.  My husband asked me this morning
what I will do when there is nothing left
to do.  There is always something to do - right?

This is a cup and saucer I got for my Grand Daughter "Lily":

And one late photo
of what is being done
right now:

I will be sharing at:


  1. My goodness! What a major undertaking! But I know it will be gorgeous when mature. The teatime looks your teacups, and your linens as usual! Don't work too hard this weekend!

  2. Your garden is beautiful! I especially love your chair covers. Did you make them? Thanks so much for the Tea party!

  3. Just so lovely! Your tea table inspires me. That sweet bouquet and the tea set is perfect. Your garden is filling in nicely. I admire you for making such a big move and starting a new garden. I think of moving sometimes but starting a new garden always curbs me, maybe someday. :)

  4. I just love the charm of your yard, Bernideen! You also have such a talent of arranging pretty bouquets. Your teacups and table covering are beautiful and so is your granddaughter's new teacup. It'll be good to have your pond professionally cleaned. Thanks for hosting and happy gardening to you!

  5. That's quite the cleanup crew, Bernideen. I had my tiny pond cleaned out recently, but yours is a lot bigger. I've been using an algaecide to keep the algae under control, but it's still coming back. Yours will look all sparkly and beautiful when it's done!

  6. You have such a lovely yard, Bernideen. I love the new bird house with the blue roof. Your teacup for your granddaughter is very pretty and I'm sure she will love it. You create the loveliest flower arrangements. Our Queen Anne's Lace won't show up for another month but it too grows all along the sides of the roads and often the fields are full too. We have sun today but its considerably cooler. I'm just thankful for the sun! Have a beautiful weekend.


  7. Yes, always something to do for sure. But I must say you have really been hustling in the garden since moving into this house. It looks fantastic.

  8. I like your garden, Bernideen. The shape of the bed toward the wooded area is lovely! You have been extremely busy! Good job, Bernideen. Lovely home and garden.

  9. Oh Bernideen, that is exciting to have the pond guys there. I didn't realize it was so deep! Your yard looks great with the mountain smoothed out! lol
    Lily's teacup is beautiful, I totally adore waterlilies! And perfect with her name and all.
    Talk to you soon,

  10. Bernideen,
    What a beautiful post showcasing so many lovely things!! I love your garden! Queen Anne's lace grows wild here in the fields and along roadsides... Beautiful tea cups too!! I need to catch up on a few of your post because I have been busy creating a new blog....
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  11. I always enjoy seeing your beautiful garden, Bernideen. I liked your fun collection of birdhouses so much that I've acquired 4 birdhouses this season! I'll have to try to share them in a future post.

  12. Hello Bernideen,
    I missed this tea last week and am catching up today. What a lovely garden you have for tea. I have often thought of having a pond. Great that you have someone to come and do extra care for it.
    Your table setting is lovely! Your linens and china work well together. What a sweet beautiful tea cup you received from your granddaughter!
    Wishing you the best,

  13. Your garden is such a lovely place to sit and relax....when all the work is done! You've done a beautiful job with everything.

  14. love porch area and wow what an undertaking on your pond but it will be worth it to see the effect thanks for sharing

  15. Oh Bernideen your husband is so funny!


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