Monday, July 4, 2011

Finally Feels Like Summer!

Well, school is over and the weather has been beautiful! My whole family is home for a summer visit so all 5 kids and 6 grandchildren have been hanging around my mom and dad's a lot, chatting, laughing and eating too much. It's been so much fun! Having family around is good for the soul:)

We found some time to do some yard work around my place today. I appreciate the help from my sisters and my nieces! Even my little 5 year old niece, visiting from Korea, dug right in and pulled out her share of weeds.

My foxgloves are beautiful! I was bummed to hear that that are a bi-annual so they won't be making an appearance next year. Oh well, enjoy them while they last!

I also got some new neighbors in the house you see in the background. They have a wonderful family who have been in and out the last few days helping them get set up!
I promised to post the progress on my annual pots. I'm not totally loving them this year.. again. I just don't seem to have the knack! But they are better than when they started:)

I also put some impatients in the shed's window boxes. The pink looks really nice against the grey. I can't wait for them to grow for bigger impact!

Tomorrow, I plan to mulch the gardens and of course, walk down to catch a glimpse of the William and Kate, who are visiting Summerside today as part of their Canadian tour! I wonder what she'll be wearing??
Her Canada Day outfit was nothing short of perfect! 

Wish me luck!
Happy 4th to my American readers! Enjoy the day!


  1. I can't believe that you are going to see will and kate! I am incredibly jealous! wow! You flowers are beautiful too.. plant some more and then you will have some blooming next year too!

  2. Your blooms are so gorgeous especially the hollyhocks! Love it!


  3. Thanks for the pics of your flower pots, there coming along really nicely ! What amazing holly hocks. Im so excited you get to see Will & Kate, yes let us know what she wears ! thanks for the great blog, have a nice summer !

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  5. HI...those beautiful flowers are foxgloves. They should reseed themselves but you can save their seeds and sow them next year so you can have them again. Hope this helps!!! Your house is beautiful!!!

  6. Jane, your flowers are gorgeous! So glad to hear you're enjoying time with your family and summer has arrived in your part of the world.

  7. OMG! Jane - I have NEVER seen such beautiful photos of clapboards and foxgloves! They are stunning! Love them - so did you see Kate and William today? She is so slim isn't she? Thanks for letting me know of your plans for this tropical lady flamingo and yes I would love to see the post when it is up:) Many thanks Alison

  8. Love your foxgloves! Am envious that you will cross paths with Will and Kate, they are so lovely. I am obsessed with her outifts, look forward to seeing what she will wear each day. My favs have been the two Erdem lace dresses.

  9. Wow, those foxgloves ARE beautiful! And I think your planter boxes are very nice too - I wouldn't even begin to know what flowers to put together in those.

    So exciting that you'll be that close to William and Kate! Hope you get a good glimpse! I think they are going to California later this week, and I will actually be in CA for business. I don't think we will really be in quite the same area, but it might be the closest I ever get to royalty! haha

  10. Your planters look fantastic - nice job!

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