Sunday, August 8, 2010

Getting Ready!

Today we were getting everything ready, because we are leaving for Italy tomorrow.
I took some pictures of the garden before -

Tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers.

Back yard with vegetable garden beside trampoline.

Herbs, rhubarb,flowers and cucumbers in the back.

Front garden.

Now most of the annuals have had all their flowers removed and they have been fertilized.

The front garden looks like this now!

and the composter looks like this!

Removing all the flowers and fertilizing before going away is a tip I read in a Lois Hole book, and it really works. When you get back from vacation, the flowers have started blooming again and there is very little work. But it is always sad to see the garden this way!

I did get time to do some stitching - fixing back-packs and sewing on flags.

Sorry I haven't had time to respond to all the kind comments - just know that I really appreciate them all!!
Have a great rest of August, see you in three weeks with lots of pictures! Thanks so much for stopping by!!

8 comments:

Cyndi said...

Bon Voyage, Joanne! Have a wonderful and safe trip and we'll be here when you get back. I'll be excited to see your photos! :o)

XOXO,

Cyndi

jilly said...

I will be praying for a safe and joy filled trip Joanne. Looking forward to seeing photos of Italy.

Blessings,
Jilly

Wendy said...

*HUGS* Have a blast! You'll be missed!

canuckquilter said...

Have a safe and wonderful trip!

Your garden looks like what I aspire for mine to look like :) It's lovely.

Karen said...

Great pics! Awesome gardens! Hope all goes well and it's a wonderful trip for you all. You'll be missed!

Gerry said...

Have a wonderful trip, Joanne

Hugs & ♥♥♥s,
Gerry

SheilaC said...

wOw, wOw, wOw!!! Have a wonderful time in Italy!!!!

See you when you get home

SheilaC

Linda said...

have a beauiful time. My family is from Italy, and I'd love to see where they were born.
Can't wait to see pics......
Be safe,
Linda