Gardening

Scenes from a Chicagoland Garden in May

Stella Bear stopping to smell the primrose blooms   www.morewinelesswhines.com

Stella Bear stopping to smell the primrose blooms

I was fortunate enough to spend last Friday surrounded by beautiful flowers.  Saturday became my workaholic- have not seen summer weather in Chicagoland for 8+ months sort of day.  I hand tilled my 25′ x 8′ garden with a pitch fork.  I won’t get too deep into the story, but I decided since my husband was working I would do it myself.  I asked him what I should use, as I could not rent and lift a rototiller in and out of the car on my own and misunderstood what he really said.  Note:  Do not EVER till a garden with only a pitchfork!  The soil is incredible, but my back, neck and arms ached from all the lifting and bending.  Regardless,  it felt liberating to be out in my garden again!

Here are a few photos highlighting the month of May from a Chicagoland garden:

Daffodils blooming in front of the rhododendrons    www.morewinelesswhines.com

Daffodils blooming in front of the rhododendrons

Chanticleer Pear against the blue sky   www.morewinelesswhines.com

Chanticleer Pear against the blue sky

My front yard summer container    www.morewinelesswhines.com

My front yard summer container

Close-up of my front yard summer container  www.morewinelesswhines.com

Close-up of my front yard summer container

Planting Away in the vegetable garden    www.morewinelesswhines.com

Planting Away in the vegetable garden

St. Francis of Assisi watching over my parents' garden    www.morewinelesswhines.com

St. Francis of Assisi watching over my parents’ garden

The sunrise from my Sunday morning 6:42 am walk with Stella bear    www.morewinelesswhines.com

The sunrise from my Sunday morning 6:42 am walk with Stella bear

Sweet 100 Tomato Seedlings -  www.morewinelesswhines.com

Sweet 100 Tomato Seedlings

Ostrich fern unfurling among Lily of the Valley     www.morewinelesswhines.com

Ostrich fern unfurling among Lily of the Valley

Bloom on one of the 6 PJM Rhododendrons we planted last spring   www.morewinelesswhines.com

Bloom on one of the 6 PJM Rhododendrons we planted last spring

One family of Geese and their goslings   www.morewinelesswhines.com

One family of Geese and their goslings

 

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