She was a little thing!
Lucy is a golden doodle and...
But still a cutie!
Lucy and her parents came over this past Sunday to help hubby the carpenter build my Birthday/Mother's Day Pergola over the upper deck!
Early in the day on Sunday...
As you might remember, we actually have 4 children...but only one who takes after his dad and enjoys building things. He is also the only one hubby the carpenter trusts with his tools!
The guys worked away while Amanda and I worked in the garden...pulling weeds!
Lucy was the go between!
This was taken just this morning after I installed the curtain panels to the front
As well as...
The hops vine which is already growing up the deck wall!
Because I spend so...much time outdoors I was wanting a place to retreat without having to put away all of my cushions each day!
The clear roof still allows all of the sunshine without the rain issues!
In a few years...you won't even see it! The hops vine will cover most of it and create the oasis I was hoping for.
Elsewhere in the garden...so much in bloom already!
My white peonies by the pond!
The morning dew is still present on the petals...so lovely!
The pond area...
This is my blue garden...delphiniums and hydrangeas comprise most of the plants here. I love it when the delphinium are in bloom! They really change the way this space looks.
I have yet to find a tree to plant in the fence corner...still looking for the right one. I just need the tree structure...not the shade.
In other areas of our garden...
My Gertrude Jekyll roses are in bloom on the rose arbors leading to the cottage/studio
Because of the exceptionally mild winter...I am having some bug issues but hope to have this under control in the next few days.
As you see...the garden is coming along but with much still to do!
I have someone meeting me this morning to possibly pour this step area...we will see if it happens...I am most tired of these concrete blocks but was hoping to get my hands on some reclaimed concrete. I love the pieces that are found at demolition sites with the broken edges. They have such a great patina to them.
That is what I really want...but I will see what they think would look as wonderful.
I hope you enjoyed the garden tour thus far! I need to head out to the potager...my cucumber trellis arrived yesterday so I am going to begin planting! I spent most of last evening laying out this years potager and will share my thoughts in an upcoming post.
Have a blessed and wonderful day!