Sunday, June 17, 2012

Quotable Sunday 06/17/2012

Kindred Spirits

Sunday again.  Mmmmm, What to talk about, mmmm, let's take a walk.   If you have been following us on this blog, we had a super wet snowstorm on the second day of spring.  Trees split, low tunnels collapsed and rose arbors buckled under the weight of roses and snow.  
This is the arbor after the roses were cut down out of it.  That is hog wire that is twisted and mangled and the rose debris is at the base of the gate.  The roses are still alive and this all needs to be fixed.

One of our best apple trees for making applesauce.  There are too many apples so we will be thinning them out.  Wish I could have them all.  Oh well.
                Lots of pears are setting on and we love fresh pears and canned pears in January. 

           The fig tree is loaded with figs, more than we can eat fresh.  Should try making fig jam or newtons.
Got a new sedum bed started.  Great flower fresh or dried.  Not many stems this year but in a couple of years, oh boy!
       Dahlias are budding up.  Maybe a couple of weeks away, if it stays sunny and warm. Fingers crossed.
          First cuts of lilies were this week.  We should have lilies for the rest of the summer.  Hopefully.

Some of the flowers I picked special for making some vases for fellow vendors at our market.  We love it when vendors want to display our flowers and we love trading.
     Just a couple of vases for the house.  Nothing special just like being surrounded by flowers.

Well, that's the tour for now.  We need heat and sunny days to move our summer flowers along.  

The title of this blog is kindred spirits because I met a kindred spirit yesterday.  When I started this blog thing, I didn't know where it would lead or how it would help us with our flower business.  But we have met online many kindred spirits who are doing this flower thing.  There is something so great to know there are others who love flower growing, who are willing to share ideas and help with problems.  You just know a kindred spirit when you can talk about flowers for hours and no one is  ever bored.  Kindred spirits who get excited by all the things you have in common.  And when you finally meet, wow, fun, feel like I know you!   So thank you for stopping by, Kathleen from Erika's Fresh Flowers and Erika from How does my Garden Grows and Grandma Dixie.  It was so nice to meet you all and I look forward to our blog friendship!

"Inside each one of us is a beautiful flower garden.  This is the garden of the soul.  With each lesson we learn, the garden grows.  As we learn together, our individual gardens form a tranquil paradise."
-  Sri Chinmoy


  1. It was nice meeting you two. Boy was it hot out on Sadurday. Corvallis has a wonderful farmer's market I love all the fresh produce, meats, mushrooms and YES the flowers,you have such beautiful flowers. I love that little pink rose, I bet it smells wonderful. Umm, figs!

  2. It was great to see you both Saturday! The flowers were beautiful, of course! And figs? Yum! I thought about growing a smaller variety in a container... maybe someday.


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