Monday, August 3, 2015

Happy Birthday

Another birthday celebrated. Little Lucy will be 7 Tuesday. Her mother out did herself again by creating an under the sea wonderland where a mermaid might live.

Everyone marveled at Aunt Trudy's fancy vegetable tray. Don't you just love the little fish?!

We are still doing battle in the front center circle, and I think we are making some progress. This, I am determined, to be the last year that we fight weeds. there.  I have thought of putting down weed barrier fabric, I think we will just do a heavy bark mulch since I still want plant material. We have resorted to spraying thistle and vinca, so once they are gone I can get a better idea of what plants I want to add, hoping to catch end of season sales on perennials. I haven't taken photos of this week's work since it is all redundant. 

Today I am off to the chiropractor--gardening and adjustments seem to go hand in hand. Then a stop at the garden center to see what's on sale.

So I will leave you with a few my favorites this week. The dark lily at the top of the mosaic got a lot of attention from last week's post as did the pinkish tiger lily. Check out White Flower farms online catalog for a species that is close in color, but a different plant.

I hope you have a great week. Thanks so much for stopping by. 


  1. Happy Birthday to Lucy! What a great party. The under the sea themed decorations and the vegetable tray are just awesome. I love the cuTe fish! Your flower mosaic is beautiful. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  2. I think Lucy looks a bit like a mermaid! What a pretty girl.

  3. And the 7 year old Lucy is the most beautiful mermaid, congratulations. Your daughter is so creative with this wonderful underwater theme. I also do love the vegetable tray with the great lemon fishes.
    Have a nice week!

  4. Lucy's Mom did a marvelous job on making her birthday so special! The cke and cupcakes are adorable and Aunt Trudy's veggie tray is so creative!

  5. Wonderful birthday celebration, love those fish :) I'm visiting from Mosaic Monday.

  6. I think I am a mermaid so I would love all of these pretty things. The veggie tray is just amazing and the birthday girl looks pretty in turquoise. Oh to have a birthday party like this is quite magical! Sweet hugs, Diane

  7. I am amazed by the creativity for the under the sea wonderland and yes, the fish are adorable!
    For me, it is massage to help with the gardening but at one time the chiropractor was part of the solution.
    Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday Ann.

  8. What a cutie, fully deserving of such a grand birthday, I am sure! Aren't the flowers lovely?
    I'm so sorry that you are having garden related aches and pains, Ann.

  9. Oh those blooms are so gorgeous and I hear you about the weeds....I love the birthday theme...such creativity.