What a fun Tuesday Garden Party last week! Here are just a few of the inspiring posts that were linked up:
Kathe With An E linked up some beautiful photos of her flowering cherry trees that she was using to hone her photography skills. It’s so easy to find inspiration for photography in nature, isn’t it? Cherry blossoms are so beautiful and so fleeting – ours are already gone, which is probably why I was drawn to Kathe’s photos!
New idea alert! I’ve never seen this “worm composting tube” idea from Grandma Agnes’ Attic before: you add a tube with holes into a raised bed and then fill with vegetable scraps. Hmmm, the wheels are turning – I’ll be looking forward to seeing how this works throughout the season!
I just loved this picture of Brooke’s (Creative Country Mom) purple iris – which is a beautiful flower, but I also love the countryside in the background!
And this colorful back porch from Penny’s Vintage Home was just too clever not to be featured! See the steps and railings from the French doors? Made out of an old headboard and footboard! Be still my recycling, vintage-loving heart….
In our garden world, May is busy, busy (see some of our May Chores here) and we spent some time over the weekend digging up plants and moving them to make way for a laurel hedge that’s needed now since our neighbors limbed up their trees and left us with a view of not only their house, but another (complete with a large RV) and the road we never used to see. Sigh…
And was completely surprised to find this:
Whaaat? A perfectly formed nest built right on the ground!! With four of the sweetest little eggs. Being only used to killdeer that just make a depression in the ground, we weren’t sure at first what type of bird builds their nests on dirt and after Googling it we were leaning towards a sparrow of some sort. Until we caught a glimpse of the momma – a Spotted Towhee!
So now the weeding will wait in that bed and we have some fun baby bird watching to do! Have you had birds make nests right on the ground? (And of course we have a birdhouse they won’t use, ha!)