|Found grandpa's old wagon in the barn and filled it with begonias and petunias. Deer leave both alone.|
|Mess of sunflowers, pansies, petunias and weeds|
|My deer fence. The deer eat the geraniums right down if you don't protect them. Temporary fence until I get some electric fences around the yard or eat the deer.|
|The deer destroyed these geraniums|
Margo will take a break, coming back to our Pine Island place and setting up some doctor's appointments to find out why her leg and hip are so painful when she walks. My guess it is the wrong chair, the wrong bed, and probably some hard work in hoeing in the garden will set her straight!
Got the last items delivered back to the Polk Co Museum after having them on display at the fair. I asked the fair officials about the fair---much better than last year when the cold wet weather severely dampened attendance. Saturday was especially busy. We had 1600 folks drop in at the Red School House to view the historic building and exhibits.
|A volunteer beet with late planted zinnias behind|
|Volunteer lettuce and dill come throughout the garden when I let them go to seed each year. Very pretty and about 4 feet tall with some dill 5 feet|
|Yellow Transparent apples--very early and a Blue Ribbon at the County Fair. Pie on the menu for Sunday!|
|The Tiger Lillies (in the shade) are just opening attracting humming birds|
|Catalpa tree -- huge green leaves shading my lawn of Creeping Charlie|
|I have to hide the geraniums right next to the house to keep the deer away from them. Note the weeds around them--I call it "natural plantings."|