Saturday, June 16, 2012
Saturday Garden Update
We have had glorious weather here in Massachusetts for the past few days and it is expected to continue through the weekend. It's been a couple of weeks since I updated the garden photos - here's what's new...
Stella D'oro day lilies - these are low in height and have a lovely yellow color.
Foxglove - these always make me think of a fairy story.
The snowball bushes are starting to get their flowers. They are actually a type of vibernum.
They start out in this sort of acid green color and then the white blossoms appear.
Daisies - some in places we expected them and others that pop up randomly!
The clematis is doing exceptionally well this year. This plant was a birthday gift from my friends a few years ago and has become very well established in the side garden.
The color and the shape of the flowers are favorites of mine - I guess I am more partial to purple than I realized.
I think it is interesting that the number of petals can vary - some flowers have four, some have five...
...and some have six.
We will be joining with some of our neighbors Saturday morning to work on refurbishing our "mailbox house." The structure covers the rather utilitarian boxes so they fit in better with the neighborhood. It needs some boards replaced, scraping and painting. I am also doing a little project to add a finishing touch - photos to come. There are some plantings that need trimming and weeding and mulch to be spread as well. It looks like a good day to work - not too hot and not humid.
Several people have sent me questions about the free Father's Day cards in the Cricut Craftroom. I am not sure what will happen after the "free" period expires. I saved each card as a file and exported it to my desktop. I believe that I should be able to upload it to cut even after the "free" time ends. I didn't see any information on the Cricut site clarifying this.
I did not have any luck exporting the cards as .gypsy files - when I open the file, they show the name on the tab but there is no image. If you were able to successfully save the cards as .gypsy files, please leave a comment and share how you did it (it would be helpful to state your computer and software versions too).
Thanks for the good wishes for my Dad - we will see how he is doing today. I am hoping that it isn't serious but at 87 almost anything, even a mild cold, can turn serious.
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