We have hot muggy weather here, blessed rain for us again last Monday. I can’t tell you how good it is to have rain when we are so dry and dusty. Most of my yard is looking very pretty, unfortunately the soil I paid to have brought in for the big vegetable bed is no good and the plants struggle and some die along. I am extremely disappointed in it, but will hang on for this growing season and try to pay to have it taken out and replaced in the fall. Just in case, for plan "B" I am continuing to try to improve what I have.
This neighborhood had a great block party a few houses down from me last Sunday night, 32 people came and brought food and chairs and cooked hamburgers and drank wine and visited for a bit over 3 hours! This included Cheryl’s 93 year old neighbor whom she helped and another precious neighbor on a walker, and no one was left out. We are a tiny one block long strip of garden homes, with lots just 50 feet wide, zero clearance on one side and a small side yard on the other. The side and back yards are completely closed in and private with no windows on the neighbor’s side. I love my little courtyard! Many of these tiny yards are beautifully done.
Every part of life is richer for friendships remembered. There are plants in my garden brought by loving hands to share. The Little Gem Magnolia brought to us by Jan and Bill has already bloomed this summer. Jan left us in the same 24 hours as my Jackie. Beside my front door is a little cast iron pot on the right from Elizabeth Cates, a friend for more than 50 years of my life. To the left is a cast iron rabbit given to me by Virginia. e