Hello to our new fairy garden

One of my dear wife Karen’s new ideas for the backyard garden this year is a fairy garden. She selected the boxed plants, sent away for the decorations, lovingly set it up off the back deck. My job is to admire the results of her work. I have yet to spot a visiting little person.

Hanging out and looking good

A hanging plant over the big rose bush is the perfect addition in this corner of our backyard garden complex. My dear wife Karen’s plans make our hangout better every dang year. Yes, this is the first time I’ve called it our backyard garden complex.

The peony tree decides to show up big

Our peony tree has grown every year since we put it in shortly after we moved into A Bitty Better here in the Galeville neighborhood of Liverpool. But … no blooms. This is the year. Big time. Thank you, peony tree, for rewarding my dear wife Karen and I for our patience.

The Gerber Daisies are a good pick every year

My dear wife Karen didn’t even ask me to dig the hold for our annual pot of Gerber daisies. She went and took care of this part of the planting from our Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center haul by herself after we’d put the azalea in the ground together. Yes, she brought the chairs up from…

Our new azalea looks solid

The carefully selected azalea from Chuck Hafner’s Garden Center is now safely in our backyard garden. My dear wife Karen walked the line, held out her fingers, gauged the sun angles and told me where to dig. Love it.