Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pre-squished caterpillar

Pre-squished caterpillar

Anyone know what kind of eggsack this is?

Anyone know what kind of eggsack this is?

Love-in-a-mist flower bud

Love-in-a-mist flower bud

The Spy and his friend had a fun day in and around the garden today. They spent a lot of time in the woods and also at the new Spy Garden…

driving...

driving…

range!

range! haha

Baby and I enjoyed…

Picking...

Picking…

Yellow Strawberries!

Yellow Strawberries!I

I grew the yellow strawberry plants from seeds several years ago, now the plants are big, bushy and loaded with soon-to-be-ripe berries!

Pretty yellow strawberry plants

Pretty yellow strawberry plants

The variety is ever-bearing and they taste like a strawberry with a little tropical flavor.

Eucalyptus

Eucalyptus

One of my favorite smells...and shaping up to be one of my favorite plants too.

One of my favorite smells…and shaping up to be one of my favorite plants too.

The dog dragged this (partial) deer skull from the woods

The dog dragged this (partial) deer skull from the woods

In other extremely exciting garden news…

We have a new garden couch!

We have a new garden couch!

Baby focused on her yoga while Smoochie built it:

Yogi Petite

Yogi Petite

Downward Dog and Dogs

Downward Dog and Dogs

Planks and Plank

Planks and Plank

Level!

Level!

Entrance to the garden (we're still working on the gate).

Entrance to the garden (we’re still working on the gate).

I wanted there to be a garden “living room” at the entrance to the garden, so this “couch” (way more than a bench!) is a step in the right direction.

Bench Couch

Bench Couch

The "living room" is shaded all day, just getting the last of each day's sunlight.

The “living room” is shaded all day, just getting the last of each day’s sunlight.

Now we just need a coffee table, a few end tables, a chair and a TV stand with an empty frame on top so we can sit back, relax and watch the garden grow! Haha

8 thoughts on “Saturday, May 17, 2014

  1. Alan @ it's not work, it's gardening!

    Great bench, er, I mean couch, design! I’m always on the lookout for new bench ideas. :)

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  2. narf77

    Cheers for saving us from the post squished caterpillar image…I think that is the lesser spotted onion eating bug’s egg sack…love The Spy’s club action there…a future Tiger Woods (sans philandering) in the making there. He obviously hit an amazing shot as they certainly seem to be looking into the far distance ;) LOVE those strawberries and that euc :). I swear Dexie is slowly assembling a deer skeleton in your garden…wire those bones together and make zombie bambi! A great addition and one that The Spy would completely appreciate.

    A bench is not a bench till someone has performed yoga on it. Baby saved you or Spy Sister having to stand on your heads on it. “Good girl baby!” :) Poor Smoochie is NEVER going to finish up with the garden furniture ;)

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    1. Spy Garden Post author

      Lesser spotted onion-eating bug eh? hahahaha ;) The zombie bambi sounds great, alas, she slowly has eaten the other bones. Though I did save the chunk of skull, shoved it through our lattice trellis (out of her reach). Smoochie loves building things so yes, the garden furniture collection will continue to expand!

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      1. narf77

        We have an ex pig mandible gracing our weeping maple garden that came from a recent bout of “shoot the can” whereby everyone got bored of shooting cans and went hunting for “things in the undergrowth”. As we haven’t done much around here lately there is a LOT of undergrowth and someone uprooted a pig jaw of yore and so that got used for target practice. Isn’t it fun living the feral hillbilly life? ;)

  3. puppiesinparadise

    Nice looking couch. I want one!

    Great minds think alike I have been on the net and seen different designs to make benches out of reclaimed wood. Wei have been talking about this week. I got inspired by post on pintrest. I want a porch swing as well. I have asked hubby to please put that on his to do list.

    The spy garden is looking nice. I had never seen Yellow strawberries. They look delicious.
    Honey

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