Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Greenjeans

When I was a little girl I loved watching Captain Kanagaroo. I especially loved Mr. Greenjeans. He wore green overalls and got to drive a tractor. When we purchased our home and property back in 1999 the first thing out of my mouth (well, maybe third after "I want this... and PLEEEEEASE???") was 'Greenjeans'. This place is truly one green space. Those roses are in the courtyard just outside the sunroom. Below is a view from the corner of the garage. I also love hydrangeas and these babies will be blooming BLUE very soon.

Now this specimen is called Gaston. He was on a walkabout the day I was photographing. He is my alarm clock. Sometimes during the full moons he is a little too early...

These are some wildflowers that just appear each year on the east side. I just mow around them during the blooming time. I love them!


This is my 'Mr Ed Door'. or my Just Baked Pie cooling-off door. It is the door to my FUn House or the Garden Shed. Shed doesn't do it justice. My husband and a dear friend constructed this pole barn a few years ago. It even has a tin roof. I have yet to decorate it...well because it houses the lawn tractor, push mower, tiller etc. but it is screaming for a little order and decor.


This is the view from the east side of the meadow. The apple tree in the foreground was a Christmas present from Phil this past holiday. The photo below it is the view from the 'Drinking Veranda' looking at the vegetable garden. We are growing corn, black beans, green beans, zucchini, yellow squash, 5 kinds of tomatoes, poblano and green peppers, herbs and lots of zinnias.

this is the 'Chicken Garden'. It is where I grow money plant and later red Crocosmia followed by asters and native aegeratum---all blues and purples.


This is the view from the Veranda looking out towards the east and the meadow. That black thing is Matilde aka The Black Devil. She was supervising this project- and looking for moles.


Any way, this morning is gloomy and humid and rainy. I needed some sunshine. I really do love my place here. I garden & mow all of this myself and do not have any help-nor do I want it. Phil does the vegetable gardening and chainsawing of whatever he can think of. I will post more photos later as the season reveals its beauty and bounty....ox lulu

12 comments:

Moonlight Hollow Musings said...

So you don't live in a cardboard box under a bridge? Dang! You burst my bubble! Girl, you got a nice set up there! Looks like Phil takes care of his Little Lulu! Love your gardens but love that potting shed best of all. I would be turning that baby into a studio so fast it would make your head swim! Beautiful! As expected, you included a little cock...your rooster! Girl, you didn't think I meant something else, did you? :)
Thanks for the fantastic tour! More! More!

Malisa

patricia@ReFind Home&Garden said...

Hey Girl, Love your place! Love the clematis blooming, and all those hydrangeas wow! Just waiting for an invite to have a drink on the veranda. LOL. Hugs and great day wihes, Patricia

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Lulu, your place is just heavenly!! Love esp. the hydrangeas, my fav flower.

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

B U tiful!!!!!!! Love the roses, hydrangeas, and especilly the Mr. Ed door. What a charming homestead!!!! Gerri

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

I swear, I had to look up at see whose blog I was looking at. I'm used to laughing at your crazy blogs. This one was chock full of great pics and wonderful writing. And, lulu, a rooster?! I love you even more! We only have hens. I just wake up when I want. haha Love your place! ~Mindy

sweetpea said...

Hi Lulu! You've been tagged--please stop by my blog to see!

Hugs,
Shelley

trash talk said...

I can see you on a tractor with nothing on but green jeans! At least make those overalls...wouldn't want you to get too sunburned. I love the hydrangeas. Yours are so lush and soon to be blue!
Mr. Ed and Mr. Greenjeans...now there is a pair to draw to.
Debbie

The English Cottage Collection said...

Holy Moly!! YOur garden is so gorgeous! Awwwe...and I want a rooster too dang it! And that shed.... i have to go back and ponder those pics some more:) More PLease.....Debra

Found Around said...

OK This place is "gawjus"! Did you get my southern accent? Can't wait to see it in full bloom.

Susan S. said...

What a cute place you have! I LOVED Mr. GreenJeans too! :)

Lou Cinda said...

Lulu: This is gorgeous!! Love the headboard in the garden, so chippy!!!

You mow ALOT of grass! It is beautiful though, I would love it too!

Lou Cinda :)

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