Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Summer Flowers

The zinnias are outstanding this year. They are one of my favorite flowers because they come in such wonderful color combinations.

Snapdragons are another favorite, probably because as a child I loved making the flowers "talk"!

I am in the process of redesigning the garden in front of the main inn. I want to add more flowers and color. So out came the evergreen shrubs and in when lupine, zinnias, foxglove, and bearded iris.

It looks a little bare in this photo, but everything has already grown in quite a bit and the foxgloves are blooming in ernest.

As budget and time allows I will be filling in more of this bed with additional perennials, but will probably use more annuals this year for their "instant" color appeal.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

The Pool is Open!

The eagerly awaited pool opening has happened -- in time for its usual Memorial Day opening. Whew. ;-)

The water is sparkling and inviting.

We had just about a full house over the Memorial Day weekend and had quite a few guests enjoying the sun around the pool.