Thursday, July 22, 2010

Fertilizer Friday

It's Friday, and that means a visit to Fertilizer Friday over at Tootsie Time.
Check out her blog party and see what other people have blooming in their gardens.

I am not doing an herb of the week this week. I spent the week researching two different herbs that were so boring they about put me to sleep just writing about them, so, out of kindness to my readers, I am not passing any of the things I found along.

But I did want to do a quick update about our garden.

When I put out Christmas lights last year, I outlined our raised beds on both sides of the sidewalk leading to the house, with plain white lights. I liked them so much Diann had to finally take them down this spring because I left them out there. In fact, I turned them on every night until well into March, I especially liked the way they looked in the snow.

So, when Diann took them away, I knew I had to get something different. We looked until we found decent pricing on solar lighting, each year it gets fancier and the stuff from last year is cheaper, so with all the new and exciting stuff that is out this year, the plain old stuff was finally affordable.

We lined our walk with simple solar tulip lights and put one in each corner of our flower bed.

With the addition of a few of the new color changing sparkly novelty lights, we have a soft subtle lighting that recharges each day and gives us a magical light show each night.

After a stressful day, especially on a cool night like tonight, it soothes the spirit, calms the nerves and relaxes the mind, to sit on the patio and watch the lights slowly change color.

Tootsie briefly mentioned moonlight gardens in her blog last week. Although what we have is not a moonlight garden, it is a garden that can be enjoyed equally by day, or by night.

Have a wonderful Friday, I hope to find a more interesting herb by next week.

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  1. LOL... well, I'm sorry to hear your herb reading was so darned boring. Which herb were you researching and what books were you reading? I'll try to stay away from those. ;-)

    I like your little garden plot. It's very lovely. What a nice way to enjoy it in the evenings.

    I hope you have a lovely day,

  2. Now you have me wanting to get some solar lights for my flower garden makeover! Yours looks great with the new addition of lights!

  3. I love the lights, now on my list for next year or at the end of the year sales. Everything is looking so good. I wish we had a cool evening it is hot 24/7 right now!

  4. Thanks for this tip. I didn't know you could get flower shaped solar lights. Your garden looks very entertaining.

  5. The lights look really nice. They add a little magic to the garden in the evening.

  6. Lookin Good Troy!!! I love the lights in the garden...I have thought about adding more so that when it is dark out like it is tonight...things are not so hidden by the night. Seems I have come a long way lately...never dreamed I would ever add lighting to my gardens...and here I have lights in two of them now! It really does help a stressed out Tootsie unwind after a long day...just to sit and see the plants in low light!
    thanks again for linking in!!! I always love seeing what you are up to!

  7. Sergio's LandscapingMarch 8, 2012 at 3:07 AM

    Fertilizers are indeed helpful in assuring the growth of a healthy garden. Your garden indeed looks pretty day or night. Being a lawn maintenance Phoenix service provider, nothing beats the beauty of gardens or lawns showered with tender loving care.