This bouquet from June featured dark pink 'Kansa' peonies along with lighter pink peonies, violet 'Caradonna' sage (Salvia), maroon 'Moulin Rouge' Astrantia, orange 'Totally Tangerine' Geum, yellow lady's mantle (Alchimella mollis), and 'Venice Blue' speedwell (Veronica).
This week we were excited to begin construction on a project to add a new dining room to the back of the house and expand our cramped kitchen into the old dining space. This photo shows the house after two days of demolition.
The photo above shows the back of our home when we bought it in 2007 (notice the lack of plants), but soon it will look like the drawing below.
Construction will be a challenge with our busy family of six trying to maneuver around the mess. Thank goodness my kids are at school for most of the day now that summer is over. Demolition was very noisy with a jackhammer running for most of the day, but my youngest son was fascinated with the process and watched out the window for hours. Help with entertaining my little tornado was an unexpected blessing! I will continue to post photos as construction continues.