September 14, 2016

Kansas Peony Bouquet and Start of Construction



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).

These dark peonies are really special.  As I wrote last week, I have been working this year to increase the number of deep pink peony plants in my garden.


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.

7 comments:

  1. Meraviglioso mazzo di fiori, colori che toccano il cuore! Little tornado: capisco! Quando mia figlia minore era piccola la chiamavamo tempesta.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah, I'm not the only one with a little wild child! Not really wild, just relentlessly curious and energetic. Very fun even if a little overwhelming sometimes!

      Delete
  2. My goodness, your new addition looks very promising. Love the French doors. What direction is the new dining room facing?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It faces north. I'm crossing my fingers that the workers can preserve my columnar crabapple tree directly to the west of the addition, as it will provide great shade in the evening.

      Delete
  3. Those vivid colors in your bouquet really make my heart happy! I'm excited for you to get a new dining room! That will be so awesome! Good luck with the construction.

    ReplyDelete
  4. It will be a beautiful addition, VW! You will feel like you are always in the garden!

    Linda

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for leaving a comment! I have comment moderation turned on to catch spam, so your comment will show up as soon as I can read and approve it.