summer happenings

Summer has its perks. Aside from sunbathing, the warm weather allows for more outside time. We’ve been gardening a lot recently. I’m super excited about the different kinds of lettuce that we planted. Now, we can make a fresh salad with my favorite kind of tomato, cherry tomatoes! Here’s a snippet of some of the things we’ve been growing:

I’m excited that our Eversweet strawberries are in bloom; can’t wait for all the sweetness it’ll produce. I know what I’ll be snacking on throughout the year. That’s the best part about Eversweet strawberries; they grow all year round. πŸ™‚

As far as as the desert botanical area, it’s looking mighty awesome. We need to finish up the big vertical gardens, but we’re still figuring out what we want to plant in those. Aside from that, I think we have more than enough succulents. Here are some random snapshots:

On top of playing outside, there’s always time to make stuff for inside the home. Our house is looking super green like aΒ rain forest, hehe! Here are some random pictures of the stuff we have on our mantle and media console:

I was asked to do a floral demonstration for about 75-80 people, and so I was required to design a handful of arrangments. Here’s just a few of the ones I made for them:

Last but not least, the dogs have been keeping me extra busy. They think that just because it’s warm outside, they can bug me moreso than they do other times of the year.

…but alas, they’re dogs, and I love them for their annoying tendencies. πŸ˜‰



Filed under dog, hilo, maui, miniature schnauzer, personal

14 responses to “summer happenings

  1. Emily w

    Gorgeous photos, Sarah. Love those flowers.

  2. Great pics. Glad summer is treating you well:) I am amazed at your floral skills! Beautiful.

  3. So many gorgeous blooms. You have quite the green thumb.

  4. time for the dogs to get shaved.

  5. Rebecca Yahrling

    I’ve never had a sweeter strawberry than the ones from California (while we were there) – yum!

  6. mjmarmo

    Your gardens look wonderful! We have lettuce and peas so far from ours.

  7. Your floral arrangements are gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful flower arrangements! And I so wish I had a garden. Not enough to have to tend to it, mind you, but I think that should become Bob’s new hobby. LOL

  9. So many lovely things to look at, Sarah! I didn’t know you were so talented in making floral arrangements, they are all just stunning! That’s a fun fact about the Eversweet strawberries. I may have to try my hand at growing some of those year-round in AZ πŸ™‚

  10. beautiful pics Sarah-bera!! And you know.. you can visit the desert botanical here ANYTIME!! LOL!!!!

  11. Wow, talk about gorgeous!

  12. The Veggies & Flowers are beautiful. But the Doggys ARE Fabulous!

  13. Look at you, Miss Green Thumb! πŸ™‚ We grew our first garden this year…cucumbers, peas, squash, and corn. I can’t wait to try it again next year!

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