|In February the TEA garden is planned|
My husband, Chris, built planters to be placed in the tea garden.
We planted herbs and flowers and added some teapot decor.
I labeled most of what I planted except for whatever was in the
big redwood planter. The seeds grew like crazy, but I was never
quite sure what they were.
|Chris made the planters and transports plants in the tractor|
|Planting herbs, flowers and mystery seeds.|
|Tea garden tiles bought in February look lovely without snow|
|Not sure what I planted in here, but it really took off.|
By August, the tea garden was in full bloom - just in time for our family reunion. In between paintball, outdoor movies, and golf, there was still time for a tea party.
|Mystery plant? It's like a chia pet!|
|Herbs held on and hoping they return next year.|
|Having tea with Rachel and sister-in-law Cara in August|
|Pemberly also treated us with a bumper crop of blueberries - great with tea time|
Last weekend, we were back up to Pemberly Pines with good friends, Rik and Carol, for our annual color tour of northern Michigan. We also walked the grounds of Pemberly and it was clear it was time to put the tea garden to bed. Rik took this picture which best captured the end of the tea garden for another season.
|Seasons changing at Pemberly and the tea garden will take a hiatus.|
It's time to switch from iced-tea by the pond to earl grey by the fireplace. I'll have a few months to figure out what to add to next year's tea garden and maybe figure what's growing in the redwood planter.