Jody visited with me in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden today. She has acquired yet another tree that needs a home and we were surveying the landscape for a best spot. As the co-founder of Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue and Sanctuary, Jody specializes in rescuing, repairing, and giving new life to those that others have given up through one circumstance or another. Like Scrubs, who started “school” today. We were marveling at the fruit trees that were long ago […]
There is a Shaker saying: “If you would have a lovely garden, you should live a lovely life.” The Homeward Bound volunteer gardeners have been hard at work all year creating the beginnings of a lovely Memorial Garden to remember and share with rescued Golden Retrievers (and their Golden friends). Thanks to all who visit – virtually and in person. Remember to adopt or foster – so they may live a lovely life.
So many people seemed to enjoy the post capturing the transformation of Ina’s Cottage Garden, I thought I would share some others with you periodically. Here’s a look at Maria’s Sunflower bed – from its messy start, to it’s mid-summer delight within the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. Inauspicious beginnings last Fall… By February, it waits in anticipation. Some April color, while the rains delay planting. Then, they begin their march. And before we know it… “Keep your face to the […]
The Dahlias that Deb planted are finally making their full appearance at the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. It was worth the wait. These are flowers requiring few words. For your enjoyment…as well as ours!
“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” ~ Sam Keen In the hot Sacramento months of July and August, the garden is best tended to in the early morning and early evening. I snuck out to the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden late yesterday afternoon and early evening to get some of our weekly heavy lifting done, knowing that Sunday would also be over 100 – and that Maria, my Sunday gardening partner, refuses to quit as long as there is […]
Ina, Maria and I called an evening meeting in the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden. Over delicious Turkey, Pesto and Tomato sandwiches (thanks, Ina!) we talked through future plans. We had our first sighting of a Monarch butterfly, but it would not sit still long enough to be photo-captured. We certainly have created a haven for them, and we hope to see more in the coming weeks. Surrounded by Robins, Quail, and Bunnies who kept their distance, it was nice to […]
Logging the most recent pictures of the Ina’s impressive Cottage Garden bed within the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden, I was inspired to go back and look at its beginnings. Like the rescues at Homeward Bound, it has been transformed with TLC and a little training. I thought you might enjoy a simple pictorial review. P.S…she has graciously agreed to extend the Cottage Garden to frame a stunning entry next summer! February; rocks and working the soil. March; a river runs […]
You know the Homeward Bound Memorial Garden is getting better by the sheer volume of visitors we are getting now – two legged and four. Vonnie and Randy were out early to tend to their Butterfly bed. Vonnie has a new rule which is my favorite: “Come out to do your garden, and work on two others as well.” After weeding and dead-heading their bed, they weeded the Tree Circles and part of Jody’s bed. We have seen many white […]
Categories: Gardening, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue • Tags: Butterfly Garden, Elfin Thyme, Garden, Homeward Bound Golden Retriever Rescue, Hummingbird Garden, Perennial Garden, Scarecrow, Sunflowers