Gardening, with a passion, everyday!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Hi everyone, hope your summer has been awesome.  My summer was going along so good until I got a stress fracture in my tibia and ended up wearing this boot up to my knee until now.  My gardening kinda came to a halt since it was hard to do anything...except sit and rest my aching leg and having my husband preach at me about it!

My boot is finally off for small stretches during the day and I am able to check out a few more things going on in the gardens.  It was so hot and humid here this year which is not the usual weather by Lake Michigan and my pond did not fair well with the constant algae bloom going never did seem to balance itself out this year.  We tryed everything natural that we could and nothing worked....Never had this problem.

frog on a lily pad

The pond didn't fair out so well

Peas and beans growing nicely, until the hot spell came

There are still a few flowers left in the garden but most everything else has came and was a very fast growing season.
As September fast approaches and my leg gets better each day, I do look forward to my favorite fall season and being hopefully in tiptop shape next year!


  1. Beautiful gardens and wow, that would really annoy me to be stuck in a boot for the summer :( You poor thing! Hope you feel better on that leg very soon. Have you thought about physiotherapy? That would help you to get back on your garden feet in no time :)

  2. Yes, there's always next year. This is what we gardeners tell ourselves. I am sorry for your injury. What a bummer. Your pond still looks great in your photos but I know what you mean about the algae. It can be a real pain.

    Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm glad to get to know you! :)

  3. Glad to hear you're on the mend. I bet you've got a fun tan line on the leg with the boot ;)

  4. Beautiful flowers!
    Take care. I was laid up from early September into the holidays one year. My hubby and some family helped put the garden to bed and I made plans for "next year." Take care. [hug]