The days in July are full. Not only are my gardens in need of continual weeding, but we finally got our load of firewood delivered and it’s ready to be cut, split and stacked! Every free moment from now until the pile is done will be spent on this project!wood

However, we can’t spend every minute working and sometimes you just have to take an afternoon off and relax. Either by cooling off in a lake.Nothing more refreshing than a dip in the lake! Or by spending the afternoon with a good friend. My friend Dianna and I meet several times a year. We’ve known each other forever!

We've been friends forever!

We’ve been friends forever!

We usually enjoy a nice lunch, browse through a bookstore and explore a new nursery. Yesterday was our day. After all you won’t always remember the wonderful day you had weeding in the garden, but you will remember the time spent with dear friends.friends

I love the nurseries in Vermont. We’d actually been to this nursery before, Morning Star Perennials & Nursery located in Rockingham, VT.

Morning Star Perennials & Nursery

Morning Star Perennials & Nursery

Just like the last time we visited this nursery two years ago, it was one of those July days where one minute the sun is trying to shine through and the next minute it is raining. This nursery is passionate about caring for their organically grown perennials, trees and shrubs. There was quite a selection of various plants both for shade gardens and full sun gardens.nursery Everywhere you looked there were plants in various stages, being transplanted, cuttings being started, to plants in full bloom.plants

The owners, Laurie and Scott Bolotin are very helpful and full of information. Don’t you just love their simple sign!sign

It was so hard not to come home with a full cart of plants!Plants to take home.In the end I limited myself to three varieties of Echinacea (Coneflower).EchinaceaI just love the colors!EchinaceaYou can guess what I’ll be doing today, finding just the right spot to transplant these flowers into my garden! It was a wonderful day as always. I just love that Dianna and I have been friends for so long that we just pick right up where we left off on our last time together! Can’t wait for our next adventure!path

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15 comments on “Enjoying July!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines on July 15, 2015 1:46 pm

Dropping by from Outdoor Wednesday- I love to flower shop and usually it’s with my mom. It’s always nice to have a me day. I love the pretty coneflowers you chose- have a lovely day!

Nancy Wolff on July 15, 2015 2:37 pm

Terri,
I love that you and your mom enjoy flower shopping together what a wonderful time you must have!

Margy on July 15, 2015 5:29 pm

That is some big stack of firewood. We have three logs to cut, split and store. The floating woodshed is already about half full, so what won’t fit we’ll pull out of the water where it is waiting and put it on the cedar log float to cut later in the season. At least that way it won’t be waterlogged. – Margy

Nancy Wolff on July 16, 2015 11:22 am

Margy,
I look forward to the day when our firewood is all cut, split and stacked. A nice feeling heading into winter with lots of wood! 🙂

Julie Pullum on July 15, 2015 6:06 pm

It’s good to have a friend who has known you forever I have a Lesley, we met in college and I’m lucky enough to see her most days, we ended up working for the same company! We see each other socially with our other halves occasionally who also get on well and every now and again we have lunch or go shopping. As you say it’s good with people you have known for a long time. I used to go to nurseries with my mum too Terri, she knew all the plants by their proper names and where they needed to be planted, sadly dementia has robbed us of those lovely days but she still enjoys looking at gardens she just can’t remember anything about the plants! Weeding will always be there! Glad you enjoyed your day Nancy.

Nancy Wolff on July 16, 2015 11:21 am

Julie,
We are blessed indeed to have such wonderful friends who we’ve known forever! Sorry your mom has dementia but she’s still enjoying gardens!

Donna Wirthlin on July 16, 2015 5:41 am

Lovely! Browsing through a nursery is one of the pleasures of the season. Thanks for sharing at #OMHGWW!

Nancy Wolff on July 16, 2015 11:20 am

Donna,
There is nothing better than browsing through a nursery!

Marla on July 16, 2015 8:04 pm

Hi Nancy,
It does sound like you are enjoying July. We also got our wood but we use wood pellets so they are delivered to us – we don’t cut the trees down. The flowers in July are so pretty and I love your pictures. I have a couple of different Coneflowers out now too – purple color and a bright pink and of course the yellow. My tall phlox are now blooming and they are beautiful too. Visiting from Our Simple Homestead blog hop. Twitted.

Nancy Wolff on July 17, 2015 12:06 am

Maria,
Our property is managed by a forester and we recently had some logging done to improve the forest. That’s where our wood came from! A lot of the wood from our property was sent to the company that makes wood pellets! I love tall phlox! I don’t think I have any this year…

Sue Mosier on July 19, 2015 7:29 pm

My echinacea flowers are falling over. Do you know what causes that? Thank you.

Nancy Wolff on July 20, 2015 1:35 am

Sue,
Are they getting enough water? I have my two tall ones loosely tied to a stake to help keep them upright!

Kim on July 19, 2015 8:02 pm

Beautiful Cone Flower! That’s one of my favorite flowers!

Nancy Wolff on July 20, 2015 1:34 am

Thank you Kim, I love them too! 🙂

Elaine on July 22, 2015 12:54 am

Thanks for Linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! I love having you!! Hope to see you again this week!! Pinned

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