We spent a hard week trimming, clearing debris and all dead/dying/overgrown stuff out.
Time to enjoy some blooming.
Everything seems to be just growing so fast right now. Here's some quick photos with only one story, lol.
Only thing blooming around the pond right now is this rosebush---which had been dead/dormant for over 10 years. Last year I coaxed three flowers out of it. And, this year I cleared all the other plants around, trimmed and fertilized. And, Whaaa-Laaaa---roses and lots more buds, too. It was originally a climber and gets long tendrils, which I have been cutting back also? I am far from a rose grower...but I'm proud of this!
(Honestly I knew the root would be huge -30 years or so- and really didn't want to dig it out...LOL)
It has luscious crimson roses!
One of two pots around the pond, I planted with this purple thing...hoping it climbs out soon.
Geranium blooming here. The squirrels have been digging in all three pots along the garage...it will be a miracle if some of the plants make it after being planted multiple times.
I bought red geraniums early---an 8 pack, but one was this color...it's pretty, but???
The squirrels have been rearranging the Gnome village in the backyard. Everyday!
I always thought Gnomes would live under a shady tree. The Grand helped me place all these...!
I'm cutting lettuce today, and the peas are starting to blossom.
Also more lettuce and onions, picking for the week!
Tips on keeping garden lettuce on this post:
All the tomatoes, cucumbers, and beans are starting to bloom! And a few short sunflowers.
Pots are starting to explode, the Caladiums and Elephant ears....are really winding up!
The back pond is running, and the trellis rose is starting to bloom. Hubby is working on a base for a new fence behind here.
Last thing I planted last week---sweet peas for the east fence.
The Hollyhocks are thick with leaves and forming the bud stems at about 4 feet high. I wonder how tall they will be this year? The birdhouse is moveable, I never know when plants may cover something!
These are the Hollyhocks I planted last year---they should bloom this year, HH's are biennial--so they seed and then bloom after the second year.
Last Iris....waiting to open.......sigh. such a short season! My Sedum plants are very happy, also.
I've actually sat here a bit... the crazy hot temps have cooled off, and watching the birds with my feet up and a cool drink is...
One of Life's simple pleasures!
WHAT DO YOU HAVE BLOOMING?
Thank you for any and all comments.
Finally I am able to reply to comments by using Chrome. So all you Mac users who have upgraded to Catalina---this might help the glitches on Safari and Blogger!
Adorable garden!My Christmas cactus is blooming!Here we called it "May flowers".I hope you have a wonderful Sunday!ReplyDelete
Oh, my a Christmas cactus blooming in June, that is wierd. But, they are so gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by!SandiDelete
Sandi, your roses that you revived are looking wonderful. Gardening is hard work and there are always the critters we have to contend with. Happy Gardening!ReplyDelete
I always thought the roses were frost nipped, I just got in those beds much earlier and have already fertilized twice. Live and learn, thanks for stopping by, SandiDelete
You have been busy Sandra! How wonderful to have so many veggies right in your own yard! That's too funny about the squirrels rearranging your gnomes, they are pesky critters!ReplyDelete
We sure have been busy---those squirrels are a pain...LOL,.and so brazen. I have one planter that they throw the plants out on the sidewalk. I think I replanted that plant three times already.Delete
It is so cool to see what is going on in gardens elsewhere! I'm in Texas, so we have hit the lull in our season. Not a lot will bloom or produce until early fall. The mid-summer heat here even stops tomatoes setting fruit. I enjoyed the tour of your little paradise. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Aw, thanks, Anne. I know the best part of blogging is enjoying all of America with it's changing seasons...the South's spring which begins at Christmas, I swear, LOL. Anyway, it is very green here right now. On the 30th, I will take more photos as my roses are still exploding! Thanks for stopping by, SandiDelete
Thanks, so much Irene! We are really enjoying it, this year!Delete
I love watching a garden grow, and yours looks lovely! Mine is going gangbusters this year. We finally fenced in the yard, so it's the first year that the deer haven't devastated everything. The squirrels and chipmunks, however, are another story!ReplyDelete
All that rain we had in Spring, sure set us up for a great growing season...glad you have locked out the deer, they can really chew up everything!Delete
Hi Sandi, your squirrels are doing what mine are doing. My urns out front with impatiens have been hit the hardest. I've had to replant one multiple times! Love your sweet little gnomes and that one last iris!!ReplyDelete
Hi, Debra....lol, I know the squirrels are certainly persistent. My BF is an animal behaviorist PHD...she's says squirrels can't remember where they bury things, so they simply see a place that looks like a good burying place and dig there, hence everytime they are looking for a nut...yikes, dumb buggers, I guess. Thanks for stopping by, SandiDelete