Friday, June 26, 2009
It's Friday so head on over to Tootsie Time to see all the other gardeners and their beautiful flowers.
I'm kind of embarrassed to put my flowers up after seeing some of the other gardens out there, but it is what it is and I love it. So here's what's going on in my little corner of the world.
The daisies are interesting, one is full of blossoms and the other is full of buds. They're not more than 6 feet from each other. Go figure.
The hanging basket has lots of color - we had a few issues with keeping it watered while away, but it's going to be fine.
There are a few cone flowers. Mostly buds right now, but a few blossoms.
The day lilies are full of blooms. Beautiful.
This is the first year we're trying the tomatoes in this topsy turvy planter. We're having trouble keeping them shaded so they won't wilt from the heat and sun. MM has been putting a cardboard box up to shade them in the heat of the day.
There are two coreopsis plants. One has lots of buds and a couple of blossoms the other is much smaller with a couple of blooms.
The Salvia Blue Hills are a little droopy from the heavy rain recently.
All the hostas by the front tree have buds on them. A couple are actually already blooming.
The petunias in the pots by the front porch had soil that was too compact and the plants in one died, so I bought a couple of more plants and repotted both pots.
Here're pictures of the trumpet vine and rose of sharon. They surround the back deck. No blooms yet, but a little later and they will be loaded. Wanted you to see them in this stage.
Then on the other end of the house the tiger lilies are blooming now.
I'm not sure what the name of this plant is, but it'll have pretty cluster orange blooms in a week or two.
On this end of the house I haven't done a lot of work for several years and these things just keep coming up. I might try to transplant them in the Fall to an area that I can appreciate them more.
Looking at these pictures more closely I can see that I have a lot of work to do... between the weeding and putting more mulch down. The bed on the end of the house got put off this year. Maybe next year we'll build it up and clean it up a little. There's always something to do. But then, that's the fun of gardening.