I have taken a whillion...yes whillion photos so I probably won't talk about each one...this first group is from the front wildflower garden Chuck has planted in front of the wall...the big bush behind the wall is my flowering and fruitless almond bush!
|Looks like a jumble of stuff and it is at this stage. He plants the perennials and they come up helter skelter in the spring.|
|Cosmos...love the purple and white ones.|
|blue spider wort|
|purple spider wort|
|June 13, 2017|
What the flower garden looks like today! Just month later it is really in its glory! There are so many flowers in here that I just didn't take enough photos...ahaha!
|A huge sunflower that came up on its own! 6-7ft|
These Shasta daisies and cosmos have been blooming continuously since March...Beautiful and prolific. The sunflower was almost pulled out but Chuck decided to leave it in to make me happy. It tends to take over but it is so pretty and just one isn't a big hassle!
|How about bee balm? A really pretty purple!|
Mexican hat! I love it the way he has the rudbeckia, marigolds, and the Mexican hat all together here!
By the front door it is a little more restrained and contained.
|A welcome pot of flowers!|
|A mixed flower pot.|
|by the front door...I got these pots years ago.|
The backyard is more prolific! The vegetable garden is really going strong...
Chuck is the mastermind behind the garden this year! In past years I did a lot more but being not to well at times has dumped it all on his lap. Luckily he really enjoys doing it. A few years ago we put in these raised beds and we found we could plant earlier and later in the year and alternate what was put where. The corn as you can see is coming along nicely despite its strange growth rate this year!
A couple of different views of the garden...
We have a total of 6 raised beds that vary in size from 6'x6' to 8'x8'! You would be surprised what all you can grow in a garden that size. A lot of good stuff!
Two of our favorites we are watching right now is an artichoke that is beginning to produce and some tomatillo plants. Tomatillos are a funny plant...we have 3 in garden and only one is starting to produce...Tiffany a friend of ours said that hers hadn't started production and she read that you had to have more then one plant to pollinate correctly...she only has one plant but will get another soon.
We have scattered some veggies among the flower planters on the patio and deck...check this out...
|a sweet pepper plant|
This is a frog pad where the frogs jump up on the floating pad and can climb to safety on the mesh ladder!