We are still having temperatures over 100 degrees, so other than VERY light weeding, i am not doing much in the garden. I've started some projects indoors and I'm really just admiring the garden from my windows. I have started to get ready to redo some of my photo album uploads, so I have been looking back at a lot of photos and its so fun to see the progression of the garden (even in just a few months time).
The front yard: June 2007
Front corner yard June 2007:
So fun to look back!
And, as FishinBC once said "things go on with or without me". So, luckily things are still progressing, and the figs are getting bigger:
Yum, Yum! Lookin forward to our annual fig pizzas!
Also caught this pretty color combo on camera today.... a crepe myrtle blossom fallen on euphorbia "blue haze" foliage:
Well, I continue to work on the kitchen project and dream of fall in the garden! In the mean time, I will also work on getting my pictures uploaded again.
Today, my daughter and I took a little trip to our FAVORITE nursery. I had a gift certificate and they are having a summer sale, so I got lots of goodies!
2 types of coreopsis, a yellow and a hot pink
8 Elijah Blue Fescues
1 Black and Blue Salvia
1 Blue Haze Euphorbia
So fun to come home with this lot and plant them all...heres what I did in the front:
I dotted around the Elijah Blues and put in the yellow moonbeam coreopsis in the new berm. In the fall, i think i will divide the coreopsis and spot it around a bit. There are several clumps from the one pot I bought, but I was afraid it would shock it too much to divide right now in the heat of the summer. The rest of the plants made their way into the back yard.
My hubby also went to get the rest of the free pinestraw I scored on craigslist and I got that all spread in the back. I still need a bunch more, but it looks great. Its amazing what a difference mulch makes!
Here are some other shots of around my garden today...
Sunflo wer seeds showin up:
Snacked on this guy while pulling some weeds...yum, yum! Also harvested a giant eight ball zucchini today...will sautee for dinner tonight :)
Almost ready to pick :)
Found this guy on the sunflower today and I looked him up in my insect book and he is a beneficial. Maybe he will eat some of the squash borers!