It is VERY hot here lately...feels more like july than early june. So, I have mainly doing light futzing in the garden and took some time yesterday and this morning to get some picture updates of recent garden happenings...
We haven't had rain in a while, so I am having to keep up on the watering. Mostly of the veggie beds...they are looking good:
Things are growing fast and everything has flowers so I am looking forward to big harvests soon! Yesterday, my 2 1/2 year old ate a sweet gypsy pepper right off the plant. She ate the whole thing! I bet if I had put that on a plate and served it to her she wouldn't have even touched it - HAH! We also enjoyed the first 3 cherry tomatoes...very tasty!
The Blueberry seems to be happy in its new home, so we may actually have a harvest this year!
I thought this lavender was big last year...but this year, WOW!:
The gardenia bush that I bought very small for $5 , 3 years ago is blooming this year for the first time...smells SO good!:
The Easter Lily that we dedicated 2 years ago at church for my daughter's first Easter is now happy in the garden and blooming away:
The datura bed looks amazing this year. Hear is a pict of what it looked like this time LAST YEAR:
And this year:
What a difference a year makes! The only bummer is that the purple datura that I added last year didn't seem to reseed this year, so I am hoping I can find another one at the nursery this year to try again...
Also, the new berm is filling in nicely. Last year pict:
I love looking back at old picts and seeing progress!
And, last...but not least....the abelias that were planted 5 years ago (one of the first things we planted when we moved in) are looking great and blooming right now. We planted them to block out the view of the the neighbors yard (or lack their of) across the street. I would say they have done that job!
Weekend Tasks Jul 8, 2007 | 5:51 PM PST
, datura This weekend in the garden was mostly about routine maintenance. Today was my birthday, so most of the weekend was filled with social festivites. However, I did work a bit on the creek clean out project. I am making good progress on that and Have only fallen in once so far. LOL. Other than that, I mostly just did some maintenance weeding and visited a few nurseries looking for good deals. I also woke up early this morning to get some watering done. Things are looking good...The hardy hibiscus is about to bloom and the stargazer lily is blooming. The purple datura is forming its first seed pod and I can't wait to get a good picture of that one! I hope to finish the creek clean out by the end of the week. Then, all of the major projects will be finished until Fall....I can't imagine....what will I do with myself??? Oh, I know I'll think up something :)