The only upside, it better give our plants a much needed growth-spurt.
At last count, we put in over 125 plants as well as a salsa garden this past Spring. It was an unusually cool season and the plants just haven't grown like I expected they would. I'm an instant gratification type of person and I want to see my plants BIG and in BLOOM and RIGHT NOW!
Slowly, but surely, things are starting to grow and open...last night was surprisingly nice so Justin and I spent the evening wandering around the yard checking out the plants, talking with our neighbors and drinking mojitos & Dos Equis on our porch swing. After 15 months of trying to create some sort of yard, it's slowly coming together and we're finally able to enjoy it!
Here's to wishing things cool off again this evening!
|Our flowerbed is starting to grow some, especially the False Indigo, Sedum and Blood Grass...in a year or two, everything will be nice and big!|
|The ajuga along our concrete steps is starting to fill in and cover up our bare spots!|
|The tall lilies on the right came with the house, the smaller ones on the left are ones we transplanted this Spring. My goal is to fill in the northern foundation with more lilies this fall|
|One of my three clematis vines...this one hasn't grown, the other two turned brown. I'm hoping they come back next year :-/|
|The deep corner of the flowerbed--hostas, heuchera, more ajuga and an Oakleaf Hydrangea...the hydrangea seems to be a mighty slow grower :-(|
|Looking over the fence into the flowerbed...the crazy soaker hose is giving me fits and I'm about ready to be done with it! Anyone have any soaker-hose tricks to share???|
|Justin's crab apple tree that he planted. We haven't done much to it and it's doing great!|
|We just have tons of shade at our house...The front yard is pretty much in constant shade while the back yard and southern section has LOTS of shade throughout the day as well. The only area that gets much sun is the section by the alley|
|These are the hostas we planted last summer...someday, the new ones will be the same size!|
|And the other hostas we planted last summer. Wow--our grass is looking crispy. Good thing we started watering last night!|
|Our knock-out roses are growing some! The bright pink petals are a nice pop of color among all the green plants.|