Late June

We are in drought. I think I spent most of the last couple of weeks watering and trying to keep things going. Most of the thundershowers in the area missed us, but the next few days hold promise of more so we shall see. In the meantime between hauling the hoses around I have a few photos to share.

Grandma’s Blessing roses
Mullein has spiked!
Pink asiatic lilies
Catalpa tree in the meadow – it looks pink due to the sunset
Succulent “waterfall”
more succulents
Daylilies getting ready. Filipendula blooming in the background
Louisiana Iris
Hakonechloa grass and hosta
Pots by the backdoor
The meadow waiting to explode in summer color
A profusion of shape and color

The japanese iris are just starting to bloom – I will post some photos once they all come into flower.

Late May – Early June

Busy times. Weeding, watering, planting, weeding, watering. I have taken lots of photos but haven’t had a chance to post them, so there are a lot in this post. It has been a cool rainy spring but now it is becoming warm and dry. We have had bluebirds and wrens nesting this year and all kinds of birds at the feeders. Chipmunks are everywhere. The iris are beautiful and I have some blooming this year that I thought I had lost. Its always such a treat when a plant returns. Enjoy.

Tree peony with parasol
New herb and veggie garden – beans, squash, cukes, tomatoes, strawberries, peppers, basil, chives, sage, oregano, thyme, rosemary, cilantro, marigolds
Flame azalea and allium
Lupine in the meadow
More lupine
Early daylily “Elizabeth”, Iris “Eleanor Roosevelt”, Columbine “Green Apples”
Hosta “Marmalade”, blue Hyacinthoides, yellow Alexander
White reblooming Iris
Bearded iris
Iris “Beverly Sills”
Siberian Iris “Pink Haze”
Necarspodium allium
Gas plant – Dictamus

Its really pretty right now. I really enjoy spending time out here escaping from the outside world for awhile