It's the height of summer and growing plants abound around our house these days.
Since I've been so re-miss in writing here lately, I thought I'd share some of what I've been seeing every day.
This is a picture of one of the two fuchsia plants on our front porch.
Both plants wilted for a while during June in the heat before I got a handle
on good watering practices. They've rebounded in the last few weeks, and
currently have lots of blooms that the local hummingbird(s) love.
Here is a picture of my "herb garden". As you can see, they've rebounded
as well... including the basil plant in the small round pot that I'd
originally written off as "sickly". I think I need to make some pesto! I've
got oregano and basil coming out of my ears! You can also see some of the
creeping rosemary peeking out from between the basil and oregano, and the
thyme plant in the far corner.
This is the purple hydrangea plant in our back yard in full bloom. We recently saw more than a few hydrangea plants in various yards in a nearby neighborhood when we were "dog sitting" for a day. None of them had color much like ours.
Finally, you can see a picture of our newly re-mulched front walkway area with
begonias. We didn't put enough mulch down in the spring and weeds and grass
took over. I got two bags of cocoa shell mulch and we re-worked this bed.
The front porch still smells like chocolate.
on 2008-07-24 at 10:38 p.m.
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