KBJ was finally able to resolve the color issues and I’m back with some photos of my garden. It has been such an odd spring, with temperature swings from the 60’s straight up to the 90’s and back, with little rain in April, and lots since then. The rain has come by inches and plants are saturated but really lush, green and buds galore. The roses have been blooming for several weeks now, and day lilies are ready, oriental lilies already flowering and oak leaf hydrangeas going strong, although a bit early. At this pace, there will not be much blooming by end of July! Even the mums, as they did last year, and even though I have pruned them back once already, have flower buds! Crazy, but true.
My gift of a dump truck load of topsoil arrived late last Saturday afternoon in mid 90 degree temperatures. They dumped it pretty close to where it needed to be, and my sweet kbj shoveled away in the heat, moving every last bit into a rough shape for this new garden area. Unfortunately since then, we have had rain and thunderstorms, but it looks good for tomorrow. I am excited to show before and afters in coming posts. The weather will be a bit cooler, so it will be more pleasant out working, well, really, playing in the dirt.
For now, photos of some of the other garden areas. Oh yes…….yesterday I glanced out the bathroom window, and lo, Mr. 6 ft long (at least) Black Snake was leisurely moving about the side garden areas. I am TERRIFIED of snakes, but realize that these are the good guys. That does not lessen my screaming ability when I see one! In another post I will have to tell you about the really big black snake and kept me prisoner in my van as he sunned himself on the brick wall of my garage! This is no fish story…….this was a mega black snake. The one I saw yesterday had to be a relative. Have I mentioned I am TERRIFIED of snakes? I will brave anything else…..
Anywaaaaay……..some.garden photos and a very brief tour. There are more to share, including some new garden areas, containers,posts on how to divide perennials and some planting hints, and lots more. I am excited to show in a coming post the beautiful gardens of a reader in NC. She even sent some before photos so you can enjoy a gorgeous transformation.
Thanks for stopping by. Laters, charisse