I haven’t spent as much time in the garden this year, probably because I didn’t plant as much. But we’ve been having a beautiful summer – a good balance of sun and rain so far – and things are growing well.
I have a small herb garden, including catnip for Zappa of course!
And a few tomatoes and peppers, which I have surrounded with bamboo trellises.
I was going to cover over that with some netting, but decided to hold off a bit. I went out this morning and it looks like the deer have been visiting, so after weeding I put netting over the top. I need to do the sides too, but ran out of time today. Will have to get to it soon.
Yesterday was a bit of a weird day – mostly sunny, but it tried to rain a bit which ended up not amounting to much.
After a promising start, we are down to two surviving rose bushes of the ones that Dad planted along the fence.
However, I had a nice surprise waiting for me when I went to check on the one planted on the side of the hill.
So that looks promising!
The flower bed by the drive way has turned out okay.
We really should have put down new mulch, but the plants have survived and started to fill out. I seem to have been successful in planting things that the deer don’t want to eat.
I put in I think 4 different types of lavender. This is the nicest one I think – it has the nicest flowers so far:
Irises are done (sad, they are my favourite), but the day lilies are blooming so I still have some colour in the yard.