Even though there is a ton of artwork to do, the backyard is pretty high in our minds here with daily discoveries, maintenance, amazement, harvesting and observations. There's lots of flowers blooming, food to eat, some drama and lots of hanging out. The addition of the gazebo which is sort of our front room now was a stroke of genius by Sandee. It fits perfectly on the deck. We can sit outside rain, shine or mosquito mobbed which we do often.
Some things happen and disappear pretty fast. Like the appearance of a morning glory flower that we both almost missed and we didn't think to photograph. I don't even know if a photograph would do it justice. It was a wondrous thing to gaze upon if only for a few moments.
We got these packets of multiple species of plant seeds from Giant Tiger in the Spring and now we don't know what we have growing or not. Those splashes of yellow in the background are several of the many marigolds that we have all over. Part of our natural pesticide program.
One sunflower is now 10 feet tall!
Tomitillos, a very beautiful plant to observe. We got these from our friends Kate and Andris who last year infected me with this gardening bug. Their garden is a great inspiration and they amongst others have been very generous.
Our living room.
One of the many poppies we have all over too. The local children keep stealing them from where they poke out of the fence in the front yard.
Labels: second garden attempt