Yesterday was (sarcastic) Super Fun Yardwork Day!
(at least it was more fun the what Steve was doing… he had to work)
As usual, I found lots of fun things around the yard.
I got the patio umbrella up and hung the cute charms Mom&Dad got me for Christmas…
And the first strawberry is coming in!
Here’s a plant Mom got me the first year we set up the pond. We thought it was an annual, but I guess not as it’s come up every year. (BTW: for those gardeners who can’t remember the difference between annuals and perennials, perennials is a long word and thus the flowers last longer/every year).
I love the color of the flowers because they’re so bright compared the the lush greenness of the grass.
This is last years new plant, a mock orange. I only wish I could capture the smell of the flowers as they’re simply delicious.
Last weekend, I tilled up the remains of the veggie garden and I pulled up two boxes of weeds. I removed one box completely and reorientated the larger box for some perennials. If anyone (read: Steve) has taken the very obvious hinting that I would like some more perennials for my birthday (“You totally owe me a hibiscus and a rhododendron and an azalea”; he killed all three of them.) , I will hopefully be able to replant another box and a half.
Here’s my ironic Arizona Blanket Flower.
It’s the last peony of the season 😦
Here’s a cute little bug I purchased last weekend at The Allentown Art Festival. Which prompts the question, why aren’t real bugs this cute?
May I mention that it’s the end of June and I have not yet killed my petunias?
Hopefully within the next few weeks I will be able to show off full-grown strawberries, raspberries, grapes and a assortment of not-dead-flowers.
(that’s Steve’s phone for reference.)