I'll start with a dahlia, 'cause the fact that they're starting to bloom, pretty much confirms that summer is here.
I have three phlox out front.
A hot pink from my grandma's yard, a purple that I bought a few years ago, and a pure white called 'David', that my mom just gave me a start of this spring.
I put a new purple penstemon in this spring.
I always have to plant some annual blue salvia.
The orange crocosmia is blooming now.
The Gentian is just starting.
The red climbing rose got its second wind.
The shade plants under the big tree seem happy, even with the heat.
The 'Autumn Joy' sedum has buds.
Down in the parking strip, the Chocolate Cosmos are blooming, as well as my new Cheyenne Echinacea.
I put this Rudbeckia in last year and it seems to enjoy the neglect.
The parking strip Mallow tree is also bloomin' its little heart out.
I'm trying tomatoes in pots for the first time this year.
I've got 'em in the driveway where it's hot, hot, hot.
So far, so good.
Along the side of the house, I planted two different types of eggplant.
One has flowers and the other has babies comin'.
In between the two, the Echinacea is blooming.
Cram 'em in where ya can, right?
Here are some recent shots of that whole side of the house.
It's south facing, but because of the fence, the left side is shade until late afternoon and the right side is full sun all day.
Makes for an interesting place to garden.
And last, the old laundry room sink is producing The Dad's hot peppers again.
I've put them in there four years in a row now.
I've also got sweet peas and a morning glory that came up and I didn't have the heart to pull it.
So there ya have it.
The backyard pics will be comin' soon.
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