Up first, a red zinnia, just starting to open.
Am I the only one that has a really difficult time choosing which photos to use?
This is why I end up with six that probably look the same to a reader.
To me, they're all a little different.
Hence, the indecisiveness.
My poor, naked "Tina" rose has finally put some clothes back on.
This is the rose that, every year, gets black spot so bad that it loses all its leaves.
Well, half of them at least. I yank the rest.
But then it comes back super healthy and blooms its little heart out again.
I love this rose.
Again, the reason for the excessive amount of photos.
(FYI, that's a Cleome leaf.)
A little bumblebee was beddin' down.
Aren't they so cute?
A couple shots of the new pathway.
The purple Phlox.
A cluster of Verbena bonariensis that planted itself.
I transplanted this variegated Hosta from the backyard where it was getting FRIED.
I'd been lookin' at its poor, crispy self for months.
I know it's not the time to be movin' stuff, but I couldn't look at it that way anymore.
So I dug it, stuck it out front, cut all the brown, crunchy leaves off, and it wasn't even phased a bit.
In fact, I think I heard it let out a sigh of relief the other night when the sprinkler was hittin' it.
(The Heather I originally had moved here when I redid the path, didn't make it.)
The window box is finally starting to trail a bit.
Next year will be better since I can get things in earlier.
And no, I still haven't filled the holes or touched up the paint.
It's on my before-the-garden-tour to-do list.
The bed underneath it has filled in a lot in the last couple weeks.
The annual white Salvia is finally starting to do its thing.
And the Pineapple Sage, in the back corner, has taken off with the heat, too.
The Plumbago outside the fence is just staring to bloom.
It's that blue color that I love.
I haven't posted about the sink yet this year, have I?
I always put The Dad's spicy peppers in there, and then whatever else strikes my fancy.
This year, the neighbor gave me some Walla Wallas onion starts, so I stuck those in on one side.
I planted four hot peppers and there's a ton that reseeded from last year, on both sides.
Don't know what they are yet.
We've got Serranos, Jalapenos, Thai, and Italian Roasters this year.
We've done some of the Roasters on the grill.
The onions did well in there.
I'm anxious to do more next year.
And that's it for out front this time.
No worries, I have 400 more where those came from of the backyard.
You think I'm kidding.
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