Saturday, June 8, 2019
It looks like we're going to have a rainy day around here, and frankly, I'm glad. The garden can always use it, I'll have an excuse to stay in and read, and the dog won't be pestering us to go anywhere. (Though she did wake me up at 4:30 a.m. with her flapping tail, as usual.)
Here's more of what's going on in the garden at the moment:
The Peruvian lily, or alstroemeria, is blooming...
...as is the phlomis, or Jerusalem sage, for the first time ever.
This is a mixed hanging basket that I bought last summer. At the end of the season we hung it in one of the trees and left it there over winter. Some of the plants died -- notably the petunias -- but others have come back again this year, looking great!
The sweet peas are blooming away. We have purple, pink and red ones, all grown from seeds left from last year's plants.
Finally, remember Martin, the mouse on the bird feeder? We were wondering how he got up there. Well, here's the answer -- he scales the pole, better than any firefighter. He's not always successful -- on the evening I took this photo, he got nearly to the top and then slid all the way down again. But sometimes he makes it. The dedication!