I can not believe it’s almost the middle of June! I feel like I am totally behind with my gardening. I have pretty much abandoned all annual plants except for a few veggies that I like to plat each year such as tomato’s, green and yellow beans and I try to grow beets each year especially for the beat greens but I have never had them work out for me yet but I am going to give it another go this year! I thought I would post some pics of my feeble gardening efforts so far this year…. My sister Joann gave me this Hosta a couple of years ago and I can not believe in only two years it has turned into a complete monster!!! I LOVE IT! She had one at her home and I was totally in love with it so I was so excited the day she showed up with this lovely present for me and I am thrilled that It is doing so well! Thanks Joann!
In the front of my house I have the most beautiful Weigelia shrub that is also Huge! It is about 10 feet tall and is pretty much in full bloom right now… this shrub is so easy to care for, all I need to do is cut it back each year to promote new growth and it blooms beautifully every year!
I know this is a beautiful flower… its a massive peony plant I also have in the front of my house but It is absolutely my least favorite plant. I keep threatening to dig it out each year because THE day it decides to bloom, it will always rain and rain hard that day and totally destroy the blooms! LOL!!! I usually only have about 3 hours to spend with the big beautiful red blooms and then they are gone. *sigh* what a shame huh? I guess I can enjoy this almost bloomed stage for a couple of days and after seeing how lovely this picture turned out, the peony is safe for another year! Sorry Mom… It was almost yours again this year! LOL!
My Strawberries!! I Love LOVE my strawberry beds! Tony has built me all raised beds for my Veggie gardening as I have two dogs and lets face it…. we do not want the dogs traipsing through the veggie garden…. I spend a lot of time and effort on these beds and I don’t want my precious plants trampled!!
It’s June 11th and we are already picking berries! Here are hundreds to ripen and the plants are healthy throwing off runners now so I will be preparing for next years crops, poking all those lovely babies back in the ground. Strawberries are so easy to grow, they just keep giving you new plants and they keep coming back year after year!
Since I have had fantastic luck with Strawberries, I thought I would give blueberries a try. This is the second year for my high bush blueberry plant. The directions said the first year most of the growth takes place underground so hopefully it will sprout nice and high this summer. I loaded the bed with lots of fresh compost that I have made over the last year in my back yard compost so my fingers are crossed!!!
Several years ago my children bought me this snowball bush for Mother’s day…. It has had a hard start…. my son’s car has practically ran it over twice but it’s a survivor! it is totally thriving! It’s about 6 or 7 feet tall now and I am going to have to seriously cut it back once I figure out what is the right time of year to trim this shrub.
This is the last picture I have for today. This is of our beautiful cherry tree in our back yard. This is my daughter Vicki’s tree and it produces the sweetest cherries! This year we are going to have a ton of them if we can keep the birds away! My friend Lauren gave me the idea to hang something covered in foil in the tree, she says the birds don’t like it so we are going to give it a try. Thanks Lauren!
Well, that’s it for now… Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the tour of my yard!