We've done a bit of new landscaping around the patio. It was overgrown and looked like this a week ago, after we rebuilt the wall in back:
and now it's cleaned up to this, still in need of some finishing:
And there are now peonies on this side of the house instead of overgrown shrubs. I hope they grow fast so we can enjoy some blooming soon. (Miracle Gro, I need you.)
And this little flower bed took HOURS to get cleaned up. A naughty little gopher came up in here and destroyed several perennials. Between the gophers and the deer, maybe this garden is doomed. Now it looks in need of some new plants . . .
The vegetable garden has a clean start and a happy toilet. It's still fairly early for the growing season here, so things are just getting started. I can assure you, my family will be sick of the green beans and tomatoes that will come from this wimpy-looking garden!
And the daily inspection of clematis and hollyhock progress has begun. I LOVE hollyhocks.
Along with inspection of trumpet vine, morning glories and sunflowers. Hopefully my little obelisk will have some blooms to photograph later in the summer.
I just hate the weeding part. (I need to buy stock in Preen!)
Yesterday it was 92F degrees in Minnesota, and today it will be the same. Until the forecasted storms hit this evening to bring the temps back to reasonable 75-80's for the week, I will remain in the comfort of my air-conditioned home while the weeds grow again to laugh at me on my next inspection round. I swear the weeds just like to hear me cuss. I really do need a fairy gardener.