Friday, May 22, 2015

My Memorial Day Weekend Garden

 I walked around my upper garden early this morning trying to mentally organize all of the cooking I have to do over the next two days.  I had to stop myself to enjoy how everything is looking right now.

 I love this time of year in the garden.  Everything is planted and orderly.  Perennials are mostly all opened. Soon it will turn into a jungle so it is nice to appreciate it now.

 My cistern is running, click for a closer look.

 One of my mirror chains hanging in the oakleaf hydrangeas.  When the sun hits these chains it is so beautiful.

 The second planting of lettuces is just coming up.

 Sunflowers, cilantro, blueberries, bay leaf and an olive tree that is loaded with olives.

 I still have not decided what to do with my mostly dead maple (thanks doofus neighbor) so I am growing Brown Eyed Susan vines up it this summer.

 This is the greenhouse I bought recently.  I haven't done much with it yet because I am going to paint it to match my house.  I am dreading it but my main house is going to be painted this summer and Teddy is not going to be happy about workmen crawling all over it.

 Apples.

 Basil and tomatoes.  These have to be covered tonight because we are going to have a frost.  We've had a few nice cool days and it really reminds me of Memorial Days from years ago.  I always loved waking up on chilly Memorial Days, decorating my bike and riding it in the parade in the small town I grew up in.  My dad would dress up in his fireman's uniform and march with all the other firemen.  I would be so proud when I saw them all.

 Clematis.

 The big planter in the middle of my path.

 One of the cherub planters.

 Perennials in the raised bed planter.

 Climbing hydrangeas.

 These are the Salem Witch daylilies.  They will bloom on the 4th of July.

 The other raised bed planter.  Both of these used to hold my maples which had to come out because their roots were splitting the rocks.

This weekend marks the unofficial start to Summer and is bringing me closer to my countdown to Fall.