We have a garden! Thanks to Kristi and her mom. Kristi and the boys raised some plants from seeds, then her mom brought out big black pots and some soil and taught the boys how to pot the little plants.. and now look! We have some watermelons on the vine!
The pots are in a line in a sunny place in our circle driveway. There are cucumbers, watermelons, zucchini and cherry tomatoes.
I'm so happy as I've wanted to grow cucumbers for years and we finally have some. Kristi even baked two zucchini breads for us to take to camp for our breakfasts.
Aren't they gorgeous?
The basket Kristi and Travis gave me for Mother's Day is still doing beautifully.
Our smaller one is pretty, too.
I couldn't be happier with my metal basket of succulents. I hope to be able to winter it over.
We have 4 different varieties of Lantana this year, in this pot is the yellow and orange and yellow and white ones.
This one is the white, yellow and pink one.
And my favorite of all is the rainbow one.. the buds are purple and salmon pink which open to yellow, orange and pink.. and when it's fully open it's all pink!
The ivy geranium.. love the stripiness of this one.
On the menu tonight.. soy ginger salmon. :-) Our son Travis and his work friend Ernie had a successful fishing trip the other day.
Travis holding the day's catch of steelhead salmon.
They took a third friend and this is the day's haul. Ernie on the right. Travis and Ernie took Dayle with them yesterday, too.
Back to the garden.. I was alone at the farm yesterday and enjoyed some quiet time on the deck with the sound of the waterfall.. my moss rose basket brings much joy.
The interesting flowers on a different cultivar of geranium.
I got a King Tut Papyrus this spring and we placed it in the pond as they like to be moist and I was thrilled to see it shooting up to almost 5 feet tall! It's in the back.. the papyrus in the front is called Mini-Tut I think.
Enjoying the flowers above me with the blue sky above. Ahhh summer. I love thee.
Looking up to the back garden.. the Blue Fountain Bamboo is doing well.
A turn of the head and looking down toward the barn. I do love living on 5 acres of our own land.
One last shot of petunia color.. :-)
Well.. I better put this post up quick, Gracie will be here any minute and we're heading off to the hot springs to do our lap swimming.. lunch first.. :-) I hope you are enjoying flowers and the bounty of summer. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)