Thursday, June 24, 2010

First week of summer

After the initial flush of spring weeding and planting now suddenly it's summer when I sit back and enjoy the results. If weeds are popping up I'm ignoring them. Besides, I'm tired when I come home from work. I can manage to pop the top off a cold beer but that's about it.

I'm fond of Black and Blue salvia and managed to find several plants at Lowe's this year that weren't dead yet. I can achieve that myself as the summer wears on.

My tiny terrace is packed with lots of pots, bird baths and all sorts of junk. I enjoy it all. I don't have a theme with the colors or the plants, but I like a pop of bright orange here and there.

Oh, and peach and pink. That rose is Zepherine Drouhin. Hibiscus courtesy of the grocery store.

Back in the day I wouldn't have dreamed of putting orange flowers in my garden but I have no such qualms now. I guess if there's a color theme scattered M&M's would be it.

The lower yard is mostly green. I love the lawn, but I no longer love mowing it. A guy does it nowadays.

Another one of my adorable grandchildren sailing a boat in Grammy's miniscule pond while I sit back and enjoy the first week of summer.


Carol said...

Really, two posts in the same week? This is creating great expectations. Love the view of your back yard, and your little pond, too.

LostRoses said...

Hi Carol, don't get your expectations up! You are truly one of the best bloggers out there, not sure where you get your stamina for it but I admire it!

Annie in Austin said...

There may be no theme but your grandchildren seem to love Grammy's garden with all its color and exuberance, Lost Roses. It looks like a good place to be.

My Black & Blue is blooming with Orange Anisacanthus and a Bengal Tiger canna... is that violet calibrachoa in with your Black & Blue?

Annie at the Transplantable Rose

Jennifer Moneymaker Owens said...

I love your scattered M&M's theme. My style exactly! Your garden is very beautiful.

glimpse of my world said...

beautiful space.... where have you been lately???

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Agnes said...

I love garden and i have a small garden too!! This colorful pictures are fantastic. Keep posting some more.

robertkhan93 said...

very nice garden