. . . so-to-speak.
Here's the little vegetable garden. Left, Better Boy tomato.
Right, 3 Sweet 100's tomatoes
I'm working on the end of the covered patio. The add-on is newly painted as is the lattice. I've been looking for Star Jasmine and Kathy found them for me just in the neighborhood at H.D. I have to both softened the earth with water to be able to dig deep enough holes for planting but also bring in the wheel barrow and shovel to level out this area. Won't this smell heavenly! I've so missed that fragrance after the last Star Jasmine died a year ago.
Here's my delightfully silly mistake. I planted this pot with seeds and then kept telling people why in the world did I think I needed an entire pot of mint. When Cindy came I told her the same story. She looked at the pot, looked at me and gently told me it was basil. Now I'm glad to have been wrong and love and use this pot of delicious basil.
A complete comeback of the Cape Plumbago.
Gorgeous bluish/lavender colored blooms to delight.
You may notice the Sun Rose peeking from behind.
This morning I sadly pulled out the primroses that were beautiful this spring but hadn't bloomed for several weeks due to the heat. I've replaced them with coleus. I just bought a small 6 pack but I know they will fill in. I love the colors of coleus. Now as I look at this photo I notice this pot is rather rough looking and may also need replacing.
The dwarf oleander is beginning to bloom in the front yard.
I wish I would have gotten them trimmed first but didn't.
Alas, I don't get to say alas much, all the cheery African daisies have gone-to-seed. I've harvested much and have a few little baggies of seed. I'll share!
I thought I'd get it all pulled up this week but the garbage can was filled first with other clippings/trimmings so no room and I'll get it done hopefully Saturday.
I also hilled the potatoes but think I need more "hill". I'm use to growing potatoes in Oregon and SLK hilling them with the big roto-tiller with "wings" attached to do the job. I'll see just how this first time in the desert growing potatoes works and report later.
Wishing you a blooming where you're planted day.
Happy day, msk
Happy day, msk