Remember? And then we did lots of backbreaking labor and put lots of money into it...
Today it looks like this:
Some new stuff since I last showed photos.
Stargazer lillies are coming along nicely. The trellis will hold a carolina jessamine, which we bought to help shade a new gardenia.
Birthday present from the in-laws.
Roma tomato, thyme, oregano, and rosemary.
Cherry tomato plant. Should be getting fruit any day now.
Yellow crookneck squash. Had to replant zucchini in a pot, as some critter decided it was tasty in the garden.
Lychnis are on their 3rd week blooming now...
The only annual we bought: rose moss. Dwarf callas are coming up fast!
Got some groundcover: this, creeping thyme, and some creeping rosemary.
Penstemon finally bloomed! Had to stake up the flower spikes, but they're lovely!
The corner bed has been plug and play, pretty much. Ice plant is still doing great, and the daylilies are getting flower spikes.
The part-sun bed. Blue borage getting its second wind (makes nice cut flowers, btw); planted my mint and lemon balm in this bed, as I couldn't keep up with their container needs.
We thinned 2 suckers from the roma tomato plant, and E decided to try and root them. As you can see, it worked. I actually planted them today, though I accidentally broke one of them pulling off the bottom leaves. Hopefully it'll still survive.
The camera was being stubborn and wouldn't focus, but you can see the itty-bitty pepper. I'm not sure this will actually produce anything of worth: it hasn't grown much. :-(
Basil is doing great! I've harvested it three times already, and it's bouncing back stronger each time.
Got these 2 lamb's ears and the catnip at a garden outlet on Sunday, which is why they look a bit sad. I'm sure they'll perk up soon...
Recently divided this 8-year-old dendrobium orchid. I have half, and my mother-in-law has the other half. It's a beast.
I actually did this today, in the time that all these photos were uploading to the blogger tool...
Lavender, coleus, and vinca. I love the look of a wildflower garden, and lavender is my favorite. Of everything.
First squirrel who conquered my new feeder. It was a hilarious thing to watch, but he finally made it up there.
My miniature phaleonopsis orchid. The rest of the buds have opened since this photo.
And my latest houseplant, a rhipsalis micrantha. Replaced the unfortunate ivy that got a spider mite infestation.
I hope you enjoyed your ecological tour of my home... Stay tuned for next time, when hopefully the veggies will be producing...