Our weather now is in the 90's most days, and with regular rain showers all the trees and plants are looking lovely. Such a beautiful difference from last year at this time when we were in the throes of a full-blown drought. We've actually had to mow our lawn and run the weed-whacker!
|Ours has only five of these "bunches"|
The roses along the fence by the pool are done for this year; I pruned them back in June--because we didn't want those long arching canes reaching into the pool deck and snagging any hapless swimmers! Not the time of year to be pruning, but I did it anyway. I hope the roses are forgiving!!!
|Similar to what adorns our pool fence!|
Once we're moved in, I will be planting as many perennials, shrubs and trees as I can from whatever is left at the gardening centers. Maybe a wisteria on a pergola-frame straddling the kitchen and dining room windows. Perhaps a weeping pear? And doing lots of raking and cleaning out the flower beds. And dropping some morning glory seeds along the pool fence. And pruning the greenery in front of the bedroom windows. And more raking and cleaning. Maybe some 4 O'Clock flower seeds. And more pruning in the back yard. Definitely a clematis--if I can lay my hands on one (or more). And more raking and cleaning.
|Look for "Ursa Major" and "Ursa Minor" - you're a Star!|
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