My kids don't really love to help too much, but they sure do love to look at all the new plants that are blooming and help choose where to place new plants and I always let them pick the colors. Today we put in the marigolds and geraniums. I plant them with violets so that when the violets are finishing, they are just taking off and last for the rest of the summer.
My little pink roses are climbing the fence and my arbor like crazy. It's so mixed in with my honeysuckle, I could never separate them apart.
I really love my arbor but this thing has become a monster. We are always hacking at it with the hedge trimmers, and now casts quite a bit of shade which is good because this side of the house gets full sun all day and we don't have a tree planted in our postage stamp size of a yard.
This rose is so mixed in with it. I absolutely love it.
We have a fire pit too. Tone and I like to sit out here occasionally with a drink after the kids have gone to bed for a "date".
If we turned around though, we would see the play house and grill. When we moved in, we extended the cement and did the curved walkway around our veggie garden on the back of the house. You can see our artichoke and lemongrass bush sticking out back there. There are also herbs, two tomato plants and a berry bush. That orange tree in the pot we've had for three years. And we haven't seen an orange yet. It's taking up valuable real estate so it better start producing soon. I'll give it one more year.
There are tiki torches in those beds too, though hard to see.
My irises are going along the walkway, and my roses all have buds. I love my two rose trees there.
This lavender variety is a favorite of mine. It's hard to find in stores I've discovered. In fact, I haven't seen it again since I bought it five years ago. I love it more than my other lavender bushes and it's a huge bush with prolific, fragrant blooms that last a long time.
Stop by any time.