|Bees do love the poppies!
|Rudbeckias blooming at Industrial Country Market on
Highway 71 West going towards Austin
We took full advantage of the balmy weather in May. In the midst of cleaning out spent spring annuals, pulling weeds and spreading compost, the HG also talked me into enlarging the paths in the back garden, which necessitated moving moss rocks around and toting bags of decomposed granite from the truck to the back. She SAID that reducing the beds in size would make them easier to maintain and she was unanimous in that. As frequently happens with these ideas of hers, we traded future ease of maintenance for some damned hard work in the here and now. First my left knee and hip began complaining and once they'd settled down, the right knee joined the party. I keep telling her we should hire some stronger younger helpers but she refuses to listen, obstinate woman that she is. However, she did agree to wait until fall to finish enlarging the paths.
|Pineapple Guava (Feijoa sellowiana) blooming at the
Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum in Savannah. I didn't
know it was even possible for them to be that floriferous!
|Purple coneflowers, all self-sown
|Last week in the front gardens ... the Crocosmia/Montbretia
have been spectacular this year!