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The garden is shaping up. It has been a slow start with the cool temps and lack of sunny days for a good portion of May.
On the other side of it all, some of the new rhodies that have been planted.
This tree is a test one. A Chinese Pistachio.
It is a hot, dry disturbed area with poor soil. We've amended the soil a bit but this tree is supposed to be tough doing duty as an urban tree in sidewalks and such. This year we'll give it plenty of water and love to settle it in and then it's on it's own.
After being completely defoliated by deer last summer, this Bloodgood Maple has come back beautifully.
Raised Bed garden. We've been enjoying the lettuces and there are only a few left, but just as well, the hot summer weather has arrived. The tomato plants are finally looking to flower.
Little annual carnations I think. They smell delicious. Pungent and spicy.
This is one of three bird baths.
It is on the deck with the solar water bubbler. The Evening Grosbeaks love the running water and flock to it in the afternoon. What a loud little tribe they are. Calling and squabbling among the trees. Taking over feeders and watering holes. Mixed in we see a few Black Headed Grosbeaks but they are completely outnumbered by the evening variety.
Parting shots: The Summer Cuts. Just in time too!
|I had Smoochie professionally done. No need to suffer the heartbreak of a home haircut this year!|
|Marigold, almost lab like!|