But before we go out into the garden, here are pictures of a couple of our landscaping berm boxes.
Those gargantuan plants are hollyhocks (oh, how I do love hollyhocks) which look as though they will burst into bloom shortly. I'm going to wait a year to decide what paint or stain to use on the berm boxes. At the moment, I'm thinking I'll stain them a medium-dark brown. In the picture you can also see the one and only window trim that I've gotten done so far this summer. Sigh. Oh boy, do I need a crew!
These boxes span the front width of the deck. The one on the right is in position and leveled but not filled with dirt yet. The lefthand one still needs leveling. Those plants in pots in front are ones that will go in the berm boxes when they're ready. The construction of the boxes has been done completely by our daughter.
Here's the much neglected weeding of part of the blueberry patch. Even with my continuing fight with the invasive Witch's Broom, we're getting more blueberries than we did last year. And there are lots more on the bushes to come. Thank you, tough blueberry plants.
This is my tepee trellis with Scarlet Runner Beans climbing up it. Doesn't it look like Mother Nature's Christmas tree?
The Brussels sprouts are doing . . . just okay. Not many of them are forming nice look sprouts. Why? Wish I knew.
I'm always amazed at how lovely the potato plant flowers are. Who knew the lowly potato would produce such delicate blossoms.
The row of potatoes on the left (the Carola white tater variety) is much bushier and taller than the two rows of Red Norlands on the right. I just went out an hour or so ago to see if I could find some "new" potatoes for dinner tonight under one of the plants of the Red Norlands. They bloomed first so I thought they'd have bigger potatoes.