While laboring in my yard for the last month in the heat, I began to ask myself "Do other people get this nutty about their plants and yards?"
Then I visited relations on July 4th, and again this weekend - and realized the summer yard tour is a long and cherished tradition in my family.
Many of my early memories involve gardening activities.
So, I come by it honestly enough. If that makes me kooky, so be it!
FYI - when I moved in to this house, this side was nothing but hard, dry, rocky bare earth. One day last summer, DS2 came in from mowing and said, "Mom, I'm SO proud of you!" Of course, I asked why and he said the ugly side of the house was now green and beautiful! Ahhh - the stuff that mothering memories are made of!
I'll be dividing the hosta and lillies pictured here NEXT spring.
FYI - if you remember my surprise to find wild strawberries growing there, I eventually determined that they were an ornamental variety - cute to look at, but they tasted terrible! That made it a LOT easier to rip them all out.
These hostas were divided and planted a month ago. I'll also be putting in a border - but not until the weather cools off! This may be an even be an early fall project.
Here's a close up of my purple impatiens, nestled between the hostas and ferns.
This, ladies and gentlemen, concludes the July photographic yard tour.
Thank you for coming. Please stop by for future updates. :)