How about a quick walk around my yard with me this morning? We’ve had some rain (still not enough, but we’ll take it!), and while I can barely keep up with the mowing, I love this time of year. Green makes me happy, especially since I know by now that in a few months all this will be brown and crunchy…
Here’s some of what I saw this morning.
I love this water iris. I think it is elegant and beautiful, and it smells lovely if faint. No idea of the variety – anyone know?
I’m amazed that the cedar waxwings, those handsome feathered robbers, left me any mulberries. There was quite a flock in a neighboring tree a few days ago and I figured the whole mulberry tree would be stripped, but lookee here! Mmmm!
Never got a peach last year – some critter stripped the tree a few days before I thought the peaches were going to be ripe enough to pick. Maybe this year will be different… toujours optimiste!
My pomegranate “tree” decided to lay down during a huge storm a few years ago. It didn’t uproot or break, it just sort of sighed and yielded. Last year was sort of a “rebuilding” year, but this year there are lots of blossoms. We’ll see!
If you know me then you know that much of my “garden” was planted for me by the birds. That includes these loquat trees. The fruit will be ripe in a just a few days. The fruits are soft, sweet, juicy, and the birds and I love ’em. They get the high ones and I take the low ones – it all works out. And yes, I know this is not a native plant, I’m not a native here either – shhhh 😉
I’m looking forward to the possibility of figs, I’ve planted a few more herbs, my nasturtiums are up, and, for the moment, my rain barrels are full. Life is good!
How is your garden this season? Let us know, ok? I have to go dream of peach cobbler now… it could happen!