Some twenty years ago, Oleander plants were planted around my property on the outside of my fence. In the past few weeks I have been able to clean up all the weeds and stuff at the base as well as prune the very large shrubs . Last Spring the weeds were so high that I had to "weed whack" . I hope this coming year I can control them better . I am very happy with how it looks now.
The Autumn Joy Sedum color is changing into its fall shade of a deeper pink . So pretty!
Finally, the luscious looking tomatoes are turning RED . I look forward to making a Tomato Tart or something interesting . I bet I am going to enjoy the delightful home garden tomato flavor !
Most of us enjoy a surprise and I have another little garden surprise . At the time that I purchased the tomato plants, I also tossed in my cart one zucchini plant . All of these were little 4 inch potted plants . With no planning , I just popped the zucchini into my strawberry barrel that was doing very little in the growing department .
I think the wine barrel looks so nice with the strawberry plant expanding over the edges . And, that little zucchini plant is no longer little!
Look ! ! ! A zucchini !
And, another one on the way !
Sadly , a little neighborhood nursery that always stocked top quality nursery stock has lost their lease and will be closing . The nursery sits on a site of large acreage that will be going up for sale . As a result they have a 25% off sale on every thing . I stopped in and bought four Lavender plants that I am planting between some daylilies along a pathway .
And, and, and, believe it or not, I baked some yummy blueberry muffins. The cooler weather is coaxing me into the kitchen.
Today was my 78th Birthday. It was just a usual day-no celebration. Life is what it is.