Grab a cup of tea and pull up a chair! Lots going on in the courtyard. Here is what I planted around the sundial!
A little path going to the arbor and we put in the flowers on each side. Hoping Coco doesn't run through them and ruin a plant.
Plants on the ladder to the left of the arbor with the rose bush they put in the corner and the lemon thyme I planted by the edge of the arbor. I thought this wasn't the ideal growing condition so took a chance and put the lemon thyme in the ground hoping it won't take over!
Flowers potted up on the chairs in the arbor. Not sure if eventually something will take the place of the bird house but for now it is left there! "Wonderful Gardener" and I don't always think alike! For the right side of the arbor we have ordered a David Austin Climbing Rose Bush.
On the right side of the arbor is a plant in a wheelbarrow that my friend gave me a few years ago Her husband made it and I love it In the corner is a bleeding heart that takes shade. It said on the tag Bleeding Heart 'King of Hearts' (Dicentra Hybrid). We had a row of them behind our screened in porch when we lived in Michigan. They were in the shade of the porch and an old apple tree and did well. Bloomed all summer with little care! I hope it does as well in my little courtyard in Indiana!
The plants are doing well in the Farm Fresh barrels. My pepper plant was getting little black specks on the back of the leaves and the leaves starting to curl. I sprayed some Neem Oil on it today and hope that takes care of the problem.
This is on the left side starting down
towards the potting table. In the long box is cooking thyme, oregano and sage.
Continuing down the path on the left side is lemon thyme in the biggest long box and basil coming up. In front of that I planted lettuce, spinach and kale.
The last containers on the left is Rosemary, in the middle, kale planted on one side and turnips on the other side in the larger box and lettuce is coming up in the smaller rectangle box.
Down the right side of the path I have planted perennials.
On the potting bench is a pot of chives up high so Coco doesn't eat them and a couple pots of Sugar Peas that I am trying to grow up strings!
My long bed is flourishing now!
Can you see the peas growing around the edge. I planted zucchini seeds in the middle today. The peas will be eaten as pea sprouts in my salads.
In the other green pot around the edge is turnips growing. I am not sure what I will plant in the middle yet.
Lettuce growing around a geranium in the other Farm Fresh barrel. I tried to save the geranium from last year and it doesn't look all that great but maybe it will improve as the summer wears on.
The strawberry bed is still doing great!
I planted a patio tomato plant on one side of the front porch. I am hoping it will get more sun there and of course, Coco can't eat it!
And I put a sungold tomato plant in a pot on the other side of the porch.
Lavender planted on each side of the sidewalk.
This is a Roma tomato plant in a bed on legs in the courtyard. (up high so Coco can't eat this one either!)
My one yard long bean plant in a pail that I am growing from seed from Chris Fisher. Of course the cardboard is surrounding it so Coco doesn't eat the leaves. I sure hope I don't kill it myself!
Sue and Craig brought us dinner from The Olive Garden for Mother's Day.
They also got these beautiful two hanging asparagus plants we hung on the shepards hook.
Mike and Melissa and girls brought me a beautiful hanging basket of Begonias and the pretty blue pot to transfer it in. In doing so it flopped. I tried to prop one branch up and it broke off. Woe is me. I best leave it alone and pray it flourishes It is a Rieger Begonia 'Solenia' and the tag said full sun. I thought Begonias liked shade but in googling this particular kind it does like part sun to full sun so it was put on the front sidewalk.
We were happy to have Travis and Amanda stop by with our great-granddaughter! I was selfish and held her most of the time she was here! She is just the cutest little thing!!!!!!
Usually it is Cali that is loving on Coco but Sunday I caught this picture of Gracie giving her a little attention. Well I imagine your tea is long gone so thanks for reading. Please leave a comment as I love visiting with you!