summertime … and the living is easy
That Gershwin song has been in my head for the past several days. And seeing that it’s now officially summer, it’s a good thing. Signs of summer are all around.
Garden plantings whose velocity of growth sped through the spring have now matured. Case in point, the zinnia cutting garden.
There are more than enough blooms to keep colorful flowers inside the house all the time. Plus, it helped to create a pretty backdrop for a father’s day photo op.
This particular garden started back in late March with 3 packages of seeds.
Even though we don’t have a vegetable garden (yet) we constantly enjoy fresh herbs and cannot find enough ways to consume the abundantly prolific sweet basil.
I’ve even started giving away rooted clippings. I was so excited in April when these little seed sprouts were just beginning to show signs of promising growth.
Our the once-bare garden step-ladder is now almost hidden from view.
And the little hanging orange-bag baskets have been mighty handy for rooting clippings. Just takes a couple of weeks to get a good stable set of roots.
We have a future vision of adding a large xeriscape style garden on the south side of the yard (Texas friendly), and perhaps if we have the energy to dig up the grass this fall, that unused portion of the yard might become more integrated with the main recreation area.
Unless of course the squirrels use it to plant peanuts. Like these wayward crops. There were plenty more where these came from that I didn’t collect. I only transplanted these out of curiosity. But that’s part of the gardening spirit too.