Sunday, July 18, 2010

Another perfect Dahlia

That's all that's needed to be said about this picture

Friday, July 16, 2010

Mid July and still green

This has been the best gardening summer ever.  Lower than normal temperatures, and more rain than normal.  what a difference a year can make.  Last July everything was brown.  This year it's lush and green.  Eventually a lawn will be put in the now existing weed patch
Some plants are early bloomers this year, and others are late.  Guess Mother Nature is keeping me on my toes. 
Grasses and Russian Sage have been blooming since June.   

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Meet Mr. Squirrel

This year the grape arbor was completed and finally this was going to be the year we got grapes, lots of blooms turned into small clusters, growing larger and larger every day.  The anticipation was growing in tandem with the grapes.  We just didn't know someone else was watching as well.
Meet Mr. Squirrel, he's furry, brown and cute, yet a pest.  He devoured roughly 25 grapes before he hiked up in the hackberry tree and took a well deserved nap.  A fully loaded arbor, yet this year we ate none.  Eventually we're gonna have to find a critter solution