Even though this rain hasn't been my favorite this summer, it has done a tremendous amount of good for our garden. July showers bring August flowers I suppose ;) To be completely honest, I was very skeptical about all the planting Alex did this season--- I *knew* for sure everything would die from heat. (I'm an optimist, I swear! But man, that sun is hot!). But with this ever going rain, the plants have had a real heat break and our green has been growing like crazy.
Truth be told, I've never been a huge lover of sunflowers. I've probably actually ranted the few times Alex gave them to me--- since they were actually at the bottom of my flower loving list. But growing them in the yard has truly changed all that. We're absolutely obsessed with them. And the fact that I can see them from the living room and Marlowe's bedroom? Amazing. I hope we always grow these. Next time around, we're hoping to harvest the seeds too.
along the exterior fence:
currently in the beds:
in the side yard:
a few citrus trees
and under the pergola?
well, a lot. thats been alex's little green house/playhouse. He's been taking seeds and trimmings and experimenting. We always have a bunch of things sprouting back there, but I'm mostly excited about the growing dragon fruit and mulberry tree.
We're not expert gardeners over here--- though by stepping back and seeing what we've done, it sometimes feels or seems like we are. We've each individually and together have been successful with different things. I feel like the garden trend has only been fishing over the last few years-- it seems that way anyway. Trends can be whatever, but people want to grow more for their home? It's always a good thing. I do hope that people can see what we do and be inspired to start growing their own goods.
Even herbs--- especially herbs. With a bit of love I do think anyone could have garden--- even a small and/or indoor one. Hell, even a chia pet ;)
I'm a bit nervous to see what our garden will look like when we return--- it's been wild out there--- even with us here. With a four day break from people? Well, who knows. The upside though is we won't have to ask our house-sitters to tend to the outside--- these clouds can handle all the watering needs ;)
This post is short for sure, but I hope in the next few months as our list grows and changes-- (and more importantly as time allows) I can share more of our garden and our growing adventure. This winter is going to be a good one, I can feel it.