Camera in hand, let's take a walk. We'll start on the patio, where we have been spending several hours each afternoon during this warm weather.
Our collection of fancy succulents keeps growing. Since they don't need much water, their pots don't need to be hooked up to the drip system like the other pots here do. The little blue bird was a gift from Isaac for Mother's Day. The peacock in the tree pot above was from Irene.
The rose garden and the "snake bank" ( yes, we saw a snake there once a long time ago and the name stuck) are looking lush right now. The native fox gloves sort of plant themselves.
Across the back of the upper yard, under the tall fir trees, light leafed plants light up the shade.
I noticed a squirrel picking apples from the espaliered trees yesterday. We might get a few for ourselves.
Down in the lower yard somehow the plantings that seemed so sparse a month ago have exploded.
The vegetable and cut flower garden is finally taking off.
This is the bed where we removed the rose tree. We weren't sure we would have enough plants to fill it. Ha!
Now let's go down the path to the garden deck.
Around in the front of the house, Tom's fancy leaf geraniums that he raised from cuttings are filling out their pots.
On the west wall of the garage the tomatoes raised from seed are taking off.
And in front of the greenhouse, the first Asiatic lily burst its bud.
Yes, June is busting out all over.