Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Everything is coming up roses...






and gardenias and geraniums and lavender and lilacs and ground lilies and...well, you get the picture. Our garden, which first suffered from a freeze or two last winter and the a drought of sorts, is loving the humidity and the rain we have been getting. Our rosemary, oregano, tarragon and basil are thriving and the lemons on our little tree are getting fatter and a bit more yellow, pulling the branches towards the earth.

We are still doing daily battle with our tiny ants around the lip of the pool but our too friendly neighborhood black racer seems to have moved on. We were not terribly hospitable to him/her. She did so enjoy watching us swim from the gardenia bush but I think the thrill is gone as we have not seen her in over a week. Pulling up the ground cover near the bush may have helped too.

We are hoping to get the paver guys back this winter to finish the work on the front porch and redo some of the pavers around the pool that need some sand shoring. Company coming in Sept/maybe Oct/and November, plus over the holidays so want to get big projects done around visits or put off until next Spring.

Hope everything in your corner of the world is coming up roses too....

10 comments:

elle said...

your flowers are so pretty! sounds like you have the perfect spot for your little herb & flower beds.

enjoy them!

peace,
elle

Zora said...

Beautiful flowers and gorgeous photos!!

Amy said...

oh, pretty! Wish I could say the same about my basil..... :)

altar ego said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! Looking forward to seeing them in person before long!

Char said...

Beautiful!! And thanks for your well wishes!! how are you?

Deanna said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing!!!

crazydarla said...

mmmmmm love the florals! i need to get out in my yard and start snappin' photos too!

Denita said...

Beautiful roses Jules! Roses are like mother natures reward for having patience...

Whippet said...

Love your pretty flowers

Janet M said...

Nice that all your flowers are looking so pretty. Enjoy them.
Hugs, Janet