The patio plants are growing like crazy. So this is my Friday patio garden update from what you saw earlier in the week.
We had a couple of days of cooler weather where I had to turn the heat back on. But today it is really nice and sunny.
I can’t believe how much difference the Japanese Maple tree makes to the overall actual feel of my patio. The texture and pretty leaves and oh, the color! Obviously I am completely enamored with it.
I was kind of talked out of getting one back when I got the Ginkgo tree. But now I have both and it’s so nice to have pretty trees surrounding me out there. Even if they aren’t towering overhead and providing shade.
The hostas are growing rapidly. I love this one with the bright yellow around the outside of the leaves. They sit among lemon balm and mint. I have cut the lemon balm and mint back a bit. They grow so quickly it’s hard to keep up!
Then there’s my lime green hosta. Maybe the mint will give them cover so they will be pretty longer. The sun pouring down seems to make the hostas retreat back into the background during the hotter portion of summer.
My first yellow rose of the season. And below is the next one just about to relax its bloom and let me see its gorgeous velveety layers.
The clematis has more flowers currently than it ever has had at one time. I suppose the older and more established the plant, the more it will flower.
The white blooms start out a bit lavender, and then retain that color around the edges.
These birds were gathered in the tree yesterday morning. Aren’t they cedar waxwings?
They always fly in, a bunch of them, and hang around for about a day. Then they’re gone to parts unknown.
The sun wasn’t working with me in the above photo. It would have been a much better photo had it been afternoon instead of morning. But I took what I could get.
I think this cone flower that’s about to bloom, one of two that lived through the winter, will be white. The other one was kind of orange. I’d rather have white.
This is Veronica. Have you ever planted Veronica?
According to Google in the online almanac it is also known as Speedwell. What a funny name for this pretty purple flowered plant.
It is an easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of tiny petals. You can find them in purple, blue, pink or white. I am of course loving the purple!
Above is Ivy playing. She sure can entertain herself. Plays and plays and plays. Drags those red and white curtain ties around from room to room and then to the bathtub and to the bed and to the couch.
I don’t have any idea why she fixated on those curtain ties from day one.
And Charlie in the midst of a great big yawn. He sleeps next to me in this chair when I’m sitting in it. My sweet boy.
This chair has been wonderful for my ankle. I saw the doctor yesterday and will be starting physical therapy with his wife, who really helped me out a few years ago. He said that due to the shape the ankle was already in the process of healing will probably take quite some time.
Well, at least I have my garden thanks to Nathan helping me.
So I can just sit in my puffy chair with Charlie and enjoy it when it’s hot. Or go outside and sit when there’s a good breeze. It’s so pretty through the panes of my French doors framed by the green and beige curtains.
I’m off soon to meet my daughter for lunch at our usual Mexican restaurant.