June Garden & Patio Update11:57 PM
I've been away for a while--busy with life. I can't believe it's June already. The Bub finished Kindergarten and we went on vacation to Charleston the next day. But the entire family got sick on the way down, so it was not the best way spend a vacation. We made the best of it and got out the hotel a little bit each day.
For the first time I am repeating my potted plants as well. I loved the look of potted herbs like lavender and rosemary last year. This year I've had them over a month and have kept up with watering them. I usually expect my plants to fend for themselves, but they need a bit of help, especially if they are in pots.
First up, my annual herb pot. I keep this pot by the back door. This year, I upgraded to a ceramic pot that I hope to have for years. I decided to mix in some purple verbena and white petunias. But there's also mint, oregano, and basil.
My beloved "Endless Summer" hydrangea. I bought hydrangeas when I first installed the garden, but they didn't survive. A couple of years ago, I bought two and planted them on the side of the house and they did OK. This year I transplanted one to a bare corner near the patio and watered it nearly daily for a couple of weeks. Now I water it about every other day. I can't tell you how happy that big purple flower makes me. This is why I wanted a garden.
And now, let's have a moment of silence for the lawn. (*sigh*, make that two)