Sunday, May 27, 2012

My Garden Work in Progress

Here's the garden. I was looking today at the chair cushions and how sun-faded they are and I always protest, "But I JUST bought them!" but they are probably 3 or 4 years old. I do take them in for the winter, but they are basically outside from April to November. Gee, you'd think they'd last forever, right?

These are all the baby seedlings that self-seed from the morning glories. The small heart-shaped seedlings are morning glories, and by mid-summer they will have grown over the entire fence. By September, sometimes there are dozens of morning glories blooming.

The big vine is clematis and the one down at the end is a honeysuckle bush which hasnt bloomed yet. That wood wall is the one that will be covered with morning glories.

These steps definitely need more work. The thing at the foot of the steps on the right is a drain. One item that DOES last forever is the hose hanging on the fence. It's a Flexogen and it's been left out for a number of winters and is still in perfect shape. A gift from a long-gone lover -- he's gone, but his hose remains. Ahem.

I become mesmerized by fire escapes and how people could actually get out of a burning building and end up in my garden.  This is the back of my building, and the scenic view from sitting in the garden.

These will grow bigger and look lusher. If you look in the top one, you'll see a little garden fairy. I don't usually buy stuff like that, but I bought a set of five or six of them -- some have broken, but I do get a kick out of half-hiding them, not so open as in this pot, and they do look real sometimes.

I forgot the name of this plant -- but it's grown a lot. This are will also have morning glories -- I move them over from the other part, and they grow up the brick wall, then up the fire escape.
The good news is I don't have to paint the floor or the stairs, but I do need a bunch more plants. The fences are new as of last year, and I am glad to see they are getting a little weathered looking so that new lumber yard look is going away. 


Mary Mc said...

It's so much fun watching a garden grow

Melissa said...

It looks so cozy and inviting- even though it is still "young" for the season. You'll have to post a photo later this summer when the morning glories are climbing the wooden wall.