Spent a bit of time outdoors today. The garden needs a lot of attention. Hopefully tomorrow I will have more time.
Of course I'd get more done if I wasn't taking pictures and blogging all the time. These marigolds always remind me of my mom...the way they smell takes me back to helping my mom plant flats of marigolds in the yard.
The sole survivor: I planted a ton of sunflower seeds, but only a few escaped being eaten by animals.
There is a grassy area behind the house, property of the City of Columbus. The neighbors all mow their portion of it, but I came to the point where I was tired of not seeing my husband for 3 to 4 hours every Saturday. Now it's all nice and wild, providing food and shelter for the critters.
This is how we pretty up the compost heap. I'm planning on expanding it with a few more flowers every year to make a little butterfly garden. Also, some unplanned canteloupe is growing out of the compost.
Three sunflowers by the back deck, taking their sweet time with blooming. Well it will be nice to have sunflowers in the fall!