I am resorting to pictures for this week’s Tired Tuesday post, but I went outside and took a few of my backyard. My impetus for doing so is that the rhododendron is in full bloom and is lovely. I was worried it would not last another day so wanted to take a picture. Naturally I could not find the Tablet. Steven and I searched almost all of the house except for the dining room chair it was sitting on. Eventually I found it and was thankful it had not started raining again by that time.
The bush gets bigger every year and has since a few years ago when I broke off a couple dead branches. I suppose there’s a metaphor for life there, but I really do not feel like figuring out what to prune off myself for improvement. Having captured this picture, I moved on and snapped a few more shots.
My mom gave me the Rose of Sharon in 2011. After Steven accidentally mowed it down a couple of times, it started to grow bigger. I’ll have to take another picture after it blooms. If it ever does. And speaking of wait till it blooms, here are a couple more shots of plants that are going to look better later.
I got the Black-Eyed Susans from a sale at the Herkimer County Humane Society back in 2011. The chives are, I think, from Tripple’s Produce in Schuyler, NY. They were in my container garden some years ago (I forget when but prior to 2011). After the season, I put them in the garden to see what would happen. Woo-hoo, they grew! (Hey, that might be a good title for this post.)
The irises are from my Mom. She’s had irises in her yard for as long as I can remember. Periodically she thins out the bulbs. This is the first time I had a yard to put any in. There are more very year, so woo-hoo once again.
This last shot is another preview of coming attractions. These are the plants I purchased at T & J’s Fruits and Vegetables in Herkimer on Sunday. They will eventually be part of my container garden. I hope to share some pictures of that eventually. When I’m not too tired to put them in the containers. Happy Tuesday, everyone.