Friday, June 20, 2008

Floral Friday

Last night we planted the last of the arborvitae, and everything that was delivered on Monday is in the ground! I am very tired and quite sore. Now we need to clean up the dirt mounds and order mulch. Pictures to come later. Here's what is blooming this week:

My friend Deb gave me this miniature rose for my birthday last year. Isn't it pretty?

The bachelor's buttons are hard to photograph. I think they are delicate enough that the camera can't decide where to focus. The bees are always working on these.

I think this is some sort of sage, or something from the sage family. The bees like these flowers a lot too.

The peonies are in full bloom, and when the wind blows, sometimes we get a whiff of them.

The dragonflies are always buzzing around; they seem to like the garden a lot. I think they eat mosquitoes, so I hope they stick around! They are pretty hard to photograph too; I must have tried at least 5 times before I managed to get this one.

I've had my eye on this guy for a while. It is so pretty. I wish I could show you the swarms of dragonflies we have across the street, darting around, eating bugs. It's really neat.

This isn't a flower, but it started out as one. We have a peach! Two peaches, actually. I'm quite surprised, as I didn't think we would get fruit for at least 2-3 years after planting. I don't know if I should do something to prevent a squirrel or bird from getting it. Anyone know?


Cheryl said...

I love the pictures Linda. The dragonflies are really cool.
As far as keeping animals away from your fruit...there's really nothing that you can do. Our cherries were devoured before we could get to them. We got a bowls. Now, our apricots are ripe(delicious!!) and we're losing a lot to the birds. I suppose that if you only have 2 peaches that maybe you could put netting around them. So, how are you going to split those up when they're ripe? :) There are 5 of you! It's like the cherries...we only got one bowl...a Fiesta cereal bowl, not a huge Tupperware bowl. :(

New Mama said...

I was wondering how your planting was coming along. You had perfect weather for it this week! I can't wait to see photos of everything. And peaches! I didn't even know they grew here...

And thanks again for the bushes. I'm getting inspired to do more with my yard!