The clematis that we had to dig up earlier this year when the plumber dug up the flower bed is doing very well. There are lots of flowers on it and many buds. I was afraid we might lose it after it being here the past seventeen years, but a bit of Mirac*le Grow in the hole before we replaced it did the trick.
I have tried growing hollyhocks several times, to no avail. I think they are so pretty and this year I was successful. Just goes to show you practice makes perfect. They look very pretty beside the fountain.
And the vegetable garden that the boys helped me plant is doing very well. Each of the boys have had some of the lettuce and I'll give them some to take home this week. I have also given some to Mom and the neighbor. There's a lot there and we will never eat it all on our own.
The poppies are done for the year and the seed pods are drying. It will soon be time to harvest them.
Cabbage, carrots, tomatoes and onions are doing very well. We've already pulled some of the onions. The tomatoes have blossoms and a couple have baby tomatoes. I can hardly wait for them to grow and ripen.
I pulled more rhubarb today and cooked it up. It was delicious. I'm hoping to get enough for a rhubarb pie before it's done for the year.
Even though it seems like it's done nothing but rain the entire spring, it sure has brought us some pretty flowers and some good eating, as well as more to come.
After it cooled off tonight, I went out with the clippers and took all of the spent flowers off my peonies and iris. This allows all of the nutrients to go to the bulbs so we will have more spring beauties next year.
I hope everyone had a great Father's Day weekend.