How My Garden Grows

Even though it is already extremely hot outside (everyday 90 and above),
our garden seems to be fairing well this year.
The vegetable and fruit plants are producing really well and all of our perennials are loaded with blooms.

I thought that I would share a few pictures before everything starts to have that "burnt" look that we get here in our wonderful, hot part of the country.

All of these photos are from the backyard in different areas.
We have tried to limit the number of annuals so that every year we can build instead of replace.

{My husband has a very green thumb and has a natural talent for gardening.
I feel so fortunate that he has such an affinity for plants.
I, on the other hand, am a plant "serial killer"!!!}

I can't wait for these beautiful "LSU" figs to ripen.
This plant is a new addition this year and hopefully we will be able to contain this fig tree.

We are finally having blooms on our agapanthus plants.
They are truly spectacular.

We have several different flowering vines, but the Mandevilla is probably one of my favorites.

I am a sucker for daylillies.
Some of the varieties that we have now are Stella De Oro, Red Hawk, Rue Madelaine, Vintage Bordeaux, and Gertrude Smith.

My vegetable garden is becoming abundant--this usually makes my coworkers very happy.

Wild flowers fit right in in our back yard.

A view of the back--it's really starting to come together.

We've got a pretty big project planned for this weekend.
I can't wait to share.

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  1. So pretty! I love gardening as well! I just posted a few close ups yesterday. ;) xoxo A-

  2. Your green peppers look perfect!!

    -Oscar Valencia

  3. I love this space :) gardening is one of my favorite things to do. Looking forward to seeing your project completed. Have a great weekend.


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