This is the little cherry tree that we have been babying..the top died after the first year but I leave it there because the hummingbirds like to sit on the dead branch. We put a feeder there in June and July but had very little hummingbird activity this year, though.
This is by our bedroom window. There is a honeysuckle and a lilac bush there that both grew very much this year. And we finally got some hollyhocks to grow past one year. Okay, two out of four that were planted is pretty good for us. The plant pot full of flowers was a surprise...we winter the pots in the garage and this spring found all this stuff growing back. Petunias! That are supposed to be annuals... ;) I didn't have to buy any plants for the pots this year. LOL!
This spring, before I even thought of opening a store, I finally got my little raised garden at the end of the patio. Our yard is very long and narrow and at the end of the patio was two feet of *nothing* and I got sick of staring at the fence. Not that I can see much of it, now, as the birds *contribute* every year to the flowers by dropping sunflower seeds. They are GORGEOUS this year! The picture does not do the sunflowers justice...they truly shine in the sunlight. :o)
And then there is the *mystery* plant....growing in the middle of some weeds by the trap door leading to the crawl space. All of a sudden it was just THERE! I will have to get a picture of the blossom when it is open. You know...it sort of looks like a morninglory on steroids....
It is HUGE! Anyone know what it is???
Oh, and to clarify (in case anyone thinks I don't have *time* to weed...) ;) .... I let weeds grow until I see what type of flower they produce. Some of the weeds here in Wyoming are GORGEOUS! :o)