We got back into town late Sunday night after eight fabulously relaxing days at Casa Cielo with our family.
The next morning I was out back and could not believe all of the new growth that had occurred in just a week. It's springtime and things happen fast this time of year.
The delphiniums that I scored at our grocery store grew so much that I need to stake them asap before the stem breaks.
The snapdragons grew at least 6 inches this past week. The sad thing is they are finally taking off and pretty soon I will have to pull them out because the warmer weather will shrivel them fast.
Note to self: Plant winter annuals much earlier next year.
The urn at the end of the long borders is still thriving.
Not for long, though. It's full of winter annuals and I'll need to swap everything out pretty soon.
Can you see the little neon green plant peeking out at the front of the urn?
That's a potato vine that I had cut back to the soil line for the winter.
Pretty soon, it'll look like this:
|The greenhouse/playhouse looks beautiful in the garden.|
|However, the reality is: It's nothing more than a glorified storage shed right now.|
Last year at this time I had a lot of great plans for this little building.
We were still in the midst of building the pool, though, and I never made it out there.
This morning I started a to-do list to accomplish before it gets too hot.
This time it doesn't include a chandelier or painting the floor. Maybe I'll get there eventually.
It's more of a real to-do list of just basic maintenance.
|Number 1: Get the floats out.|
|Number 2: Clean all of the windows inside and out.|
|Number 3: Organize the loft and move anything that's dangerous for little ones up high.|