Right now I am nursing a sore head and a desk with dents where I am banging my head against it. Texter, Lady K and I went to the Montana State Fair last night. I think my card was set on write protect and didn't register one single picture I had taken. (At least Texter has some pictures on her camera, but it's not the same!)
So I will share what the patio looks like now instead.
This is the whiskey barrel with mandavilla and petunias in it. I am so please with how the petunias have grown and spread out. Of course, if this was North Carolina the vine would me twice as tall by now. But after only a couple of months in the barrel, I think it has made a respectable growth effort.
Then my tomatoes.
This is my vegetable garden. My little pot of peppers on the ground has yielded a baggy full of peppers so far. I plan on pickling them for Mexican food later on. The tomatoes are doing pretty well. I have lost the names of most of them since I had transplanted them from Great Falls house. I know I have a Cherokee Purple and a Sungold (and know which ones those are), but other than that, no clue.
I have eaten one grape tomato and one green zebra off the vine, but this is my big one so far. In fact, I picked it today and it is sitting on my kitchen counter waiting for me to go get some bologna for a sandwich today.
This is my only 'problem'. One of the bird feeders is located at the end of the patio, right over the planter. I have some 'volunteers', such as this sunflower, coming up. And I think some birds and squirrels eyeing my tomatoes.
In one of the flower beds I stuck this zucchini. I really don't expect much out of it because it has to contend with the dogs and I did plant it late, but there are a couple of blooms on it.
So far I am pleased with what I have been able to grow so far. Now let's get onto the harvesting!