hello blog-world! it's been a good long while since i've bothered to check in.
we have been working on our backyard for what seems like 134 years now and it's finally coming together in such a way that i look forward to going home, checking on our plants and maybe even eating dinner outside!
i love it!
and the weather is still fabulous for outdoor dining (in the morning & evening at least)
i'll have to post pictures later of the yard as a whole, but for now i'll just let you in on the latest additions.
i'm so excited about it. the genius that is my husband surprised me with this tree a couple of weeks ago and i'm so proud that he picked out EXACTLY what i would have picked myself!! of ALL the varieties of fruit trees in the world, he picked the one i wanted - and i don't ever recall discussing it with him! which is even MORE impressive! :)
this is a baby tree, but someday, it's going to have some beautiful meyer lemons ... and i'll make you all something delicious!
this is what a meyer lemon looks like ... sort of like an orange!! and that would be because it is thought to be a hybrid fruit - of a lemon and a tangerine!
and next up are the herbs. please bear with me, but when i planted all the herbs i decided to take a picture of each one individually so i can keep track of their growth :) i don't know why it matters to me, but i wanted to see how long it took for them to grow from their baby sizes (when i bought them at lowes/home depot) to the size where i could cut from them and still have some left to grow for the next meal ;)
so let's start with the classic simon & garfunkel album "parsley, sage, rosemary & thyme"
i also have a little oregano plant ... and i'm going to plant basil and cilantro as well.
that stuff grows like a weed, though ... so i'm not really in a huge hurry to get it planted.
i'm afraid it will take over! :)
here are the other plants ... the oregano and a gardenia bush!
i can't wait until the lovely smelling gardenias start to grow!
one more thing ... i bought this fun shepherd's hook and hung a hummingbird feeder and a potted geranium plant from it! i love looking out my kitchen window and seeing this colorful sight!
and for good measure, a shot of the herb garden, complete with a cute "herb" sign i bought at homegoods MONTHS ago. it's just been waiting patiently in my garage until i decided to grace the garden with some actual herbs. :)
ok, i think that's all for now.
sorry for the long hiatus before this super-blog about my garden.
and sorry if it's boring for you.
but i'm pretty pumped about it!! :)
over & out at 12:01pm!
have a super fabulous afternoon!