|A different view of the garden border looking toward the house.|
|The west side of the shed, in shade, but full of color.|
|I have no idea what this lily's name is, but the yellow flower in there is basket flower, a perennial variety of centaurea (bachelor button.)|
|Sitting area near the pond.|
|Part of the herb garden. Gotta love larkspur and calendula for easy color!|
|The newest bed in the side yard. I think I will move those monarda - too tall for this spot.|
Even though we have many garden beds, and can be a lot of work in the spring, right now it's not too bad. I try to get to the weeds early in the season, so that by midsummer I just have to go through each bed every other week or so. And I usually like to do the weeding. It can be relaxing. Though I have to say that the mosquitoes are driving us crazy right now, so doing anything in the yard takes preparation (bug spray, long sleeves, etc.) Yuck! Not so relaxing:)
I hope everyone had a great 4th! We had a wonderful party with friends and family. Lots of swimming, eating, and laughing. But I just wasn't taking pictures. Too busy having a good time, I guess!