Happy July everyone!
Things have slowed down quite a bit here in the Portable Homestead garden.
The roses have finished their first round of blooms, and they're taking their time getting to a second. But the hostas, annuals and day lillies have taken over with theirs.
Slowly and surely the 'from seed' containers are beginning to bloom: Zinnias, marigolds, tomatoes, hyacinth bean climber, nasturtiums.
And the coneflowers are starting to bloom again in the raised bed.
The aphids have been formidable foes, as always, which means daily garden walks are taking longer than usual what with hosing them off the plants or spraying them with soapy water.
I hope to troll a few garden centers during this holiday weekend!
Rugosa and hostas are at the top of my list.
How are things growing where you are?
What's at the top of your gardening wish-list at this time of year!
(For the week ending 7/2/15)