Friday, July 08, 2011

Full Sun Mailbox Bed Update

Back in April, I told you about how we enlarged our only full sun bed up by the mailbox.  Well, since then, all kinds of flowers have sprouted alongside the tomato and pepper plants we added.  I wanted to take a minute to share the progress so far!

You may remember the big reveal after we enlarged the bed and rearranged some flowers to fill it in:


Well since then, we’ve added five tomato and two pepper plants, as well as a few more perennials.  And of course, the butterfly bush has re-sprouted since it was unintentionally “trimmed” by a falling tree.  Not to mention the veritable carpet of crabgrass among the plants that I weeded out this morning!  Yikes!  Things are looking much better now:



As promised, we also added a bit more to the left side of the bed to accommodate more veggies!  They seem to like it here, but the bug population is also enjoying the new additions!  Grrr!


And of course, the coneflowers and black-eyed susies are going crazy this summer, too!


While we are out in the yard, let’s have a look around at some of the other summer flowers that are putting on a show!

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I hope you are having a beautiful summer!



TA Guthrie said...

If you aren't careful, you will be winning the neighborhood yard-o'-the-month blue ribbon.......didit