There is good news: the asparagus is doing really well and I now have a hedge of green ferns outside my office to keep me cool. We have a bumper crop of strawberries. I’m talking strawberries out the ying yang. For some reason, I didn’t think we would get so many strawberries this year, but they have decided this is the year to do their thang.
Our newly planted aucubas are doing nicely. These will grow enormous and provide privacy as well as block off some of our neigbor's back yard. The Scotchbroom are absolutely gorgeous and it looks like the blooms are hanging around for a while. (I'm trying to upload a picture of them, too, but I am too dull to do so). You can see them here.
And the perennial garden is also thinking about doing something, but it has a ways to go. And last but not least, the ligustrum at the back of the yard have trippled in size from last year. They will also make a good privacy hedge.
The Bad News: Only 3 of our eight azaleas look like they might make it to next week. The others have once again succomed to root fungus or something like that. The Osmanthus Fortuni ($300!) is about to die, too. Those plants are all together and I just think it's too wet where they are. The chard has done diddly squat this year and the okra had to be replanted. We've lost two lenten roses (at $10 each!). The other 9 look healthy though (that was a lenten investment).
It continues to stun me how much time keeping the garden up can take and how much I would to do it if I didn't have something called a "job" and a "child" to tend to also.
OK. I'm supposed to be reading three articles for my conference this week instead of trying to figure out how to post pictures on this. Does anyone else have any clues on posting more than one flickr picture up here??
Back to work, to pick up my little smoochie and to make 50 clove garlic chicken tonight. Stop by and watch our Buffy impressions later on.