Apparently the secret to making the garden look great is to plant it and ignore it. And the abundant rain is helping, too.
This was the garden fairly early on. You can see the butterfly house (which, as far as we can tell, has only housed wasps). We had wrens in the house farthest to the right and they were looking at the one on the left yesterday.
This is what is looks like now. The butterfly house is still in there. You can just see the top of it. And the tall red flowers on the right of the image are supposed to be Dwarf Bee Balm (or Monarda). I don't think they are dwarf.
To the right of the previous picture....
...farther right... The grapevine is loaded with grapes this year. We may even be able to get some before the birds.... okay, probably not.
Dwayne cut the Russian Sage way back this year and it looks as big as last year already! A couple of the raised vegetable beds are in the back.
Our yarrow patch. We just planted the red one (on the left) this year. The Balloonflower is one of my favorites. It had some white with it last year. And the dark pink phlox is actually blooming this year. The rabbits didn't chew it down.
Looking toward our "hill". It is supposed to be a "red" hill, but it turned out more pink with some white and orange in it.
The strawberries are taking over. And the black raspberry that isn't supposed to spread... is. But the butterfly bush that managed to make it through the winter is doing great. It should be blooming soon.
And that’s just the original garden. The only thing we have done is pull some weeds, but the mass of the flowers seems to be keeping that to a minimum. Of course, after all this rain, it will be easy to pull out what weeds there are. I guess I know what I will be doing this week!
Hope your gardens are growing well, too.