Wednesday, April 7, 2010

The Tradition Continues.

When it's warm enough, I like to take my coffee outside in the mornings. It's 60 degrees and the coffee is warm.

Red clover in the meadow is starting to show blooms. A little rain on Thursday will send it over the edge.

A better shot of my baby peaches. It's going to hurt thinning these, but I know the tree isn't strong enough to hold all the peaches that are growing. I'll probably start thinning them in a week. 35 leaves per peach is the recommended amount of fruit a tree can support.

Baby figs on last year's plant. This is the breba crop. I'm going to leave them to see how they taste. I already know what the main fall crop is like, sweet and golden.

Mr. Lincoln.

Golden Showers. I have this free blooming rose planted on the arbor at the perennial bed. From what I've read, it should grow 12' - 15' at maturity. I've paired it on the other side with Carolina Jasmine for yellow blooms during a good portion of the year. A clematis vine on each side should intertwine and make for a stunning display in a couple of years. I can't remember which is which, but both should bloom this year.

A gerber daisy made it through the winter. I'm surprised given the cold and wet weather we had.

The backyard is filling in quickly. The neighbors' houses are disappearing. Brown Avenue is becoming a distant memory.

The high today should reach 91. Tomorrow, the chance of rain has been downgraded from 80% to 50%. Everything is yellow, including the cat.


Darla said...

Love the green everywhere. A nice rain to calm down the pollen would be nice. I have a name for my Iris now Gingersnap with a root beer fragrance, come by and see it.

FlowerLady said...

When I saw that last picture of yours I said to myself, oh how pretty. You've done a wonderful job Tom. You've got so much growing for you, it's fantastic.

Enjoy your coffee in the mornings. I need to start doing that with mine, only sitting in our screened room, but I'm usually in here at my computer with my coffee.

Enjoy the rest of the week.


Cindy said...

The neighbors' houses are disappearing.

Everything is yellow, including the cat.

Ditto here! Great post!

compost in my shoe said...

We are all yellow! And there is nothing anyone can do about it, but sneeze and thank the sun gods for warming things up!!!!

sweet bay said...

I especially like the last shot. Really lovely.