I'm taking a mini-vacation this weekend, with Friday and Monday off. Friday and yesterday were picture-perfect sunny days, so I had time to get most of this stuff in the ground before today's rainstorm (Hey, Portland, would you please take your weather back? I moved down here to get away from rain.). I also ran out this morning before the rain started to take some pictures, since a few things have changed since I posted the last batch. Here's a quick photo tour:
Front yard - still a work in progress but getting thereAll in One almond
Meyer Improved lemon
Double Delight rose - gorgeous hybrid tea with a heavenly scent
Dwarf Mexican lime
Ketchup and Mustard floribunda rose - new in 2012. I love the vivid red and yellow blooms, but unfortunately they have no scent.
Southeast corner as viewed from the sidewalk - still kinda scruffy looking, but we're working on it
Sweet pea blossoms peeking through the picket fence
Looking down the sidewalk - those are snapdragons in the narrow part of the bed. I planted some zinnia seeds between the snapdragons so we'll have some color during the hot season too.
Back yard - fruit trees and vegetable gardenGarlic and shallots planted in January and thriving
Blossom on Dorset Golden apple
Indio mandarinquat (cross between a kumquat and a mandarin). BTW, that ugly green net fencing is there to keep my two greyhounds from digging up and/or trampling my vegetable beds.
As you can tell, we're big on fruit trees around here. Though I started this post talking about (plant) lust, my other favorite of the seven deadly sins is gluttony, and as a gardener I get to indulge that one too. Perhaps I should rename this blog The Sinful Gardener!