So during rock picking time, while preparing the fields for planting, DH gathered together several large rocks and deposited them near that light pole in the picture below. After killing an area of grass, he brought several tractor loader scoops of nice dirt.....and that's as far as we got, until September 1st.
I planted some yellow 'Basket of Gold' perennial alyssum and a few sedums, among other things. Next year I'll add a few more plants that are suitable for rock gardens. It was a bit too late in the year for proper planning. Now we just need to weed whack around the edges to neaten things up.
Dear Phoebe (the cuddliest cat) and Murphy (the king cat).
Phoebe has extra toes....
......and so does sweet little Peige. We have several cats with big feet (polydactyl).
Here's a view looking over the Driveway Garden toward the Lily and Rock gardens. DH made that little teepee structure for me to grow morning glories on, but I didn't get around to making a space for them, so I placed it here to temporarily support the new climbing rose we planted last fall (Social Climber), which has been growing very nicely.
The Butterfly Bush (buddleia davidii) has been gorgeous, producing lots of blooms and attracting butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. We're only seeing a few juvenile hummingbirds lately. Most of the adults have already begun their long journey south. We'll miss them until they return next May. Seems like a long time to wait.
This orange lily was a little surprise. I didn't intentionally put these two colors together. The butterfly bush was planted last year, and the lily grew from seeds I'd gathered and planted the year before. Our DIL told me her mother had grown orientals from seed, so I thought I'd experiment and see what happened.
I'm not a big fan of orange, but I really like this lily.
Cherry Cheeks has just finished flowering. It produced blooms over a long period.
White Temptation, next to the butterfly bush was another long bloomer.
Here's another little surprise that showed up at the beginning of this past week. We think someone probably dropped this kitten off here at the farm.
The end of a long day.....time to feed the kitties!
Have a lovely weekend everyone!