I haven't been paying as much attention to my yard and flowers as I should have. I planted a lot of new things in the flower beds in the spring, but very few of them survived past the harsh heat that we've been having. It's disappointing. I also never got to putting in the awesome garden that I'd had planned. I did manage to get my containers up and going, and they are doing extremely well.
For example, here is a photo that Todd took of one of my containers, where I am growing Alpine Strawberries. They're smaller than regular strawberries (the pictured one is about a half inch long). And YUM! They're delicious, and apparently will keep producing strawberries all year long. I grew these little guys from seed, so this makes me happy. That's right - these are the same plants that were pictured in this post, when they were just wee babies.
More photos to come, I'm sure, as Todd is quite enamored with the Good Karma Sunflower.
Not pictured, I also have some herbs, including thyme and oregano, catnip, basil, and rosemary. I am growing some hot peppers, but it's not going as well as I'd like. I killed the poor tomato plants that I was trying to grow.