Feel like taking another stroll through the back yard? Just a quick stroll, this time, to see what's new. For gardens change from week to week, almost from day to day, and I like to see what those changes are! The good and the bad! LOL!
Remember this photo from a couple of weeks ago? It was taken a day after M mowed it:
|The Back Yard - Two Weeks Ago, After Mowing|
Well, here's how it looks now, two weeks later:
|Back Yard: May 1st|
Then, there are these pretty little yellow flowered clover, growing in spots:
|Yellow Flowered Clover|
And these plants, which might or might not be chickweed (Stellaria):
Elsewhere, my tomato seedling is starting to look more like a tomato seedling:
|Cantaloupe Seedlings Up Close|
I thought I should dig up some of the ones that are at the back and plant them in various spots in the garden. M, however, thinks I should keep the bigger plants and thin out the rest! He also didn't think that these plants will survive, because he remembers the summer when I planted some squash seedlings and they all got scorched and burned from the sun! He's probably right and I feel a bit deflated, but, I'm going to transplant them and see what happens, anyway!
The "sneezing" star jasmine plant (that is probably what I'll be calling it from now on!)(Trachelospermum jasminoides) has flowers, although afternoon is probably not the best time to photograph them:
|The "Sneezing" Star Jasmine|
|Bauhinia (Orchid Tree)|
And, the pink oleanders growing along the back wall are flowering too:
Further along the back wall, in a shadier spot under the pine tree, the dayflowers (Commelina) are thriving:
So are the gazanias, although, they prefer a slightly sunnier spot. They died out where I had planted them, originally, and self-seeded themselves in this spot that they seem to prefer!
In the area behind the garden shed, there is this huge tangle of asparagus fern (Sprengeri) that is growing rather wild:
|Asparagus Fern (Sprengeri)|
And speaking about plants growing wild, this is the lantana/plumbago hedge growing along the rear portion of the side wall, behind the garden shed:
M mowed the "lawn" again, today, so, once again, it looks a little more like a lawn!
Hope you enjoyed today's stroll through the back yard.