Today's post is all about what's going on in two parts of the backyard. One part is the patio, of which first up are the strawberry plants that live in the red cooler. The original three plants gave us two or three yummy strawberries every few days or so from June to just recently. The plants also sent out more than a dozen runners. All, I hope, will provide us with more strawberries.
Back in June, I finally got brave and turned the Daddy's wheelbarrow from the 1960s into a succulents planter. Some succulents did okay, such as the red paddle plant, while others scorched to death. I've determined that it's okay to pull out a shriveled succulent, as well as plop in another succulent on Wheelbarrow Plain. I keep remembering what Mama said, "If they grow, they grow."
The Husband and I have temporarily named the four distinct spaces in the backyard, from south to north, Avocado Room, Sunny Room, Shady Room, and Geranium Room. The last few days I have been playing in the Sunny Room.
First to be created was the above Connie Patch, which is home to lavender (by the pole), deep purple salvia, purple sweet alyssum, and pink Sweet William. They were joined by two converse shoes full of jade. I have no idea what happened to the left shoes.
Across the path from Connie Patch is Geranium Triangle, home to pink and white cuttings from leggy overgrown geraniums that will soon be compost. I've done nothing more than clip the stems, strip old leaves, and stick them in the ground. That's what the Mama did. We'll see if that works for me.
In the bottom of that two-tier planter are rosemary cuttings. Knock on wood, some, if not all, of these guys grow roots. I'm imagining rosemary plants all over the front and back yards.
Please meet our newest fruit tree—Little Miss Figgy, also known as Charlotte, or Charlie, for short. She is a gift from Modesto friends, Mister and Missus C!
The stunning sweet duo pulled into our driveway this morning. "We have a gift for you," said Mister C, opening the back door of his car.
"Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! Oh my gosh! A fig tree!!"
The Husband and I had been eyeing fig trees whenever we saw them at nurseries. Now we have a fig tree. Oh my gosh!
Little Miss Figgy Charlie is a dwarf, with expectations to grow up to six feet tall and four feet wide. It'll bear fruit in late summer. Whooo-hoooo, next year!
How fortunate are we to have generous and caring friends as Missus and Mister C.
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