Since friends and family can only rarely make it down to the house, let me take you on a little tour of the yard this week.
Bee has done a lot of landscaping, and other than a sick tree in front which has brought us an early November, things are looking good.
We have done a lot of weeding, and Bee really cleaned it up with chunk bark, flowers, pepeprs, etc.
He also planted corn, beans, and squash, which sprung up really quickly! This small planting bed is in that front area.
We have a variety of lilies all over the yard, including these along the front of the house. It is my new hobby to pull the shoots after the flower has died, only yanking the ones that come with a gentile tug. I get a few more each day.
Also along the front of the house is a gorgeous hibiscus that my chair brought us as a housewarming gift. Every day there seems to be a new flower on there!
This is back in the front bed near the street. What is it? Does anyone know?
Bee also really cleaned up the front porch area. He planted everything that’s in there, and on the porch you can see the mint that Sandie gave us.
We also have some corn along the side of the house…
…and beans. Actually both (plus squash) are planted in various places all over the yard. It will be fun to harvest in the fall!
Also along the side of our house is that gorgeous sage plant, to which we have done almost nothing. Yum.
Bee also recently transferred some later seeds from the starter tray into bigger pots. We think / hope we inched in just under the clock to allow these to be edible before winter.
We’ve had to make more room for growing, plus the alley needed cleaning up. So Bee did that just a few days ago. This was mid-way through the project. It looks even better now.
The Hive has a new sign, many thanks to Karen…
…and all sorts of Bees like it. (Mes too.)
Our lettuce seems ready. It is hard to pull after so much effort (these were born in our apartment in Chicago) –but that’s what we grow it for, right? This week. We will eat it this week.
We also have about 6 full-size tomatoes, and some smaller ones on their way.
Some peppers are ready, too, with some jalapenos not far behind and, we hope, also some Thai chilis.
We also have this great old bird feeder hung on our freshly painted trellis. Since this photo Bee has done another coat of paint and replaced and painted the top beams.
Both the feeder and our seed storage container came from Grandma Shirley. So cute!
We are still busy at work both inside and out. Come visit!