Let's start with
Also in the front yard, I finally got the tomatoes planted.
There's a few beans in there, but they're not sprouting like I'd want, possibly due to the shade of the boysenberry vines behind them.
Also in the front yard, the roses are still going strong.
As are the sweet peas...
...which are mixed in with some rather fluffy-headed sunflowers, not your usual giants.
And the dahlias are starting to make their dramatic appearance, both in the front yard:
And especially in the back:
|This one is known as "Kapow."|
Over on the other bed, the gardenias and the marmalade bush seem to be...Harper! Get out of there!
So things are slow this year. But even so, the flowers we have allow for things like this:
Which make me quite happy.