Some of you might remember my post when we first planted the garden. It looked like this:
As of last weekend it looked like this:
The seedless cucumbers are growing up the fence, the huge thing on the left there is really 3 tomato plants which escaped their stakes during the recent deluges and the big leaves on the right belong to a very dominant and very prolific yellow squash plant. The lettuce is underneath there somewhere, the spinach couldn't take the rain.
This is my butterfly garden: All perennials in there, so it doesn't require much tending. In the back you can just barely see the new addition, an official butterfly bush. When I took the picture I had just finished deadheading that. I can't remember what those tall purple things are called. I'm sure someone will know. Behind those in the spring I had gorgeous hot pink flowers from the daisy family.
So as far as the gardening goes, it hasn't been a bad summer.
Here are some pictures of some of the lilies elsewhere in the yard. It was quite early in the morning and the light shining through them was incredible. The pictures--as is always the case--just don't do them justice.