My favorite development so far is that my fabulous husband hung the vintage fountain that I lugged home from my vacay in North Carolina. This this a beaut and it looks just exactly as wonderful as I hoped it would! I had fantasies of using it as an ice bucket for parties, so of course the hubby made all my dreams come true.
The roses actually grew! I planted four bare root roses and they all grew. The Nicole rose got the worst spot in the yard, but is somehow flourishing!
The front bed had some ups and downs. The snapdragons grew HUGE and luscious:
Yum. Don't stop now, hollyhocks.
They're like ballerinas made into flowers!
I've really been crossing my fingers for some dahlias and so far we have two!
We have two more starting to bloom, a pompom style purple one and one that I hope will turn into a giant peachy-yellow one. I'm practically getting out my pompoms to cheer them on.
Lastly, but most importantly, we grew some of the absolute harbingers of summer:
I KNOW. Shut up. I grew that in dirt. It grew while I was away on business and when I came home my husband brought it to me in one of our sterling silver nut dishes. (Because we are the oldest young people I know and we own stuff like that.) But look at that photo. Yay for July and all the good things that come out of gardens. Including moments like this: