Yesterday afternoon, the tree cutter was here to look at some more trees we want removed. I like the guy so I wanted to say hello but couldn’t leave the canners unattended so I walked out on the deck. The world, or at least our back yard, looks quite different from that angle.
I’ve been complaining about my tomatoes not doing much, though you can probably see a few nice tomatoes on them. Vince said “You complained last year that they weren’t doing much and then they went crazy” so . . I’m not giving up on them.
The elderberries are blooming. In Fall, 2020 Vince had ordered a bunch of “trees”. He wasn’t here when they arrived and I particularly didn’t want the elderberries to die. They were mere twigs with roots (bare root). I ordered a bunch of 1 gallon grow bags and stuck them in those bags. But I had two elderberries left over after using up all the bags. This bed at the side of the deck didn’t have much in it so I stuck them in there thinking I’d replant them in a better location later.
Little did I know they’d take off and grow like crazy. They’re taller than I am now.
They’re so pretty! They’re good for the pollinators, the birds and the humans. I guess that’s where they’re going to stay. Vince planted six more over in another part of the yard. I gave away a few; one got run over by the lawn mower. I think all except the one that had the encounter with the mower survived.
Don’t tell me . . I know . . I still need to trim the rose and I said last week I was going to do that and I haven’t.