This rose bush is gorgeous this year! It has been a head turner for walkers in the neighborhood. I have been cutting them for a bouquet in my front window over my sink which has been so nice.
Out back by the patio I have been working on adding in a flower bed between the backyard and my brick patio area. I wanted to define the area between the two and I think this is working. I have topped off the area with Cocoa mulch. Love that stuff. The aroma is wonderful and is also great for the soil!I was hoping these iris would have bloomed this year. I had transplanted them from another area in the yard so hopefully next spring they will bloom. I also have a kangaroo paw to the left of the iris which are fun plants. They have such a cool texture to the flower, like velvet. Projects are always nice once you get to the end of them. Mine seem to be ongoing~
Here is one of m beautiful artichoke plants. I am so exciting to have 9 chokes between my two plants! I harvested my first one a couple of days ago and am going to cook it up today. This guy is next! Love artichokes!!
I have never grown strawberries in this type of planter before and thought I would give it a try this year. I have 25 plants growing and it seems to be working. I have some blossoms going so hopefully I can try to some great strawberries soon!