With the boys busy in the sandbox, my granddaughter and I decide to take a little walk around the garden to see how things are growing.
The cool pinks, purples and whites that flourish in this bed bordering the backporch help keep us cool on our way around the house. The rainbarrel in the background has been a great help in keeping this area well watered.
The Lotus Begonia in the planter is one of my favorites. It was purchased last fall and carefully tended on the backporch through the winter. I'm happy to see that it has multiplied and I will be able to spread it to another area. I may even get bold enough to plant some in-ground.
Moving around to the front garden, we notice the Mona Lavender blooming profusely. Four of these were placed in this area and they are growing quite large. This is a plant which I had always grown in pots, never in-ground. It seems very happy to be liberated and able to spread out. Pink, purple and white seems to be a trend in these shady areas.
This ends our little jaunt around the house checking out how the garden grows. Once the boys are cleaned up and settled down for a nap, we girls get out the paint and begin working on some garden art.
With the intense heat we've been experiencing, we have been staying in the shade and planning projects for the cooler months. I love spending time with my grandkids anytime and any place, but spending time with them in the garden is the best.