We had a little summer this week, with Wed./Thurs. in the mid-80's. Friday a cold front moved in with rain, and it was 45 yesterday morning. Yesterday was gray, cold, windy, with no sun. Good time for yard work! Dave has pulled a ton of weeds, invasive grasses, and thinned some areas the last 2 weeks. I helped Dave move a couple of perennials yesterday to a new location. Today we bought some fill-in plants. One replaced a dying little spruce, another filled the space from the nectarine tree we had to take out, with a nice Cat mint plant. I chose all pollinators for our front sidewalk strip-
Purple Rock Candy Penstemon
Firefly Coral Bells Heuchera
LOVE the color!
Red Twig Dogwood
We wanted something zero maintenance for the center of our front yard, except watering. While it's not a pollinator it will look great! They look awesome in the winter with their exposed red branches.
Next weekend we will lay some weed barrier and barkdust a couple areas. Keeps the moisture in and weeding way down.
Our Rhubarb we moved last spring looks much better this year, turning colors!
The stalks starting to get some color!
Craving some rhubarb I bought a 4-pack of strawberry rhubarb mini pies at Costco yesterday, yummy!
While taking a photo of our peach tree I noticed some leaf curl, not good. I found this remedy, but may need to spray some Copper this fall- Dealing With Peach Leaf Curl Naturally I need to do more research. If you have dealt with this, please post a comment with what worked? Thanks!!!
Lots of vinca blooming too!