What could be better than just watching things grow?
You know those tags that come on small plants, the ones that warn you about future size and width? It's probably a good idea to heed the advice written there. These dappled willows were TINY when I bought them two summers ago. Now look! Yikes!
Time for a trim, I think.
The crepe myrtle was so small, too. One day I suspect this girl will reach up to the second floor. Next year, I plan to prune her so she can show off those pretty legs. According to Google, I shouldn't do that now.
Take a look at these morning glory sprouts. And you can see my little knockout rose bush in this shot. Last year it was huge, but the voles nearly killed it this winter. Nasty critters! Miraculously, however, the bush actually came back. My knockouts weren't knocked out, after all. At least not all of them. We had six. Now we're down to two.
And my favorite part of the house during the summer is the screen porch. OH, how I love sitting out here.