Upon returning home from Portland this past weekend, Mr. Squash and I were greeted with an explosion of color in the yard!
Our neighbors behind us have an old garage with a very mossy roof. I call it the Mushroom House. It always makes an interesting backdrop.
Here is a slightly wider angle.
A view down toward the grape vines. I keep saying there is no more room to plant, but I can always seem to find a spot. The trick is to stay near a drip line or a sprinkler. It gets very dry and hot here as the months move forward. We've had a couple of rhubarb crisps and lots of lettuce so far.
Look at H. Bernardii! I'm just tickled with how he looks this year!
My half Lithuanian hands are not small by any means, so this gives you an idea of the size of his blooms!
Barbara looks gorgeous as well! We had a really strong wind the other day and she fell over, but she's staked now and not going anywhere!
This is the front trellis looking from the driveway. It's finally doing exactly what I wanted! The rose on the left is Scented Heaven climbing rose. Mr. Squash and I are so pleased with the yard. The other day someone was walking by and asked Mr. Squash if he lived here or was in one of the several "wine guest houses" in town! Now that's a compliment!
Many thanks to everyone who commented on my last market post about garment sewing. I loved reading your comments and you've all inspired me to get back to sewing a few things to wear! My Random Number Generator, Mr. Squash, picked#17, Gloria, from the UK! She said: "I make all my summer dresses from quilt fabric and have done since I first started quilting. Yesterday, I wore a dress made from a fabric I had bought to back a quilt. Dress or backing - two reasons to buy 5yds at a time....Also, quilt fabric needs less ironing, in my experience, than dressmaking fabrics and can be worn straight from the tumble dryer when on holiday." Congratulations, Gloria!