After being away for three weeks it is so nice to be home! Sun is shining, Milo is whining, and the yard is abuzz with bees. The plants all made it under the attentive care of my husband. The weather was cooperative but still, didn’t lose a one. Good going, Jim!
Milo keeps careful watch over the veggie garden with functioning drip system.
Tomatoes are enjoying the relatively even moisture they are receiving. I thought the timer was set for once every three days, but when I checked it was set for “Tuesday.” Fortunately it was not hot and Jim was on the ball. I have set it correctly now.
These monkeyflowers always bloom later than the sticky monkeyflowers (Mimulus aurantiacus cultivars). I am not sure what they are. I bought them years ago and keep making new cuttings. I thought they were Sulfer Yellow. Look like a M. clevelandii sort.
While trying to get a good shot of the flowers of alkali sacaton (Sporobolus airoides), I decided to try to use the white truck parked on the street as a backdrop. Not crazy about the picture. Maybe a black truck or SUV would have been better.
One of the best things about going away is coming home!