Every year we try to add a different structure or small element to our 150 year old garden. This yard still has hostas, day lilies, and lily of the valley growing from the people that built the original home on this site in the 1860's. This year we added the gazebo!
I love sitting under when it is raining and listening to the rain on the metal roof.
The roses are pretty this year, although they wish for hotter days.
Nasturtiums, sweet peas and hydrangeas love this weather.
Tomatoes on the vines, but none ripe yet!
Just picking the first of the crookneck squash this week.
The arbor is filled with cherry tomato vines-
Just starting to pick this week too!
Lettuce is loving this weather - cool they adore. Second crop is coming in and ready to eat.
The basil also is yearning for a little hot weather, but hanging in there!
Parsley is going crazy! Rosemary is happy this year too!
I must say, that normally things are starting to look "fried" around here by this time- its August 1st today. But this year, they still look fresh and green. It inspires to keep planting!
I still need to fill in some parts of the garden this summer- perennials are on sale now at some of our local stores ! But today I am heading with my friend Christy, to Monches Farm in Wisconsin to see what I can find. If you live in the Chicago area, you simply must visit it!