I hate looking forward to winter! I hate the cold, the wind, the ...........(U G H)....snow!! This year I decided to take pictures of the area under my kitchen windows so I can dream of summer all winter long and think of what I should plant next year. The first picture was taken 5/31/12, the day after we planted:
And the summer continued. Now, it's 7/15/12. This is how it looked with tons of watering since we had such a hot, dry summer:
By now (8/31/12), stuff was getting a bit out of hand. The tomato bushes were growing all over the place, the basil was going nuts, and the rosemary was buried in there somewhere. I was picking a bowl full of tomatoes every day!
And this is how the area looks today. We took everything out this weekend to prepare for winter. The birdbath is in the basement, the pots are packed away until next year, the only things left out are the wind chimes, which I dearly love and don't take down until the very last minute! Oh.....and I never trimmed my Rose Bush of Sharon. I must do that yet! I'll put that on the list for next weekend, when we have to trim down the perennials. Ugh......then I'll have to wait a whole 8 months until we start all over again.