June so far
Front, side and back yards June 3rd to 7th

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This giant poppy blossom is about 8 inches across. One of its petals insisted on flopping towards the centre.

(03:06:2017)

Allan has been digging out grass, weeds and extra day lilies to create a straight edge on the perennial bed along the east side of the house. It will get a plastic edge to keep the grass from moving back in.

(05:06:2017)
The carrots, beets and onion are doing well in the raised bed.

(05:06:2017)

The tomatoes are happy with the warm days too.

(05:06:2017)
Beside the back patio, the honeysuckle is blooming.

(05:06:2017)

The iris blossom are so heavy that the stem couldn't hold them up.

(05:06:2017)
And we will be eating strawberries soon!

(05:06:2017)

Top soil being added to the bed at the east side of the house.

(06:06:2017)

It looks like things will have a better chance of growing here now.

(06:06:2017)
A half yard of soil has been almost all shoveled off.

(06:06:2017)

Four tender plants that spend the winter in the house have joined the hanging baskets at the front of the house.

(06:06:2017)
The pink poppies have started to bloom - but don't blink - the petals start to fall off almost as soon as they open.

(06:06:2017)

The clematis is covered with blossoms - these have snuck through the lattice to the underside of the archway.

(06:06:2017)
The fox glove has also started to bloom. There are several that pop up in odd places around the yard.

(06:06:2017)
Some of the fox glove plants are in the "new" flower bed beside the house.

(07:06:2017)
The plastic edging has been installed all the way to the bottom of the slope. There will be room to add some new perennials.

(07:06:2017)
Our potted Macintosh apple will have a fine crop this year!

(07:06:2017)
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