The Going's On at Terrapin Station
I like using African Blue Basil in the garden. I've been pinching it back since spring, and finally just let it do it's thing. I love the contrast of the stems and flower!
The basil is in my bee garden, of course. Here are the guard bees at the entrance to the hive. They're on guard for "robbers" looking for their honey, whether it be other bees from another hive or me, I guess :)
Here's my brugmansia, Pink Favorite (I could've picked off the yellow leaves!):
And my favorite combo right now, though I don't think this photo does it justice...calibrachoa, carex toffee twist, phormium, alternanthera red threads, and a Deanne coleus....I know I'm terrible with names:
And here's the view when I sit in my favorite chair, my deck is shaded by the house in the afternoon, even though you can see the blazing sun behind the photo:
Here's the newest garden. Nothing Big....mostly there for the Japanese maple to fill in....Keep in mind that should I find time for yet another project, the garage will be green like the house soon! That's primer you see.....
And a long shot....this alley leads right to the back yard and up my deck stairs....someday I'm supposed to have a moongate there so that there will be a little mystery :) I'm planning on some vines, too...you'll just have to wait and see:
The pavers were grass year before last....Nick and I spent a lot of sweat equity putting those in....phew! I wish I'd chosen a different color now that the house is sided, but I keep telling myself that I can use old bricks around the property for other projects to keep it tied in....
Anyway, time to refresh the cup of joe.....