Last weekend was spent just puttering around. Aren't those the best weekends?
We can't do our usual annual gardening since the deck (where most of the gardening takes place in pots) will be under construction in a few weeks. No sense planting a bunch of stuff just to have to store it behind the house for a month. I did get some double petunias and put them in a pot on top of a stump. That stump is actually holding up a new Mimosa tree. You can see the wire. I figured it might as well be decorative as well as functional.
The other area - the driveway circle - will require a lot of landscaping but we have to wait until that is finished too.
Here is a picture of the driveway (looking down towards the street). That scruffy stuff in the foreground is the top of the circle. It slopes down towards the street. We are going to put in a natural rock retaining wall at the low end so the planting area (which is about 28' by 45') can be leveled out. Then a focal point (the crab apple) will go in the middle with various flowering and fragrant plants around it.
I did plant one thing in one of the pots on the deck. A tomato plant. We don't have any areas that get prolonged amounts of sun during the day except for the deck. So I figured I would try growing a tomato in a pot and see how that goes.
It is a Brandywine. I picked it because after spending half an hour looking in the tomato aisle at our local nursery I got overwhelmed and it said it was heirloom and Amish. Good enough for me. We'll see how it goes.
One thing I don't want to have to deal with are those ugly horned worms. I have taken preventative measures.