A hanging basket that I put together in a self-watering pot, featuring salmon-pink and lavender impatiens.
I decided to actually use the concrete pad this year. No sense in wasting one of the few sunny spots I have. I bought some giant pots cheaply at Big Lots and filled them with homegrown seedlings: tomatoes, peppers, melons, squash, cucumber, and petunias.
Under the pine tree in front, perennial lupines and blue columbine are busy blooming. Some of those columbine are going to be moved under the crabapple.
Orange "Thai Silk" and pale lavender California Poppies, with their petals furled against the rain. Though they're annuals, they self-seed readily.
Another view of the front of the house with yellow "Moonshine" yarrow, some barely visible native orange columbine, the sage in bloom, and a cluster of Red Hot Pokers. The hummingbirds have been happy here.
Compare the asparagus and peas now to what they looked like back in April (Happy Earth Day! My Garden, My Kitties)! The asparagus is done, but the peas are just coming on.
The big ceanothus bush in the backyard is a haven for honeybees, bumblebees, and hoverflies. They've been having a field day, swarming all over, and they come away coated in pollen.
A sort of Georgia O'Keefe look at an oriental poppy. My grandmother grew these in her garden, and these are the descendants of the seeds I got from her.
The flowering head of Centranthus ruber, or Jupiter's beard, a lovely xerophytic plant growing at the bottom of the driveway in back.
Our first two strawberries from the new planting of Seascape berries that I got from Nichols. These are everbearing, so there should be more to come.