Oh my gosh - it's been really hot this weekend! The flowers of summer are glorious; come see what a summer garden looks like. Check our calendar for hours - we're limiting our hours a bit in July & August. Bring a plastic bag if you'd like to pick some elderberries from our tree. This is also a great year for butterflies and other pollinators. These pictures are from 7/8-9/2017.
|Blue skies and hot, humid weather. The summer monsoons are early!|
|Look at all the berries on the elderberry. Back porch is shady & inviting.|
|Blooming buckwheats contrast nicely with evergreen shrubs, trees.|
|Butterfly walk saw some garden butterflies.|
|Tracy Drake 'captures' a butterfly.|
|Full on summer. Look forward to elderberry providing more shade!|
|Garden of Health is sunnier after trees to south were pruned. Summer pruning - not|
a great idea in blazing hot weather.
|Narrowleaf milkweed is producing seeds.|
|The Monardellas are attracting lots of butterfly attention.|
For a slideshow of Mother Nature's Backyard from 2012 to 2016 see: http://www.slideshare.net/cvadheim/mnby-through-the-years