I took yesterday off from the garden. Mostly because I didn't really have time to do anything, every so often I do need to get some housework and grocery shopping done. The further into summer it gets, the more I put off the inside "work" for the outside "fun".
I thought I'd share some newer pictures of the pond. I've added a couple of new plants recently and a floating piece of art as well.
For some reason I seemed to be leaning when I took this picture. I can't believe how big the hostas have gotten. So big they are overtaking the astillbes between them. There is a slight crack in the cement over there so those plants get a light flow of fish fertilized water all of the time. I really see a huge difference in how those plants grow versus the ones not near the crack. Looks like I'll have lots of dividing to do this fall!
This is a newer plant below the waterfall called Mare's Tail (Hippuris vulgaris). I've had it before and like how it grows up from the water. I think I may have to go back for another!
Another newer plant is Pickeral Weed (Pontederia cordata). This one I haven't grown before. It's supposed to get 3 1/2 feet tall and have violet-blue flowers. I sure hope it will bloom for me. Next to it is a blown glass float. We went to a flea market in Seattle Sunday where a lot of artists sell their art. This was made by a glass artist from Eugene, Oregon. I think it looks really pretty floating amongst the plants and lily pads. The fish followed it around when I first put it in.
There are several water lilies blooming now, and I saw quite a few buds coming up. The pond is so relaxing on busy days. Just to sit and watch the fish swim around is great. The fish have now equated us with food, so as soon as we're by the pond they all come over to see if we have anything for them.
Today we are going shopping for Father's Day gifts, birthday gifts, teacher gifts and then hopefully some garden time. Hope you all have chance to get outside and have some fun!