. . . . . . . . . not an awful lot is happening here in the southeast.
Funny how all the scurrying about in the Spring months, preparing for Summer
blooms and fragrance, suddenly comes to a full stop once the weather changes.
Yes, weather dictates everything happening in the garden here.
Once days become torrid under a blazing sun, and bugs are biting non-stop,
I have to pack away my garden tools and leave most outdoor chores to
nature. . . . . . .and Bob with the mower!
The lantana is one of few plants blooming right now and is obviously
loved by these really huge swallowtails.
How perfect is this gentle painted creature!
We're harvesting figs just about daily. As we can't reach fruits
at the top, birds, bees and other insects are feasting up there non stop
which is fine with us. Share the harvest say I.
For the readers who wanted to see what a fig tree looks like,
here's the Celeste which has matured into a giant - it started
here as a small 18" potted plant several years back.
A second tree, almost as large, is on the far side of the garden!
Pruning is definitely on the agenda later this year when these beautiful
palmate leaves fall and we can see the branches again.
Hope your Summer garden is lovely. Enjoy the weekend.