We have this really pretty purple clematis now blooming, as well as a pure white clematis. The white one is from last year and is the most vigorous this year and has already grown over the top of our 10-ft arbor.
I think next year this arbor will be completely covered in green and with lots of flowers blooming. When we picked out the plants, we made sure to get ones that grown on old wood. There's no way we wanted to remove the spent branches from the arbor every year.
Here is our catchfly plant. Its blooms are bright orange, which attracts butterflies and humming birds.
Our coneflowers are also starting to take off. Here's a new red one from this year.
The vegetables are really starting to go now, too. These are our beans...
It seems like the corn is growing by leaps on bounds. The picture above and below are 1 week apart and the barn has grown at least 6" in that time... maybe more.
And here's what it looks like now. All the chippable wood is gone and we're left with the larger pieces that won't fit into our chipper. Once things dry out a bit more, we will cart it down to the back part of the property to just let it rot on its own.
I hope everyone else is enjoying their summer so far this year. Let's hope it slows down a little more so we all can enjoy it! :-)
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations