September 2021 tipping of seasons and a fig

Oddly the season is feeling very autumnal and still summer is hanging on. It was chilly here. Last week it was down to 39F (just below 4C). But this week the highs during the day have been up to about 91/92F (32/33C). I am pleased since the tomatoes are still coming and I’d like a few more to ripen.

In any case, the lawn is once again very green and not crunchy. It has recovered as though the end of July crunch didn’t happen.

The fig in the picture below is one of many on the fig tree that is right up against the south side of the house. I don’t have much hope of these getting to ripe….

May 2021 Lawn, phlox, and iris

I cut the lawn over the weekend and did both the front and the back. This is my first full round of the season. I did the front a couple of weeks ago for the first time and the back just a week ago. Now I will be onto the schedule of cutting it probably every week or ten days.

The phlox and this iris are both opening nicely. These phlox are early, compared at least to my other ones that are pink and the long blooming white ones. Since these are so early, I have cut them back in different ways in the last couple of years attempting to get them to bloom again later in the season but they don’t want to. I suppose they wouldn’t have enough sun in this part of the bed, since the mulberry tree shades that once its leaves are out.

These iris are in a nice sunny bed and the allium next to them are about to start.

And then of course pictures of tulips and pictures of cats….

April 2021 more tulips opening

More of the tulips are opening. I think these frilly purple ones suffered from the recent snow flurries. They look a bit more twisted than I think they are meant to.

These yellow ones are opening quite nicely and seem none the worse for the weather wear.

The ones above are new this year and I don’t quite remember what I put in last fall. The ones below are definitely a peony tulip and I believe these turn different colors as they continue to bloom.

On Sunday afternoon I mowed the back; I had mowed the front the weekend before, but this is the first cutting of the back lawn. It looks decent right now. We’ll see how it looks later in the season.

Tiglet looks quite proud of himself here, marching across the lawn.
And since I couldn’t resist and bought a few plants at the greenhouse on Saturday, I have these lovelies on my table.