June and July went by fast this year. The Brandon real estate market was HOT this summer. After working 12 hours days for extended periods of time, I didn't have the stamina or brain power to share on my blog very often.
So while the real estate market has been hot, the weather in Brandon has been steamy. We've been getting our share of weekly rainfall, and our grateful gardens are appreciative.
(Lately it's been raining daily, and most of us are over it!)
Because I have a tiny yard, my plants and flowers grown mostly in containers. I've been known to create arrangements in whatever vessel I find laying around, including wheelbarrows, discarded metal containers, etc.
This year I planted rosemary, basil and purple basil, two varieties of lavendar, peppermint and spearmint in pots on the patio. I purchased coleus, vinca, and purple petunias to brighten my outdoor space. Two tomato plants grew voluntarily from seed, and were successfully transplanted into containers. I've even gathered a few tomatoes from these hardy plants.
My love for gardening has evolved over the last few years. When I was younger, it was a chore to work in the yard. Of course if I had to do it on a regular basis, it would still be "work", but now gardening is a hobby. All I have to do is plant, water occasionally, and enjoy the flowers.
(Don't panic. The rubber snake is designed to scare the birds away.)