Here are the two containers with the trellis behind, that are planted. I first planted the Purple Hyacinth Beans around the back of the two pots and then in one....I planted a patio tomato and the other a cherry. With the trellis there...the cherry tomato can reach for the skies. I'll try it again this year, but if it's not successful there won't be any tomatoes in our gardens. If you are a regular reader you know that last year the critters ate every single one of our tomatoes when they ripened. We've had a mystery visitor here each night drinking the hummingbird feeders dry. The little scamp loves the leftover grape jelly for the orioles too. I know it's a raccoon....our neighbor traps them and removes them from our yards each year. I know that he shouldn't do this, but it's better than killing them.
I have a couple of chairs and a little table next to the containers and I often sit there to rest. It's back tucked into a space between the pots and this little garden filled with daisies, lady's mantle, roses, lilies, and a lilac bush. I found some shade here in this spot to hang my fern. I love this little nook...it's under the overhang and is shady later on in the late morning.
Yesterday, I met a friend for lunch. We met halfway and really enjoyed the few hours together. We hadn't seen each other in quite a while, so lots of conversation. The restaurant had been taken over by new owners and had just reopened. We were the only customers there for a while. Our table was well taken care of by two young waiters. The one, a young girl, called us "girls" I whispered to my friend...."She called us girls!" Apparently the waitress heard me and laughed. She came back to the table and I said, "You made our day!"We ended the lunch with hot fudge sundaes. Whipped cream, nuts, and a cherry on top. We were so full and made our way across the street to a shop that was having a closing sale. After that, we sat on a little bench outside and visited for quite a while. As we said our goodbyes, I wondered why we don't do this more often? We are getting old and at this time of our lives...friends are so important. I said as we were leaving, "Well Nancy, we solved all the world problems, but not some of our own." I guess we need to do this again soon....to share our lives and solve problems :)
Back quickly...everyone is showing their lilacs.....had to show mine. Aren't the lilacs beautiful this year?