I could not afford to have these cedars
trimmed up this year but wanted them done so I could plant the winter
onions here (barely visible on table). A young man offered to do them in
exchange for a painting. He came out and he and Rodney trimmed them like
this in about three hours. I'm still working on his painting.
These are Four O'clocks. A friend who was
looking at them said, "My sister said they call these Four O'clocks in
England because they bloom then. Here in the U.S. we should call them
This is directly out of the back door. Grape
vine grows on a trellis to cover the back porch windows here. Little
Cherry Tomatoes are just now coming on, and Zennias are in front of the
lacy Artemesia bush.