|Wild grapes in back yard|
|These pretty weeds fill the ditch all the way down the driveway. I decided not to mow them down.|
|Looks like it ate something before I picked it|
The frog and toad appeared while digging under the lamp pole. I tried making a diagram of where things were planted, but then realized I'd just obsess about what did or did not bloom next spring, so I tossed it. By the end of the day I'd forgotten where most of them were anyway, so whatever happens then will be a pleasant surprise.
The balsam bloomed late this year. It's obvious that they grew best in the driveway gravel. The sedum at the front steps keep getting pinker every day. The plant in the second pic is Nemesia fruticans. It should win an award, as it bloomed non stop(no dead heading needed) from very early spring through fall. It's still going strong. An annual up here, but I may dig it up to see if I can keep it alive indoors.