Summer has officially begun and the garden is looking okay. The frontyard plants are thriving and my regular watering combined with the soaker hoses, seem to keep up with the heat and dryness. Tomatoes are already green and on the way.
The backyard continues to get shaded out by the encroaching silver maple trees. The raspberries and blackberries in the back of the yard seem to be doing okay, and the apple trees continue to produce (although the squirrels eat them green before they can even ripen). The elderberry and lilac bushes continue to grow, creating a haven for the many, many birds that now regularly inhabit the yard. I expect the fountains give them a reason to stay (and the plentiful birdfeed). Summer flowers are beginning to bloom.