It's been a beautiful summer here on Long Island. All of my free time has been spent OUTSIDE, in my gardens. It's just about my favorite thing to do!
Here's my first try at basil. It's quite prolific and I need to research the ways in which I can use it. Of course Italian food always tastes great with extra basil, but I'm thinking I'll try and make pesto with it.
I don't know what on earth this is called, but I think it's beautiful!
The lovely dahlias! Unfortunately, some wicked little critter likes to eat the leaves and the flowers!
Miniature roses. I've had this bush since the first year we moved here - that makes it nearly eight-years-old.
Snapdragons! We have yellow and red. They're nestled in the bed beneath our mailbox.
The hydrangea bushes haven't produced many flowers yet. I can't figure out why. Randy said they're probably late bloomers. I hope he's right. They usually bloom around the 4th of July and I love the blue color they sport in honor of our nation's birthday.
Oh, and looks who's back...
A brave little rabbit, I'd say.