When we planted these Thuja Green Giant arborvitae trees about 6 years ago, all 7 of them came in one little box. We were underwhelmed. Now, they are *this* close to offering the privacy, shade and windbreak we envisioned when we planted them. They've been beautiful, easy-care trees and we highly recommend them. (We put 4 on the north end of the yard, and 3 on the south. Those on the north are slightly taller, but they've all done well.)
|Million Bells and three different varieties of Coleus|
|Purple Petunias and Red Begonias|
|Scarlet Coleus and Lobelia|
|Coleus and Pink Begonias|
July 5, and with the fire in Colorado so fresh in everyone's minds, it's a little eerie and a little sobering to watch the wheat fields here burning and the sky filled with smoke the last few evenings––controlled burns, but it's easy to see how a fire gets out of control when you see acres and acres burning at once. Still, very beautiful, too.
What a treat it's been each evening to harvest 3 or 4 strawberries and eat them right on the spot while we're out watering the flowerpots. I never realized what a pretty plant strawberries were either. I think they have made it to my always-buy list.