The Pool Bed
The back part of this bed has the vegetables- bush tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and basil. They are doing ok, but were set back as this area has some challenges. Originally it was a full of sedum which was covered with landscape fabric and bark mulch. Five years later the fabric is under 6" of mulch. To plant in this bed you have to dig down to the fabric, cut a hole in the fabric and then fill the hole with soil mix and put in the seedling. The seedlings will then grow slowly till the roots reach down to the soil and then take off.
The vegetables in the back section.
'New Big Dwarf' tomato that is loaded with fruit, the first one was picked this week.
'Tennessee Spice' pepper with more than I'll ever use.
The front of the bed as seen from the pool area.
'Double Click Pink Bi-Color' cosmos, 'Salmon Sunset' four-o-clock, 'Improved Rose King' petunia.
'Imroved Rose King' petunia, 'Alderman' petunia, 'Carpet of Snow' alyssum, 'Oklohoma Salmon' and 'Oklahoma Ivory' zinnia.
One bonus is that when you are in this area on a hot day the smell is incredible, the honey scent of the alyssum combined with the perfume scent of the four-o-clocks.