Well, OK, it just looks like three raised beds full of hay. And, yeah, that's a whole bale of mulch hay on the garden. It helps keep moisture in and weeds out.
Under the hay is squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers.
The perennial garden is coming in, all bushy and wild. My thanks to my mom for the terrific bird bath there in the middle.
And we will close out today's blog with some more photos of more blooming things! Here is Lavender Ice, a plant new to me that looks like it's already yielding purple flowers: