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Nature Monday

Another stormy Monday!  The rain came down most of the morning and things were pretty soggy when I was finally able to get out to take pictures late in the afternoon.  Things are still growing pretty well, but I have had to do some serious dead-heading this past week, as the first blooms have died off.  Overall though, I think my flowers are pretty satisfied.  The marigolds are really busting out this week, and the celosia are still alive, yay!  The last couple of years my celosia plants seemed to really suffer and died off pretty early in the season.  I’m trying a different strategy this year and so for, so good.  Whew!  The daylilies have started blooming – the first one bloomed this weekend!  What a gift that was for my birthday! 

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Probably my favorite pot this week is this one, one of my hanging baskets.  The Sweet Alyssum is becoming quite lush and fragrant, the dianthus are bursting with those glorious pink colors, the Vinca vine is really starting to trail and the Dusty Miller is even starting to stand tall.  It just looks … like a smile, like it’s reaching out to shake hands and say hello.  Smile 

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How’s your garden growing this week?

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8 thoughts on “Nature Monday

  1. Everything looks great, Lovey! Just great. I’m so proud of you. Your planning paid off just as you hoped. And as a bonus, you haven’t had to water much this year!

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  2. We’re about to get whupped again with some storms. It sounds like you’re doing well with your flowers. Our weather has been so variable, my plants are becoming schizophrenic . . .

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    1. Thank you, Spark! You’re so sweet. 🙂

      I will repeat them as often as you like, lol. I once had a friend who got very frustrated with me for saying the names – she said, “Can’t you ever just say, ‘Here’s a yellow flower,’? Do you always have to say the name of it like I care?” I can’t help myself, I guess. 🙂

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    2. Thank you, Spark! You’re so sweet. 🙂

      I will repeat them as often as you like, lol. I once had a friend who got very frustrated with me for saying the names – she said, “Can’t you ever just say, ‘Here’s a yellow flower,’? Do you always have to say the name of it like I know what you mean, or care?” I can’t help myself, I guess. 🙂

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