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Monday In Bloom

It has been one of those weeks.  Lots of days in the 90s, so definitely too hot to really do anything in the garden.  Even today, Sunday as I write this, it was in the mid 80s, with moderate humidity so just on the cusp of being tolerable.  I did manage to go out and get some deadheading done, and I was kind of ruthless about it too.  I realized I lost another pansy.  I also realized that I’ve not been wrong in that suspicion that things aren’t what they should be.  Google photos gave me one of those “this day last year” photos in an email, and last year at this time, my Sweet Alyssum was bigger than the hanging pot that held it.  This year it looks hardly more than it did when I planted it a couple months ago.  Perhaps I need to start fertilizing or something. 

The daisies have departed but I may get another bloom near the end of the season, if this year is anything like last year.  Right now, the lilies are holding court, but it looks like that will only last perhaps another week or so. 

As you can see, it was a warm day.  We had lots of storms in the early morning hours, so things were still on the muggy side even by the time I went out to play in the garden, and still fairly overcast, too.
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No more daisies.  Sad smile  But lilies!  Smile  For a while longer at least, but in the meantime, they are the star. 
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Things are still looking a bit lush over in the side patch.  I don’t have any pansies over here.  The salvia, dusty miller, and coleus packing decent pops of color. 
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These globe amarynth are just too cute for words!  Bright, bold blobs. 
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At least the coleus seem happy!  They’ve been growing well and holding on to their bright colors. 
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I think as long as I have this pot, I’m going to put the spikes in it.  The combination just works for me.  *happysigh*
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The marigolds are still merry.  These sturdy little guys are growing on me.  I’ve not been a fan of marigolds in my life, but the last couple of years, I’ve grown to appreciate them.
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The ivy is finally starting to hang over the post in a noticeable way.  Hopefully I’ll have some nice long legs on it before the season ends. 
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That’s how my garden is growing this week.  Not thriving, but doing reasonably well.  How’s yours coming along?

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18 thoughts on “Monday In Bloom

      1. They’re beautiful. We have something similar here although I may be totally wrong seeing as how well versed I am with gardening 😀 If these are sturdy little things that grow in desert climates it may be the same 🙂

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        1. Well you know, now that you mention it, I have no idea if it does well in desert climates! How dumb am I? lol I grabbed it because it was pretty. I’m so lame I’ve even been spelling it wrong. *facepalm*

          Google tells me that the globe amaranth is also called bachelor buttons, which I have heard of but never seen, to my recollection. I’ve certainly never planted it before.

          The are used in Nepal and Hawaii to make garlands and leis, so perhaps you’ve seen it around in your travels.

          So, there you go! 🙂

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomphrena_globosa

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          1. Lol… I would totally be the person who grabs something because it is pretty too 😀 We grew some gorgeous yellow lilies at home but they died a tragic death because we weren’t home to look after them 😦 Our plant companions are always short lived but we keep trying nevertheless 🙂

            And bachelor buttons is such a cute name! I like them even more now 🙂

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            1. I’m sorry about your lilies!

              Yes, you can only keep trying – there is a perfect plant out there for you!

              Bachelor buttons is a cute name, lol, I guess I hadn’t thought of it that way before. 🙂

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  1. It was 95 degrees here (35C) on Friday and almost that hot on Saturday. Very unusual for Toronto, and not at all enjoyable, I must say!

    I never saw globe amaranth before I saw yours. I’m surprised it’s not more commonly planted in my neighbours’ gardens – it’s so pretty!

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