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Monday In Bloom

It was the kind of day we’d call “fair to middlin’.”  Warm, but not terrible unless you stayed in the sun too long.  Which, of course, I didn’t.  My son hung out with me while I got a bit of deadheading and watering done Sunday, so that was nice.  Smile 
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The lilies have practically stopped blooming now.  I cut off the dead stalks that had no more buds on them.  What a show they put on this year!
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Looks like the ivy and sweet alyssum have finally decided to join the garden.  I was getting concerned at how slow and spindly they looked but they seem to be spreading out now.  Whew!
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I think the Artemisia likes it in the garden.  Yay!

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Even though the daisy flowers are gone, the shrub is still providing a great lush backdrop. 
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Hi sweet alyssum!  I’ve been wondering where you were, how nice to see you!
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I’ve really come to love these pink salvia.  I’ve never seen pink ones before, so these were a nice treat.  The color is so muted, it reminds me of an oldtimey Victorian card or something. 
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Never thought I’d say it, but thank goodness for marigolds, lol.  They’ve really kept things looking halfway decent while I’ve struggled with the pansies in the other long pots.
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These pansies are going gangbusters!  I am so relieved.  They’re the only ones that haven’t given me a fit of one kind or another this season.
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That’s how my garden is growing this week!  How’s yours doing?  Is the Summer heat making things hard for yours, too?

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8 thoughts on “Monday In Bloom

  1. Well, the heat isn’t a problem here! Love your pink salvia. I have some red, but unfortunately they were hit hard by the slugs. Your expression, ‘fair to middlin’ made me smile. It was one that my mother used to say. You don’t hear it too often these days.

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    1. I’m glad I made you smile. 🙂 That makes my day!

      No, you don’t hear it too often anymore, and I’m not sure where I even picked it up, but it covers a whole lot of things, lol.

      Sorry to hear you had slugs! I think I had some too, so I put crushed egg shells around my pots and that seemed to help. The shells are too sharp for them to cross, and they put minerals back in the soil, so win-win. 🙂


    1. They’re one of my favorite flowers! Usually I have good success with them, but I think I got a bad batch this year as many of them have died. But, one bad batch in all my years gardening, I guess that’s pretty decent odds. 🙂


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