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Monday In Bloom

07-16-2017 GW11 (55)I think I’ve finally figured out that if I take the pictures around sunset, they turn out a little better. 

My poor pansies just can’t catch a break this season!  The leaves were looking kind of weird when I looked out my window to check on them, and when I went outside to take a closer look, they were covered in webs!  *shudder*  Ewww!  The leaves were turning a sickly yellow.  I have no idea if it’s a spider or a worm or some other kind of creepy crawly thing, but I whipped up a batch of some insecticidal-fungicidal soap and sprayed the heck out of it.  Hopefully … .

07-16-2017 GW11 (54)Otherwise, it was a pretty nice day when I went out to take pictures.  I was thankful for that!  We’ve had about a ton and a half of rain lately – lots of flood warnings here and our county is under a lot of water, lots of road closings and the like.  Despite all that rain, practically none of my pots closest to the walls get any of it, so I still have to water.  I can’t tell you how silly I feel lugging my watering can out when it’s been raining cats and dogs, lol.

Things are looking pretty lush with just a couple of exceptions (like my poor pansies!).  Overall, I’m really pleased with the progress this year. 

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The lilies continue to be a bright spot!
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The coleus, salvia, and dusty miller are just thriving!  I can’t even begin to describe how happy it makes my gardener’s heart to see how abundant these plants are getting!
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I don’t think I could be more pleased with how this pot turned out.  🙂
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This pot is just flooring me!  I swear, I’ve gotten that purple sweet potato plant pretty much every year for the last few years, and I’ve always put it out front in one of my hanging baskets.  It’s NEVER done half as well as it’s doing in this pot!  I’m thinking that even though the tag said “full sun to part shade” this plant does MUCH better in more shade than sun.  It’s hard to tell from this angle but it’s nearly touching the ground!  Yeah, I’m never putting this one in full sun again, that’s for sure!
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Same pot from the other side.  Sometimes it’s nice to get a different view.  🙂
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Two sides of the hanging planters.  They almost look like entirely different pots when seen from the back side.
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And that’s how my garden is growing this week!  How’s yours coming along?

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2017 Garden Weekly 11

 

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5 thoughts on “Monday In Bloom

  1. You’ve created a lush and lovely floral feast for the eyes. I imagine your neighbors enjoy your garden every time they pass by. Even considering the unpleasantness some of your pansies have suffered, it’s a marvel!

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    1. Thank you so much, Emily! The dangly ones, lol, they remind me of earrings in a way. When I was younger, I used to wear the longest, dangliest earrings I could find because my hair was long. Now, the trailing plants remind me of that same kind of “bling,” just in a “plant-y” way, lol.

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