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Monday In Bloom

08-06-2017 GW14 (33)It wasn’t unpleasant when I went out to take pictures, but it was a bit on the muggy side.  The mosquitos were on the happy side!  We’ve had a lot of rain in the last week or so – several big storms that just drenched everything.  They were much needed rains.  Even though we had some serious flooding here in our town last month, it’s still not good to go too long without rain. 

The storms blew so hard, my poor Shepherd’s hook is definitely listing!  lol  I have nothing I can tie it to. 

And the lilies are done, except for a stray bloom or two.  They’ll get divided this Autumn, and some will go to my friend’s home.  🙂
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At least the pots are hanging in there!  The rest of the pansies are gone, but the yellow daisies are doing pretty well, enjoying a second bloom. 
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The coleus are thriving, and the dusty miller are doing pretty well, too.  The sweet alyssum is thinning out but still doing okay.
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Can you see the moon?  It wasn’t so faint in real life.
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Yay for snapdragons!  Their hardy little souls add just a bright spot of color in the garden!
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The salvia, also, are still doing pretty well. 
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Reliable marigolds.  They seem to just adore this time of year and this kind of weather.
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You can see some of the thinning spots in the sweet alyssum here.  It still looks nice, but you can tell it’s dying off, albeit slowly.
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Happy coleus.  🙂
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Right now, I think these may be the most abundant flower in the garden.
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I think this icicles plant may be trying to come back after being stripped nearly bare by some butterfly caterpillars.
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The purple heart plant seems to be thriving too, as does the asparagus fern.  The purple heart has some little pink flowers in it and I tried to get a close up shot but it turned out too blurry, lol. 
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The surviving pansy.  Too high up for Morticia Rabbit, and the spiders didn’t find it to web it to death.
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Such is my garden this week.  How’s yours coming along?

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7 thoughts on “Monday In Bloom

  1. Ah, you can always tell when we are heading into August. But your garden is looking lovely and vibrant!! Hope the mosquitoes go away though…we don’t have them here – mind you, we don’t have rain here in the summer either…

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    1. No rain in Summer sounds like where I grew up in Calif. 😀 I can totally relate! Summer rain is still kind of a weird thing to me, despite all the years I’ve lived here in the Midwest, lol.

      Thanks for the kind words. 🙂

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  2. Are you thinking you might put all the pansies up high next year? I love all the color the daisies, snapdragons and coleus leaves bring to the garden, but the marigolds are still my favorites. 🙂

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    1. I am thinking that! I might have to do something else instead of my hanging baskets, so we’ll see what the garden center has to offer next year. 🙂

      I’m so glad you like the marigolds! 🙂

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