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Visiting the Gardens

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June 25th, 2017

Visiting the Gardens June is just about gone and it was a wet and wild month.  We have received more than the usual amount of rain for the month and there are still a few days to go.  The gardens are LUSH!  So many of the plants are bigger now than they were towards the end of last season when we had a drought. I name all my gardens and wanted to share some ...

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2sDay Rose Breasted Grosbeak

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June 20th, 2017

2sDay Rose Breasted Grosbeak It’s 2sDay and time for photos of two of the same things. Today I have photos of the female and male grosbeak at the feeder at the same time.  They visit the feeders from early May till October and will also bring in their young to the different feeders. The male grosbeak is black, white with red on its breast and is very ...

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Yellow Bloomers

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June 16th, 2017

Yellow Bloomers The garden is amazing and there are so many different yellow blooms this week.  Who knew yellow came in so many different shades?  We had a few very hot and humid days and we’ve had some terrific short downpours of rain.  I think I’ve only had to water the veggies once or twice. The yellow honeysuckle vine is blooming.  I can̵...

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Pressing the Hosta Leaves

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June 10th, 2017

Pressing the Hosta Leaves The hosta leaves are amazing this year, perhaps due to the very wet spring we had.  This is the shady north facing hosta garden and already the hosta are overlapping each other.  Other plants that grow really well in this garden are bleeding hearts, lily of the valley, trillium and astilbe. I love all the different shades of greens...

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2sDay Goldfinches

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June 6th, 2017

It’s 2sDay and time for photos of two of the same things. Today is another rainy day, so I dug back in the photo archives to find some photos to share. This one was taken a year or so ago when the goldfinches were snacking on the seeds of the cosmos plant. This one was taken in April 2017 as the goldfinches were turning to their summer yellow. This ...

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The Arrival of June

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June 2nd, 2017

The Arrival of June June 3, 2017 That old saying of June is busting out all over is certainly true in the garden.  With the very wet spring we have had the plants are growing and growing and I can see that many will surpass the size they reached last year during the really dry spell we had.   But things could change. We had a gorgeous visitor to the gardens ...

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2sDay Blooms

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May 30th, 2017

2sDay Blooms May 30, 2017 It’s 2sDay and time for photos of 2 of the same thing. This week I have 2 photos of 2 different blooms in the garden. These deep purple tulips were planted a long time ago and haven’t bloomed for a few years.  It was lovely to see two blooms open this year. The mountain bluet spread quite a bit from last year and promi...

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The Tea Thyme Tree

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May 23rd, 2017

The Tea Thyme Tree May 22, 2017 Last year in the honeysuckle garden I hung all sorts of tea bits and pieces when I was inspired after seeing something similar at the Saylor Cafe in Bloomfield.  In mid April of this year I started to hang the cups, jugs, mugs and pots for another year.  I also added the old bistro set that was in another part of the garden.  ...

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