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August is Ending

Categories: Garden areas and The Garden 2013.

Wow August is just about over and that means about 3 more weeks of summer till the season changes.  Many blooms are fading now and will be trimmed down in the next week or so.  But there are sill some lovely blooms to appreciate throughout the gardens.  We had some much needed rain at the beginning of the week, which made it easier to tackle the weeds. The 4 o’clocks are still putting on a wonderful display of colourful blooms.  Besides the pink and variegated there are yellow, deep pink and white.  The pots in the full sun on the
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Garden Update Mid August

Categories: Garden areas and The Garden 2013.

I’ve missed a couple of weeks of garden updates while our family was visiting.  But for the past couple of days the weather has been wonderful for working outside and I’ve been trimming, deadheading and planning what to move and to where.  It is still so dry to move anything yet, but when the weather and soil is right I’ll know just what I need to do.  I”ve also been taking some photos of the various parts of the garden and of some of the plants that are blooming. The Let’s Streak hosta is just starting to bloom.  There are
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Garden Under ‘Hosta’ge

Categories: Garden areas, Plants, and The Garden 2013.

Just a little play on words … the gardens are under ‘hosta’ge.   The hostas are spreading and spreading and some have started to send up their flower spikes and one has even bloomed. I know the names of about 6 hostas.  I’m always doing research trying to find out names.   I get a suggestion and then check it out online and see some differences.  I’ve created my own naming system … green with white edges, green with cream edges, big dark green leaves, small light green leaves etc. This is the north facing garden that I call the
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The Garden as May Ends

Categories: Garden areas and The Garden 2013.

May has slipped away.  It is always a busy time in the garden.  The weather was so changeable … wind, rain, thunder, cool temperatures with the odd warm day tossed in. The poppies have lots of buds and some are opening up, in fact a few more have opened since taking this photo yesterday.  The iris buds are showing little tips of colour. The snow in summer is starting to bloom.  I like this plant at this time of the year but once the blooms finish it gets very floppy and starts spreading.  That is when I start pulling it
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Impatiens

Categories: Garden areas and Plants.

ABC Wednesday follows the alphabet and uses a letter each week for participants to come up with all sorts of things that start with that letter.  I’ve been following a gardening theme  which gives me a chance to review various plants and decide if I will add them to the garden again if they are annuals or decide if they were in the right place if they are perennials. This week the letter is I and I’ve chosen impatiens also called busy Lizzie. Our house faces north so I need to get shade loving plants if I want any blooms
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