Around the Garden This Week

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The weather started out so changeable this week.  A cold front blew in, and I mean literally blew in on the weekend.  The night temperatures dropped down to between 0 and 2 Celsius.

The tomato plants and fuchsia baskets were stored safely in the garage.

It is starting to be quite ‘scent’sational in the garden … the lilacs are in bloom.

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The daffodils and tulips are coming to an end.  It seems we wait so long for them and they are only around for a little while.  But the wait was worth it.

Lots of lens friends are returning to the garden.

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… the female grosbeak has been to the safflower feeder this week.  Last week it was the male grosbeak.

Despite the cooler weather the plants continue to grow.  The climbing beans, 4 o’clocks and canna (all planted last week) are poking through the ground.

I’ve planted up lots of small containers for the ladder planter with hardy sedums.

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The Solomon Seal seems to have grown and bloomed overnight.

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And the Egyptian Walking Onions are starting to look fascinating.

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The bleeding hearts are always wonderful.

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This is the time of year when it is hard to choose just a few photos to share. Everything is growing rapidly and everything is gorgeous.

The weather finally started to warm up again on Wednesday afternoon but the wind was still quite strong.  I had a lovely trip to the garden center to spend a gift certificate.  I’ll be planting up these plants in the next few days … begonias, coleus, shasta daisy, petunias, ground phlox, and purple fountain grass.

It’s time for Cottage Garden Party,  Garden Bloggers Bloom Day and Fertilizer Friday.

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