This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Almost Summer......................

The garden is full and lush now. I have been feeding it. I have done all I can do now except maintenence. I finished the back and it just looks so much better with everything thinned out. I notice that I need to get back out front now because weeds are coming up and the plants I pulled have spread again. At least now I know what else needs to be thinned as they are at fullness now.
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The baskets are filling in too. I planted seeds in two baskets. I use the old antique ones when I can find them.
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I planted my mini roses from Jason and they and my other roses are doing good this year. I have never had luck with roses but this year seems to be a good one. I sprayed them early on and put powder on some that looked like they may have aphids. I hate to do that but, well, sometimes needs must.
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I love this rose
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The old Farm rose bloomed this year. It has more buds too
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The Foxglove came back from last year and I saw it has two babies yeahhhhh. I love them, so I hope this years new pink one will flourish.
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The "pinks" are doing really well
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Also the Sweet William that came back from last year. I could not believe how well that did.
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This is one of the things I pulled out. I left a few bunches that I staked because they fall flat at some point and are a mess. I do love the colours though, a lovely violet colour and shocking pink.
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These yellow flowers spread like crazy so I pulled a whole bunch of those. Left some here and there and they have already spread and will need thinning again. Garden work is never done
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I see that some of the Day lillies are in bud, that will be next. Summer is on the way and then it will be gone all too soon. The Azaleas are done but the Hydrangeas are about to bloom. Always something. I like it when everything blooms at the same time and all the bees come around.
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The Hens and Chicks have flowers.
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My helper got hot too quickly
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I love to take close ups
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A few other pretties
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Look at the light through these leaves, isn't it wonderful
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See everything through different eyes, see the light on leaves and shining on a flower. It's fantastic. Nature is so beautiful. I have a pot on the porch with Pansies and some sweet potatoe vines and pink Petunias.
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I may have found the right spot for my Lavender, it has a bloom on it. I have not planted it yet, I am waiting to see.
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Meanwhile. I have once again moved the sand box. Tristen insists on digging along the side of the house by the road. So that is where the sand box is for now. I trimmed the shrubs back and put his tent there too. He has a nice little area all his own. I am keeping him out of the gardens as he insists on smashing things. I have had enough. He is banished haha. I will get some woods chips to make it look reasonable and then let him have that spot for now.


Merlesworld said...

Lots of lovely flowers at your place nice to see, none here but we are in the middle of winter.

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, you have done well Janice! Everything looking amazing! Love the flower pics! You are so right, about having to weed again! LOL! I'm back in the front again tomorrow! It's hard, because I got other things to do too, but this time of year, is so short! We have to enjoy it! Hugs!

Magic Love Crow said...

Tell Tristen to behave! LOL!