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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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Crazy weather................

It was 30 degrees the other night. Here it is June 11 and today has to be close to 90degrees. I lost the remote to the ceiling fan and about died shampooing carpets. Lucky Gerry found it in the garbage before it got thrown away. We spend the day cleaning house, Tristens room especially. Too hot for garden work.
Well, last night we got rain and that always helps things grow. The grass needs cutting and will get that done tomorrow in the morning before it gets hot. Meanwhile I have a few pictures of the garden this past few days.
I got a bit of ivy for the pot on the deck.
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I don't even want to be outside to water the plants. I hate the heat. The fish stay in the plants to keep cool
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This was the sky yesterday, the weatherman said a storm was coming through. Some places lost power but we were OK. Lots of thunder and lightening but not severe.
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The rain is always better for the garden than the hose. I will have to give everyone some more food and keep my eye on the roses. I have this nasty little gnat like thing that eats my plants. I want to find out what it is. Meanwhile a regular spray may work. The Lilac is out, I want to say French Lilac, but I forget. It's not regular Lilac and it smells divine
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The Begonias do well in pots and fill in where there is no colour. The base is an old lamp I made way long ago in ceramics class.
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I really must get some more Sweet William, I am so pleased all of these came back from last year. They are doing really well in pots. I think I will try to find some for the regular garden. I have them in full sun and part shade. I must look for other colours. They smell good too
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Last year I had no luck with Marigolds but they seem to have taken this year and I have them around the vegetable gardens
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My shrubs are blooming
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This one sets off the Iris
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My Iris do well, last year for some reason they didn't but now they have more space and I think I will try for some different colours. I want some pink ones. We have an Iris farm quite close by but they don't sell until later on. I want them NOW. I love the Dutch Iris, it's like the wild ones.
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The ones in the pond are yellow and I need to find a better container for the extra ones I had to take out.
I have some old fashioned Poppies. Usually they spread like crazy but these have not. That's OK as all the things that do, seem to be invasive. I like this one.
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I have several Chive plants throughout the garden and love them for the flowers. I usually forget to harvest them.
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The dogs only get to explore the back garden at this time. We haven't got fencing out front yet. Not sure we ever will but it would be nice. This is Brea.
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This is Bijou.
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This is little Bella
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Bodicea or Bodi as we call her most often.
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Bijou and Brea, up to no good you can tell they are plotting something.
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Today everyone stayed inside except the cats. The poodles did not want to go outside not even to the bathroom.I don't blame them but thats how come I clean carpet so often.This is Brea, Bella and Bijou.
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I look forwards to some cooler days, this is July/August weather.


Merlesworld said...

Garden is looking good so refreshed after the rain.

Magic Love Crow said...

We are getting the same weather! Crazy! I just gave the front of the house some water today and I will water the back tomorrow. Your garden is looking great!!! You are doing a wonderful job! Give the pups a hug from me! Stay cool!