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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Summer Garden 1

Let the SUMMER GARDEN commence!

It's amazing.  I GREW these!!

I picked up a few new foxglove and delphinium.  I keep saying to my farmer's market flower guy, George, "I don't have any more room in my garden!" And he says, "You said that last week!"  So no, I didn't actually grow these, but they are now a part of my garden and a part of my soul, so I thought I would share! 

I just wanted to add this in because I love this flower, and I love that the iPhone 5S was able to take such a gorgeous picture!

I bought an egg sack of Praying Mantids at the farmer's market (no, not Mantis, which refers to a specific genus - I had to Google that!) - they hatched in their container in a couple of weeks, and I put them out in my garden to catch their dinner (bugs!)

Last year, after I put them in the garden, I never saw them again, except that I saw a 3-4 inch long praying mantid in the fall after he had been eating all summer.  I jumped back!  But this year I found a baby a couple days after I let them free!  
Do you see him?  (or her)

What did you grow in your garden this week?

Peace.  Love.  Serene.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Spring Flowers 2

Ahhh the Irises.  Is it just me?  They make me so HAPPY!   I love the big colors and the graphic layouts of the petals.  The way the petals are different colors and meet in the middle.  Yes, I know how flowers work, but they just look so COOL!!  I bought several dry roots last fall, but I think only one of them came up, which is a bummer.  And I had a yellow and white one that came up last year but made no appearance this year.


These are the annual dahlias I was raving about in the previous blog.  Yes, they are annuals, and yes, I plant them every year.  I did buy some dahlia bulbs, and I think they are coming up, but you know, instant gratification and all that.  Hard to refuse these beauties when I see them at the flower store!  Aren't they amazing?

The herb garden is in.  I don't have tarragon yet - none of the stores have it!  They said it was a bad batch this year - has anyone else tried to find it?  Im going to see if I can find it at the farmer's market - Im thinking they wouldn't be affected by the same issues that the bigger flower stores have.  Im going to try the moss painting again this year - I would really love to see "Herbs" in moss across the front of this!

Here are more of my spring flower garden!  My hot pink columbine didn't come up this year.  Damn.  I really liked that little guy.  I did pick up a new yellow columbine.  And of course the gazenias!

There will be more flower pictures.  
Oh yes, there will be more!!

Peace.  Love.  Serene.