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More Garden Surprises

Several other things were in that bee and butterfly mix. I love the little flax flowers and the yarrow, which is growing in several of my beds now. I hope they all get well established. The lavender was a surprise from a few years ago. I planted it in one of the beds, but it ended up in a small flower pot. Likely moved by chipmunks or birds. It’s been wintering over just fine in that pot, but I should probably plant it.

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Common flax

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Coreopsis

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Lavender

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Yarrow (newly bloomed)

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Yarrow (older)

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Dianthus

The dianthus are getting past their prime, but they’re still pretty. The variety in colors amazes me. These came from a bee and butterfly mix I planted last spring, that didn’t grow until this year. They were a total surprise.

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Rainy Day Garden

I don’t remember a colder spring. It’s June and I haven’t even been tempted to turn on the AC yet. I think the high today was around 65F. The garden is loving it.

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Lavender

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Cicada on daylilies

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Yarrow

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Iris

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Creeper

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Garden Things

It’s been a long, cold spring, but things are finally starting to bloom in the garden.

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Star of Bethlehem

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Yarrow

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Columbine

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Chives

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Flowers, Finally

Hosta
Hosta

Daylily
Daylily

Daylilies
Daylilies

There are finally a few things blooming in my garden. I think this may be it for the summer, though, because literally nothing else is growing. Everything I planted from seed came up, then… Nothing… Two months later, they’re still all tiny little seedlings. I have no idea why they’re stunted, but this year was not a good garden year.

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Icy Death from Above

Columbine in Snow

I did not plant columbine. I don’t know where this one came from, because it’s in a bed on the opposite side of the patio from where the established columbine is. That columbine didn’t come up at all this year, but this one popped up in October. I love columbine, so I’m not complaining. I just hope it had enough time to get well established before it freezes completely.

Winter Is Here

It was finally cold enough to put on Thomas’ coat.

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Day Lily and Clouds

Day Lily

Incoming Storm

The sky was pretty impressive, ahead of last night’s storm. We got good rain, too. And finally! Something bloomed in my garden! This year has been terrible. I lost all my columbine, as well as my coral bells. I may have lost my wild geranium. The hostas are super skimpy this year and didn’t bloom. Same with the irises. But I have a million day lilly buds, so those should bloom soon, if the deer don’t eat them.

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Patio

Patio

I finally had a chance to clean off the patio for summer. I also planted zinnias, sunflowers, and a perennial wildflower mix, from seed. And then it rained. Hopefully something will grow!

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Spring in the Garden

Surprise Lilies
surprise lilies

Sedum
sedum

My garden says spring is here. I also have irises, daylilies, and wild geranium coming up.

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Visitors

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Painted Lady Butterfly

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Great Spangled Fritillary Butterfly

I see all the best stuff when I’m outside with Thomas. Last night, it was a meteor. Today it was butterflies visiting my zinnias.

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