Garden land

I’ve had many people ask me what the secret to my beautiful gardens is… and really, there isn’t one. I barely weed, I don’t use fertilizers or pesticides… other than topping up the gardens with black soil and mulch every spring, I don’t do anything special.

Well, except water. Unless it’s rained, I go out every evening just before supper and give all the gardens a good drink.

And I love it because there always something new to see.

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My pink Speedwell has bloomed. I have purple in the front garden, but it gets less sun than the pink one (which is in the side garden), so it hasn’t bloomed yet.

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The pink Bee Balm has stopped blooming for now, but the Purple is putting on quite a show.

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The Lavender is lovely as always.

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Cupid’s Dart continues to delight me year after year. It was bought for 50 cents in a clearance sale the first year we were here. One of my best buys ever!

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And another great steal was these Crocosmia, which I got from the dollar store.  This is the first year they’ve bloomed, and they are stunning!

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This Cherry Brandy Black-Eyed Susan just has me in awe! It’s out front with all the coneflowers.

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Also out front is this pretty yellow/maroon lily…

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And this orange/maroon one. They were planted this spring, but sadly, as nice as they are.. they  are not the lilies I ordered. The bulbs must have got mixed up, but the place I ordered them from gave me a credit, so it’s not all bad.

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My Casablanca Lilies out back are big and beautiful and white – just as they  should be.

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And while the squirrels ran off with all the sunflowers, I purposely planted… this surprise one showed up in the Little Bee garden. I don’t think it will be a Mammoth Sunflower, but I’ll enjoy it all the same.

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And last but not least… it’s raspberry season again!

 

5 thoughts on “Garden land

  1. Araignee

    Your neighbors must love your garden. At my old house I had a magnificent front bed of flowers and people would walk by just to chat and spend time with my flowers. I had fruit trees, a grape vine and a big veggie patch out back. I miss that. Of course, it was my mom and my grandmother that had the green thumbs and helped me keep it all going. Sadly I did not inherit their skills. I kill everything.

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  2. We used to order in crocosmia at the flower shop I worked at. Such a gorgeous flower!
    Though it’s got a lot of competition for gorgeousness in your flower gardens! All drool-worthy specimens!

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  3. We get to see our landscaping by trade neighbors on SUnday! I will have so much fun looking at their tiered yard . Your garden is giving you such joy! Your cherry black eyed Susans are stunning.

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