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blooming this week

June 1, 2014

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blooming this week:  zinnias, scarlet bouvardia, peachie’s pick stokesia

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blooming this week

May 23, 2014

Chaste Lilac and friends–

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blooming this week

May 17, 2014

Saturday mornings usually involve feeding the squirrels and birds, playing with the dogs and general garding chores.

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blooming this week

May 3, 2014

Our landscape designer visited this week and brought along a variety of coneflower that I don’t believe I’ve ever seen – a prairie coneflower.  So I’m looking forward to seeing those blooms.  In the meantime, a few new plants joined the host of blossoms throughout the yard.  Below the prolific bottlebrush, covered with honey bees and the buddleia blue chip.

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Assorted salvias surrounding the pool with amaryllis and portulaca below.

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With warm days and nights here, soil temps are increasing to the point where we should see much more growth and profuse blooms.  Aided with a healthy supply of water and nutrients.  Nothing about gardening is ever as carefree as it might appear.

Hope you enjoy your weekend!

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blooming this week

April 26, 2014

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new bloomers this week, from upper left – geranium, ligustrum, red ruellia, coreopsis.  The Yaupon holly tree blooms are just starting to open and honey bees are beginning to cluster around already – it’s definitely their favorite.  Next week we’ll see those flowers :)

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until then, a little look at the garden pathway after the morning sprinklers

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and one of our frequent suet customers, the red bellied woodpecker

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I added chopped apple to the bird feeders this morning and some larger chunks along the fence, but only the squirrels have enjoyed them so far.  The birds are much less inclined than I thought they’d be.

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enjoy this gorgeous weekend!

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sharing here –> Elizabeth & Co’s garden party

three of a kind

April 22, 2014

mourning doves always like company.  They are forever trying to see how many birds will fit into a single bird feeder.  I think the record to date is 11.  Very impressive.

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I liked this particular picture of three doves side by side.  They look so sweet — not at all like the pranksters they are.

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greeting the morning

April 21, 2014

some birds are early risers and call out to their friends.  It’s a peaceful way to wake up.  Even though the light was dim, I love this picture because this northern cardinal looks wonderful with his spiked crown feathers.

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hope you have a wonderful day–

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