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Wednesday, June 10

Around the Yard

This is the front flower bed. We got it all cleaned out and there are a few perennials coming up from last year. I'm not sure what the purple and yellow flowers are. I think maybe the yellow ones are some kind of lillies. Jordan planted the nicotina and he still has more to do. Hopefully the boys will get over here to finish this bed tomorrow. I asked them if they wanted me to do it and they said no, they wanted to. So, I'm keeping the plants watered for them.

This is the veggie garden. The lettuce is doing very well. I didn't expect it to grow so fast. Everything else is growing but not as fast. There are a few cosmos in the corner beside the latest addition to my fairy collection. She is solar and the frog she is holding lights up at night. Cute. A nice gift.
Here is a better shot of her, though it doesn't do her justice unless you enlarge it. She is pretty sitting there watching over the garden holding that little frog that lights up.

We have other plants to put into the gardens. I purchased a plant that I've always loved, but could never find. I found it at a corner store and spent over an hour Goo*gling it to try and find out what it was. Today I was going past the store and stopped to ask about it. The lady there told me it is Astilbe. I'm hoping to find other colors and they will be added to the front garden, as it is very shady there. I will have to add some peat and rocks to the area once the hole is dug. It likes moist, well-drained soil and shady conditions.

Today was warmer and not a spot of rain. However, I fear we are going to go from chilly to hot without any real spring. I love that 70 degree weather.

19 comments:

  1. Beautiful header and lovely garden!
    I stopped by from Mari's blog to say hello. Nice to meet you!

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  2. Your flowers look so nice and I like the way you have your lettuce planted along with them.

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  3. very nice Mary! Love the colours, do you re plant your garden each spring or do some plants go dormant in winter?

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  4. My lettuce has gone crazy! Growing so fast can hardly keep it cut! BUT not to complain! Your little fairy is tooo cute and is doing a good job looking over your garden.......come over and take a look at some pictures I have taken of the work around the yard we have finished! When you get time come on over and swim!

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  5. Lettuce does well in cool weather as yours is showing. I haven't planted cosmos for years but they do give nice blooms all summer.

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  6. Everything is looking so neat and tidy.

    I keep waiting for that heat to come and dispel spring, but this year is different - rain and cool all this week. The rain is wonderful, but I am ready for a BIT of sun!

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  7. Looking great! Can't wait to see the finished product.

    Have a great night
    Love, Jess

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  8. Your garden beds look so nice. I love that the boys are wanting to plant. So much fun! I had some astible's at our last house and loved them. I have the perfect bed for some here too but haven't gotten that far yet.

    Dustin is home. I will email you in a couple of days with an update. Thank you so much for all of your prayers and thoughts!

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  9. I like your garden! I couldn't help but notice your air conditioner. Do you use it a lot in the summer or just in the evenings?

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  10. Hi Mary!!! Ohhhhhhhh, I love all the work you're doing in your yard and garden. Everything looks FANtabulous.

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  11. That is a lilly Mary aand I think it is a day lilly. The lettuce looks so yummy and very pretty...hugs...m.

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  12. it looks as though your garden is coming along nicely. for me, one of the beauties of gardening...is the fact it is a work in progress!
    Lovely!
    ~AM

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  13. What a pretty garden! love it! You sure have a green thumb!!
    Your fairy is adorable! hugs Grams

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  14. Oh Mary, your faerie holding the froggy light is just gorgeous!! I've never seen one like that...I just hope she doesn't go missing on you...like..ummm...on Sunday...maybe! hehe Your flowerbeds are really looking up and like you, I have plants coming up I don't remember what they are! lol I've moved plants around and planted so many over the years I've lost track of what's what. It's actually 17c here today and sunny with clouds...I can live with that:-) xoxo

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  15. Mary
    I been moving furniture. Why when you move one item, ten more must also be moved? I finished the last of JD tour today. Everything is looking very nice around your house. I had to LOL at Dakota's antics with the rocks. Boy he is getting to be a big dog and his markings make him a handsome pooch. Peace

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  16. An AC in Canada. Is it because of global warming....(don't take me to serious)

    It sure been nice here and everything is growing like weed including the weeds.

    Coffee is on.

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  17. I haven't been able to work in the flower beds for over a week, it's to wet and now the weeds have taken over once again.

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  18. You are so blessed to have those little grandsons to help you!!! They must love doing it, too, since they want to do it. That was cute! I don't do much flowering here, just my 2 porch planters in front. Not much time for me to do things like that, but I used to years ago. I so enjoy seeing pictures of others' gardens, though.

    ((( HUGS )))

    ((( HUGS )))

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