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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

flowers in the garden



I like a garden the way I like my CQ



wild and
 full of colors

which may explain a few things

you saw these last time

I have no Idea what kind of roses I have because I saved them from a Home depot dumpster 3 summers ago I have two kinds of tea rose in the front verge garden the yellow and a dusky pink

 I love the deep red of these dhalias






and the purple clamatis climbing the west corner of the garage


this little section I was trying to carve out a bigger bit of the lawn but it got to difficult to hack through the clay soil so this is as big as I could make it by hand.

its where the purple butterfly bush and most of the lilies live.


I'm not sure what the red flower is but I love how it contrasts against the purple of the bush  and the orange of the lilies
the daisies have taken off this year

I think I am going to have to dig them out and separate them 
 
they are getting too rowdy over there!

the waterbarrel is slowly getting covered by baskets

again I like the contrast of colors


hanging baskets are fun but you have to keep them well watered 

a way to help with this I fill the bottom half with packing peanuts to make them lighter and peat moss mixed into the dirt and manure mix i use for them this helps keep the moisture in


 here is the deckside 
the snowball bush is getting bigger but not big enough to bloom yet and it's too early for the hydrangeas give it a week and they will bloom too






2 comments:

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

Lovely gardens. I love bright colors too. Most of my flowers are geared at attracting the hummers. I guess that's because I love all trumpet shaped flowers. We are bringing the pond area under control because I just can't do all that weeding anymore, which really only means that I am no longer planting annuals.
xx, Carol

UrbanFrog said...

I love that you salvaged the roses. That's how I ended up with my ginormous Chrysanthemum.
The red 'lily' flower is a Crocosmia 'Lucifer', and the purple bush is a Buddleia. I have one in my yard - when I first moved in it had taken over the entire yard! They get humongous, and once established are virtually impossible to kill, so don't be afraid to hack it back good once it gets big. They are a favourite of bees and butterflies. I get literally hundreds of Monarch butterflies in Spring and Autumn (mine flowers twice a year) covering the entire tree. It is really spectacular.

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