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End of Month View – August 2017

 

Some months ago I found this monthly invitational hosted by The Patient Gardener and it is a monthly chance to show off your garden. Since that time Helen has handed off the duties to Steve at Glebe House Gardens. I invite you to support Steve as he carries on this fun chance to see gardens from far and wide.

Unfortunately my garden is only worthy of show for about 6-7 months each year. Right now is the peak time or my gardening activities, so I have lots to share!

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This is our newest lower bed, which we finished the first of the week. We have all bargain rack lowers rom Lowes and the annuals are intended to provide seeds for larger plantings next year after we saw what is in the following picture.

 

Some friends of ours win the award for breath taking flower display of the decade with their combination of sunflowers, zinnias and marigolds. All of these can be replanted using seeds from dried and spent flower heads. So the first photo shows the bed we will use to try to gather some seeds for our own attempt.

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No, this is not a flower bed . . . yet, but it will have small beds flanking the walk to our new fire pit.

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The sedum is turning and the Pee Dee Hydrangea is in full bloom.

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The Blackberry Lily seed pods are opening.

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The tomato patch as been a star producing a large amount of tomatoes each week.

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If you were here for my EOMV-June post you might think I just reposted that photo of our raised bed with green beans, but this is our second crop which will probably begin to be picked about the middle of September.

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Our dahlia patch looks kind of rough, but it really is producing very nice bouquets as you will see in the next collection.

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Because I missed the July -EOMV I did not share the photos of the Gladiolas that are the last to come from the Daffodil/Tulip bed.

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At the end of last season we took our mums and planted them in mulch and covered the roots. Only three survived, but my wife nursed them into what will be giants come late September or early October.

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One of my wife’s hair salon customers gave her Moonflower seeds. So far all we have to enjoy is healthy vines, but here is hoping the wait pays off.

That us not everything we have, but enough for this EOMV-August. I plan to hop around to see others.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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End of Month View – June 2017

 

Some months ago I found this monthly invitational hosted by The Patient Gardener and it is a monthly chance to show off your garden. Unfortunately my garden is only worthy of show for about 6-7 months each year. I managed to get my act together and make a post to fit this monthly theme in March, but have allowed the hectic nature of life to overcome me such that I skipped the next two.

I realize I am a week past the post date and will credit trying to finish vacation preparation with the delay.

 

 

 

This is the result of our raised bed with green beans. We will be picking these beans within the next week.

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We also put cucumbers in the raised bed and they seem to be thriving.

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Have you ever had an entire flower bed to get out of control? We ripped out a large one on the south side of our driveway. I know it looks better because we had a neighbor stop to say how good it was looking now.

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We are able to enjoy all of our perennial plants ahead of schedule due to the abnormally warm winter we enjoyed this year. I usually don’t see the first bloom on these until mid-July.

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Our Calla lilies are also thriving this year.

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We cut back on the number of tomato plants we put in our raised bed but they have done so well it is difficult to tell.

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The blackberry lily in the top of the photo is one of my favorites. I intended to separate the plants this year, but unfortunately other priorities too over and so instead I get to enjoy this great display.

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We have one specific dahlia that had to be tied due to its size. Some others are a little behind, but blooming.

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Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – 05/23/17

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This is actually a beautiful light orange rose I found at my mother-inlaw’s house on Mother’s Day. The flower was almost perfectly formed and still had all the full color on display.

I captured this with my Droid Maxx and this is an untouched photo.

A contribution to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – 05/17/17

 

B-W rose This is actually a beautiful light orange rose I found at my mother-inlaw’s house on Mother’s Day. The flower was almost perfectly formed and still had all the full color on display.

I captured this with my Droid Maxx and converted it to black & white using Microsoft Word.

A contribution to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge – 05/10/17

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This is one of the three Clematis plants that remain from my time as a greenhouse owner. Before that time I had this pure white one that I still have not been able to find to replace the one we had to leave behind when we moved.

A contribution to Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge at Lens and Pens by Sally.

Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge: Nature

017.jpgLast year a friend and I posted flower pictures on Facebook every day for about 45 or so days. We began on May 1st just like we have this year, so I though I would just use that photograph here. My friend says she knows this as The Star of Bethlehem.

You can find the prompt for this week here: Sally D’s Mobile Photography Challenge : Nature