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Blooms Around the Garden

July 24th, 2009

We’ve been having a lot of rainy days lately, which we actually need here at Chiot’s Run, unlike most of the country. It’s been really cool, in the low 70’s during the day and down into the 50’s at night. I’m not complaining about the weather, it’s actually very nice, but it does inhibit the ripening of the crops. I suppose it’s good for the cabbage and broccoli. The cats have the right idea on these rainy cold dreary days.
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Since I’ve been inside for the past couple days, I haven’t been doing much in the garden. I did run out yesterday during a break in the rain to snap a few photos of some of the things that are blooming around the garden. I only got a few photos in before it started raining again.
liatrisPink_Double_Hollyhock
Nicotiana
LantanaAnise_Hyssop
I’ve noticed that the hummingbirds are loving the nicotiana and the lantana that I have in the front and the bees & butterflies love the liatris and the hyssop.

What’s blooming in your garden right now?

3 Comments to “Blooms Around the Garden”
  1. Mangochild on July 24, 2009 at 7:11 am

    The hydrangeas in my front patch have been blooming like crazy in the past week! They are a deep blue, and last weekend it was just a few tiny ones… .and this weekend they are out and making themselves known. The black-eyed susans are also going strong, and I love the contrast to the dark blue of the hydrangeas.
    Very interesting on how they hummingbirds and the butterflies are attracted to different flowers. I wonder if there are some that attract both?
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Overflow of Peaches! =-.

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  2. pam on July 25, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Is that hyssop in the bottom corner? It’s a plant I’ve been thinking about adding to my garden.
    .-= pam´s last blog ..Weekend Cat Blogging #216 =-.

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    • Susy on July 26, 2009 at 1:31 am

      Yes it is. I started growing it several years ago and I love it. The only thing is that it seems to be a plant that you have to replant every couple years (at least here).

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