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Parade of Flowers

June 15th, 2018

I’m finally to the point where I have a lot of things blooming most of the time. Here are some photos of things that are blooming in my garden, I took all these photos yesterday morning. As you can tell, I gravitate towards purple and pink flowers with a touch of white and chartreuse thrown in. There’s the odd yellow Alexander flower, that was here when we moved in. I have yet to find a final home for it, someday I’ll figure out where it will look best.

The herbacious peonies are just starting to come out, I’m so excited to see them all. My plants are finally mostly mature, which means I have about 10 peonies that will be providing me with much loveliness in the garden and on the table.

3 Comments to “Parade of Flowers”
  1. Jeanette on June 15, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    Your plants are gorgeous!

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  2. susan ingle on June 18, 2018 at 11:06 am

    susy, do you have lilacs growing in a pot? I thought I spied them, but maybe they are another type of flowering bush. (I want you and the hubs know that I enjoyed your xmas teardrop camper card for many years on the fridge…lol…still the best!)

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    • Susy on June 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm

      It’s actually a native wisteria. I have plans to eventually plant it in the ground to grow up the house, but that area needs cleared of invasive weeds. Some of the smaller lilacs would do well in a container. One trick I’ve learned when growing more permanent plants in containers, use a compost based potting mix (not a peat based one) and add 1/3 garden soil to the mix. This helps them dry out less quickly and it seems to help the larger plants do better in containers.

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