Category Archives: Flower Gardens

July 2015 To-Do List

Flower Gardens Annuals Plant wildflowers, cosmos, celosia, and zinnia. Native Plants Thin out the Oregon grape. Perennials Spread compost on the fuchsias. Prune the deadwood off the fuchsias. Roses Weed the rose beds. Tie up any new canes on the … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: August 2012

Family medical issues have been taking priority over the garden lately, but that doesn’t mean I can’t post some pictures for Bloomsday!  I will, however, keep this post fairly pared down. The knapweed looks pretty done for, but if I … Continue reading

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Bloomsday: July 2012

It has been a while since I have posted on Bloomsday, but I finally remembered to not only take the pictures, but also to actually post on the 15th.  Here are my blooms: the ones that I want in my … Continue reading

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Balancing My Love of Bulbs with the Need for Diversity

It might have taken three months, but the ground finally dried out enough for me to plant my tulips.  Fortunately, only a few of them were moldy.  Along with not wanting to waste my money (they were spendy) I’ve been … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain, Come Again Today

My tulip bulbs finally arrived a couple of days ago, so of course we have been plunged firmly into the rainy season.  The only day that might be dry enough to plant them in the near future is today — … Continue reading

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October Bloomsday

Welcome to the October edition of Bloomsday, hosted as always, by May Dreams Garden. At this time, I still have a few blooms that are looking happy. This unknown gem, for instance, is very happy. Most of my blooms look … Continue reading

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Planning for Spring

When we bought our house, the first thing we did was chop down all the overgrown shrubbery (nine truckloads worth).  Since then, we have not bought anything to replace it.  This was partly due to my focus on edibles.  Mostly, … Continue reading

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