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Wednesday, June 2, 2021

in the garden~

 i have been incredible busy in my spring garden this year, i have been lucky to get truckloads of mulch daily for the last week, nothing makes me happier then mounding it high around my plants knowing i am weeding and feeding the natural way. it also eats up my day, keeping me behind on regular tasks, plus i need to mention its been 100 degrees for days, woe is me! i went out at 5am, it was 72 degrees! 

Just some shots around my garden this week.

The first flush of roses has passed, time to start dead heading and shredding 600 roses! With all my tasks, no matter how much fresh lemonade I squeeze and drink I only manage a few roses at a time in this heat...


Every time I pass the kitchen garden, despite how filled the beds are, these are my show stoppers!





I had several brugmansia trees at my old house, huge and thick towering over me, this one wintered over here and is really starting to grow, the larger they are, the better their chance of surviving freezing winter temps. 



It was sunrise, the first rays illuminating the fragrant flowers. 







The hydrangeas are putting on their show...






































8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shots of the sun highlighting the beautiful details of your blooms! I can’t imagine deadheading that many roses. What do you use to feed your roses and how often do you apply it? It must take weeks and a 50 gallon rolling cart. :) Details in a post please! Triple digits is way too hot for me, especially combined with our humidity...I wilt instantly! It’s hydrangea season here too, my favorite time of year, such beautiful blooms! Love your sweet kitty ending. ♥

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    1. You make me laugh with rolling cart of feed! No post required, all my garden gets the same treatment, I do nothing but mulch! I lay it on thick and never look back 😁 I do feel like a cannibal when I shred my roses on sight, their spent blooms break down for a continuous cycle of nutrients while suppressing weeds and keeping soil moist, easy peasy!

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  2. The hydrangeas are fabulous! Your sweet kitty! I lost mine on Friday to Feline Leukemia...she was rescued along with her unrelated sister at just under a year old and has been a character ever since! I and my other kitty will miss her ;-(

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    1. I am so sorry for your loss, I had a cat with that too, its never easy saying goodbye to our little ones...

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  3. What a cute kitty! I bet she enjoys the garden, too. Who wouldn't? It is beyond lovely.

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    1. Thank you so much! All my cats are indoors, they live longer that way when you live in the country..

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  4. Looking at all of your beautiful flowers is a wonderful way to start the weekend. I especially enjoyed your cat!

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welcome~