This blog is about my garden and the outdoors. I am new to photography but I am trying to show some of the pretty things that grow here in Michigan. I love the wild things who visit me and I dont mind if they eat a bit here and there. I like it more if they let me take their picture. As time goes on I think I will try to show you around the beautiful area that I live in as well as my garden. I try to use my own pictures as much as possible but will also use pictures from the web. If I inadvertently use your photo or work without permission please email me and I will remove it or give credit if you prefer. I will give credit when I know who the owner is. I would ask that anyone using my pictures do the same.
... I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.......Psalm23:6
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Friday, June 15, 2018

I can't help posting Garden Pictures....................

Every day there is something new, the light? more blooms?. It is a record of my garden set down for me for a year.
A cool place to sit, especially for the Moggies.....
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Shrubs in bloom, this one really filled out, I had cut it back thinking it was not in good health but it is.
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The Sage is looking nice
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I love close ups.........
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...and look what was hiding among them......YES. I wanted to be able to get some in my garden and now I have. I wonder if it will spread.
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Then there was a visitor.........Boots.
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This is Bird House Row.........
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Some gardens are shaded so much that it took me years to get this Ivy to fill in. I like Ivy. Reminds me of home. Nothing else would grow under that Burning Bush and I have Ivy in the shade gardens at the back.
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This took awhile to find its place in my garden. It kept falling off the table so I put some rocks in the watering can and now it's happy in a sunny spot on the deck.
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Look at the size of those leaves on the Hosta.
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So going back out front. The side actually the daisies I bought and planted out there are doing well.
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This little area under the Pines is doing well, I think the Azalea likes it there.
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The new Day Lillies are opening.
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These "Pinks" I dug up many years ago by the railway tracks back in my working day. They are still doing well after several moves.
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Just got to show this again, because I can haha
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I love my garden and some day when I have paid off my credit card once more I will try to get the Blogs printed out again. Meanwhile I will keep posting.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Wednesday afternoon in the garden...................

After a light rain this morning it was too wet to work outside. It was a lovely day for it but instead we went out.
So when we got back I went to see what's new.
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Things out front much the same, it needed watering though. It will be hard to do that if we go anywhere for any amount of time. I found that when we went away for a week, even if I had someone water, I still found things died.
So out back the smell of the Lavender was sweet.
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Mainly I wanted pictures of the vines because today we have several flowers blooming and the are pretty.
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So apart from that not a lot new. A few more Iris popped.
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I actually took a selfie because I hit the button that changes the camera so I found myself looking at myself. So I clicked it to see how it was. Note to self, wear makeup.
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I have been doing my garden blog a bit too often so may just give it a break. I need to work on My Pretty Things. Nothing to report there for ages.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

How are we doing?...............

Every day there is more colour in the garden. It's nice to see, I just wish things would last longer. First one on the vine..
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I think there may have been another in that same area, guess we will see. The Iris turn out to be about the same variety as the ones out front, so wish I could have been able to grab some of the ones growing wild, ah well. Catalogues this Fall??
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These are the front ones
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A few more things that have settled in, recent buys.
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I took a picture of this, just because it was pretty. I have pulled as many as I can so that the ones that are left can be kept under control. It spreads so quickly and is really invasive.
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One thing that I have found, the little Chili plant I kept inside all Winter has now bloomed since I moved it into the sun. I didn't do that at first because I didn't want it to dry out, gave it a good start. Looks like it will flourish and come in again next year. Thing is the dang peppers are sooooooo hot. Can't eat them but I think I will dry them and make into pepper.
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I love how these have turned out and will get those again next year.
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The Lilac smells divine. It is blooming well this year, it's the new variety not the old standards.
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I showed this little shrub before but the flowers have gone from very pale to a deeper pink. I hope it does not need more light, it's in a shady area.
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The water Iris bloomed well and are almost done. I thinned them out last year.
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I have this in an old coal skuttle
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By the road we are growing Milkweed for the butterfly.
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I need to collect more stones now, I want to border the new gardens with them. I want big ones not these little ones.
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I will end with a picture of the flowers I got for Alex I just have to get out there and place them.
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