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.
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Monday, June 17, 2013

June garden............

The weather has been cool and so the garden does well. The flowers are all late but they thrive. I have taken a lot of pictures. The Deadly Nightshade is doing very well. I don't yet have the heart to destroy it, it's so pretty
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The Honeysuckle next to it is still growing as is a Trumpet Vine but neither one are ready to take over.
Well this is the front path to the house. I am still working on the gardens out there.
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The Geraniums are doing well too even though there is not a lot of sun of late. I liked this picture.
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I put in a new Lily. I like it's paleness. When it first opened it was darker but the new flowers are pale again. I don't know if they will bloom again this year, the others in the garden have not bloomed yet
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In the corner where we pulled out all the shrubs I am growing some Lavender in the big blue pot. Its doing so well too. I have that climbing Hydrangea and I still don't know where I want to plant it. I have found and planted some Garlic Chives in a pot and also a Cilantro. We shall see how they do in pots. I have previously planted herbs in the garden and they grow like weeds and take over. I am still pulling mint that was planted Donkey's years ago. Well as soon as I get some more pots the remaining plants will be pulled and potted. Laura wants some and I want to keep some but not in the garden. I did have some Sage but I planted it in its pot in the garden. That's doing well.
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Under the Pine trees out front the Azaelia is thriving and thats where I put the pink lily. I also put one of my several old ploughs there. I think it complements them.

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Along the side of the front path I have a path through the Pines to the side by the road. In that small garden I have roses. They have not done well but have come back again so will see how they do this year
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The back garden is flourishing even with the dogs, cat and kids to do it in. It's a challenge. This is the path from garage/shed to the deck and back door.
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Looking to the patio area from the garage/shed.
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This is the garden behind the pond, looking to the patio and across to Buds house.
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Coal skuttles are very useful. This one has some nettles in it and the other some Petunias.

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Here is the other one with the Petunias and in the background you see an old cigarette stand with a plate on it to use for water for the birds and bees
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There is much more to see but this is all for now. Enjoy my garden

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the walk around your garden!!!! Wow! You have a big garden! Lots of beauty and fun! You can never get rid of mint!!!! I planted mom's under our evergreen last year! It's growing all over the place! The squirrels are having fun with it! Cleaning their teeth! LOL!