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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Thursday, July 24, 2014

My garden in July..............

It has been so dry, I have needed to water every day just about. There is more colour at the moment and it seems quite pretty for a change.
We had some visitors today, Mr and Mrs Cardinal were in for a snack.
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She had her mouth full and he was flitting hither and yon.
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I zoomed in to see what she had......probably for her babies somewhere.
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I will show some views, but I wanted to show some close ups of the Lillies. I call them all Day lillies but they are not, so just bear with me OK.
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Look at that perfection. I love the way they glow inside. The pollen for the bees is sitting there for the picking and the pattern on the petals lead the way inside the flower. If you notice a lot of flowers have stripes like little runways leading the critters in to the polen.
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Its nice when several flower types bloom at the same time. I usually miss out on that but this year the Bee Balm and the Butterfly plants are blooming together. As well as many of the daisies.
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You cant really see here but there are 3 different colours in my Bea Balm.
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This is an old farm plough hiding behind the lillies.
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My New daisy that Dan got for my birthday
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The white was backlit slightly so made a nice shot
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More close ups
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This is a view from Buds side yard looking towards our front garden.......
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The next view from our front steps
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They are spreading and doing well. I put the painted daisy in front and will soon transplant some of those yellow things.
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Well those are a few of the blooms at the moment. No roses in sight. It was a very long winter and what roses did bloom came and went in a hurry. I should find somewhere else to plant them. I will have to plan for next year.
I am sharing with Ivy and Elephants
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Sharing with Lavender Garden cottage Garden style Party
Going to Creative countrymums garden

5 comments:

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Everything looks just beautiful! All of your hard work (which I know continues with the watering and weeding, etc) has paid off!

Amazing photos of the barn swallows in your last post, too!

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, girl, you must love to garden! Your gardens are amazing! Your photos are fantastic too! That mommy cardinal picture is fantastic! Really love this post ;o) We are getting so much rain and cold weather! This week coming, Autumn temperatures. It's been a very weird summer!
Big Hugs ;o)

Jenny Harris said...

You have a lot of beautiful plants in your garden! thanks for sharing. :-)

September Violets said...

The view from your front step is wonderful!! What a beautiful garden you have with so much blooming right now. I really like bee balm, but have had trouble with earwigs liking them more. This year I see there are exactly three struggling blooms in my front garden, so I'll have to give them another chance ;) I've had trouble with aphids in the garden this year too, and was disappointed to lose an entire bush and now my balloon flowers are in trouble. Thanks for sharing all your beauties ... have a great week! Wendy x

June Caedmon said...

You have a beautiful garden, Janice! I enjoyed seeing all your lovely blooms!