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, June 29, 2017

Finishing up the front corner.....................

It has been so wet, yes it still is after a night of rain. It's been difficult to get out and work. I did manage for a short time today but it got so humid I didn't stay long. I did put up the rest of the fence that I had on hand yesterday. The poles that hold it together need banging down so it looks funny right now.
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This back end shows my collection of Butterfly's Milkweed. That is doing well this year. I am thinking that I need some shrubs up in that back corner. I was putting box wood back there so maybe I will just put in more of that.
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We trimmed up the pine trees along that side, it looked very bare at first. I think since things got trimmed things have taken off. I put wood chips down and I still have a lot of weeding to do but the ivy and wild flowers are doing well. We found this wagon abandoned in a field a long time ago. Right now it is growing its own collection of weeds.
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I cleaned up my garden lady. She needs new hands (wooden spoons) and once it gets better outside I will paint the chair and fix her her good. She will be holding a plant when I am finished.
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I dug out several plants and put those along the fence line. In their place I put a new Day Lily and a couple of blue Salvia. I hope they do well. The plants I had in there grew well but flopped in the heat, so they will do better under the trees and as they spread they can enjoy life in their new place.
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Some of the Day Lilies are budding. This is the new one
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This one was blooming
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Jason's roses from last years birthday are blooming. One is red and one is yellow but, the yellow one also has red blooms on it.
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one new rose that didn't seem to have taken has some shoots. Say what you will about rain, the garden sure likes it.
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The shrub I put in a barrel has thrived and is growing well now. I moved the other one out front and I think it may have survived. Hard to tell yet but I do like this with the red tips
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Last year the tea pot and the little house were on copper pipes but they fell off so this year they can sit on the small steps
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This guy was happy that I did some digging
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I think I got everything planted now. I still have weeding to do out front under the pines but the big stuff is done now. There is always work to do in the garden but now I am at the point I can take my time.
This is another ornament I refurbished. Its copper and had a glass ball that broke so I replaced it with a Christmas ornament.
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I was checking out the veggies and some tomato have babies
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I don't know who this cute little bugger is
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but hope hes not the one eating my stuff
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Meanwhile the zucchini is flowering. last year they bloomed but didn't have fruit.
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This is an extension on the veggie patch
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Well thats enough from we sit and wait for things to sprout. As long as it's not weeds.

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow, Janice! I don't know how you keep up with everything!! Looking amazing girl!!