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, May 31, 2018

June is busting out..................

Almost, it is the last day of May and we had the back end of Alberto come through last night. It did take some of the heat and humid air out with it. Lots of lovely rain that has made my garden happy. So I am happy. Unfortunately for me it did not drown the Mozzies as I had politely asked. Ah well. Day inside today. Tomorrow is supposed to be nice and cool. It's still wet outside and I have a load of housework to do.
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It is amazing how a small box of plants can cost about 78 dollars and disappear when planted. Hmmmmmm. Well everything got into the ground before the rain so that was nice.
This little tomato plant is the first to have flowers and look one tiny green tomato, now I know the plant is not going to outgrow its pot I will hang it up in the sun
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The beans have sprouted and the Zucchini looks good. I am putting the little Rhubarb there to the side.
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So having established that the veggies are doing OK I wonder what else I should plant. Heck, I have room for corn haha. No, I don't think so............but not sure what else I could plant either.
So here's the thing. I moved my radio flyer that I found somewhere in a field abandoned. Brought home many years ago, not workable so I want to plant something in it but what? Any suggestions, it will be in shade.
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This is the ornamental grass I corralled in a big tub I am still collecting it's offspring from other parts of the garden. Now it looks lovely and has to behave
I will start another container of the ones I pull up from this area.
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That spot finally filled in and is doing OK but now to get it under control. The whole edge of the Pines are Day lily types.
The side with the fence is coming along and it will be allowed to go wild as the plantings are spreaders.
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It really did not take me as long as I expected to whip the front into shape. I planted some daisies and Lily in here and the rest ended up in what was supposed to be the rose garden. Roses do not like me. The one little knockout is doing well and actually I have 3 other roses who are ok. Maybe the others will come along as they get older.
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The side where the Iris are I decided to not put any more in there. The Iris are just starting to pop and it fills in pretty quick when the yellow daisies take off. A pulled a load out last year because they get unruly.
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This part gets really unruly but is shrubs mainly with some yellow flower that spreads like crazy and some Asters. That can remain as is and I just have to pull out the invaders when they get too close to the grass, the lilly on the corner is lovely when it blooms.
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I did see my Hydrangea is coming up from the roots so I better cut off the dead wood. I wonder if my butterfly bush does the same because it looks dead to me. So looking out onto the front from the steps, these are the views.
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Some day soon it will all be blooming. I hope. We have a much larger plot than the neighbours ours is a double and I have the same amount of space out back. It's a lot to keep up and one reason I am putting in wild stuff that spreads. Next to go out and get those darn Lily of the Valley whipped into shape out back. This can rest awhile till I see what happens once the sun comes back out.

1 comment:

Magic Love Crow said...

Wow Janice! Looking amazing! Just to let you know, rhubarb needs space!! Ours is doing amazing this year. already had two rhubarb crisps! LOL! For your little wagon, how about some type of sedum? There are so many different types and so easy to take care of! Big Hugs!