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  • Photo-upload-430933?1431909714
    17 May 2015
    I didn’t get out into the garden until late afternoon after going to buy Zucchini and Eggplant seeds and some nylon string to tie up the trellises. Unfortunately there was a choice of neon pink, neon orange or white – I guess neon gree...

    Ladies Bed Straw Blooming, Siberian Bugloss 'Jack Frost' Blooming, Seasonal Container g...

    Mostly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • Photo-upload-431040?1432080064
    19 May 2015
    Main pic: The second of the Touchstone supreme mix plants to bloom – I love it, thanks Motherhen. 2) Just managed to capture this Meconpopsis before the gusts whipped the petals away. 3) Antirrhinum ‘Orange Glow’ I grew from se...

    Aquilegia McKana Blooming, Bearded Iris Blooming, Antirrhinum 'Orange Glow' Blooming, M...

    Storms 4°C / 39°F
  • Photo-upload-431141?1432217184
    21 May 2015
    I like to try to get out on the weekends and go for long walks. Sometimes by myself, other times with my friend and her two dogs. We frequent Pilcher Park, which is located on the east side of Joliet, IL. It is a forest preserve owned by the ci...

    Overcast 10°C / 50°F
  • Photo-upload-431363?1432474254
    24 May 2015
    Just a few more things to get done today and this garden is ready! So tired and sore but happy that it is done!

    Little Acres Vegetable garden

    Mostly Cloudy 16°C / 61°F
  • Photo-upload-431098?1432147575
    20 May 2015
    To my great surprise, a tiny Aquilegia in Boat, I do hope it thrives. Planted two containers i.e. plastic sacks, containing a mix of the bought soil, compost and chicken compost, one with Eggplant ‘Violetta Lunga di Napoli’ and the oth...

    Dwarf Aquilegia canadensis Blooming and Shrubby Beard-Tongue Blooming

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-431179?1432246540
    21 May 2015
    …through the iris petals.

    Bearded Iris Blooming and Large Back Mixed Border garden

    Partly Cloudy 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-431272?1432331827
    22 May 2015
    Suddenly flowers Fill the garden with color and the air with bees

    Amsonia hubrichtii-blue star Budding, Iris, reblooming Blooming, Chives Blooming, and C...

    Clear 21°C / 70°F
  • 16 May 2015
    Despite the slow start, the repotting of all the tomatoes (even in their small state) completely bounced them all back. It snowed here on May 6th, but since then, it’s gotten progressively warmer until the past few days where we’re hi...

    Tomato 'Yellow Ruffled' Hardening Off, Tomato 'Weissbehaarte' Hardening Off, Tomato 'Vo...

    Clear 27°C / 81°F
  • Photo-upload-430110?1431032342
    18 May 2015
    I moved my Amaryllis to the greenhouse on Gerry’s allotment on May 8th. A few days later my son helped me take a 2nd load down to the allotment. For the first time in 5 years they have all gone down in just 2 days! Other years it has taken m...

    Greenhouse 2015 garden , Amaryllis flowering during 2015 Blooming, and Home garden

    Partly Sunny 10°C / 50°F