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  • Photo-upload-448916?1468872377
    17 Jul 2016
    I’m tying in the wisteria as they grow, some are head high already. Tim has bravely started on the walkway planned for the opposite side of the garden. The string is out and the holes are dug…..

    Wisteria Blue Saphire Planting Out and Wisteria Walkway garden

    Sunny 30°C / 86°F
  • Photo-upload-448884?1468763529
    17 Jul 2016
    My son remarked last year “there’s like some Disney Princess thing going on back there with all the little bees and bugs and rabbits dancing around.” Yesterday, my friend, as garden ignorant as they come— “you have so...

    Tiger Lily Blooming, Canterbury bells Blooming, Phlox Blooming, Prairie coneflower Bloo...

    Thunderstorm 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-448899?1468796846
    17 Jul 2016
    Lots of deadheading and some sorting out of the jungle. Believe it or not, I am still hauling out maple seedlings except that they are tough little mini-trees now. I made some tiles to add to the paths through those gardens which are too broad for...

    Rose Oscar Peterson Blooming, Chrysanthemum 'Morden Cameo White' Blooming, Asiatic lily...

    Partly Cloudy 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-448881?1468757598
    16 Jul 2016
    Well,warmer at least, cloudy though. Finally chopped back the bleeding hearts, now the astilbe can be seen,it’s slightly bent over ,squashed by said bleeding heart! Blueberries starting to ripen,my only crop this year. We’ve mostly giv...

    hardy plumbago , rose tuscany superb , blueberry , and acanthus mollis

    Scattered Clouds 24°C / 75°F
  • Photo-upload-448934?1468933917
    19 Jul 2016
    It has been a busy, wacky summer so far. Work has been busy and the weekends have been busy. Trying to find the time to do it all is exhausting. But I’m having a lot of fun this summer, something that I didn’t have last summer, so t...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

  • Photo-upload-448947?1468959865
    19 Jul 2016
    And I moved a dogwood and a crab-apple into large pots to see how they like a different area and more root space. There is another of each; these are from the batch Mom gave us when they really were twigs from one of those Arbor Day Foundation gi...

    Hem. Eenie Allegro and Hem. Lady Neva

  • Photo-upload-448888?1468763618
    17 Jul 2016
    Just one milkweed, but it appears to have done its work. (By the way, that fence is 7 feet tall)

    Thunderstorm 22°C / 72°F
  • Photo-upload-448949?1468980813
    07 Jul 2016
    While at a local auction during the week I spotted a child’s shell-shaped paddle pool. Every baby bath, paddle pool, or old sink that I spot I instantly start to think if I have a use for it for the ducks. It had shallow sides and I though...

    [15] Back Fenceline to Duckling Pen garden

    Clear 25°C / 77°F
  • Photo-upload-448963?1469057273
    20 Jul 2016
    In the corn bed between Helix and Raspberry Star. One fan, at least. There’s still an unidentified fan in front of Raspberry Star. I need to move things around again, but it’s too hot today. I’m getting a better sense of what&...

    Hem. Orchid Corsage Blooming