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  • Photo-upload-437339?1440282129
    22 Aug 2015
    It’s been a busy, crazy summer. The most exciting visitors were my favorite butterfly—the Zebra Longwing—recently spotted drinking nectar from the Turks Caps blooming against the house and all the bumblebees. I haven’t seen...

    Mostly Cloudy 30°C / 86°F
  • Photo-upload-437244?1440078790
    20 Aug 2015
    So, long story short, my future mother-in-law came into town for almost two weeks. At that time, I was only able to take off from work a few days. E’s kids were with us the whole time as well, which added to the stress. I waited on everyo...

    Partly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
  • Photo-upload-437249?1440079061
    20 Aug 2015
    Spent another lovely summer day at a place where I had planned a family reunion bbq two summers ago. It is a really interesting place geologically speaking, because it sits right at the convergence of three river systems; The DesPlaines River, Th...

    Partly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
  • Photo-upload-437256?1440079725
    20 Aug 2015
    I admittedly have not been keeping up too well the last couple of weeks with my logs on here. So now I’m making up for it. lol Here are a few things going on in my yard: My pumpkins look almost ready to be picked, which is crazy. I think...

    Lisa's Joliet garden

    Partly Cloudy 17°C / 63°F
  • 20 Aug 2015
    I initially thought I sowed Buckwheat to this pot back in May when I harvested seed from the planting at the Rainwater tank. I watched it eagerly through the late autumn and into winter, waiting patiently for flowering and the next harvest of seed...

    [24] Verandah garden , Paw Paw (Papaya) Growing, Buckwheat Harvesting, and [26] Propaga...

    Partly Cloudy 21°C / 70°F
  • 21 Aug 2015
    The tiny 5 inch Magnolia seedling has grown these last 15 years! I’ve been moving various plants our of its way for years but today we rearranged the stepping stones to give us an unobstructed walkway. I figure we should be good for 4 year...

    Clear 24°C / 75°F
  • 14 Aug 2015
    Finally got the plants and the time. During the thunderstorm, with record hard rain. Completely fulfilling!

    Nicotiana sylvestris 'Only the Lonely' Planting Out, Gladious nanus 'Mixed' Moved, Call...

    Heavy Thunderstorms and Rain 24°C / 75°F
  • 24 Aug 2015
    Finally getting around to this. Evolving without a strong plan – just want it to look good with some unusual plants.

    Impatiens hybrida 'Fusion Infrared Apricot' Planting Out, Helleborus x hybridus 'Ashwoo...

    Clear 15°C / 59°F
  • Photo-upload-437511?1440547765
    25 Aug 2015

    15-101 Delta Dawn x Orange Cappuccino

    Sunny 29°C / 85°F