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Friday, June 26, 2015

Front yard week in review

A fat robin getting lunch together for the kids at home.


Chipmunk standoff!
See the interloper, top right...


Closing in...


This is your opportunity to leave, while I'm not looking at you!

They went at each other and were gone, faster than my camera.


Down garden row.
Three years on it's my turn to thin out plant groups.


A cone flower.


There has been three quarters inch of rain since rain gauge installation.
A deluge is predicted for the weekend.


Raspberries by the fourth of July.
Right on schedule.


The purple flower whose name I don't remember,
except it's not lupine.


Finally, the mystery plant no one claims.
Laura tells me it's not a safflower, because she's pulled more than a few safflower sprouts.


It's flowers still point down. If it's a weed, there surely will be a lot more next year.




25 comments:

  1. Your garden looks fabulous!

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  2. Looks great! I believe the purple flower could be salvia.

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  3. salvia, and are the tall green leaves part of that plant, is it a type of lily or a yucca ? I just went out and took a bunch of photos to show you tomorrow; forget about my raspberry maybe mine will be ready the same time as yours as they are getting redder and bigger. Ha.

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    1. No, not part of the yucca. Curiouser and curiouser.

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  4. Fourth of July raspberries sound good x

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  5. I'm really enjoying your garden this year... I miss not having one... heck, I'd even come and weed your garden if I lived closer (but I don't see any weeds there at all!)

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  6. Thank you so much for continuing to share all of your wonderful photos with us! I love, love, love your garden!

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  7. What a lovely blog, I have spent a delightful half hour reading back and shall come again to read some more again.

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  8. Your garden is looking lovely Joanne. Many of the plants in it are not familiar to me at all.
    Do you have raspberries ready to eat? I bought some on our market - ours are not ready yet - but they were very sour - wish I hadn't bothered. Ours will taste much nicer.

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    1. Just a few, to take ahead of the birds. The most are not a week from red.

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  9. Rain? Rain! Rain! Oh, how marvelous! Raspberries? Ours are from somewhere, not here.

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  10. The garden is looking wonderful.
    Mmmm raspberries. I never seem to get up early enough here. The birds scoff them. And the mulberries.

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  11. Your garden is glorious. I would be out there all day and never get anything done inside.

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  12. Looks beautiful and I believe the tall purple spikes are liatris. They grow wild on my farm, but I do see the same ones at the flower shops.

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  13. Yum with the raspberries!! I like your visitors in your yard and your garden!! Lots of hard work, but the effort was well worth it!

    betty

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  14. Such a lot going on in a garden. And from a distance it just appears to be sitting there doing nothing!!!

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  15. Such a lot going on in a garden. And from a distance it just appears to be sitting there doing nothing!!!

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  16. Hari OM
    Oh I envy (yes envy) you the raspberries! Loved the chipmunk interloper! YAM xx

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  17. Raspberries? I'm coming to your house!

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    1. I also want in on those raspberries! What a lovely garden. This is the first summer we haven't had to turn on the sprinklers, because there's been so much rain.

      Julie

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  18. Your garden is looking lovely and so full now; have fun thinning those plants and replanting the thinnings.
    Hooray for raspberries; it's so nice when things fruit right on schedule.

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  19. Do visitors kiss the blarneystone?
    Your rain gauge will be reading a bit more by Monday!
    Jane x

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  20. the garden has really filled in. I need to thin out my orange double day lilies. they did not bloom well this year.

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  21. Wow! I can't get over all the raspberries you've got ripening. Our bushes never produced that much in Illinois and we sure don't have them in Hawaii.

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  22. think the purple is liatrius and the tall spikey are Yucca. My guess.

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