Calif_Sue's blog: Chick updates & July blooms

Posted on Jul 9, 2015 10:58 AM

Two newest additions came home yesterday, the one on the left is a Speckled Sussex and the light one is a Blue Orpington. They are so sleepy from the trip home. Lovey dubby
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The 3 weeks olds, lots of pretty feathers coming in and look at those big feet! nodding
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Doggie TV remains popular, especially now with the newest additions. (enlarge to see doggie #2) We have the new ones separated for just a few days with the window between the boxes, just to get them settled in a bit, then we'll open it up so they can all intermingle.
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A cabinet has been added to the back of the coop, it houses an automatic waterer, complete with a filter and an automatic feeder is being completed to be added next. We'll store all food and supplies in here too.
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My white abutilon is attractive to the local hummers.
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The shed's window box is filling in.
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The cilantro (my husband's, I can't stand the smell or taste!) is so tall it's hanging over the raised beds, nice blooms but I'm not getting any closer for pictures! Thumbs down Hilarious! Did you know that the dislike of cilantro is a genetic thing according to research? http://reasoniamhere.com/2013/...
There is even a "I Hate Cilantro' Facebook page!
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OK, back to the pretty smelling stuff: Green Grin!

Helen Hayes
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Apricot gladiolus
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A tall apricot lily
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Rainbow Over Georgia
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South Africa (detect a color theme going on here?!) Green Grin!
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Frequent Comment with a few blooms of Russian sage on it.
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A David Austin rose, William Shakespeare 2000
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Point of View
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Another Austin rose, Tradescant, with Caryopteris 'Worcester Gold' and Physocarpus 'Coppertina', looking really dark on this overcast day. (not the sharpest shot)
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Aaron Brown (which happens to be my sons name) Rolling my eyes.
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Plumbago
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Begonia boliviensis
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Osteospermum '3Dâ„¢ Purple'
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A combo with a gold Weigela on the left, a russian sage, geranium 'Brookside', the white alstromeria and Hebe (Veronica franciscana 'Variegata') in the foreground with a blooming echeveria.
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I took a quick shot of the Brookside geranium and caught the bee mid flight.
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