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A continuation of the summer/fall of 2017.
Posted on Sep 12, 2018 5:20 AM

I'm not real sure how far into the summer of 2017 I got so I will just post some of my blooming flowers. Here are some that were taken in June, 2017.
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Chives and a Clematis
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Some Iris. I am not good with knowing their names.
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Molly Allium and a Hosta next to my Bleeding Heart.
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Lupine and my only Peony
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Another Poppy
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Columbine and Catmint
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Spiderwort and Hydrangea
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Lilies and Daylilies have started blooming
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Now we will see what is blooming in July and August 2017.
Balloon Flowers and Purple Coneflowers
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Peruvian Daffodil and Not sure
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Canna Lily and Gladiolus
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Zinnia and Blue Sea Holly
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Liatrus and Tiger Lily
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Canna Lily
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Purple Coneflower and Black-Eyed Susan and Russian Sage
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Pom Pom Dahlia and another Dahlia
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2 more Dahlia
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Re-blooming white Iris and Garden Phlox
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Well, that pretty much takes us up through August blooms. Things are starting to wind down. I guess I didn't post pictures of my 4 O'clocks, Sedum, Bee Balm, Delphinium, Honeysuckle Vine, and some of my other vining flowers. Oh well, There is always next time. I think my next post will be of my flower beds at different times of the year during 2017.

Until then Happy Gardening.

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What have I been doing in the past several years???
Posted on Sep 11, 2018 7:11 AM

It is hard to believe that it has been nearly 2 years since I have updated my blog. This is my only blog so you would think that I would be able to keep up. Let's just blame it on LIFE.

Let's see, what have I been doing since October of 2016. First, I will post some pictures and then I will comment on them.
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Above is a snowman that I made in January 2017.
Below are some of the visitors to our yard during the winter of 2016/2017.
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Below are my 2016/2017 Christmas decorations.
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Spring April 2017
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This is my flag pole bed on the left side of the front yard as you are looking at our house.
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This is the 2 rail flower bed on the north side of the house.
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This is my Ferris Wheel flower bed.
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This is the 2 rail flower bed on the south side of the house.
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Spring of 2017 is when I finished putting a flower bed around my garden shed. I added some of my own Hosta plus newly bought Hosta and my own Jacob's Ladder.
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These are a couple pictures of the front of our house in June 2017.
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As you can see I have increased this bed a little and am putting down new mulch and a rock border.
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These next pictures are of my Gnome and Fairy land. It is located between the garage walk-in door and the front deck.
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I would like you to meet Freddie our pet goat and 2 of our 5 horses. The 3rd picture is our mule, Dixie, with Roy another one of our horses.
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Well, that's all for now. I will continue later when I find the time. It is a beautiful Sept 11, 2018 morning 7:57 AM and I need to get my day outside started. There is always so much to do. I will continue with the Summer of 2017 when I return.

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Pictures of my raised bed vegetable garden
Posted on Oct 21, 2016 6:02 AM

In this area there are 10 raised beds. They are made out of landscape timbers. The raised beds are 4' X 8'.
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This first picture is the road side of the garden. A huge Asparagus patch is on the outside. Along the 2-rail fence on the outside I planted Asiatic Lilies, Daylily, and white re-blooming double Iris. On the inside towards the field are Daylily, Columbine, and Dwarf Iris. Daylilies are planted along the 4-rail fence in the back.
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This is the garden shed side. Along this side on the inside I planted Iris and Spiderwort. Along the front of both sides on the inside are Daylily, Bee balm, and Black Eyed-Susan.
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I planted my tomatoes in this area in the front of the beds. I like to sit and rest a while when I am out here tending my vegetables. These pictures were taken the end of August 2016 so a lot of my veggies have been harvested like beets, peas, lettuce, radishes, and others.
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I planted my potatoes in the red tubs. It did not work out very good so I will not be planting them in the tubs next year.
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In the center of this bed are ornamental peppers with a row of green beans on both sides of it.
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This patch of green is ornamental cucumbers.
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In these beds I have flowers planted. They are mostly Iris that I received this year which will be relocated next year.
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More pictures of my back yard flower bed
Posted on Oct 21, 2016 5:01 AM

Here is the left section of my flower bed that runs along our fence in the back yard.
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As you can see, there is plenty of room for me to add more flowers. I have landscape fabric down under the mulch which really helps to keep the grass and weeds from growing. It shouldn't be too hard to add flowers when I get the time.

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More flower beds in my yard.
Posted on Oct 17, 2016 6:36 AM

I call this my bird house flower bed. This old dump rake is missing a few parts. It was along a fence in one of my DH's farm fields. It had a tree growing inside it so DH cut off the tree and we put it in the yard with the stump attached. April 2016
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This is my Ferris Wheel flower bed. My Grandson gave us this tree that he grew in school. Then a friend gave me this Ferris Wheel that he used to have in a parade that he didn't want anymore so I made a bed around my Grandson's tree and added the Ferris Wheel. The Iris here are double white re-blooming.
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Here are updated pictures taken July 2016 of the Bird house bed and the Ferris Wheel bed.
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These yellow flowers sure do reseed and spread. I may have to try and stop them next year so they don't take over the whole bed. This summer I planted some Iris and Daylily in this bed.
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This is my side flower bed on the north side of our yard by my 2-rail fenced in raised vegetable garden. In the last post were pictures of the side bed next to the pasture that is similar to this one. I just redid this north side bed this year with fabric and new mulch. The Lilies were planted last year. This bed isn't finished yet. I want to put a rock border around it.
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Updated pictures of my Flag Pole flower bed taken July 2016.
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This is the garden shed side of my raised vegetable garden that has a 2-rail fence around it on 3 sides and our 4 rail property fence along the back.
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These are some NOID ditch Daylily. My girlfriend gave me some of her Asiatic Lilies that have just gone crazy.
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Last winter we moved my garden shed about 12 feet to this new location next to the vegetable garden. This spring I made these 2 small flower beds next to the entrance. The Sunflower came up on its own so I let it grow.
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Next are a bunch of pictures of my flower bed that runs the whole length of our yard in back along our 4-rail property fence taken July 4, 2016..

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This is the half way point across the back yard. The above pictures were of the south half which is about 140' X 3'. I am adding a few close ups of flowers in this area.
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