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Remembering what the spring and summer of 2020 was like.
Posted on Feb 17, 2021 9:03 AM

In April and May of 2020 besides working on the sides and back of the slab bed next to the garage, I was busy working in other flower beds as well. I did not get them completely finished so this spring/summer 2021 I will be hopefully getting those beds finished.
Two of the beds I worked on was the Pasture Bed behind the Outhouse Bed as well as the Outhouse Bed. The Pasture Bed behind the Outhouse Bed is where I planted many different SDB Iris. But years earlier I had planted Ditch Lily along the 2 rail fence and garden phlox in the Outhouse Bed that had really spread. So I dug out all the Ditch Lily and started digging out the phlox.
The SDB Iris are on the left half. The Ditch Lily are along the 2 rail fence. I did get the Ditch Lily all dug out and filled in the right side with dirt and then stopped. I want to make sure the Ditch Lily doesn't come back before I plant something in this area. Probably TB Iris.
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This is the Outhouse Bed. I started digging out the garden phlox but stopped because I got busy doing something else. I need to transplant Tulips, Daffodils, Liatris, SDB Iris, and a few other flowers from this bed. So I will have to dig carefully.
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This is the Shade Bed on the north side of our house. I planted Hosta, a Bleeding Heart, and some Lily of the Valley but made the mistake of planting some ferns here. So my next task was trying to dig the ferns out of this bed. I got a lot of the top part dug out but gave up and moved on to another area. So this spring 2021, I will try to get around to digging more of the fern out of this bed before all the Hosta wake up.
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You can see what I got done. I am afraid that I missed a few.
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This is what I have yet to do.
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It is now May 6, 2020. I have decided to put a raised bed in the front of my small asparagus patch that is at the back of this area. The Raised Bed Flower Garden is to the left.
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This is the new raised bed in front of the small asparagus patch.
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I will continue later.

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Remembering what the spring and summer of 2020 was like.
Posted on Feb 16, 2021 5:38 PM

I was just looking back through this blog and see that I skipped from 2017 to 2020. Guess I have been just too busy to post what's going on. I will now continue with spring 2020.
My garage slab has one long side that is two sections with a walkway between the sections. I posted pictures of the right side of the walkway and her is a picture of the left side of the walkway. I have Iris planted in the right section and hope to plant Iris in this left section this year 2021. I will leave the Poppy that is there but will remove the other plants especially the huge Catmint.
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This is the bed at the end of the slab. I redid it this spring (2020) and put all Iris in it. I am so anxious to see how it comes through it's first winter. This picture was taken on 4/20/2020.
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This is the beginning of the slab bed, the left side of the walkway on 4/24/2020.
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This is the end of the side slab, the left side of the walkway where I planted the Iris.
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This picture was taken on August 19 when I finished planting the Iris.
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I had quite working on the end of the slab bed until August 12 because I got busy working in other areas of the yard and then flowers started blooming. I started digging up areas of three other beds in an attempt to redo them. I gave my DB a lot of my flowers that had become invasive to me, such as ditch Tiger Lily, garden phlox, and ferns. I didn't get any of these 3 beds finished instead I left them for spring of 2021. I built one raised bed in front of the small asparagus patch and put Iris in it. I put in a vegetable garden again so it was time to work on getting the ground ready and getting things planted.

I planted my tomatoes, bell peppers, green beans, peas, and broccoli in ground next to my Garden Shed. DH planted one row of potatoes. In my raised vegetable beds, I planted green onions, more tomatoes, and carrots. Several of the raised beds that were usually vegetables became Iris beds.

In August my sweet Dizzy got ran over by our nephew by accident which broke my heart. He was a constant companion in the yard. So I named a central section of my garden for Dizzy which became 'Dizzy's Garden'. I built 3 raised beds in this area and planted Iris in all three. I added some Lilies along the 4 rail property fence after I removed and gave away a bunch of TB white Iris similar to Immortality. I have moved my sitting area in front of Dizzy's Garden which is still an ongoing project.
This the place where the 3 raised beds were put. Dizzy is buried where you see the small dirt pile.
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This is my sitting area in Dizzy's Garden that is not finished yet. I love sitting under this tree in the shade and reflecting on how lucky I am for everything that our Great Lord has blessed me with.
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To be continued.

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Remembering what the spring and summer of 2020 was like.
Posted on Feb 16, 2021 1:56 PM

Last year on March 22, I was outside taking pictures of my flower beds and there was no snow on the ground that I could see.
On March 23, I started taking the bricks away from my birdhouse beds so that I could raise the bricks up a little due to them sinking.
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Back together on March 25th.
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Then I redid the 2nd birdhouse bed and the fire pit before the end of March.
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Then I started on my electric pole bed and had it temporarily edged on March 27.
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Next the first week of April I started working on the side slab bed by the garage.
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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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