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oh, the heat
Posted on Jul 1, 2018 5:16 PM

Having one of our northern California summer heat waves this week. When I left work yesterday at 6:15pm, my car thermo showed 113F on the white concrete sidewalk in front of my parking spot. Oy. However, because I hand water every morning that it's going to be over 90F, the garden looked pretty good when I got home. Only the backyard hydrangea, which is in too sunny a spot (my whole damn yard is too sunny) was a bit droopy but was fine this morning.
The front garden gets blasted by hot wind and sun in summer so most of the stuff out there is very heat tolerant. A few things that aren't have adapted - a Kassandra coral bells and a hydrangea are doing well there.
Planted a little miniature rose from the mark down rack out there last week and it looks happy enough, as does the vinca. Not much new and interesting, really.
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all the blues and pruples
Posted on Jun 23, 2018 5:49 PM

I have pretty much every color in nature in my garden but these are my faves, by far. What's your favorite flower color?
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bargain city!
Posted on Jun 23, 2018 5:38 PM

Went to OSH last Sunday, one of the local hardware stores, solely to use my $5 reward on one plant. (famous last words)

Noticed that they had the half price racks up, which they do a few times a year when they weed out the stuff that isn't doing well, getting too leggy, etc.

Wandered over and started looking around and, long story short, came home with about $90 worth of plants for $25. Win-win!

Vinca, zinnias, 3 guara, a mini rose, coreopsis, and a few more I can't remember at the moment cause I'm at work. Potted and planted a bunch but still have a lot to go, hopefully this weekend. So fun to have new things to look at each morning when I wander around watering and deadheading. What have you planted lately?
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