Yard Flowers

Flowers from My Yard and Alison’s… as well as some other pictures

 

Week of May 24th, 2017, My Yard

Iris from Jeannie

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False Indigo

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Alison’s Yard May 27th

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Alison’s yard May 29th, and Xerxes, and AJ

AJ with the first strawberry of the season

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One of the Irises from Jeannie, in your back yard

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The false indigo blooming even morefalse-indigo-052917

The front yard

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The first Pansy flowerpansy-first-flower-052917

Peonies getting hugepeonies-052917

A rose in the side yard by the air conditionerrose-052917

The Tomatillo soon to be taking over the worldtomatillo-as-of-052917

Zinnias in the front yardzinnias-052917

Cilantro seedlings getting bigger

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Columbine by the driveway. I show this because as we speak, other columbines are already going to seed.

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The butternut squash hill. Notice there’s only one?  Notice there’s no pictures of the zucchini hill, or cucumbers? That’s because some critter has been digging up the seeds I planted. So I replanted them and put cages around all of them.squash-052917

 

The there’s Xerxes… Mr. Cute

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…and Mr. “Annoyed Don is taking his picture”xerxes-2--052917

 

And in case you were worried AJ doesn’t have enough to eatsnacks-052917fridge-052917

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Saturday, June 3rd…

Updates to Alison’s yard

Here we have the latest in the saga of the tomatillo that will take over the world

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Here are some pictures of the rose bush by the air conditioner

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and as you can see, there’s tons more buds happening. So if you don’t stay up there too long, and I prune it as flowers dry up, there should still be flowers on it by the time you get home.IMG_20170603_070714288

 

here we have our “favorite” weed.. the imposter, annoying little daisy (in case you missed it)IMG_20170603_070735312

Here are the darker red peonies now in bloom

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and these are a variation of phlox up in front of the hydrangea and which we were wondering what this plant might be.IMG_20170603_070816434

 

and a yellow flower of many more to come up by the bleeding heart. Four O’Clocks maybe?IMG_20170603_071323775

 

And then there’s some new things in my yard

Don’t know what these are but they’re a perennial and they have suddnly decided to appear in places I’d never seen them before.

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These are the peonies on the east side, along Wilcox. These originally came from my mom’s yard.

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And another perennial. Don’t know what it’s called that I have zillions of.IMG_20170603_082722255

 

And then, for the first time since I moved in 10 years ago, my rose bush by the fireplace has decided to bloom

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Sunday June 4th

New in Alison’s yard… OK. First, I have to tell you.. I’ve been going to your house almost every day lately. Why? Well because it has not rained for a week now, even though the weather people have been saying there would be rain every day.  Last night there was a massive storm system headed straight here. It got to Randall Rd. and dissipated. Like it knew I really really wanted it to get here and just for spite, evaporated a half mile away.

There was only the slightest drizzle for maybe 2 minutes and that was it.

But I’ve been riding there at 5:30 in the morning and it’s not so bad.

Anyway.. the latest..

This is the first Stock to bloom.

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And then all sorts of new things at my house

The first coneflower to make an appearance

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A star shaped columbine

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A volunteer Catnip plant

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Alliums that were Never There Before

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Some kind of geranium I’ve been toldIMG_20170604_064743186

A mystery

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And what Brussel Sprouts do the second year

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Updates from June 11, 2017

Alison’s yard

Stock blooming

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Stella D’Oro lilies starting to bloom

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Four O’Clocks blooming

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The overwintered pepper plants getting leaves.. and a baby one I planted just in case the big one doesn’t recover fast enoughIMG_20170610_100343833

 

Tomaato plant getting biggerIMG_20170610_113042426IMG_20170610_113045222IMG_20170610_113050018

 

The Tomatillo already overflowing its cageIMG_20170610_113057010

 

cucumber plants finallyIMG_20170610_113110596

another overwintered pepperIMG_20170610_113122336

and two little ones. I yanked out one overwintered one because it was just sitting there looking like a skeletonIMG_20170610_113125064IMG_20170610_113128529

 

The Cairt patch with beets and still some spinach belowIMG_20170610_113134491

 

The BeetsIMG_20170610_113138688

 

The Brussels SproutsIMG_20170610_113142765

 

The Butternut SquashIMG_20170610_113147570

 

Yay!! ZuchinnisIMG_20170610_113151470

The Acorn SquashIMG_20170610_113158070

 

A second StockIMG_20170610_113233863

The Rose bush in the back yard

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The Rose bush by the garden

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Another different rose bush by the gardenIMG_20170610_113410187

Xerxes

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And Bees doing what they do in their free time away from the hive. This was at my house

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