Monday In Bloom

Can you believe the size of those lily bushes?!  They’re even bigger than last year!  AND I saw buds on the daisy plant Sunday, too, woohoo! 

The purple sage in the background is really blooming too, it’s even bigger than last week and last week I thought it was as intense as it was going to get.

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It was pretty warm Sunday afternoon when I went out to take my weekly pictures.  Thankfully, it wasn’t too humid, so I guess it was kind of like Phoenix.  You know, that whole “dry heat” thing.  I’ve always just called that an oven.  😉
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The corner patch is starting to settle in and bloom – can you see the pretty yellow osterspemum?  We’ll just call those daisybushes from now on, okay?  I got one for each of the square pots and I think they’re really going to shine.  *fingerscrossed* 
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Likewise, the side patch is also starting to finally settle in.  I do seem to still have some pesky pests so I’ll be treating again with the diatomaceous earth this week. 
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This little pot I think has captured my eye the most this week.  That pop of hot pink/red was unexpected (I wasn’t sure what color some of the plants would end up being) and it’s very eye-catching against the white sweet alyssum.  The light purple sweet alyssum combined with the dark purple verbena really makes my eye happy, too.  I think this pot will be one to watch this season.  🙂
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This pot of pansies is really shining, so colorful!  Unfortunately, its sister pot still isn’t doing very well.  I’ve lost at least one, probably 4 plants from the other pot.  I don’t think my chipmunky nemesis has returned, but the pot is still suffering.  I don’t know what’s causing it, but I think it’s the same pot I had similar troubles with last year.  I shuffled pots around after the Winter so I’m not 100% positive.  If that pot continues to fail, I’ll just dump the soil and give it a good bleach scrub down at the end of the season and start fresh next year. 
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These two – *dreamysigh*  Those colors together just make me feel all melty inside.  I wasn’t sure when I planted these pots how that bright turquoise would play with these plant textures and colors but wow, I am so happy with how they’ve turned out.  🙂
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Yellow daisybushes!  They are so cheery!
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The new little lavender is still surviving.  So far so good, especially for a plant purchased online. 
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The hanging baskets are still doing pretty good, too.  I always worry about them more than the other pots.  I guess because they seem to dry out faster and more frequently than the other pots. 
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So that’s how my garden is growing this week!  How’s yours coming along?

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