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Thursday, August 6, 2015

The Parking Strip: 7/21/15

Still playing catch up.  I told myself I wasn't allowed to take any more photos in the yard, until I purged all the ones I already have.  This is the last of them.


The white Phlox down there was just starting to bloom.
I don't know the name of this one, but it's shorter than 'David.'


I finally ripped out the dang artichoke that hadn't done anything in two years.
I replaced it with a dahlia that wasn't doing anything in another part of the yard.


The 'Canary' Crocosmia was just starting to show color, as well.
I don't know if it had the wrong tag when I bought it, or if orange is the new yellow.




I guess compared to this really orange one, if you squint just right, it could be considered yellow.



I got a darker pink on one of the Gladiolas.


The red Lobelia is blooming.
I just put this in down there this year and it seems pretty happy.
I thought it might be too hot and dry, but it gets some shade from the Rose of Sharon tree, so I guess it's good to go.


The 'Autumn Joy' Sedum is starting to show color, and another one of the Four 'O Clocks I started from seed is blooming.






On the other side of the sidewalk, the Plumbago is blooming (early!) and the Vinca I stuck in earlier this summer is starting to take off.







The rest are pulled back shots of that side.
I added several more rocks, in an attempt to help with the dirt running straight off onto the sidewalk when I water.







Happy gardening!


5 comments:

  1. Hehe...can we see the landing strip next?

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  2. I've never seen plumbago grown in mass before. Really pretty! It's hard to tell we've been short on moisture this year with how well your blooms are looking!

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    1. That plumbago would take over the world if I let it. I ripped out almost all of it earlier this summer, and it's already filled back in. If ya ever need a piece.... ;)
      By the way, your email blocks me. Anytime I comment on your posts, or try to reply to one of your comments, I get a message saying I was denied.

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  3. Who wouldn't want to park on the street? Just gorgeous!

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  4. Your pictures make me so excited to visit next month. I imagine all the yards in Portland to look as pretty as yours. You take such care with all of your plants and flowers. Simply beautiful.

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