Tuesday, June 30, 2020
Monday, June 29, 2020
I had seen the buds in the middle of last week. When I took out the garbage this morning I was surprised to see the tree blooms on the day lily.
The neighbors next to my new lily have this one blooming right now. It is a pale colored one compared to my red one..
The other lily is this one with a darker color. Their knock out roses are still in a late bloom stage.
My camera was fogging over often every time I was trying to photograph this. Yesterday it was a good day for the flower and camera to get good shots. This is the new one that we bought for our anniversary and it is a great rose. The flowers changing colors after they first open is displayed here with the older one becoming pale and pink. I have been too busy with life to dead head all of my roses. Maybe tomorrow I can get out and do some of it. My knock out roses bloomed so well but now I have a lot of blooms to remove. I need to much some more but I need to buy more of it.
We were at a doctor's visit today and our friend is going to be hospitalized tomorrow. We are so relieved that sshe can be taken care of for a few days.She needs some days of positive improvement and maybe the hospitalization will help.
As a current event I would like tor report that we have a new pool in our neighbor's yard. They have very young children and we were worried about it. It was fun to see that they only filled it full enough for the youngest boy to be able to walk around. Older sister was dancing and splashing . I can't see them filling it to the top with a five and three year old. It is a big pool as it fills a large amount of the yar.
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Sunday, June 28, 2020
The haze over the moon for the week was causing me problems with the automatic camera. Last night I sslipped out and caught this one. I finally captured it by the time it became a half moon.
It is a quiet afternoon here. We needed a day off. I hope everyone is staying safe. Thanks for stopping by today.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
I had not seen this hardy geranium for a week so I was surprised to see it so great. It is down the hill from the front door and i don't go down there very often. My same plants dear the house do not look this good.
Thursday afternoon we were getting some cloud action but we didn't get any rain from any of it. I may have rained early the next morning.
I made the weekly visit to get groceries this morning. I went in early and missed some of the crowd. I didn't feel rushed as the smaller crowd seemed less stressed. I hope every one is doing well. Thanks for stopping by today.
Friday, June 26, 2020
I finally placed the fabric and mulch down on top of the soil that was wrecked by the voles. It was not easy as the grounds tends to slant here and I have troubles with that.
After a good rest I went back and installed a day lily out in a new area. The stuff on the left is the neighbors things. I already added a knock out rose in this area and now also a sedum. The mulch really cleaned things up. It will make it easier to put more down next spring. The utility boxes are our electric and phone boxes. We got the two larger ones and the next door peopel have a smaller one.
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Thursday, June 25, 2020
It is a poor photo but it does give out the info of the new moon. I had street lights to fight as I had to shoot up the street towards the moon. I will try again to night to see if I can get it in focus better.
The set of blooms are out shining the first set that I was sharing. They are really good flowers to have right now. I do see that some of my daylilies are putting out buds.
I bought two bags of mulch yesterday. They are both now spread out among the plants that I had planted to fill in the moles destroyed the landscape. I plan to make it a better looking flower bed but it takes a lot of time for hostta to get growing. I planted the recycled knock out rose there and I have bought two more things to plant in there. I will share the new things with a later blog.
We had not filed our taxes yet so I dropped all the paper work off this afternoon. It sits pretty close to the nursery. I was able to get some lettuce and spinach seeds to plant immediately. I guess we were so locked down that we just waited.
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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
I don't want my bunny herd eating by marigold plants and small zinnia sprouts. I pulled out the former owners cages and try to figure out how they worked.
I worked out side a little putting up the cages and clearing vines away form the air conditioner vents. I am seeing the rows of zinnias and am anxious to get them to grow bigger. I planted them late but I know they will make it. I am watering my tomatoes now to give them that extra boost.
The new rose is liking it new location. It was the rose that was planted in complete soil and no mulch. I paid a lot for that soil but I am thinking it is worth rather having to wait another year for iit to mature.
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
I mowed the rest of my yard this morning and did get some trimming done of unwanted sucker plants or stray mulberry trees. I can see that I should get some rest this afternoon. We are having a cool day so far and it is nice to be outside. Thanks for stopping in today.
Monday, June 22, 2020
My second tomato plant has blooms. The weather right now should make the tomato plants grow quickly. We have the warmth and the rains now to bring them up and out. I have a lot of plants and it will be interesting which ones will put on the tomatoes.
Growing hosta plants is a good thing when you want low upkeep and a big splash of color. I see I could pull some leaves out of this one but it isn't a big deal.
I planted my zinnias a few days ago and I noticed this morning that I can see a row of them coming up. I planted them in a dry soil and watered them in well. Now the gentle rains are making things grow.
We on a errand getting our friend to her doctor's visit and chemo. She has a week off now and I hope that she can get some healing time. The treatments are so hard on the body as they fight off the disease.
I needed to do some more mowing today but it rained. If I can get a little dry spell I can get a little of it mowed. Thanks for stopping in today.
Sunday, June 21, 2020
My Father's Day gift from my wife is this portrait of Ella. She was creating it in secret for a few days and then I saw it. She is so good with the pastels. It is such a grand present. We will get it mated and framed soon.
We went out to have coffee in the sun room and saw this. We both went back in for our cameras. It is a small rain cloud.
A strip of white blooms next to the house. I really like all the regal lily blooms doing sow well. I move them here at the new place a couple of years ago and it will keep putting larger numbers out each new year.
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