My Summer Garden

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Even with the heat and no rain the garden is still hanging in there, the plants as long as they are watered hold their blooms  for a long time when the sun shines, I get the odd flopper but it quickly picks up with a little water.  Everyday they’re is a new surprise and something lovely to look at.  Here are some of the plants in my summer garden, enjoy!

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This day lily is amazing!  The blooms are bigger than my hand with my fingers spread out!

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New additions are Echinacea ‘Ruby Star’ and Black-eyed Susan ‘Tiger Eye’

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‘African Queen’ trumpet lily, the blooms had a sweet, fruit-like aroma and it was especially fragrant at night, a real show-off!

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It wouldn’t be summer without mentioning the roses: ‘Love’ with it’s distinctive red and white petals, ‘Chicago Peace’, my oldest rose, ‘Blue Girl’ very fragrant and ‘Beverly’ such a lovely rose.

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Sedums, Campanulas, Pansies, tomatoes and clematis oh my!

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I love a good deal and I bought these lilies from Home Depot for $2.00 each because they were finishing, I got a few nice days from them and they will be back next year.

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It is so much fun to sit and watch the hummingbirds as they zip and duck in the Bee Balm!  In the one picture above the birdie is so fat I am surprised it can fly!  The mauve Bee Balm is called ‘Violet Queen’, it’s a nice addition to the red ones.

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This lily is ‘Miss Lucy’ and the tag says it grows to 36 inches so I  must have bought Super Lucy as mine is over 5 feet tall!

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This big oriental lily is called ‘Love Story’, it looks like ‘Star Gazer’ and this is what I step out to from my kitchen door, who would not ‘Love’ that!   I hope you enjoyed My Summer Garden!

Pinkie’s Up!

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