The yard and what’s growing

Look closely under the guarding gnome!!

Look closely under the guarding gnome!!

 

He's so cute!  He's guarding us and meets everyone at the front gate.  I hope he stays all summer.

He’s so cute! He’s guarding us and meets everyone at the front gate. I hope he stays all summer.

 

Here’s what’s blooming in the yard this week:

Hostas

Hostas

Peppermint rose

Peppermint rose

More hostas-the hummingbirds love these.

More hostas-the hummingbirds love these.

Bell flowers

Bell flowers

Lilies

Lilies

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Castor bean

Castor bean

hyacinth bean-getting a late start.

hyacinth bean-getting a late start.

The potted group-can't remember the name of the blooming flowers but they are so pretty.  I think it's like a miniature begonia or  double impatien.

The potted group-can’t remember the name of the blooming flowers but they are so pretty. I think it’s like a miniature begonia or double impatien.

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I can never remember the name of these but its a perennial and the leaves are like lambs ear or dusty miller but it's not either of those.

I can never remember the name of these but its a perennial and the leaves are like lambs ear or dusty miller but it’s not either of those.

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I took the herbs out of the clay pots that were hanging on the coal house because they just didn’t look healthy.  This year I tried putting them in larger pots but that didn’t help so I moved them in the yard in front of the corner flower bed.  We’ll see how they do!  There’s parsley, lemon balm, lime basil, cilantro, orange mint, peppermint, purple sage, lemon thyme, oregano, and cinnamon basil.  The oregano and lemon thyme look the worst but I’m hoping with a little loving care they’ll come back.

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I also harvested one batch of garlic and getting ready to start a new batch but have to kill the wire grass that the birds have so kindly planted in all my flower beds.  The garlic looks really good and now it’s drying before I store it.

Fresh garlic

Fresh garlic

Garlic pulled and ready to dry!

Garlic pulled and ready to dry!

2 responses to “The yard and what’s growing

  1. When do you plant your garlic?

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