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Thursday, June 22, 2023

Betty's Garden Fun

It's turning out to be a huge job to go all through the blog posts and make notes of who was there on which days, and how long I stayed at each host, etc. How about some more pretty plants instead?

This is a garden loosestrife (not the horrible purple loosestrife that takes over wetlands. Actually, this probably isn't even in the same genus.)
garden loosestrife

She still has a columbine in bloom!
garden columbine

These are some variety of "Sundrops," which is an evening primrose relative. Genus Oenothera. I used to have some shorter ones, but they all eventually died out.

Here's the one that takes my breath away. She can grow delphiniums! I have killed a few. This is a lighter blue one, but it's still stunning.

And how about those pots of coleus? They are looking great! But she has not escaped the deer eating her hosta. I'm not gloating... just saying.

Can you tell that I'm getting a lot of joy from plants and flowers and gardening? Very much so!

See Gardening with Betty


Ann said...

Wonderful variety of plants.

The Oceanside Animals said...

Lulu: "Oh, yeah, I have heard about the deer making a salad bar out of gardens. We don't have that problem here! Here, Mama's garden nemeses are the thrips that suck all the juice out of her roses!"

Sharkbytes said...

Ann- she's really good with them.

Lulu- eeewwww- like the Skeksies?