Monday, July 6, 2015
Checking the Flowers and Berries
I like to walk through the garden to see how it has changed since I was last out there. Usually, I go out about every day, but last week, we had a big garage sale and I didn't make it out to the garden for many days.
What a treat to walk through and see various flowers and berries out. There were also squash growing... and we picked cucumbers. Fun. :)
All that beauty... and then there are so many health benefits from it also. Such a good plant to have in the garden.
These flowers can look like weeds, but they are also pretty...
Zinnias are a favorite... as their bright colors open and then they last for a long time in the garden. They are such cheery flowers.
These flowers have been a real treat... these are in a hanging pot, but I planted some pink ones last year in a new bed, and I was so surprised when they came back this year. I didn't realize these could last more than one year.
We really like blueberries... so do the birds, so we have them all netted over and that is helping, although sometimes the birds still manage to get under the netting.
The garden phlox are one of those "quiet" garden flowers... they just quietly appear and stay for a long time in the summer. We have these pretty purple ones.. and also whites. They smell quite strong, adding their floral scent to the garden.
All in all, it was a fun and encouraging walk in the garden.. and I love the colors here and there.
The flowers are growing so nicely, but so are the weeds... no, I didn't show those pictures to you, but the weeds are certainly there and my neglected garden REALLY needs some attention!
Thank you for joining me on a walk through the garden to see the flowers and berries that God has blessed us with this year... actually, there are many more flowers, but this post would be WAY too long if I showed them all. :) I hope you are enjoying your gardens... or the gardens around you. I also hope you have a wonderful week.
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