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Hyacinths – again

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Hyacinths - again

Well, I just like hyacinths. Here they are on the opposite side of the house, starting to flower a couple of days after my first hyacinth posting. These are encircling a budding lilac bush (which the deer love to nibble on). The rabbits found they like the irises around the hyacinths, so I had to make the fencing around the lilac quite large.

Besides the dandelion leaves, I see California poppies and everlasting sweet peas coming up in the fencing.  A few years ago, I had the great idea that everlasting sweet peas would look great climbing up the lilacs and some other shrubs, so I planted the entire packet of seeds around the yard.  Not the best idea.  It turns out they can be very invasive and hard to dig up.

I started planting Shasta daisies around the irises, since neither deer or rabbits seem to bother the daisies. Perhaps when those plantings get completed and established, and the lilacs get large enough, the fencing can be removed. I’m always dreaming of more garden projects…

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Author: susanpots

potter, gardener of flowers and vegies

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