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garden ponderings


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Passionate Purple & Pink

Both of these wildflowers found my garden.
They are seasonal and have multiplied.
Sometimes you just get lucky!
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Here are eggplant and potato flowers
from the vegetable garden.
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Lupine and Foxglove reseed freely.
I never know where they will appear year-to-year.
They are always welcome additions.
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Years ago, I planted Garlic in my flower beds to fight bugs,
I think it will come up forever.
Agastache, or Giant Hyssop, is supposed to be deer resistant,
but I don’t trust those animals.  Some of the plants are fenced,
some are not, so far all are surviving.
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Short and tall exemplars.
Bellflower is peeking out between Bergenia leaves.
Its own leaves are the serrated ones in the back of the photo.
These Hollyhock blossoms are ‘doubles’ with extra petals.
A neighbor gave me these plants a number of years ago,
and they are finally blooming.

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Salad from the Garden

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Isn’t it wonderful when you can get some dinner from the vegetable garden?  I could eat salad every night, and today my refrigerator was lean in salad ingredients.  It is very early in the season for planting, but there are things coming up from last year.  I found a small head of red-leaf lettuce, some inner leafs of Swiss chard the slugs have not yet eaten, tiny purple broccoli florets and a few stems of salad burnet.  They will add some pizazz to left over lettuce and carrot to make a nutritious and pretty addition to our evening meal.