Sunday, July 2, 2017

Saying Hello to July


Surprise!

The amaryllis is in bloom. I had no idea the amaryllis could have a second bloom, six months apart. It isn't unusual, according to what I read today. My trick: Do nothing. I'm thinking that it may be getting the right amount of moisture from the foggy mornings.  Hurrah!


The drawer full of hens and chicks is new to the front yard. I finally pulled the succulents out from beneath some rose bushes and planted them in this drawer without a bottom. I placed the two plates there to cover the dirty spots on the drawer. Beats having to repaint the drawer.


The flowers fizzed out in the VHS-Tape Planter. Cie la vie!

The pot of frizzing spider plants on the other side of the yard called out "Dibs!" I hope they like their new home.


Many years ago in another town I recall a house lined with sunflowers on its south side. I thought it was so cool and wanted to do something like that one day. Looks like that day arrived.


I'm linking up with All Seasons, a weekly meme hosted by Jesh at Artworks from JeshStG. Click here to check out other participants. Thanks, Jesh!


19 comments:

  1. Fantastic Garden!!! Marvelous, Imaginative and Inspiring . . . and, I thought Amaryllis was a winter flower . . shows what i don't know . . .

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    1. Thanks, G! With this new hobby, I'm learning a whole new world of stuff.

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  2. Sunflowers are one of my favorite flowers! Happy July!
    http://travelingbugwiththreeboys-kelleyn.blogspot.de/

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    1. I cut a bloom and set it on the kitchen ledge. It's like a mini sun smiling at me when I'm at the sink.

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  3. Beautiful Amaryllis, what a surprise (especially since you live in California)! Did yo read, a few weeks ago Carol from Comfort station in FL had the same happen to her? Love your drawer with succulents, cute with the plate wheels:)
    Thanking fro All Seasons, I love that you have a kiddie parade with the 4th - how special! Have a fun day:)

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    1. Thanks, Jesh. You're the second person to say the plates looked like wheels. Love it. I saw Carol's post the other day. That was unusual too! I wonder what made this year's weather or climate different from the last.

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  4. I love your white amaryllis. Mine bloomed late too! Freaky

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    1. Yeah, huh. I wonder what made things different this year for us.

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  5. I haven't thought to check the progress of sunflowers, nice shots. I love the drawer idea.

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    1. Thanks, jenna. The sunflowers amaze me. I look and look, nothing. One day I don't look, the next POW! Sunflowers!

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  6. I love your clever ideas for planters, especially the drawer! I hope the spider plants like their new home.

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    1. Thanks, Betty! The spider plants appreciate the good cheer.

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  7. The old drawer is brilliant! :)

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    1. Thanks, Widders. I got a whole of stuff in this house that I think ought to go into the garden. It would be funny if neighbors complain that our front yard looks too junky.

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  8. Love the drawer planters ... and sunflowers always make me happy! The amaryllis is my kind of plant if "do nothing" works that well. Probably I'd have to move to your location though ...it must be perfect for it!

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    1. I think of the amaryllis as being a cool plant which surprised me the first time I saw the bulb. I had moved the plant to where it because I was afraid the Husband would trip over it when he watered the plants back there. I'm wondering if the foggy mornings, cool evenings, and being in the wind path contributed to its bloom. Anyway, it might be worth giving it a try of "do nothing" in Eugene.

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  9. I love sunflowers. Beautiful capture.

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  10. Beautiful flowers! Love those sunflowers

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Thanks for the good cheer. :-)