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Seen in my garden/street/yard/porch 2008-2010

June 24th, 2010

Stray Cat (multiple) Eastern Grey Squirrel (multiple) Chipmunk Ruby Throated Hummingbird (multiple M+F) Tufted Titmouse (multiple) Blue Jay Cardinal (multiple M+F) Black-capped Chickadee (multiple) Carolina Wren Brown Thrasher (multiple) Common Grackle House Finch (multiple M+F) American Goldfinch Rose Breasted Grosbeak (M+F) Mourning Dove (multiple) Eastern Phoebe Northern Mockingbird Downy Woodpecker Hairy Woodpecker Northern Flicker Red […]

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State of the Garden

June 23rd, 2010

Pretty much everything but the four-oh-clocks have bloomed. I’m having a hard time with the 4:00’s because they seem to like to break and fall. They got tall fast and I have a hard time keeping them un-damaged when it rains. Salvias are happy and so are the bee balms. I have seen several hummingbirds […]

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Garden blooms!

May 23rd, 2010

The purple salvia. It says “Rawwwwwr!” These are the hot lips salvia blooms. These are the bee-balms so far. I think they get more spectacular, but the hummingbirds have already attacked them. Growing nicely. Hummingbird plant, two salvias and the agastache. 6ft tall agastche, two 3ft bee balms and the short ‘hummingbird plants’. The four-oh-clocks […]

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Garden photos

May 13th, 2010

Center: the large four-oh-clock that I got from the nursery, the smaller ones are the ones I bought and planted as seeds. The grassy things on the sides and bottom are day-lillies. Salvia on the left, lantana on the right. I’m surprised the lantana came back at all. Left: the mysterious hummingbird plant, still slow […]

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First bloom!

April 27th, 2010

First bloom in the garden this year, the passion vine!

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Tiny tiny

April 11th, 2010

This is the tiny tiny ‘hummingbird plant’. It’s SO small and SO slow growing that I worry that they won’t bloom at all this year.

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April 2nd, 2010

In John’s hand? A book. In the wheelbarrow? Two four-oh-clocks, a butterfly bush, two bee balms, two agastache, and two things called ‘hummingbird plant’, but the nursery told me they would have coral colored flowers. Google doesn’t tell me squat though, too many other things are called hummingbird this or that.

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A new phase in gardening

April 1st, 2010

Sooo… last year when I planted things, it all lived pretty well, but never got very tall. I figured a lack of sun, but then they all died, so I asked the local garden nursery. The woman told me that I needed to break up the nasty soil, mix in some other soil, then plant […]

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