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July 9, 2014

MY LITTLE GARDEN PLEASURES AND CURIOSITIES

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©Linda Nelson 2014
I took some time to photograph the little curiosities now happening about my garden.  Though I am naturally an early riser, it is these very things that pull me outside to inspect, examine and delight in first thing in the morning, albeit right after pouring my coffee.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
 Last year I salvaged some drumstick allium bulbs that were growing in my compost pile.  I'm not sure how they got there, but I thought the shed siding would make the perfect backdrop for these little globular beauties.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
And, speaking of globular, here are last year's leeks decorating my vegetable garden.  Organic pompoms.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014
My collection of cacti and succulents are loving the outdoors after being cooped inside the house all winter long.  The one in the foreground, pictured just above, will bloom for the very first time.  A spectacular event, as my son propagated that one from seed about twenty years ago.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
Here are a few more of my "indoor plants" enjoying the warm, outdoor weather.
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©Linda Nelson 2014
Are you familiar with Houttuynia cordata 'Chameleon'?  If your garden is shady and your soil is dampish, I strongly suggest that you do not get too familiar with this plant, if at all, as it is highly invasive under those ideal conditions.  If you absolutely love and must have it, grow it in a container.  However, if, as for me, your soil is sandy and on the dry side, you're probably safe from invasion.  Here, I interplanted it with Alchemilla mollis, also grown mainly as a leafy groundcover.  I just love the contrast these two beauties create.
©linda nelson 2014
©Linda Nelson 2014

I hope you enjoyed this post of little garden curiosities.  Do take some time out to observe the curiosities in your own yard.  Every day.

2 comments:

  1. Lovely garden! Beautiful!♡☆

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  2. Thank you. So glad you visited my blog.

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