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plants at peak aug 2014

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crape myrtle starting to bloom, late this year usually blooms july. but everything got a late start.

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scarlet bean runner with pods growing up the crape myrtle whose most of the tops died except the bottom where it is regrowing, yea it did not die, yippee.

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red crape starting to bloom, grew a bit bigger finally, hum does it need to be shocked into growing more during summer by being hit with a severe cold winter? makes one wonder.

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my giant caladium (elephant ears) started off small then got big, very nice.

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sweet joe pye weed did not get big, the ones in the fields growing wild didn’t either. must of been the severe cold or something from last winter. pretty nonetheless

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goldflame honeysuckle, I had to do some serious pruning for all the dead branches it had but it was a hidden blessing because now they are cleaned up of their cluttered branches look and are more uniform and their flowering has been enhanced quite a bit. very pretty.

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early summer a chickadee mom and dad raised a brood out of here, I would watch them bring them food, but the little guys were to far down in to stick their heads out, then when they were done a house wren took it and raised babies too. see the nest inside?

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a passion for flowers much? the passionflowers are starting to bloom, also late usually in july they bloom but we all know why don’t we.

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painted mountain corn, very pretty had to fence it the ground hogs thought I grew this for them,

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variegated climbing hydrangea, the canes are said to get fifty feet but it will be a couple of years before I see flowers but if I see some climbing the leaves will satisfy me enough until the flowers are ready.

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touch me nots, never in my life have I seen them so tall, they are taller then me and so thick like this, wow, my whole fence on this side is like that and the plant bed near the dish is like this too, wow,must of been all that rain. (jewelweed)

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rosa rugosa rose hips

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black eyed susans seeds must of clustered at the bottom of my side yard because look what happened? they all clusted and bloom together, while the area around them has nothing, very pretty, did not have the heart to mow them.

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rosa rugosa topaz jewel, is yellow but look what happens when you photograph it with the sun shining brightly at your back into the flower, like a beacon or something, (mirror rose)

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and now the golden rods blooming, on the hill next to all my black eyes susans painted daisy? and other flowrs that finally spread, I guess mowing it during the summer was a bad idea so this year I did not mow it,

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my side hills (dry conditions here) full of blk eyed, painted daisy? golden rods yarrow, ironweed,

so what do you think these are not all my plants but awwww the wonderful springs (usually wonderful) summers and wonderful fall time of year where you have plants galore sunshine warmth energy until winter spoils the party.

 

blue herons

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Great blue herons rookery bath road ohio some shots I thought I share got these pictures in june. 2014

R.I.P my lovlies

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GONE!

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I have mixed feelings my little plants, I tried so hard to keep alive, and curse you polar vortex wish I could just punch you in the nose for murder, may you burn in lava, urrr freeze to death, don’t know which is best punishment for you. now I am down to about 10 roses, now to figure out what plants to replace these with,  so my friends what lovelies has mr creepy polar vortex murdered in your yard?

meet my new friend

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butterflies magnolia will this plant live through the winter? we shall see okay I am editing this, I think I jumped the gun here, I can just kick myself for not waiting one more week, my new dawn not only survived the tops are still alive and budding out like crazy, good think I did not cut it all the way down to the ground, so now not only do I still have my lovlie the new dawn I still have my crepe myrtles too, they are budding out on the old wood near the ground, yea, they survived, my wisteria is still alive and so is my red rose. I am just flabbergasted by how tough there were, I underestimated them, I really could kick myself for cutting my red one down to the ground, and I am glad I did not cut the tree near the garage yet down, nor the fig either. wow, gardening it is a joy, a pain and frustration when you make stupid mistakes like not waiting enough time. boy did I learn my lesson. not sure of the butterfly bushes they do not have any leafing out yet. my new dawn I cut down about half I still have some of the thick stem so hopfully it will still bloom beautifully.

late summer flowers

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red morning glories

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white butterfly bush, the butterflies and bees just love it and the fregrance fills the air after sunset, really nice.

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red crape myrtle my less cold tolerant of them all.

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my golden gate bloomed, I forgot to take pictures of it yesterday when it looked better than this, but Iknow they sent me the right color at least.

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my pink crape got even prettier,

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purple fountain grass not hardy for ohio, just an annual. thought it was pretty enough to buy.

Well that is all for now, have some wildflowers I planted that are about ready to bloom when they do I will post them, so enjoy these for now.

 

springfieldbogsummer

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new trail being made here? love how the grasses cascade gently over the trail there, pretty.

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partridge pea, native to ohio,

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have you met life today, lol. look it is the blimp, the blimp, boss. (remember tatoo of fantasy island anyone?)

 

walkaboutwithmypuppies

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know what kind of tree this is? I think it is some kind of oak, not sure any ideas?

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what kind of oak?

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tall corn pine tree is tall complement each other the blue sky is nothing to sneeze at either.

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black walnut canopy.

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that apple tree that was in full bloom in another of my posts, bearing beautiful fruit,

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my fig tree got really big those red flowers is robin hood rose, I transplanted it there this year and it took a long time to get going so it is small it got quite a bit of die back where it was before which was a northern exposure with little shelter. here I hope it will do better.

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my feet hurt and my legs ache after this walk, (plus did yard work too for a while picked up logs and did some weed wacking, love to see those weeds get wacked,) because I wore my brand new filas for the first time the traffic was horrendous, the mosquitos were really bad in spotsincluding when I was cleaning and mowing the hill, yikes! so I itch as well.even with a head net they attacked by arms and back, very hard to do work when your being attacked  my mimi monsters.lol by the way do you like my filas? these don’t look like gorilla feet, lol.

 

 

more of my flowers

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first sea holly we gained through seeds, very difficult I might add,

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same sea holly another angle

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same sea holly a bumble bee landed as I was taking pictures,

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a different sea holly in the same bed, bought these two at a garden center, saved me time, frustration in getting more seeds going, they do not bloom until the following year after the frost hits the leaves, some of them you have to put the seeds in pots and put in the refrigerator for a month, which I did so now I have 3 new plants that will bloom next year, yippe I aaaaaaaa!

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my red lilly hubby bought about a month ago while in bud, didn’t have any clue as to the color until I seen this, wow, really red this picture doesn’t do the reddness justice, it is really red!

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some kind of milk weed, very pretty

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my trumpet flowers, this vine takes a long time to mature (four years) before it produces flowrs this plant is about 7 years old started it from a little baby and it grew to be a beautiful mature plant, and it has caused me to find many baby ones in my yard which I will transplant somewhere in the fall, awesome. the other flowers are on a fairly dry hill that even most saplings can’t grow but these flowers seem to like it and od well, now if I could get myhubby to stop pushing me to mow that hill these guys could maybe spread faster (he doesn’t like the tall grass that grows there and turns a beautiful golden brown from when we had horses, I think it is timothy grass) the birds eat the seeds, I watch them do it lol. so cute really now that I have a tripod I am going to attempt to video the birds on the feeder through the window they can see me I hope the camara won’t bother them, and then if that works do the birdbath outside, will have to stay near my camara cause it will be outside and I want to keep eye on it, but will try to stay hidden if I can, they aer so pretty when they play in the water. hope you enjoy these pictures,

 

quail hollow state park ohio

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beautiful peonys no?

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lupine

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some type of mint, lavender perhaps?

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sea hollies waiting to bloom

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flower is ?

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pretty blue misty like flowers, name ?

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flowers are ?

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some type of yellow sedum?

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interesting bark on this tree some type of cherry not sure.

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the trail ahead

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the trails sign, we walked the conifer, peatland, some parts of another not sure, we went off the trail a couple of times, and the paved. my ankles and feet hurt and I got a bit tired. the weather was perfect not to hot/cold, pretty greenery and birds were singing a cat bird was really singing very pretty.

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some canopy shots,

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some beautiful ferns in the woods,

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beautiful red poppy,

 

would of gotten alot more pictures but my battery was dying on me. hope you all enjoy, my roses are starting to flush alot of color in a few days I will be taking shots of them at full flush, which is their most glorious attire they can achieve. yea.