Happy July first! I have some good news to share quickly before we see what’s blooming.
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Now for the blooms: 🙂
After all our meandering around the U.S. of A, it’s so nice to be back home, digging in the dirt in The Land of Making Do.
I was shocked to see the Rose of Sharon so full of blooms. The branches are drooping severely. Oh, I hope they don’t snap!
The Crepe Myrtles are finally blooming and the bees are buzzing galore, too.
In WBW #18, I asked what I should do with all the baby Knock-Out Roses volunteering randomly. I decided a while back to relocate them here in front of the gas tank. This Lady Banks Rose (picture from 2013) had become a nuisance, and it only looked this good one week out of the year.
The Irises were invaded by day lilies, and everything was suddenly not looking good.
After returning from our trip a couple of weeks ago, I dug everything up and planted several of the Knock-Out babies. Talk about a clean slate!
I expect the bushes to grow beyond the gas tank height and hide it very well. In this spot, I won’t have to trim them, so this bed will be maintenance-free. That’s my goal these days! I planted annual vines for more immediate screening (a little late, though) that I hope will grow up the fence by summer’s end.
Within a couple of years, the new plantings should be at lease as big as these Knock-Outs on the other side of the house. I do have to trim these because they cover our windows if I don’t.
I love how Knock-Outs are bug and disease resistant. No spraying needed. (Hurray!)
Notice the cockscomb seedlings sprouting up beside the pathway. I was a little late getting the seeds spread, so they’re behind in growth.
Near the established Knock-Outs, the Vitex Chaste is beginning to bloom.
An understory planting that’s new is this Limelight bush given to us by some friends for Christmas. (Some people have a knack for choosing perfect gifts. 🙂 )
It’s loaded with blooms, and I’m very excited about its beauty already.
I fall in love with every new type of flower that grows in The Land of Making Do! Do things like that excite you as much as they do me?
What’s newly blooming in your yard? I want to hear all about it!
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