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Sunday Stroll

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My favorite flowers are in bloom!  These “Endless Summer” hydrangeas are in our front flower garden.

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I’ve also got a trio of hydrangeas in the back flower garden.  The lace cap has abundant flowers this year.

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I also planted white and pink hydrangeas in the back garden in fall ’07.  Neither bloomed last summer, and I’ve forgotten if this one is the pink or white.  I guess I’ll just have to wait and see, and enjoy the lime green buds for now.

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June in Bloom

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I’m just loving the peonies this year.  Last year, we only had two flowers and both broke off in rain storms.  This year, we’ve got many, many more blooms.

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This one broke off in the this morning’s downpour, but I plopped it into a mason jar on the kitchen counter.

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I love this hot pink plant!

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Thanks to the stake, these ones weren’t really affected by the rain.

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Preview for next week: hydrangeas are starting to open.  The lace cap’s blooms are abundant this year!

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The mopheads in the front garden are also looking great!

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I’m anxiously awaiting the sea of blue when these are all open! Blue hydrangeas are my favorite flower.

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Buds and Anticipation

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So many leaves have popped since the last time I had a chance to post a Sunday Stroll, so this is a long one!  While I’ve got a few flowers, there are many more buds yet to open and I’m impatiently awaiting the show they’ll put on in June.

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The bleeding hearts are taking over the partially shaded back garden, even after I pruned them back and picked a bunch of the flowers yesterday.  Believe it or not, this is only their second year in bloom.

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Buds on the blue lace-cap hydrangea in the back garden.  This will be the first of my many hydrangeas to bloom.

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The peony in the front flower garden has a bunch of buds, and I can’t wait to see those big pink blooms.

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Our one and only apple blossom.  I’m surprised that the Jonathan tree got a blossom so soon after we planted it, but I’m happy to report that all six trees are alive.  I don’t expect an apple this year because there’s no other flower to pollinate it.  Unless, of course, a bee makes her way from my parent’s orchard a few minutes away. 

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The mixed baby lettuce is doing well.

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The spinach that overwintered is ready to pick.

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The peas have started to climb up their wire supports.

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One of the heritage red raspberries in our brand new berry patch.

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Some wildflowers in the neighboring hayfield.

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Our two sugar maples that we planted last fall survived the winter and are full of bright green leaves.

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Sunday Stroll

The true blues of my garden are beginning to fade, but they’re complimented by the vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds that are just starting to make their appearance.

This young sugar maple has led the pack in color change.

The blue of the morning glory still greets me, but in fewer numbers.

The first of the orange leaves on our newly planted maples.

These wonderful hydrangeas are still popping out flowers, even as the foliage begins to take on a yellow tinge.

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