Archive - June 19, 2016

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Front Garden Flowers in June

Front Garden Flowers in June

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In Colorado June is the month for flowers! my front garden at this house is full of flowers planted by my mother, myself and my favorites showed up of their own accord. The oxeye daisy pictured above has placed itself in the center on the front lawn. When I mow I am very careful to not cut a singe one down because they look so happy. the oxeye in considered a class 2 noxious weed because it is very successful in choking out crops. with that in mind I have a spot in the back yard that I would love to grow a few of these because I love them and an added bonus to these sweet little invaders is that you can eat them!

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Every year the kids and I grew a pot or 2 of petunias because we like plants and these are cute. ( Do I need another reason?)

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These pansy’s grow under the hedge in our flower border with a hand full of other plants. I am particularly proud of these flowers because I started them from seed last year. while you can eat these and I do decorate a cake here and there with them, we mostly just leave them in the yard or cut one for a bud vase from time to time.

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Last year we had some snap dragons we started from seed in the border and this one made a come back. my boys really enjoy making snap dragons talk by  pinching the flower. next year I think we will add more so that my garden can have more little boy entertainment.

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This Sage is in full bloom in the rose bed not bothered by the annoying bind weed and wood bine I need to pull weekly. If you are hoping to feed the bees plant common garden sage.  my common sage blooms and is covered in bees all the time. I of course use my sage for cooking and I make cleaner with it but I always let this plant bloom for the bees!

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Last but not least are my mothers roses. We planted these roses like 17 years ago in honor of my grandmother. When the roses were planted most of them were yellow , red and orange, but as time passed they went pink and a few decided they were climbing roses.  Last year I tried to dig out the climbing roses but they had other plans and not only came bake but bloomed like mad this year.