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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Wild Lush Flower Garden



Twelve inches of rain in the last three days has resulted in a wild and lush look in our flower garden. Our gravel road also completely washed out Sunday night. Several roads around here are closed for the same reason.


We were about to power wash these patio tiles but the heavy rain did it for us.


These are no ordinary hydrangeas they are hydrangeas that I propagated by the layering method last year.  I could not be more happy to see those blooms.




Our first Oak Leaf bloom. I find them lovely. All these hydrangeas need to be moved and I will move them this fall. They are too close together.


The gravel road on Monday morning looked like this. Four hours after I took this photo and four truck loads of gravel and sand later it was repaired. Just in time for a full day of rain today. Our efficient neighbor gets all the credit. We simply write a check.


An umbrella plant is loving the rain.

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happy gardening
Olive




30 comments:

  1. hope you got a chance to sing in the rain.

    glad your stones are freshly clean. so great!! enjoy that! some things happen just so easily. i love that!! ( :

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  2. Oh my goodness! I had no idea your area was one of those hit with such heavy rains! It's no wonder everything looks soooo lush!

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  3. Your hydrangeas are beautiful, Olive. Mine will soon be popping open. You had quite a gully there on your gravel road.
    Mary Alice

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  4. Wow, that's a lot of rain! Things do look very green and lush and I am swooning over your pretty hydrangeas!

    XO,
    Jane

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  5. We got five inches in four days and I thought that was bad. Your hydrangeas look great. I don't have a one and I always like them.

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  6. Hi Olive. It's unusual for you over there to be getting so much rain, whilst we have been wrapped in sunshine and blue skies for the last five days :). Your garden is lovely and the hydrangeas are beautiful.

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  7. Wow that's a lot of rain! But your garden looks beautiful...especially the wonderful hydrangea!

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  8. The rain has just made everything so gorgeous! I keep telling myself that in another month we'll wish for this rain.

    But your gardens look beautiful. Your road - not so much! LOL

    Judy

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  9. Girl...friend..you just have the purtiest pictures I ever did see!!! way to go with those hydrangeas...I am pinning that picture of your garden path...very nice...
    love ya,
    Mona

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  10. Wow, twelve inches and much more coming. I didn't know you had so much rain lately. Your yard looks great.

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  11. No fair - my yard has gone beyond the pretty lush look to the wild jungle look. There are creeper vines everywhere! I am green with envy and so, so blue looking at your hydrangea. Mine despises me and only blooms when I am not looking!

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  12. So that's why there's a weather front from the south going to hit a weather front from the north...right over our head. Rain sill be good. Beats watering. Your gardens are lush!

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  13. That's a lot of rain and it sure does damage roads. I know you're glad to get it repaired. We've had extra rain here in NC and it's so lush here, too. It looks like it's the middle of summer with all of the growth. I've never seen the poison ivy so big at this time of year! Take care!

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  14. Your garden is just lovely, Olive. I'm going to have to research your method of growing hydrangeas. I've been digging up the new growth and transplanting it elsewhere in the yard, but if there's an easier method, I'm all for it!

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  15. your hydrangeas are amazing! why is it I'm always lusting after Peonies and Hydrangeas? Glad your road is fixed, it's been raining puppies and kitties here too!

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  16. Gosh, you did have a lot of rain, but your garden looks amazing. What a gardener you are to propagate by layering. Yay, Olive! I'm impressed!

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  17. I'm so jealous of your rain and your hydrangeas. We had lots of them at the last house but no shade here. We did plant an oakleaf on the north side of the hosue but still...it will probably be too hot. We'll see. :)

    Everything there looks amazing!

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  18. What pretty pictures! The rain definitely made your plants happy. We have been getting rain tonight and it's a welcome sight since it's been dry for several days. The grass is drinking it up!

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  19. It's lovely to see all the lush green again, Olive. I do miss that here in SoCal. Although they do have a season of it. Hydrangeas are my favorite and your project turned out beautifully. I know the southeast is due for lots of rain in the next few days - it's always a mixed blessing. Ann

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  20. Your gardens are absolutely gorgeous. I have two small hydrangeas in front of my house - I think they've stayed rather small because they don't get enough sun - but one didn't come back at all this year. We can't figure out why, as the one right next to it is coming back fine.

    I can't believe how much your road washed out though. Why are you and your neighbor responsible for it, and not your village or township?

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    1. It is a private road. The five of us who live on it are required to maintain it.

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  21. Yikes, I can't imagine that much rain! I love your walkway and the hydrangeas are beautiful! Hope you get some sunshine soon! I'm hoping for temps out of the 50's….. Laura

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  22. Wow,that is a lot of rain! but your garden looks lovely. We haven't had anywhere near that much rain but it has been damp and chilly here.

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  23. Pat yourself on the back for the hydrangea! That's amazing that they worked out so well. Sorry about all the rain. Are you going to escape the tropical storm at least?

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  24. Your gardens look beautiful! Your hydrangeas look great. Love the oak leaf variety. They have one on each side of the entrance to our condo community. They are just gorgeous and are just coming into bloom here.

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  25. We've also had wonderful rains and everything here/Atlanta is lush too. Finally!! Have had way too many dry spring and summers and god's water is much better than water from the hose!! Your hydrangeas are beautiful!!

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  26. That was a gully-washer! But your garden is lovely. I wish I could walk through it.

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  27. Oh Olive.... Your garden is amazing! I hope you will consider joining in
    for Fresh-Cut Friday this month! You would be a lovely addition! :)

    ~Liz

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