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The other day I needed some tomatoes, so I went to my garden.  I started to  pick some tomatoes and when I got to the last one,  I stopped.  There were some weird bugs on the surface of a good looking tomato.

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Never having seen these strange bugs, I decided I didn’t need this particular tomato.

Today I checked on the tomato plants and found some more bugs on a different tomato, so it looks like something needs to be done.  Just not sure what.🍅🍅🍅🍅


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A few weeks ago we were walloped with 100+ temperatures, which fried many of my plants along with my craftiness and creativity.

Last week and this week we have enjoyed the 90’s, which feel so much more comfortable, it’s actually been cool in the mornings.

Fortunately my sunflowers loved the heat.

This morning I found a little beauty of a sunflower. I has a tinge of red on the petals.

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This next one came out a few weeks ago.

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The dreaded heat is making a comeback to the Central Valley of California just like it always does and it makes me want to give up on the garden, but I force myself to go out into the heat.

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Stay cool as we continue to sweat it out.♥️❤️❤️♥️


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My Sweet Broom.


Hubby and I have been working our little bottoms off in the garden.

Weeding by hand and then the bigger patches were done with the weed eater by hubby.

 

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We have cleaned up old leaves, cleaned up the pecans that the squirrels have left behind and made a new walkway.

Yes, it is a lot of hard work, but we’ll continue to do it until we can’t bend over any more.

Being out in the garden when everything is blooming is our reward.

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New plants were added and some have come up by themselves. Daisies have made their appearance once again.

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I added some geraniums, which are some of my favorites.  I have one niece that refers to them as old lady plants, but I’ve always  loved them, even as a young girl.  Choice of colors is amazing.

 

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My lavender is finally blooming and many bees are enjoying them as well

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And my broom plant has the prettiest yellow tips on its branches.

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Tomorrow is another day  to make the garden a joyful place to escape to.♥♥♥♥

 


 

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Because of the scorching heat we’ve  experienced and because of my neglect, my roses are looking sad.

The temperatures have finally dropped and I know that they will make another show of pretty roses.

But there are some plants that are doing well.  My dahlia is blooming again.

 

 

My vinca is a pretty pink.

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The marigolds are happy as well.

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A fun look at my marigolds using my new app.

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Thank you you for stopping by.


 

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Early this morning I took my usual morning walk through my garden to check if anything new was blooming.

I checked on the Morning Glories. One flower stood out from all the others.

The curvy edge of the flower was rimmed with the color red.  The reason for this coloration is unknown to me, but it was so pretty!

In the picture the color looks purple, but it was more of a red.

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We transplanted this cactus about a month ago and likes the location so much that is has about 14 buds getting ready to bloom.

Cactus flowers are a treat to see, but they don’t last very long.

And as a show of support for the United States soccer team, I’m posting a picture of our grandkids, my hubby and myself, all ready to cheer next week.

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GO USA!

Have a wonderful weekend.♥♥♥♥

 


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I am taking a few days off from my blogging duties, but I’m leaving you a few garden pictures to enjoy.

The idea to grow my Morning Glories down from a hanging pot is from Pinterest.

The other pictures are of a butterfly which finally let me get a photo with its wings open.

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Have a wonderful weekend!♥♥♥♥

 

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