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shenzen garden

The perfect setting at our Shinzen Japanese Gardens.💜❤️💜❤️

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Some of my plants are still showing some blooms although they suffered through one of the hottest summers we’ve had here in the valley, and they also had to deal with our  polluted air filled with smoke from all the California wild fires.

I’m loving the pink and blue.

blue plumbago

Some of my roses continue to bloom and continue to receive visitors.

grasshopper

Right now we are enjoying some beautiful autumn weather which will make it possible for me to get out there and do some cleaning in my rustic garden.

autumn garden

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other dragon

 

All summer long the weeds have been launching a fierce attack in my garden area. So I’m trying to counter attack and my efforts are paying off.

Weeding can be good therapy, but not in 103º temperatures.

Luckily, I was rewarded with a few creatures coming through my little piece of land.

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First,  I saw a bunny rabbit resting quietly in a corner. I’ve seen him before, he visits frequently.  Sometimes a friend’s dog will chase it, but he can’t catch him; the bunny is too quick.

blue dragonly

Dragon flys have been cruising around my plants.  My favorite is the orange colored one.

A strange looking one showed up this year for the first time. It has a baby blue body and it’s wings are transparent with some black rectangles on them.  But unfortunately my picture does not do it justice.

Time to get back to my weeding.

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dahlia in dark

My dahlia at night time.💜❤️💜❤️


pergola

We are now having 100+ degree temperatures, so I think that means summer is here and this is where we will be spending our evenings, if it cools down enough.

Sitting enjoying our back yard is relaxing and gives us time to enjoy our surroundings.  The bird tweets and chirping of crickets is our music; of course hubby would like loud music from the radio, but I am partial to the sounds of nature.😃

We have a potted lemon grass plant to help combat the mosquitos.

lemon grass

Flowers are always a visual treat for us.

gladiola

And of course we have our leaning tower of bird house.back yard view

Happy Father’s Day!❤️💜❤️💜


water fountain

Our water fountain was made into a planter. It’s one of my favorites spots in my garden. As we continue to pretty up my garden area I’ll share more photos of the different areas.

Have a great weekend.❤️💜❤️💜


 

My little garden is my special place, where I try to grow my little plants, but my plan is to put some whimsy into it.

Adding chickens and a little chicken coop is something hubby is making possible.

DSCN1516 No, they are not real, but it gives me a happy feeling.

We found some toadstools at a flea market which we painted white and red with white polka dots on top.  As we work in the garden we can take a rest on the toadstools.

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Of course, the garden is still a place to work, pulling weeds or hubby taking care of his vegetable garden.

 

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Even our little dog enjoys being our there as he always finds a cool place to take a rest.

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Thank you for stopping by.♥♥♥♥

 

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