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Garden: After The Rain

We seem to be out of the constant rain cycle we were in for the last year, and so last nights rain was welcome.  We may get back into that pattern, as this is what happened last year, so we'll see.

I thought I'd show you my cottage garden this morning.

Annabelle Hydrangea


Daylily (I don't know the name)

Hydrangea Macrophylla

Echinacea (coneflower)

Larkspur and Oriental Poppy

Hollyhock Nigra

More Echinacea

Peach Roses

Annabelle Hydrangea (this is the same bush as the first photo)

More Hollyhock Nigra.  This get very tall! I've had them grow over seven feet before!

Gooseneck Loosestrife.  This can be very invasive, so you have to be ruthless with it.  This year I've allowed it to fill in some empty spaces, but at the end of the year, much of it will be pulled out.

Close up of Hollyhock Nigra.  I've scattered some other colors of Hollyhock, so we'll see if they come up.  I've learned in the last few years that Hollyhocks are biennial and this has been very true…

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