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Colorful Contrast

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Great Hummingbird pic by Josh Aldous
Great Hummingbird pic by Josh Aldous

It was a bit cooler today around 63′. Not too many customers came out to visit, so I took advantage of the cool temp. and planted a few Gladiolas, Traderhorn red & Peter Pear peach, around the garden. A few were planted in the wildflower section behind benches, where I have old wicker “head-boards”, sunk into the ground.  Then I planted yellow Danka Dahlias, & Cactus Star’s Favourite pink Dahlias, in a few whiskey barrels. These flowers will give interesting contrast to the Lavender in June and July. We also have planted some new lavenders: Sarah, Dwarf Alpine White, and a couple “un-named” varieties that were crossed on our farm. If they turn up as new varieties, then we will have to consider names. 

 

Our Lupine is starting to open nicely, as well as blue flax, potentilla, geum and some other misc. perrenials. Hummingbirds are busy on our feeders, and I even had 1 drink from the feeder while I was hanging it up!! Too Sweet 🙂

Lavender-n-other lovely flowers

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Today in the morning I transplanted more “Provence” lavender starts into 3.5″ pots, as I waited on customers. These plants will need about two weeks to gain more root growth, before they are ready to sell. After lunch, I split apart a few perennial flowers that out grew the area where they were planted. Three of these plants are Echinacea, Potentilla (yellow), and Geum (orange). I moved them around to different locations at the entrance of our Lavender farm.  I also transplanted five small sunflower plants to the back of our farm. These sunflowers will grow tall and more will be planted to become a beautiful back drop for photos taken across our lavender flowers, and up toward Mt. Hood. They will also, help hid our two port-a-potties, located at the back of the farm. Besides all this fun, tending my garden, I spent several hours sitting on the patio watching tiny Hummingbirds buzz around the feeders.  They are little bits of magic in our lives 🙂