First off, thanks for hosting, May Dreams Gardens! A week makes a big difference. Last Saturday it was just under 70° and I spent the day outside planting blubs and my hubby cut up the leaves in the yard. But it poured all last week (thanks to the remnants of a hurricane) so now it’s cold, muggy, and gross outside—oh and the ground is covered in leaves again.
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The above shot was taken after we mowed. But because of all the digusting weather, we couldn’t have our shed delivered (hopefully next week – it’s going where the white square of rocks is) and it pretty much looks like the below pic again…even though this pic was taken right BEFORE we mowed last weekend. sigh.
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Some of the below shots are from last weekend, some are from today. All the same stuff is still in bloom, it is just much soggier this week.

ice plant among the leaves

ice plant among the leaves

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leaf among the phlox

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helenium with color-coordinated insects

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violas - the pansies I've planted in the front for the winter echo these colors.

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Fordhook climbing nasturtium - going crazy!

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Pansies are now by the front steps, but the gazania & dusty miller still looked good, so I stuffed it in a pot. (That's opal basil to the left.)

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Think this sedum can survive the winter in a coconut liner thingy?? (zone 7)

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all the bulbs I planted last weekend. yay spring!

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some memories of summer w/my bachelor buttons

Happy bloom day, everyone! This is when it starts to get interesting. I’ll probably still have blooms in December (we usually don’t get really cold until January or so), but they’ll surely be fewer and scragglier.