Category Archives: Garden Photos

Flowers and Insects Photos

I can’t ever seem to resist taking photographs of insects resting on flowers.  Here are few fun recent pictures.

Russian Mammoth Sunflowers

It is hard not to photograph our sunflowers.  They are stunning from almost any angle.

A River Runs Through It

Seasons like the past few months have really reminded us how bad our water problems are in the back yard.  We have always had a river running through our back yard, that if remedied on our side will affect our neighbors on all sides.  With thunderstorm after thunderstorm, this spring was no different.  Our winters blow hot and cold, with frequent temperature swings of 40 degrees or more.  Spring and Fall are often wet with frequent severe thunderstorms, threats of tornadoes and flooding.  Then there is summer – hot, dry and miserable with droughts common in July, August and September.  This presents more than a bit of a challenge when trying to grow anything outside of the norm.

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The Ever Expanding Garden

Hanging Baskets

Hanging Baskets

When we moved into our new home three years ago, I had grand visions of a garden full of color and fragrance, with beauty everywhere.  The garden had great bones, but had not been tended in close to a decade.  Beds were full of weeds and broken stones.  Grass had been invaded by weeds and the zoysia had overgrown everything including the front flower beds.  Bushes were overgrown and unruly.

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